I love the message of reflection in this song.
Each Morning when the sun rises, I am inspired by the great spirit’s
kiss of love, life, promise and hope.
In the nice weather I like to stop and listen to nature.
I rise early before going to work, so I can take in nature waking up.
The sun rises, the birds start singing, everything becomes alive in the world.
When it rains, I listen to the gentleness of the water purifying life and replenishing all living things and souls.
When the fall comes, I listen to life preparing for its nap, and preparing for its winter rest.
When it snows I listen to the quietness of the life that sleeps and prepars to rebirth itself when the spring comes.
When the spring comes I listen to nature reborn again and know the promise of life has been fulfilled by the Great Spirit/God/ess.
When Summer comes I listen to Nature and Animals busy themselves preparing for a new day.The excited chatter of the animals communicating with each other makes me know what a wonderful world that we human live in and have.
If you stop and listen carefully and reflect deeply, “Nature” will reveal its secrets and its peace to you through all the seasons of the universe.
When the sun rises it is the Great Spirits communication with her/his children, that all is not lost and a new day is the promise and the kiss of life to each and every human and living being on earth. Stop and listen to nature teachings and secrets for all will be revealed to those who listen.
Author ~ Aris-Arnelle Durocher~
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New life comes in only as we turn loose of the old. There must be a place for
what we want or need. If there is not a place prepared, the new circumstances
flow on by – and we are left with the same things we have always had. If we
think we cannot bear to part with an old way of life, we are not ready to accept anything new.
Instead we can make a personal decision, a firm commitment,
to forget what is behind and push forward to what is ahead.
Our mental and spiritual attitudes make room for new life when we set them in motion with our words. Nothing will overtake us, not love, not prosperity, not peace and joy – until we make a place for them and ask them to come in. Hope, alone, does not do it, but a firm decision for a new life will clear the way.
~ My people, before the white man came you were happy. You had many buffalo to eat and tall grass for your ponies – you could come and go like the wind. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
“We grieve more because we have been disconnected from our earth, our first
Mother, our spiritual Mother.”
~Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA~
Where does all life come from? The Earth. Where does everything return to? The
Earth. Where do values come them? The Earth. Many people are lost because they
don’t know the importance of connection to the Earth. They connect to money, to
relationships, to success, to goals. When we are disconnected from the Earth, we
have feelings of being sad or lost. When we are connected to the Earth, we feel
warm and secure.
help me to stay
“I owe no man anything but love” it is said. But what is love? Love is duty –
whatever duty may require to accomplish a good thing.
Love is peace. One must not only be peaceful but contribute to the peace of
others. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Love is sometimes pain. We must give up something that causes us pain because it is for the good of the greatest number.
Love is understanding. That others do not have to forever explain their actions
to us. That we know their reasons without being told.
Love is courage. Courage to lead where one has the ability to lead. Courage to
stand up for what one believes in and wants to live.
Love is faith. Faith in God/ess/The Great Spirit, faith in self, and faith in others. Everyone is not
above reproach, but we must have faith that the majority strives to be.
Coleridge wrote, “He prayeth best who loveth best,” which seems to rule out all
hollow and self-heard prayers. For those who truly love do not hear themselves
only, or rule all life useless because they cannot love or pray.
Life can be as simple as love and prayer. Where the two mingle there can be no
jealousy, resentment or fear.
Jealousy makes us compare our lot with another’s. And there can be no
comparison, for no two people are alike.
Resentment plunges an otherwise logical soul into despair and an endless journey
And fear rushes us headlong into situations that detract, accidents that could
be prevented, and long delays in reaching our goals.
But if we can, for a few moments, invite into our hearts a thing called love,
then we can pray. And if we can pray we have the source of all answers to our
~ Joyce Sequichie Hifler~
Now all things have gone up in value; man alone has become cheap – he has become cheaper than animals. He is slaughtered in millions without any qualm, because of the terrific growth in anger, hate and greed.
He has forgotten his unity with all men, all being, and all worlds. The completion of that unity alone can establish world peace, social peace and peace in the individual.