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I bumped into a person that I hadn’t seen in 8 years and she started our conversation by asking me “Why  I don’t seem to age”?

It was a compliment, however, it sure did seem strange to me because I never thought about getting older….. So I responded with a quick comeback because that is who I am and what I do!

Now that I have taken time to think about this, I realize there is  a system I have based my personal road on and it may help you to look younger too.

When I was young  I knew that something was and is wrong with the way life is in this living world .

I made a conscious choice at that time to base my personal road of  life on the road that my  ancestors took before Columbus.

At that time freedom was not an illusion but was a fact .

I have followed some of the laws of my ancesters only a few was all I needed to follow and here they are:

  • Ancestors say “we all come with a spirit”, science say’s  yes, “we all have a soul”.
  • Ancestors say “we are all connected” , science say’s “yes, we found the god gene and we are connected to all life forms here and in space”.
  • Ancestors say “speak only whats true, even if it hurts the other person” because lying will never help it only makes things worse( and you know this )
  • My ancestors never lived on reservations and neither have I.   Like my ancestors I moved around a whole lot and learned because to put it simply you can’t get good life experience  living in one spot all your days
  • My ancestors said “treat all with kindness”, this one was always the hardest one for me when it came to the people .
  • My ancestors said “we are caretakers of this world . I am very proud to be a caretaker of the complex in which I live  and in turn it is my small part in taking care of our world .

and the most important one to me is

  • