ELDERS DAILY MEDITATIONS
“We were taught generosity to the poor and reverence for the Great Mystery. Religion was the basis of all Indian training.”
–Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), SANTEE SIOUX
Every Indian knows and has a feeling inside that, bottom line, our real purpose on earth is to be of service to our fellow man and to be of maximum service to the Great Spirit. The Creator designed the earth to be self supporting –everything is interconnected and all things were created to be of service to each other. The Indian way is to pray about all things. Religion is not separate from any part of our lives. Everything is spiritual and we are to view all matters in this way. Family is spiritual, work is spiritual, helping others is spiritual, our bodies are spiritual, our talk is spiritual, our thoughts are spiritual. We need to practice seeing all things as spiritual.
Great Spirit, today let me help the needy and allow me the wisdom to have respect and reverence for Your teachings.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
Many times we see commercials on television about religious groups asking for money. Think about it “If a million people sent in $5.00 each then the group would acquire 5 million dollars” So where does the money go? Think about how much is acquired on a yearly basis, Sure they keep books, but there are so many loop holes that they can legally steal from people and not be punished. One televangelist is being investigated for lavish spending and giving money to his family members. Beware of someone begging for money and besides; in most instances a person near you could actually use the help and appreciate it more. Make sure your neighbors are doing ok. If you see a needy person ask them if you can help them. Many Elders now need help too. Buy a meal for a under the bridge person. You do not have to give money you can give food and clothing. This is also a part of our teachings.There is a great difference between the red road and the other path, We ask for our needs not our wants, money is nice but it is not our sole purpose to help others. This is Creators way to do things and not demand value upon it.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for allowing me to have a job to provide income to help others. Please guide my heart to always do right.
Welálin-Thank You, Msit Nókmaq, Chi-Miigwetch, Mitauke Oyasin
Permission to post the Daily Meditations has been granted to Five State Alliance of First Americans from “WhiteBison.Org” Please support Their efforts at http://www.whitebison.org/home.html