Saturday, December 6, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 6

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 6
"And that, I guess, is what it all boils down to; do the right thing, everything goes fine; do the wrong thing, everything's a mess."
--Robert Spott, YUROK
The Elders say every person is born with free will and every person has a specific purpose to accomplish during their lifetime. When our life is relatively free from obstacles we are walking the path of God's will. If our life is full of obstacles, we are not doing the will of God. Often, the Great Spirit guides us through a system of coincidences. We need to pay attention to coincidences. If we are aware of these, we often can recognize the path which God is showing us. We need to pray and ask Him to show us the path in terms we can understand.
Oh, Great Mystery, let me recognize the coincidences.

Wopila--"Everything around you is a gift. Never forget where it comes from,your heart."

Friday, December 5, 2014

How Long are you going to....

My Spirit Guide


What animal walks by your side?

Congratulations! You got hawk! Hawks are very observant people, and have clear vision on what the world is about. You are highly independent, which in most cases is an excellent trait to possess, and you are the messenger of the spirit world. You have a great relationship with the divine spirit himself, and can possibly even have the ability to be psychic  due to your extreme spiritual nature! Your wisdom is beyond belief, you should be proud!
Additional details:
  • Hawk is the messenger of the spirit world
  • Use the power of focus
  • Take the lead when the time is right
  • Power to see, clear vision
  • Strong connection with spirit, increased spiritual awareness

JSeven Wilson (Nez Perce)

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 5

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 5
"I've had a long regard for generational things: pottery, cultural things, participation in dancing, and extended family. Only in that way does culture survive; only in that way is culture active.
--Tessie Naranjo, SANTA CLARA PUEBLO
Culture teaches us how to live and it ensures that knowledge about life is handed down from generation to generation. Culture gives us the feeling of belonging. It helps us raise our family in a good way. It teaches us how to treat one another. Culture sets boundaries for societies. We need to develop our culture. If we have left our culture, then we need to come back to it. Culture leads us back to the Great Spirit. Sometimes in our lives, we leave what we know works and experiment with something else. Then we get into trouble. So we need to come back home. Indian people are lucky to have a culture to return to.
Creator, thank you for the culture. Let me live it today.

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Thompson Dairy wagons." National Photo Company Collection glass negative

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ske-Metze (Chopped Up). Warm Springs. Oregon. 1877

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 4

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 4
"In the end I tell my children, there's no way I can tell you how to be an Acoma, how to be an Indian. You have to experience it."
--Stanley Paytiamo, ACOMA PUEBLO
Each person must make their own journey. It is like every human is given a life canoe. The canoe has one seat and one paddle. In order to get anything out of life we must be in the canoe and we must paddle down the river of life. Now, I can share with you how my journey has been, but I cannot paddle your canoe. You must paddle your own. Good luck!
Creator, I'm so glad I have You to guide my path.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Red Road Warriors

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 3

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 3
"Listen to the howl of our spiritual brother, the wolf, for how it goes with him, so it goes for the natural world."
--Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman, Traditional Circle of Elders
If we watch nature, we can tell a lot about what is going on in the world. The animals and the plants are great teachers. Some time ago, crops were sprayed with a poison to kill the insects. Other animals ate the insects. The small animals were eaten by the Eagles and the Wolves. We live in an interconnected system. What we do to one, we do to all. If our spiritual brothers are living in balance, chances are we humans are also living in balance.
Great Spirit, let me listen to my Earth teachers, the plants and the animals.

We Are All Related

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Never be afraid to Send Prayers....


Coffee is ready ...

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 2

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 2
"The smarter a man is the more he needs God to protect him from thinking he knows everything."
--George Webb, PIMA
A spiritual person needs to be careful. The more confident we are, the more likely our egos will get us into trouble. It's relatively easy to become self-righteous. We start to think we are teachers and others are students. We start to judge others. We start, very subtlely at first, to play God. After a while we really get good at it. This is very dangerous. We need to remind ourselves, we are here to do God's will. We need to pray every morning. Each day we need to check in with God to see what He would have us do. At night we need to spend time with God and review our day. By doing these things, we will stay on track.
My Creator, guide my path and show me how to correct my life.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Which Mythological Creature Are You? --- PlayBuzz----

Good Dragon
The mighty and wise Dragon! You are the strongest, fastest, and smartest creature on the planet. that is a fact to be proud of! Others adore you. And even though you might be a little clumsy at the start, you will soon mature into a powerful beacon of hope and kindness!

What Avenger am I?

International Museum of the Horse

New York City, 1917. This image from the NY Times and credited to the Brown Brothers. "Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer snapped one of them as it passed alongside a 'Modern Electric Car' powered by the conduit between the rails. This photo was shot on Broadway just north of the intersection with Broome Street".

The medicine wheel

The medicine wheel teaches us that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel, and know those truths. It is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony. The circle is never ending, life without end.

The Horse is the Best Judge of a Good Rider....

What Animal Were You In A Past Life?----PlayBuzz----

You were the Owl. Graceful, quiet, and majestic, you glide silently through the night. You are self sufficient, independent, and make the most of everything around you. You are not very picky about what you like, and when you love something, it will be forever. You would make a wonderful parent, but in no way would you spoil your children; they would be taught how to look after themselves. You are a symbol of guidance.

What is Your Spirit Animal?-------PlayBuzz :D


The Wolf: Your life is your family. You wrap your mind and heart around them. You are most close to your kids or parents, and you wish that you could be as close as possible to them, even if they've already gotten lives of their own. You believe in the family network, and want them to be close to home.

