Elder’s Meditation of the Day March 10


“I know Grandpa told me that to smoke is wakan (holy). The smoke you inhale represents the spirits of everything you put into the pipe. When you breather in the smoke, you are asking to become one with everything or to become whole.”
–Dr. A.C. Ross (Enhanamani), LAKOTA

The smoke allows us to go from the Seen World to the Spirit World. It is in the Spirit World where we are all connected. In this way, we can become one with all things. Our pipe is sacred. We need to be respectful of our medicine. When we smoke the pipe, we need to have good thoughts because these thoughts are shared with the Spirit World. The pipe, the smoke, the spirits, our thoughts-these things are Wakan.

Great Spirit, today, let my thoughts be Wakan.


Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
People sometimes fail to see the Sacredness of the Pipe and the prayers. Sometimes they become complacent and just say a prayer as if “HO HUM”. The prayers and Pipe both need to be recognized and respected in order for us to make the prayers happen. We need to go back and start over if we forget how to pray.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle, MEGAMAW

Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for allowing the Sacred Pipe into my life. I will honor the ways and walk for the Sacred Pipe,You Creator and the people. Please help me to understand the prayers.
Welálin-Thank You, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin

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