ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS
“For me writing has become prayers that say, `Great Spirit, return to us our freedom, our land, and our lives. We are thankful for the present from which to learn how to be thankful for the past, and how to be hopeful for the future.”
–Barney Bush, SHAWNEE
We Native people have really been tested. This testing is having our land taken from us, our culture challenged, and our way of living altered. Gratefully, we have not lost our spirituality. our spirituality has been the key for our people making it through all of these tests. Our prayers are strong. Indian people have also been able to adjust to change and still keep their culture and spirituality. Today, we should be grateful to the Creator for the present, and for the lessons of the past. May our future be guided by the Great Spirit.
Great Spirit, thank You for Mother Earth and Father Sky. Thank You for my life.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
Our strength depends upon Creator and the Ancestors for us to survive. They show us ways to walk and how to deal with issues at times we could not deal with otherwise. Many people profess to walk the red road but do they really walk it? How can we say we walk it if we do the opposite all the time? Showing Love to our enemies and friends shows the true meaning of Mitauke Oyasin. Bashing or gossiping about our brothers and sisters is not the true way of the red road.
Arthur Medicine Eagle-Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to keep my tongue in place and not speak gossip about others.If I am unsure about something then I ask for strength to confront those
people and seek first hand knowledge instead of Hearsay or libelous gossip.
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