Your home is where your family is, and that's easy to see, but letting go is one of the toughest things you'll have to do. You can't check up on them everyday, or freak out when they're not around. Just relax and know that everything is okay.

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 1

Elder's Meditation of the Day December 1
"Sometimes dreams are wiser then waking."
--Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa), OGLALA
The Great Spirit has many ways of communicating with the human being. He talks to us through the five senses; sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. For example, we can observe nature and see a lesson or get an answer. These five senses function primarily in the physical world. But we also have the ability to receive communication from the Unseen World. To do this we have a sixth sense. It comes in the form of dreams, imagination, intuition, inspiration, or a hunch. Along with the dream or intuitive thought there is a feeling, a knowing. We just know it's true without the need for proof. We need to pay attention to our dreams and intuition. Don't cast them off as being silly or useless. Be respectful to our dreams and feelings.
Creator, if you speak to me through dreams, let me know it in terms I can understand.

Which Native American Tribe Do You Belong In? ----PlayBuzz--

The Sioux
You belong in The Sioux Tribe! The Sioux are known for their distinguished, attractive appearances and their powwows, which consisted of dancing, singing, food and a guaranteed good time. They were quite ahead of the curb when it came to their attire, typically adorning their animal skin clothing articles with bead-art, shells, animal teeth and claws. The Sioux culture and religion mainly centered itself around one creator of all living things and the concept that everything has a spirit. They revolved their year around 7 spiritual ceremonies; The Keeping of the Soul, Rite of Purification, Vision Quests, the Sun Dance, Making Relatives, Preparation of Womanhood, and Throwing of the Ball. If we've determined that you belong in The Sioux Tribe, you must be one stylish person who isn't afraid to set trends. You like to experiment with colors and accessories, and you may even like to step out of your comfort zone and try something new once in a while. But that ideology doesn't just apply to fashion; it also applies to how you see everyday life. Spirituality and your internal self should be celebrated with laughter and friends in a comfortable surrounding, and we're sure you agree with us- which is why you would make a great contribution to The Sioux Tribe.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Long ago when the world was young,

Jack Crow via Google+

1 month ago
Long ago when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision.
In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider.

Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language that only the spiritual leaders of the Lakota could understand.

As he spoke Iktomi, the spider, took the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horse hair, beads and offerings on it and began to spin a web.

He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life...and how we begin our lives as infants and we move on to childhood, and then to adulthood. Finally, we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

"But," Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "in each time of life there are many forces -- some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction."

He continued, "There are many forces and different directions that can help or interfere with the harmony of nature, and also with the great spirit and all of his wonderful teachings."

All the while the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web starting from the outside and working towards the center.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the Lakota elder the web and said...."See, the web is a perfect circle but there is a hole in the center of the circle."

He said, "Use the web to help yourself and you people to reach your goals and make use of your people's ideas, dreams and visions.

"If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas -- and the bad ones will go through the hole."

The Lakota elder passed on his vision to his people and now the Sioux Indians use the dream catcher as the web of their life.

It is hung above their beds or in their home to sift their dreams and visions.

The good in their dreams are captured in the web of life and carried with them...but the evil in their dreams escapes through the hole in the center of the web and are no longer a part of them.
They believe that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future.

Anishnabe Prophecy of the 8th Fire

#TheEmperorWearsNoClothes by Jack Herer #Chapter2

#TheEmperorWearsNoClothes by Jack Herer
#Chapter2 (continued)

The Battle of Bulletin 404
The Setting

In 1917, the world was battling World War I. In this country, industrialists, just beset with the minimum wage and graduated income tax, were sent into a tailspin. Progressive ideals were lost as the United States took its place on the world stage in the struggle for commercial supremacy. It is against this backdrop that the first 20th century hemp drama was played.

The Players

The story begins in 1916, soon after the release of USDA Bulletin 404 (see page 24). Near San Diego, California, a 50-year-old German immigrant named George Schlichten had been working on a simple yet brilliant invention. Schlichten had spent 18 years and $400,000 on the decorticator, a machine that could strip the fiber from nearly any plant, leaving the pulp behind. To build it, he had developed an encyclopedic knowledge of fibers and paper making. His desire was to stop the felling of forests for paper, which he believed to be a crime. His native Germany was well advanced in forestry and Schlichten knew that destroying forests meant destroying needed watersheds.

Henry Timken, a wealthy industrialist and inventor of the roller bearing got wind of Schlichten’s invention and went to meet the inventor in February of 1917. Timken saw the decorticator as a revolutionary discovery that would improve conditions for mankind. Timken offered Schlichten the chance to grow 100 acres of hemp on his ranch in the fertile farmlands of Imperial Valley, California, just east of San Diego, so that Schlichten could test his invention. (to be continued)

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 30

Elder's Meditation of the Day November 30
"Someone must speak for them. I do not see a delegation for the four footed. I see no seat for eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior, but we are after all a mere part of the Creation."
--Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA
Whenever we make decisions, we need to look around to see who would be affected. If we change the course of a river, who, what will be affected? If we put poison on the gardens, who, what will be affected? If wee cut the trees and too many are cut, who, what will be affected? We need to become aware of the consequences of our actions. We need to pay attention to our thoughts. We are accountable to our children to leave the Earth in good shape.
My Creator, help me make right decisions