Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
|Elder's Meditation of the Day October 13|
|"So unbelievable things like that happen. But you have to believe it first. Not wait until you see it first, then touch it, then believe it... You have to say it from the heart."|
|--Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA|
|The power of our belief system is incredible. The power of faith is a very natural power. How do we have faith? Inside of our minds we form a mental picture with our self talk. Self talk is recorded in our minds in three dimensions - words that trigger a picture, which has a feeling or an emotion attached to it. Once we get the words and the picture, it is the emotion that makes the idea turn into a belief. You get the right emotion by saying things from the heart. The heart is the source of emotions which can cause unbelievable things to happen.|
Great Spirit, with You everything is possible.
|Elder's Meditation of the Day October 11|
|"Men and women have an equal responsibility to restore the strength of the family, which is the foundation of all cultures."|
|--Haida Gwaii Traditional Circle of Elders|
|The family is the heartbeat of strength of the culture. The grandfathers and grandmothers taught their children; they in turn had children who taught their children. If the family isn't taught the culture, then the children become adults, and the adults become the grandfathers and grandmothers, and the result is the culture becomes lost. This is how language is lost; this is how dances are lost; this is how knowledge is lost. We need to listen to our Elders, today, before it's too late.|
Great Spirit, teach me the culture so I can teach the children.