Elder’s Meditation of the Day
“We must all become caretakers of the Earth.”
—- Haida Gwaii Traditional Circle of Elders
Mother Earth is the source of all life. We should not only be concerned about the part of the Earth we live on, but we should be concerned about the parts of the Earth that other people live on. The Earth is one great whole. The trees in Brazil generate the air in the Untied States. If the trees are cut in Brazil, it affects the air that all people breathe. Every person needs to conscientiously think about how they respect the Earth. Do we dump our garbage out of the car? Do we poison the water? Do we poison the air? Am I taking on the responsibility of being a caretaker of the Earth?
Great Spirit, today, I will be aware of the Earth. I will be responsible.
SOMETHING EXTRA TO THINK ABOUT
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations,
When we get wood for sacred sweat lodge do we cut down new trees? I usually have friends who see tree companies cutting trees down and throw them in a dump. The friends ask for the wood and it is used for our ceremonies. Why cut a new tree when there are many available from the cuttings that Electric companies city utilities do. This is one way of helping to preserve our earth. Look at the cigarette butts along the curbing at any stop light! Look at trash along side of all the roads. Very few places have not been touched by people who toss their trash anywhere they please.The only animals that defecate in their own bed are newborns and they are supposed to be taught different as they grow. Some humans are worse than the animals. Arthur Medicine Eagle- Sonier, MEGAMAW
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help us who are concerned to be able to do our part in saving our earth home. Help others to see our example and follow it instead of them destroying the earth as they do. Help us to teach others that destroying our home is killing off human beings and an indirect crime of murder.
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