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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2011, 07:12:20 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day February 12/ http://www.whitebison.org/


".the spirit still has something for us to discover - an herb, a sprig, a flower - a very small flower, maybe you can spend a long time in its contemplation, thinking about it."  --Lame Deer, LAKOTA

The world today is about hurry up! Get there faster! Work harder, produce more, hurry up, eat quickly, be on time, don't get stressed- headaches, conflict, drink to calm down, go to training on stress management, time management - STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! Go spend 5 minutes with a flower or a plant. Look at it - think about it - look at its beauty, smell it, close your eyes and smell it again. Touch it; touch with your eyes closed. Listen to it; listen to it with your eyed closed. Slow your mind down. Think about the little things. Now close your eyes and pray.

Great Spirit, this feeling of calmness that I have, let me have it all day long.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2011, 09:24:48 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day February 11/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"Oh God! Like the Thunderbird of old I shall rise again out of the sea; I shall grab the instruments of the white man's success - his education, his skills, and with these new tools I shall build my race into the proudest segment of your society."
--Chief Dan George, SALISH

One thing the Indian people do well is adapt. This is why we survive. We must learn to keep our culture, but also to learn the good things that other races have to offer. Education is the future weapon of Native people. We must learn the legal system, health, science and engineering. Indian people have great contributions to make to the world. We need to educate ourselves so we can better protect the land and our children. Otherwise, we will lose the things and the land that we have.

Great Spirit, make me teachable today.


                         The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
                                          Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 02:30:03 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 10/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the dust and blood of our ancestors."  -- Plenty Coups, CROW

Mother Earth is the source of life and the place all life returns to. She gives us life. She feeds us through our journey and she waits for us to return to her. The Indian way is to recognize the earth as the place of our ancestors. That is why certain places on earth are considered sacred areas and sacred land; this is the place of our ancestors. We all need to reflect upon the earth, the place where our ancestors lived. We need to have love and respect for the earth.

My Creator, let me honor the place of our ancestors, Mother Earth.


                           The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 12:31:00 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day February 9/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"It can be 100 degrees in the shade one afternoon and suddenly there comes a storm with hailstones as big as golf balls, the prairie is all white and your teeth chatter. That's good - a reminder that you are just a small particle of nature, not so powerful as you think."   --Lame Deer, LAKOTA

No event, no relationship, no joy, no sadness, no situation ever stays the same. Every setback is only temporary. Even setbacks change. Why? Because the Great Spirit designed the world to be constantly changing. We are not the center of the universe, we are but a small part. The whole is constantly changing, and we as humans are constantly participating in the change. We have two choices, to resist change or participate in the change. Every change can be resisted, and every change can be made in cooperation. What will I choose today, resistance or cooperation?

Great Spirit, teach me to make cooperative changes.


                          The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
                                           Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 11:45:12 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day February 8/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"No individual or group can block another individual's path or change it against what fits his nature and his purpose. It might be done for a time, but in the end it won't work out."    --Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

Every person is born for a purpose. We may know our purpose very early in our lives, or it may take us some time. Very often we need to experience many things before our purpose is clear to us. Sometimes we pick our goals to please others. Sometimes others pick our goals to make themselves happy. Often this makes us unhappy. We need to pray to the Creator and ask Him what our purpose is. When we live outside our purpose, our path is full of obstacles. When we live inside our purpose, our path is smooth. When we are aligned to our purpose, we are happy and content.

Great Spirit, whisper to me, in terms I can understand, what You would have me do and I will do it.


                          The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 07:49:04 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 7/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"I can tell you that understanding begins with love and respect. It begins with respect for the Great Spirit. All things - and I mean ALL things - have their own will and their own way and their own purpose; this is what is to be respected." 
-- Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

Everything on earth has a purpose and is designed special. No two things are created identical. Sometimes in our minds we have a picture of how things should be, and often what we see is different from what they really are. When this happens we often want to control how things are, making them act or behave according to our picture. We need to leave things alone. God is running all things. How do we do this? In our minds we tell ourselves to love all things and respect all things just as they are. Accept what we cannot change.

