The Ancestors, those that have walked before us, those that have shed tears, sweat and blood to enable us to be who we are today. Ancestors who guide us from the beyond, who left lessons and imprints on this earth so that we wouldn’t have to repeat them in order to learn them here in the now, the today. Why is it then we often find ourselves ignoring what was left for us, forgetting the core values that they taught us? Is it we are so caught up in the chaos of the world around us that we miss step and fall in to the everyday negativity that whirls around us like a tornado from the movie “Wizard of Oz”?
Perhaps it is time to slow down, take an accounting of all that is to be and held Sacred within ourselves and in our lives, recalling our Ancestors and all the work they have done over time for each and every one of us. Go back to the root of it all, our core values… the Seven Grandfather Teachings of, Respect, Humility, Truth, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom and Love. (Among the Anishinaabe people, the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, also known simply as either the Seven Teachings or Seven Grandfathers, is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others.)
That little voice in our heads, the tingle we may feel as we walk through our days, that knowing we have and stop for a second to say hmmm how did I know that? All little ways that our Ancestors reach out to us through time /no time itself to assist and guide us as we walk our human. Yes we are not going crazy; we are simply tapping into lessons and teachings of long ago… things that resonate to the very core of our souls as truths and understandings.
So what does this a;; have to do with today you are thinking? Well it has everything to do with today, for as we move forward…as we take each step… with each thought and action we take… we must remember we too are imprinting and leaving our own mark on the world. One day the people from tribes of the future will look back on us as the Ancestors, so let us make sure when they do they are thanking us.
If we make that conscious effort to stay in positives within and outside our own Sacred Hoops… perhaps we can influence positive change and movement that will echo through time/no time and strengthen the basic teachings, the very foundations which we come from. Whether you are Baptist, Buddhist, Aboriginal, Islamic, Born Again, Catholic, or Jew… whether you are gay, heterosexual, yellow, black, brown or white… poor or rich, young or old… we all imprint, we all can choose to promote positive over negatives.
So today choose to honor our Ancestors as they support us… Today share a story from old times gone by so they are not lost. Today stop and say a prayer or even simply whisper a quiet thank you for all they have done for us in order to make the world a better place for each and every one of us. Honor the work.. the sacrifice… and all they contributed as they walked the human before us.
Let us join spiritual hands to offer prayer.
I call to the sacred winds…to carry my words
To the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the North, the south, the east, the west, Above …below and within…
I call to the sacred winds to carry my words to the Winged ones…the Four Leggeds…the Plant People…the Crystal Keepers, the Thunder Beings, the Angelic Realm…Mother Mary and Magdalene…my Brother Christ and all the nations that love us.
I thank you for all the many blessings that you have shared with us today and beyond and I ask that you hear our prayers whether spoken our held silently within our hearts.
Today I ask that you hear our prayers as we stand humbly before you, small and human.
Help us to remember we are all but a tiny part of a great universe, that we are all connected as one…
Bring us the strength we need to walk our paths without ego or judgment…
Allow our hearts to hear what our ears are missing
Teach us how to allow forgiveness for others and ourselves
Fill our being with the unconditional love that you so freely offer all.
I call that we be reminded we are all no better than or less than one another.
Guide us through our days, to help us with our humanness…that we learn to reconnect with others in a gentle and positive way. Offering smiles when they are needed without thought, shoulders or ears to help ease another…and words that will uplift or soothe.
Keep our children safe and strong in this troubled world… I ask that on this day and days to come…guidance is shared with our children to help them as they walk their paths. Help open their eyes so they can learn and see the right way of things, teach them to respect all life no matter how small, open their ears and minds so that they may understand things that are being taught to them in a good and gentle manner…open their hearts so that when the harshness of the world falls at their feet, they can cope and handle it with compassion and understanding.
I ask that today and all days ahead, that we remember to walk with our Ancestors, honoring them and all they sacrificed for us. Showing them and the world that in doing so we understand the strong foundations that were taught to us, to assist ourselves, our families and friends and all those in the worlds we live in to also be strong examples of goodness and light.
I thank all those who have walked with us and answer our calls…this day and in days to come…and honor you …
So my wish to you all today is for all of us to connect to our roots, the seemingly long forgotten teachings of our basic foundations, to shore them up, bring about restoration for Humanity and compassion again. To understand that if we believe in it strongly enough with Love we can heal and balance again. Blessings to you all…
“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing 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 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017