Touching the earth is resting on the breast of our mother. It is once again finding out beginnings - a knowing that this place where we stand or walk or plow or plant, is something created for us. We know it because the pulse of the earth slows our own and tranquilizes our confusion. Seeing the sky in all its limitless depths stirs our imaginations and stretches our awareness of the simple beauty provided for us. We can see that it is wrong to be bitter and know that it lasts only as long as we let it. When we reach toward the ceiling of our minds, we are as unlimited as the sky. As currents of air stir the fragrance of the flowers, we may not be able to see where it comes from but we sense its influence. Life is ours to enjoy as individuals and it comes from the Great Holy Spirit.
~ We sang songs that carried in the melodies all the sounds of nature....
You have been telling the people that this is the eleventh hour.
Now you must go back and tell people that this is the HOUR.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in the right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river now flowing very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
Push off into the river,
Keep our eyes open
And our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are taking nothing personally.
Least of all ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
"I Give Thanks"
For this Day, this Time, this Place, this Journey,
For those who have journeyed to me, with me, from me,
For all of my Relations, For all of my Ancestors, For the Ancient ones,
For all that I have been given, and not given, For that I've been able to give
And most of all, For my Mother the Earth, without whom I would not EXIST.
Our Mother Earth is the source of all life, whether it be the plants, the two-legged, four-legged, winged ones or human beings. The Mother Earth is the greatest teacher, if we listen, observe and respect her. When we live in harmony with the Mother Earth, she will recycle the things we consume and make them available to the next generation
Brothers and sisters, blessings to you all on a new year. New years mark a place of new beginnings.
I want us all to be able to walk hand in hand as brothers and sisters, one heart, one spirit, one love.
My love and my prayers go out to all of you.
Walk in beauty