Great Spirit, teach me the value of respect and help me to accept people, places and things just as they are.


                         The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
                                         Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 11:07:46 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 6/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"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.


                         The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
                                          Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 01:01:43 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 5/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"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.


                         The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 11:04:05 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 4/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"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.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 09:43:39 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - February 3/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"It's very hard to do things in the right manner, but as long as we do things right, we are in turn with the Great Spirit."
-- Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

When we are right with the Great Spirit, we are right with all things. It is impossible to be out of harmony with anything or anybody when we are in harmony with the Great One. So, if during the day a problem crops up and someone makes us mad, the best thing we can do is talk to the Creator first, ask for His help, then continue our conversation with the other person. In this way, our emotional nature will keep aligned with our thoughts, and we will always stay right with the Great Spirit.

Great Spirit, I ask You to guide me on the Red Road today.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 01:16:51 PM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 13/ http://www.whitebison.org/
 
 
"When you remove love and try to replace it with monetary things, you've got nothing ... get him to understand that he has to love himself before he can love anything else."  -- John Peters (Slow Turtle), WAMPANOAG
 
It is said, "Love thy neighbor as thyself." That's the trouble, most of us do.
 
Great Spirit, You are love; You are spirit. Spirit and love are interconnected. I am spiritual. Let me realize what I am really made of.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 10:21:34 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 10/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"We cannot escape remembering the important things that have happened, and we cannot escape the awareness of the important things that have not happened."  -- Ralph Salisbury, CHEROKEE

There is a Master Plan. There are Natural Laws that run the universe. Everything on the earth has a purpose. Change is constant. That which is built is constantly being destroyed. That which is loose is being used to build new things. Nothing can be destroyed, only rearranged. Change will happen and every setback is only temporary. In other words, the Creator is in charge. We are not in charge. He designed the universe. He runs the universe and He will change what needs to be changed. As humans, it is easier for us to participate in all of this if we are spiritual. We need to be tuned in. Therefore, God gave us the spiritual concept of acceptance. When things change, we can change ourselves through the principle of acceptance.

Great Spirit, let me live today in acceptance of Your will. Today let us do it your way.


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Re: Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 10:49:39 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 8/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"Native Americans are essentially calling for righteousness. By this they mean a shared ideology developed by all people using their purest and most unselfish minds."  -- Lorraine Canoe/Tom Porter, MOHAWK

The Native way is to first focus on decisions that will be good for the people and then for yourself. Righteousness means "to think right." Our way is to consider the good of all first. This helps our minds to be unselfish and pure. This it he spiritual way. This can be very hard to do because the world we live in says to take care of yourself first. A man of God cannot be taken advantage of unless it is the will of the Creator. The Creator really controls everything. To have a good future, the people must gather in a circle and pray for the highest good for the people.

Great Mystery, today let me love instead of being loved. Let me be giving instead of receiving. Show me the advantages of having a giving heart.


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Elder's Meditation of the Day
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 11:55:52 AM »
Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 6/ http://www.whitebison.org/


"When we're through with this earth and all these problems, we don't have to come back. But as long as we're here we have a job to do and a purpose to fulfill, and that means dealing with the circumstances around us."  -- Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

We are put on the earth to participate in life. We have a beautiful mind, we have the ability to pray, we have the ability to change, we have the ability to accept, and we have choices. All things God created are constantly changing. This constant change causes our circumstances to change. Sometimes we say life is difficult. During these times we need to use our tools: the tools of prayer, and the tools of meditation. We are designed to change and live joyfully on this earth. The only requirement for living joyfully is to live according to the laws, principles, and values given to us by the Creator.

Great Spirit, give me Your courage today, and guide my footsteps.


                          The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book,
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