Friday, April 11, 2014

A Native American Blessing

Each Day I am Thankful...

Spiritual Way of Life

Be that ONE

Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality's photo.

To Walk The Red Road....

I always get up.

LIFE has knocked me down a few times, it has shown me things I never wanted to see, I have experienced sadness and failures....

But one thing for sure....I ALWAYS GET UP!!

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 11


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 11
"Spiritual matters are difficult to explain because you must live with them in order to fully understand them."
--Thomas Yellowtail, CROW
To know something we must become one with it. We cannot know what a flower smells like until we actually smell it. Close your eyes and experience the fragrance. The Elders say there are two worlds, the Seen World and the Unseen World. To experience the Seen World we need to physically pick the flower and smell it. To experience the Unseen World we need to know about principles, laws and values; and no matter what our mind or our physical senses tell us, we must decide and act on these principles. If someone does wrong to us, we must pray for that person or persons to have peace, happiness and joy in their life. We must not get even or retaliate in any way. Only by doing this can we understand spiritual matters.
Great Spirit, give me your power whenever my weakness shows so I can live by spiritual decisions.

Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality

This post is dedicated to the 100's of 1,000's of Native American mixed bloods who are so proud of who they are!!! 

Different tribes have different physical characteristics, and intermarriages among other ethnic groups means that many, many Native Americans often multi cultural and multi racial backgrounds. Be LOUD AND BE PROUD. Show it in a comment. Represent yourself and your heritage! This one is for you!

This post is dedicated to the 100's of 1,000's of Native American mixed bloods who are so proud of who they are!!!
Different tribes have different physical characteristics, and intermarriages among other ethnic groups means that many, many Native Americans often multi cultural and multi racial backgrounds. Be LOUD AND BE PROUD. Show it in a comment. Represent yourself and your heritage! This one is for you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mariluz Mariluci

Ancestors

Blackfoot Chief Big Mouth Spring

Strength Tattoo

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 10


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 10
"Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment."
--Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders
We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine what human beings are doing to the Earth and the environment. Many species are extinct and many more will become extinct during the next 10 years. We are methodically eliminating life that will never return again. Today, we should take time to pray real hard so we wake up before it is too late.
Great Spirit, today, I pray for us to awaken to what we are doing.

Forty Knots

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Charging Thunder (Sioux) and his Dog, 1898



Charging Thunder (Sioux) and his Dog, 1898
..easily one of the rarest smiling Natives in a photo from way back + with a really good friend at his side !
"True peace between nations will only happen when there is true peace within people’s souls." ~Lakota Proverb

Farmers of Hemp

www.hemp.org - The US Government gave farmers permits to grow hemp/marihuana for fiber during World War 2. They called the fiber field 'marihuana.' The reason ...hemp, or marijuana, was prohibited in the 20th century was to suppress hemp fuel and fiber production. Hemp seeds make biodiesel fuel. Hemp biomass makes ethanol. Hemp makes more biofuel than any other plant. Hemp produces more fiber than any other plant. There are two types of fiber in a marijuana stalk or stem, the bast fiber, which is the outer bark, and the hurd fiber, or the inner woody core. According to the US Department of Agriculture's Bulletin 404, a waste product from making canvas, rope,lace and linen from hemp bast fiber, this hemp hurd fiber alone, makes over 4 times more paper than trees. Hemp paper is acid free, for a long shelf life, and produced without toxic chemicals. According to Washington State University's Wood Sciences Lab, hemp fiber board is stronger than steel. When we allow farmers to grow hemp for its best fuel attributes, regardless of THC content, we will realign our whole economic system by replacing fossil fuel with biofuel. Hemp fuel and fiber are inexpensive to make and naturally decentralized. Small groups of people created the marijuana myth so they could profit from the expensive, capital intensive petrochemical alternatives that dominate our political process and economy today. Hemp will decentralize our economic system and return wealth and control to the majority. Cannabis & hemp were renamed marijuana in the early part of the 20th Century in a misinformation campaign designed by and to benefit the petrochemical pharmaceutical military industrial transnational corporate elite fascist ruling class. Cannabis prohibition has always been about money, power and the centralization of economic and political control. Drugs are a smokescreen. We don't need to fight wars for oil because our farmers can produce a superior product. It is really an issue of economic and social justice. Please work for and support global cannabis freedom: restore hemp! - www.hemp.org


www.hemp.org - The US Government gave farmers permits to grow hemp/marihuana for fiber during World War 2. They called the fiber field 'marihuana.'  The reason hemp, or marijuana, was prohibited in the 20th century was to suppress hemp fuel and fiber production. Hemp seeds make biodiesel fuel. Hemp biomass makes ethanol. Hemp makes more biofuel than any other plant. Hemp produces more fiber than any other plant. There are two types of fiber in a marijuana stalk or stem, the bast fiber, which is the outer bark, and the hurd fiber, or the inner woody core. According to the US Department of Agriculture's Bulletin 404, a waste product from making canvas, rope,lace and linen from hemp bast fiber, this hemp hurd fiber alone, makes over 4 times more paper than trees. Hemp paper is acid free, for a long shelf life, and produced without toxic chemicals. According to Washington State University's Wood Sciences Lab, hemp fiber board is stronger than steel. When we allow farmers to grow hemp for its best fuel attributes, regardless of THC content, we will realign our whole economic system by replacing fossil fuel with biofuel. Hemp fuel and fiber are inexpensive to make and naturally decentralized. Small groups of people created the marijuana myth so they could profit from the expensive, capital intensive petrochemical alternatives that dominate our political process and economy today. Hemp will decentralize our economic system and return wealth and control to the majority. Cannabis & hemp were renamed marijuana in the early part of the 20th Century in a misinformation campaign designed by and to benefit the petrochemical pharmaceutical military industrial transnational corporate elite fascist ruling class. Cannabis prohibition has always been about money, power and the centralization of economic and political control. Drugs are a smokescreen. We don't need to fight wars for oil because our farmers can produce a superior product. It is really an issue of economic and social justice. Please work for and support global cannabis freedom: restore hemp! - www.hemp.org

You can't fix yourself.....

Elder's Meditation of the Day April 9


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 9
"Everything really is equal. The Creator doesn't look at me any better than He looks at the trees. We're all the same."
--Janice Sundown Hattet, SENECA
Sometimes humans think we are the center of the Universe. Sometimes we think we are above or better than other people or things. The Great Spirit made a set of Laws and Principles by which all things should live. Everybody and everything lives by the same Laws. We are all made of atoms just like the trees. The life force in the middle of the atom is the life force of the Great Mystery. It is the same for everything. We are all equal in the eyes of the Creator.
Great Spirit, today, I will respect your handiwork.

GrandFather Please


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Do not be led by ego,

Chief Seattle

Chief Dan George



Elder's Meditation of the Day April 8


Elder's Meditation of the Day April 8
"The very dust under your feet responds more lovingly to our footsteps than to yours, because it is the ashes of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of the sympathetic touch, for the soil is rich with the life of our kindred."
--Chief Seattle, SUQUAMISH
If you respect something, it will respect you back. If your ancestors respected something, the future generations will be respected back. The Indian ancestors always showed great respect for the Earth. That's why the Earth is so respectful to Indians today. Every Indian naturally feels connectedness to the Earth. We know the Earth holds our ancestors. If we continue to respect Mother Earth, our children will benefit and so will our grand- children. Today, we should think about and pray for our Mother Earth.
Grandmother, let me have strong feelings for our Earth today.