It saddens my heart to realize how many of elders are not being taken care of properly, it saddens my heart that there are not many elders that live in our old ways.
It is rare to be able to walk into a sparse home with wood burning in the stove and fragrant herbs drying from the rafters. The peaceful feeling of being surrounded by those things taken directly from the earth with gratitude creates an atmosphere of complete comfort and abundance in all things.
To all of those folks who are relearning our old ways and teaching them to the young ones I wish you many miraculous blessings, and tons of love. You are a rare gem of enlightenment and encouragement, thank you for letting your light shine. ~Kat
GRANDFATHER’S PRAYER FOR TODAY.
My Creator, when we pray we invariably ask you to give us something. Today I pray that I will have the wisdom to give something back.
For generations us humans have assumed we have the right to receive something if we ask for it. Even the Bible says, “Ask and you will receive”. Do we really know what these words mean? To many it can mean having a personal wish list that we can present to the Creator, assuming at some point he will look at with favour. I think it goes beyond personal wishes. Maybe it really means asking to receive the wisdom and understanding to know how to bring comfort, peace, wisdom and understanding in everything we do to ourselves, others and how it will benefit the whole.
This idea of asking and not giving back has led to disappointments and has led to us being more and more a race of takers and users, creating separation and disharmony. We just have to look at how we have used and taken from our dear Mother Earth.
We can do no better than learn from the old ones, in particular the role the Creator gave to the original peoples of the Americas.
A long time ago the Creator came to Turtle Island and said to the Red People – “You will be the keepers of the Mother Earth. Among you I will give the wisdom about nature, about the interconnectedness of all things, about balance and about living in harmony. You Red People will see the secrets of nature. You will live in hardship and the blessing of this is you will stay close to the Creator. The day will come when you will need to share the secrets with the other people of the earth because they will stray from their spiritual ways. The time to start sharing is today.”
Are we ready to give something back today!