Friday, February 6, 2015
|Elder's Meditation of the Day February 6|
|"We hold on to our otuhan, our give-aways, because they help us to remain Indians."|
|--Lame Deer, LAKOTA|
|Our traditional communities and villages function on interdependence. Share the deer and give freely of what you have to another. Another way to express this principle is, it's better to give than to receive. To share what you have eliminates complexity. The Elders say, live a simple life. One of the principles in the Unseen World is, the more you give, the more you get. You can become a channel for abundance for your family, tribe, or community. A giving person sets up a flow or replacement. Whatever you share will be returned to you in an amount equal or greater. The Indian way is for everyone to give to another, thus the community wins.|
Great Spirit, today, teach me the principle of giving. Let me be Your channel of abundance.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
|Elder's Meditation of the Day February 5|
|"Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of humor."|
|--Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), SANTEE SIOUX|
|"It is better to give than receive." But it doesn't really matter if we are giving or receiving. There is an identical feeling associated with both. We get this feeling every time we receive. We can't control when we receive gifts but we can control when we give gifts. Therefore, the more we give, the better we feel. When we are given gifts, or someone does something for us, it is the Indian way to honor this person.|
Great Spirit, let me honor and be respectful to those who are good to me today.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|Elder's Meditation of the Day February 4|
|"We say there is a right time and place for everything. It's easy to say, but hard to understand. You have to live it to understand it."|
|--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE|
|The Elders tell us there is a right time and a right place. Don't plant seeds in the fall - wrong time. One way we find out about the right time and right place is our experience. If we are lucky, we have a few friends who will share their experience; this will help us too. The best way is to let God guide us. Only He knows the right time and the right place. So we need to pray and ask Him for guidance.|
Great Spirit, show me patience so I can live in the right time and right place.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
|Elder's Meditation of the Day February 1|
|"You can't just sit down and talk about the truth. It doesn't work that way. You have to live it and be part of it and you might get to know it."|
|--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE|
|We all read books that have much information in them. Often we pick up on little sayings that we remember. Inside of us is the little owl, the owl of knowing. It talks to us - guiding us and nurturing us. Often when we get information, it's hard to live by, but it's easy to talk about. It's living the Red Road that counts - Walk the Talk. If we really want freedom in our lives, if we really want to be happy, if we really want to have peace of mind, it's the truth we must seek.|
My Creator, help me in my search for the truth today.