Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Live in Your Car

look like ole betsy is gonna be it. somedays life just sux even in america

Surviving the Middle Class Crash

How to Live in Your Car

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Living in a car isn’t something that anyone would recommend. However, when you get laid off, your emergency fund runs out, your home is foreclosed (or you get an eviction notice) and there’s nobody to help, living in your car might be the only choice, especially if you don’t feel safe at a local shelter. Unfortunately, in many places, sleeping in your car is not only frowned upon, but also illegal. Here’s how to get by until something better comes along.

Remember, you are not alone and you have a vehicle. Lots of people have survived and even thrived while sleeping in cars.[1]

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 28

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“Ultimately, nature will do the teaching.”
–Tom Porter, MOHAWK

There are things man has control over, and there are things man does not have control over. No matter how smart we get, whether it be in technology or science, there are things we will never control. The Great Spirit carefully protected and hid the control over certain things in the Unseen World. There are forces in the Unseen World that make sure humans don’t mess things up. The bottom line is, no matter what we do, nature will have the last say. Nature is the teacher, we are the students. May we honor and respect our teacher.

Great Spirit, today, help me to live in harmony with people, principles, and life.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
Man has tried to control water only to fail. Many levees have been built and broken due to unseen flaws where water leaks through and washes the earth away to burst the levee then the land floods. So mans conquest to be Supreme ruler still continues yet he continually fails due to rebellion. For every positive there is a negative,for every negative there is a positive. The Asian people refer to it as a Yin Yang for many thousands of years.
Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to see that everything I do good has a reaction of something bad coming forth due to misinterpretation. I pray you could find mercy and help this to stop so that only goodness comes forth to help mankind. But if not I thank you for all my trials in my walk.
Welálin-Thank You, Msit Nókmaq, Chi Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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“The Old Ones have always said that no matter who despises or ignores you, no matter who keeps you from entering their circles, it is right to pray for them because the are like us, too.”
–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

You don’t know how an apple tastes until you taste it. You don’t know what a fish tastes like until you eat it. You don’t know how it is to be a woman unless you are one. You don’t know what it means to have a baby until you have one. So it is with the natural laws. An example: the natural law of forgiveness says, if you hate someone, pray for the person to be blessed with happiness, joy and all the blessings of the Great Spirit. You will not know about this law unless you do it. The natural law says love others as you love yourself. If you hate yourself or feel guilt in some area of yourself, you will tend to judge and condemn your neighbor. You cannot give away what you don’t have. You teach your children by your example, not by your words. The natural laws are written in our hearts.

Great Spirit, teach me how to look into my heart.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
There is nothing like sitting down to a dinner meal and hearing the Phrase “I hate that”. My question is usually ” Have you ever ate this before?”. Nine time out of ten the response will be No. How can someone hate something they have never experienced or tasted? They hate it because of hearing others mouth off about it so then it becomes a part of their way by accepting the other peoples words as gospel. Such a sad shape this world is in due to that kind of behavior. One needs to know what they eat first before passing judgement of like or dislike just the same as knowing another human being.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to not look at something and dislike it without knowing the experience first. Help me to taste life as a daily plate of various food sources. Show me to not judge liver and human beings because I have not tried to be at one with them.
Welálin-Thank You, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 26

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“The Great Spirit is the one that’s looking after us.”
–Jimmy Jackson, OJIBWAY

The only place our minds can find peace is when our focus is on the Creator.Daily we need to ask the Creator to direct our thinking. When we look at our brothers and sisters, we need to see the Creator in them. When we look at the trees, plants and the animals, we need to realize the Creator is within us. Our attention needs to be on the Creator. When we work, we do it for the Creator. When we are troubled, we need to pray to the Creator. When we are happy and joyful, we need to realize we are feeling the presence of the Creator. Thinking God thoughts will produce peace.

Oh Great Mystery, let me focus on You today.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
When we wake from our sleep we need to ask Creator to walk with us. If we do not then our day is usually crappy. But when we ask Creator our day is usually in better shape.
Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for being there for me and helping me in my walk.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 25

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“The Creator was responsible for the existence of everything, a part of the Creator’s spirit exists in everything and thus all things are connected.”
–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

The Creator designed nature, people, and all things as an interconnected system. Everything is connected to each other. This connection exists in the Unseen World. The same way our body parts are all port of the body-the parts are separate but also connected. If a part of our body is in pain, the rest of the body recognizes this pain as its own. In other words, the pain of one is the pain of all. This is also true of every interconnected system. Because we are connected, we should respect and take care of our Earth and each other.

