“They must give themselves to Wakan’ Tanka and live a spiritual life. They will have the peace that frees them from fear.”
–Frank Fools Crow, LAKOTA
There are two wills available for us: self will and God’s will. Our choice is: figure it out ourselves, or have the Creator involved in our lives. If we are honest with ourselves and look at past experiences, what are our lives like when we try to figure it out ourselves? Is there fear, confusion, frustration, anger, attacking others, conflict, fault finding, manipulation, teasing others, belittling others or devaluation? If these things are present, they indicate that we are choosing self will. What is it like if we turn our will over to the Creator? What are the results if we ask the Great Spirit to guide our life? Examples are: freedom, choices, consequences, love forgiveness, helping others, happiness, joy, solutions, and peace. Which will I choose today, self will or God’s will?
Creator, I know what my choice is. I want You to direct my life. I want You to direct my thinking. You are the Grandfather. You know what I need even before I do. Today I ask You to tell me what I can do for You today. Tell me in a way I can understand and I will be happy to do it.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
In the past year we have seen many ups and downs and our struggles are still continuing. We have people who constantly strive to cause dissension and slow us down. It is truly no different today than it was a hundred years ago or before that. We must learn to walk forward and keep blinders on so we are focused and can make things happen for the good of our people. “We do not have a single appointed KING or QUEEN of the Indians and never will even though some may believe they have that right to sit on a throne”. This is why we have formed councils to try and make good things come forth. We need to all look at the common causes and stop the immaturity of; he said she said or I am not going there because so and so is there. When people finally decide to grow up maybe we can get our rights recognized and the ancestors will be proud of who we really are striving to be. We must always include Creator in everything that we do.
Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help us all to mature in good ways and work together in the upcoming year. Help us all to re learn the word respect and to find the Unity and Love we should be doing instead of Destruction and Hatred towards each other. Welálin/ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,ChiMiigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
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