Saturday, November 29, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 29


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 29
"Life, the circle, a measurement with no beginning and no end."
--Phillip Deere, MUSKOGEE-CREEK
The circle teaches us how the Creator made things and how to live. It teaches us how we should look at creation. Life travels in a circle. In the East is the baby, to the South is the youth, in the West is the adult and in the North is the Elder. Then we return to the Earth Mother to start the cycle again. We observe what is `around us' from the center of the circle. This develops our point of view. We must be careful not to become self-centered.
Great Spirit, let me observe life from the circle's point of view.

Ghost Song

Christmas Season is HERE :D

Friday, November 28, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 28


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 28
"People say that crisis changes people and turns ordinary people into wiser or more responsible ones."
--Wilma Mankiller, CHEROKEE
There is a saying, conflict precedes clarity. The Medicine Wheel teachings say, in order for something to change it must first go through a struggle. When a crisis enters our lives, other powers are there to help us. We will learn some lessons. Will I honor and respect the next crisis?
Great Spirit, if a crisis occurs today, let me learn the lessons of wisdom.

Cheyenne on ration day.



Reservations have been made out to be something good to Americans. They think that Native Americans were given something. Reservations were orginally no more than Prison Camps. Their guns were taken and many times their knifes were also taken away. They were not allow to leave the Reservation without permission to even hunt. They had to depend totally upon the government for food and supplies. Suppies many times did not come due to corruption among the Indian Agents. When suppies did arrive they were usually bad. This country goes over every war it has ever been in. But it fails to talk about the Indian Wars. It refuses to teach about the Native American Halocaust. History should always be taught and taught corrrectly.
"Some time about the middle of the winter a large vat was constructed which connection to the saw mill, with a pipe leading from the boiler into the vat. Into this vat was thrown beef, beef heads, entrails of beeves, some beans, flour, and pork. I think there was put into the vat two barrels of flour each time, which was not oftener than once in twenty-four hours, The mass was then cooked by the stream from the boiler passing through the vat. When that was done, all the Indians were ordered to come with their pails and get it. It was dipped out to the Indians with a long, handled dipper made for the purpose. I cannot say the quantity given to each. It was of about the consistency of very thin gruel. The Indians would pour off the thinner portion and eat that which settled to the bottom.....The Santees and Winnnebagos were fed from this vat; some of the Indians refused to eat it, it made them sick ....they told the agents that it was only fit for hogs, and they were not hogs , they said.....The Indians reported several deaths from starvation; they were constantly begging for something to eat, and I visited the lodges frequently while they were sick., and found them destitute of food.....From what I saw and I know, I am satisfied that the representation of Indians as to some of the Indians dying of starvation were true"( S.C. Hayes) Sadly it was also shown that the meat given to Natives was full of maggots and the dead animals had died of sickness or natural death. The Piegans ate the bark of trees and about 200 of them starved to death. ( Massacres of the Mountains; J.P. Dunn, Jr., LL.B. Archer House, Inc. New York. 1886)
Cheyenne on ration day.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

We Are All Related

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 27


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 27
"The Natural Law is a spiritual law. Its powers are both light and dark."
--Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman Traditional Circle of Elders
There are some characteristics that are evident in the system which the Creator made. He made balance, harmony, and polarity. In other words, every (+) plus has a (-) minus. Every positive has a negative; every up has a down; every problem has a solution. The Spiritual Law is the same - it has light and dark. Both are good, so both need to be honored. Lessons can be learned on both sides.
Great Spirit, teach me the powers of the Natural Laws.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cannabis

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 26


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 26
"In our traditional ways, the woman is the foundation of the family."
--Haida Gwaii Traditional Circle of Elders
We must pay attention to the role of the woman in the family. She is the heartbeat of the family. She should be respected and treated in a sacred manner. We should listen to her guidance. We should help make her role easier by helping with chores or just telling her how much we appreciate her.
Great Spirit, I ask you to bless all the moms.

Mitakuye Oyasin





There is always something to express gratitude for.
There is someone in your life that can use a prayer. 

Today my dear relatives, I raise my hands up and express gratitude for you.
Today my dear relatives, I bow my head and send a prayer your way.

