December 17, 2015 Card of the Day – Prayer Tie

prayer tie totem card

Prayer…We all do it at some point, whether we want to admit it or not. Today’s card that fell is appropriate, the Prayer Tie! It is time for all to take time to recognize the place the world around us is in. it is time we all stop and take a moment to recognize we all can use a prayer, a positive thought or two now and then. Even for people who do not believe in the power of prayer, I want you to think of positives, and with that said there is proof that positive energy can and does make a difference.

You don’t have to be a poet, a NY Times Best Selling Author, a reporter or anyone else other than You… You don;t have to stand in front of millions of people, or on television or radio… you can do it silently or out loud. It’s simple, reach down into the core of You and pull out a positive to share with the Universe around You, then watch as it spreads igniting other positives.

Today is about honoring the “POWER” of just that, the positive!

I was taught to use Prayer Ties a long time ago… what are they you ask? Well Prayer Ties are meant to create a sacred object, that contains your desires and prayers. remembering that your prayers are important. Originally placing tobacco infused with our prayers and intent for positive changes, within brightly colored cloth, tying them with white cotton string, and then placing them into trees to be gently swayed on the Sacred Winds and lifted to the Universe and Creator to hear and see.

Our People have made Prayer Ties by wrapping sacred herbs into a cloth while praying to Creator. Once the Prayer Ties are completed they are burned in a respectful and reverent ceremony, assuring that the prayers and intent are sent up to the heavens and carried to the Creator in the smoke.
Making Prayer Ties is not about precision or doing it right, it is all about the intent of positive change.

I challenge you all this day or within this season, no matter what your background or ritual, to stop and put together a Prayer Tie together and place it in a place of respect, gratitude and honor… so that others will ask what they are, and then you can tell them it is about positive change and honoring those who have walked before us.

So today go about your days inspiring and doing Positives… ignoring the negatives of the world, for a positive can empower many good things including remembering who and what we are meant to be and how we are meant to walk… unconditionally as Human, with faults and imperfections, yet perfect in our individuality. For without each and everyone of us, the world would be incomplete.

“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

bear dec 2015


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