the Sacred Pipe
Today is all about honoring the Sacred Within. It is about taking time to offer gratitude and prayer for all the assistance the Ancestors and Spirit have offered us as we travel this road of human. Often the path will have obstacles and lessons that we must learn and share. Other times we must remember to center our heart songs so that they can once again resonate with the great Mother and all life that resides in and around our own Sacred Hoops.
Sit and allow your prayers and thoughts to rise above all the negatives in the world… let them dance across the universe as the smoke from the Sacred Pipe to swirl and touch Father Sky. Allow it to renew your souls purpose and release positives back in to your life and that of others.
The Sacred Pipe is not a symbol of things that are sacred, but it is the Pipe itself that is sacred. Not everyone is called upon to be a pipe bearer. The person who carries the pipe and practices the pipe ceremonies and traditions has a great responsibility to his brothers and sisters, his land and country and to the Great Earth Mother. They, the pipe bearer, does not ‘own’ the pipe that they carry. They simply carry the pipe until the time comes for them to pass it to the next bearer. The pipe bearer is given certain powers of sight from the pipe as well as an ability to heal and purify. Should the bearer fall from grace and become a liar, thief, neglected their duties when asked, or become deceitful, the pipe will repossess these gifts and then the possibility of misfortune for the former bearer may exist.
One should be ready to accept the responsibility of the pipe for it may make demands upon you. It will become your teacher and guide. It can also be your worst enemy if used wrongly. It is an honor for the person to be chosen as a Pipe Holder…it is to be respected and revered. If you are not called to be a Pipe Carrier, the pipe remains sacred, and for many of us we still use it on ceremony and prayer…Honoring those Sacred Traditions.
As the Sacred Pipe shows itself to us today and all days… let it be reminder to us all to be a kinder and gentler person, to accept others and extend the unconditional that we are all given by Creator God, and remember we are all no better than or less than one another. Blessings this day and forward.
“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…”
“Join Me as I continue the Sacred Hoop Project into this Year 2016…the year of Truths!”
“Old Chief’s Pipe” by Steven Rushingwind and available at http://www.steverushingwind.com/