Oh Great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me!
Chief Yellow Lark
The Creator designed a very simple set of Laws for us to follow. If we follow these simple things, we’ll be happy. If we don’t follow these simple things, our lives become complicated.
Respect Mother Earth
Love one another
Give to your brother and sisters
Be gentle with each other
Following these simple Laws will have great rewards.
Great Spirit, let me lead a simple life.
“It’s very hard to do things in the right manner, but as long as we do things
right, we are in turn with the Great Spirit.”
–Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
When we are right with the Great Spirit, we are right with all things. It is
impossible to be out of harmony with anything or anybody when we are in harmony
with the Great One. So, if during the day a problem crops up and someone makes
us mad, the best thing we can do is talk to the Creator first, ask for His help,
then continue our conversation with the other person. In this way, our emotional
nature will keep aligned with our thoughts, and we will always stay right with
the Great Spirit.
Great Spirit, I
ask You to
guide me on
the Red Road
“They must give themselves to Wakan’ Tanka and live a spiritual life. They will have the peace that frees them from fear.”
— Frank Fools Crow, LAKOTA
There are two wills available for us: self will and God’s will. Our choice is: figure it out ourselves, or have the Creator involved in our lives. If we are honest with ourselves and look at past experiences, what are our lives like when we try to figure it out ourselves? Is there fear, confusion, frustration, anger, attacking others, conflict, fault finding, manipulation, teasing others, belittling others or devaluation? If these things are present, they indicate that we are choosing self will. What is it like if we turn our will over to the Creator? What are the results if we ask the Great Spirit to guide our life? Examples are: freedom, choices, consequences, love, forgiveness, helping others, happiness, joy, solutions, and peace. Which will I choose today, self will or God’s will?
Creator, I know what my choice is. I want You to direct my life. I want You to direct my thinking. You are the Grandfather. You know what I need even before I do. Today I ask You to tell me what I can do for You today. Tell me in a way I can understand and I will be happy to do it
Scattered As pebbles on Pebble Beach….
Without Spearhead or Banner….
Native America Seeks Oneness..
Yet the Foundation Stone is Shattered…
Millions of Red Hearts Fragmented…
Separated By the Separationer….
Both Inturnal and External…
Please, Send Your Prayers up in Smoke…
For the Oneness of “The Heaven on Earth”…
With the “Sword of Truth”
We come From Within the Living Ancestry…
Within this One Tribe of Innocents…..
The Euro’Pee’On took advantage Of….
With the Corruption That the Kings Training Was…
Stand Up to Overcome With International Gatherings…
Of Oneness By Consolidationg Our Numbers….
For the Innocent Tribe Came From “Turtle Island”…
You Well*Come’s Home Comes With That Oneness of Spirit….
We Can Heal the Well, to the Clear,Clean,Clear Water it Was…
Just by Re’Turning Home to the One Tribe, One World, and One People…
One Tree is Re’Stored With “Hemp For Fuel” GrandFathered…
By God/ess Law in “The Healing of the Nations Lies in the Leaves of the Trees…
Stand up and Fight For the Buffalo Spirit In You is the Might…
Look to Our Ancestors With’In….For Illeagle Hemp is a Mortal Sin…
Hemp Trees For Fuel and Cash Crop For The Worlds farmers…
Wopila TaTonka She’Kon….Call on Sky’Woman…..She Talks to Grandfather…
Author: Jerry Strongheart
“Red Buffalo Rising”
10,000 Peeps Touching 10,000,000 Peeps…
We forget so we consider ourselves superior. But we are, after all, a mere part of the creation and we must consider to understand where we are and we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant. Somewhere and only there is a part and parcel of the creation.”
~Chief Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA~
Every human being gathers information from the center of a circle. If we are not careful, we soon think we are the center of all things. Therefore, it is easy to become self centered. Once we become self centered we start to think we are above all things and therefore superior. But we are really only one part of a great whole. The universe is all connected. Each part is here to do something special and according to its design. We are here to honor and respect the job of each part. We are neither above nor below anything. We need not be ruler over anything, we need only to live in honor and harmony with the system.
My Creator, help me to view and conduct myself in a manner of respect, dignity and honor to all creation. Let me see You in all things.
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
“So, with the Native way, it’s not whether people find out about what you’ve done or not… that’s not nearly as strong as having your source of morality within you, having your morality arise out of an inner perception of what is wrong, ridiculous, or shameful. You are your own judge.”
–Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D., PENOBSCOT
Inside each of us is a voice. It is a quiet voice. It is a guiding voice. If we listen for it, it will guide us, and help us avoid disaster. It is especially active when we are afraid, when we are in doubt, when we are scared, when we need help, and when we get angry. If we are excited emotionally, it is hard to hear this voice. If we are angry, it’s hard to hear this voice because it is usually quiet. The best thing we can do is to practice getting quiet. If we don’t get quiet, there is another voice called the judge. It tells us to attack or say bad things to other people or to judge ourselves. This voice is loud and usually gets us into trouble.
me listen for the
quiet voice. Let
me know this
voice of Yours.
Your ways are
me with this