My dear relatives, this took seconds and it is a gift of love that I send to you and humbly request to please pay it forward.

I issue a prayer request.

Please post a name (first name) or tag a person and as you send forth prayers for them. My dear relatives, I humbly request that other who read the names posted that you bless them with your prayers, I also ask that you include in your prayers the person’s name who posted a person’s name or tagged someone. Send a gift of unconstitutional love out to the universe for a person you may never meet but can use the light of your spirit blessing sent your way. Say this prayer, ‘Good Grandmothers and Good Grandfathers from the Four Sacred Directions, I ask you to bless _____ and _____. May they feel the strength of your love surround them.

My dearest relative, thank you for your love, I wish you beautiful abundance.

All my Relations,
Emily, (ejh)
Kihci Têpakohp Iskotêw Iskwêw






Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aho !!

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 25


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 25
"People and nations who understand the Natural Law are self-governing, following the principles of love and respect that insure freedom and peace."
--Traditional Circle of Elders, NAVAJO-HOPI Joint Use Area
The Natural Laws work hand-in-hand with the circle. Each part of a circle will look to the center and will see something different. For example, if you put an irregular shaped object in the center of a circle and you have people standing in a circle around the object, each one will describe it differently. Everyone in the circle will be right. Only by honoring and respecting everyone's input, can the truth about the object be revealed. We need to learn to honor differences.
My Creator, let me honor all differences.

Cannabis

Monday, November 24, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 24


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 24
"Things would go well for us if we would think positively about everything."
--Mary Hayes, CLAOQUOT
Each of our thoughts are like individual seeds. These thoughts will plant our life garden. Whatever our thoughts, they grow in our gardens. Each day we will process about 50,000 thoughts or thought seeds. Positive thoughts will produce positive results. Have you ever been aware of what you are thinking about during the day? Of the possible 50,000 thoughts in one day - if the positive thoughts were flowers and the negative thoughts were weeds - how would your garden look at the end of the day?
Great Spirit, let me plant positive seeds.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Walking the Talk, A Sacred Responsibility






What has led people to determine that a person hasn’t the capacity to begin to achieve a balanced lifestyle when they reach a certain age? How many times have we heard, ‘I am too old to change’ or, ‘at his or her age, they are too old to change.’ Every person experiences life differently and processes their life journey in their own unique way. Some people may move towards healing life issues at a younger age, while others may only become open to working on life challenges later in life. Change and healing is challenging; and for some, change is a frightening venture. For example, for some people healing may mean examination of family history and the processing of traumatic events. Some people may fear that examining unresolved trauma results in complete relationship breakdowns and the fear of facing this may feel traumatic in of itself.

We need to be clear that there is no measuring stick for healing, there is no expiry date for healing, and as much as we may desire a person to begin their healing journey, it is not about another person’s agenda. However, as adults in all our personal relationships, we have a choice of engagement or disengagement. When a person’s processing of his or her healing, impedes your life; establishment of strong personal boundaries are the only basis of any kind of ongoing relationship that you have with them because the reality is that a person healing is on their terms and not another persons.

My dearest relatives for those of you at a certain age; don’t put a ‘best by’ date or expiry date on beginning your healing; it is never too late to honour the brilliant person you were born to be.

All my Relations,
Emily, (ejh)
Kihci Têpakohp Iskotêw Iskwêw

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 23


Elder's Meditation of the Day November 23
"We're sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility, all the beautiful attributes that we've been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters-because that's life itself!"
--Phil Lane, Sr. YANKTON SIOUX
Our entire point of view can be altered by making one change to align with the principles of the Great Spirit. Let's say we decide to become respectful. As we become respectful, our attitude will change. We will automatically draw into our lives knowledge about the other principles of the Great Spirit such as love, appreciation, trust, beauty, and peace of mind. By focusing on these principles, we will let go of selfishness, self centeredness, self pity, dishonesty, and fear. You focus on respect, you get respect; you focus on love, you get love; you focus on the Red Road, you get peace of mind.
Great Spirit, let me learn the lessons of respect.

We Are All Related