Having grown up and lived in Detroit in the 60’s, when race violence, segregation, bigotry and hatred was evident ever day… having it effect my family up close and personal more than a few times, Watching but being part of a household that was all about love… and responded by teaching me no difference between people…just good people and bad people no matter what religion, color, political belief or gender.
Standing in cemeteries while they played taps for young men who were like big brothers to me had gone off to war in the name of fighting for our country and peace returning in a box… watching their Mothers and Fathers sob and having it effect our community on many levels…
Having seen the President and men of peace be assassinated and a country mourn… Continued wars being fought in countries I had never heard of… and then coming here to our own homeland as the Great Towers fell… I remember my Mother saying to me,,, I have lived to long… there are too many People being hateful…too much ugliness in the world. I will never forget that moment ever. Forever etched in my brain. We sat, we held each others hand and we both silently allowed tears to fall on our cheeks.
I thought that perhaps we had seen the worst… perhaps people would begin to learn from the past, from history. But as Humans we have not. We still continue to judge based on all things, to treat each other badly. In some ways I feel it may have gotten worse… in some ways now the people who once were judged are now worse, harshly judging others using the past as an excuse to behave badly. So much so they even judge and attack others within their own communities/cultures.
So today, as I sat under a total eclipse of our Grandfather Sun, I prayed that we may find our way back to our Humanity and Compassion. That instead of trying to erase the ugliness of our pasts… we instead learn from them but grow in positives instead of spreading and creating new negatives. I ask that there be an awakening and rise of the Peacemakers of the Rainbow Nation that many cultures predicted and that they in turn lead people to balance and peacefulness. For in each and every community… in each and every corner of the world they are there beginning to rise, our Peaceful Warriors.
So my wish and blessing for you all today is this, stop for a moment and realize you are NOT perfect, you will NOT always be right, that you will make mistakes and make them often… that You are No better than another… that setting aside EGO you will allow Love, Understanding and Compassion into your souls, into your lives. For to be unique, different, human and experience life in positives is why we are all here, if we all can embrace that thought, that ideal perhaps we will move away from our pasts and our sad history of negatives.
Blessings to you all upon this day and all those to come,
~ bear Medicinewalker
I am bear Medicinewalker and I am dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to learn 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 throughout this Year 2017…the year of Atonement!”
Blessings to you All
~ bear Medicinewalker
Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com as part of the Wolf and the bear Network @2017