Elder’s Meditation of the Day
“We must remember that the heart of our religion is alive and that each person has the ability within to awaken and walk in a sacred manner.”
—- Thomas Yellowtail, CROW
The Native Spirituality is full of life. When we seek it we become alive. Even if we have gone astray and have conducted ourselves in a bad way, we can look within and have a new awakening to life. Maybe we have drunk too much alcohol; maybe we have cheated on our spouse; maybe we have done things that make us feel guilty and ashamed. If we look outside ourselves, we will not find life; if we look inside, we will find life. Anytime we choose to change our lives, we only need to look inside. How do we do this? Take some sage and light it, close your eyes and say to the Great Spirit, I’m tired, I need your help. Please help me change.
Great Spirit, I know you exist inside of myself. Let me awaken to your teachings.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
As we progress in our drinking and drugging we become more insane and things we do make no sense at all. Our rational way of thinking is gone and just like a rabid animal we will tear up anything in our path. We need to come to a realization that we are with a problem and then we must take steps to solve the problem. Judges tried with jail terms,family and friends tried by ignoring us but nothing happened. We had to learn to look to a higher Spiritual plane than the one we were on. We called out to Creator and asked for help. Then we learned to re smudge ourselves daily with prayer just like new born baby learning to walk. The time had finally come for us to face reality.
~ Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator, Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for all the things that have happened in my life. I understand that all were for some purpose you had in mind to help me.Please continue to help me in my walk and also for me to help others achieve what I have today.
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