Great Spirit, let me treat everyone, today, as if they were You.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Instead of nit picking today try to show more love and understanding towards others.Let’s see if anything changes for the better.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Help me to show more love and understanding for others that I may look into my own heart and see my own faults first.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 24

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“But each of us must find out for himself or herself what their gift is, so that they can use it in their life.”
–Jimmy Jackson, OJIBWAY

The old people say, everyone has a song to sing. This song is the reason we are on this earth. When we are doing what we came on this earth to do, we know true happiness. How will we know our song? Pray. Ask the Great Mystery, “What is it you want me to do during my stay on earth?” Ask. He will tell you. He will even help you develop yourself to accomplish His mission.

Great Spirit, help me find my song and let me sing it.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
Listen to the birds and their music. No two sing the same song because they all are different. There may be some sounds that seem alike but if you listen carefully you will find them to be different. We humans are the same way. Each of us has our own song and each of us has our own walk in life.
Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for making all things different instead of the same.Thank you for giving me direction to walk in the same way with some of my relatives yet keeping us all apart to remain individually different.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 23

“We’ve got to learn what’s going on today in the world, and we’ve got to get an education so we can survive.” –Jimmy Jackson, OJIBWA

Indian people have the ability to adapt. In these modern times, we Native people must walk two roads. We must get educated so our people don’t lose. We need lawyers, doctors, nurses, foresters, scientists, educators, carpenters, welders. These skills are needed to help the people. While we are learning we need to remember to keep our culture, learn our dances, sing our songs, learn to speak our own language and maintain our culture for future generations.

Great Spirit, let my education never lack the meaning and value of Indian spirituality.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq~All My Relations,
We must teach our children the importance of being educated. Without it there is no real hope of accomplishment. Educating our children in the old ways is wonderful and respectful but we also need to educate them in the modern worlds ways to be capable of handling many various situations and doing it with strength of endurance, finesse and tact.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please show us the direction to teach our children the importance of being educated in this world today. Please help us to show it does not mean we must give up our Spiritual walk and ancestral ways.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 22

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

” In the Indian way, we are connected to that flower if we understand its spirit, the essence of its life.” –Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

Everything on our Earth is alive. Every rock, every plant, every animal, every tree, every bird, every thought is alive. This is true because everything is made by the Great Spirit and the Great Spirit is alive. We need to slow our lives down each day and realize, consciously, that this is true. First we need to realize it, second, we need to acknowledge it, third, we need to appreciate it and, finally, we need to go on.

Great Spirit let me see life through your eyes. Today let me be alive.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
We need to stop saying things unless we really mean it. To tell a person something then recant it is the same as Lying. So where is our connection when we do not speak the truth?
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to remain strong and to keep my word in all that I speak. Please help me to remain honorable to my vows and commitments.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 21

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“Every thing or living being that exists in this world, be it trees, flowers, birds, grasses, rocks, soil of the earth, or human beings, has its unique manner of existence –its essence, its spirit that makes it what it is. That is what is meant by connectedness.”
–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

Scientists are finally realizing what the Elders have taught for thousands of years-every- thing is connected. Because everything is interconnected, whatever you do to any one thing, you do to everything. If you poison any part of the earth, the poison eventually affects everything else. If you poison the plants, the birds will eat the plants, which poisons the birds. The birds are eaten by humans which poisons the humans. The humans will have babies who could be deformed because the plants were poisoned. We must learn to live in harmony with the earth. We must learn to think good things. Every good thought is felt by everything, which causes everything to be happy.

Creator, let my thoughts only be good thoughts.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
All my relations is a term to connectedness but quite a few fail to realize it. The term is used quite loosely now days but some stand by what it means and they walk the walk and talk the talk 24/7/365 days a year. Their connection to all things are well known and versed. We kill mosquitoes and other insects because we seem to believe they are pests, We kill coyotes and other four leggeds because we build our homes in the areas where the four legged lived first then we seem to think we justify the killings because the four legged are pests. How is this that we can always justify our wrongs instead of taking responsibility for our insane and irresponsible actions.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator ,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to not think of all your creatures as pests or disposable unwanted trash. Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day February 20

ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS

“When a community does something together, that community is very happy, jovial, connected and unified.”
–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

The Indian People have always been able to adapt. If the hunting changed, we found new hunting grounds. If the earth changed, we moved to a better place. If the river changed course, we followed the river. But with every change, we kept our Indianness and spirituality. Our culture and spirituality have always been our strength. Our culture and spirituality taught us to live in harmony. We must change with the times, but we must maintain our culture and spirituality, always living in harmony.

Great Spirit, You have taught us to survive. Let me always maintain my Indianness.

SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT

Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
We have always been taught to be able to adapt. Flexibility is related to a willow in the high winds it bends and twists but seldom ever snaps and breaks. Am I a willow?
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for having people teach me the lessons of how to survive and be adaptable and flexible.
Welálin-ThankYou, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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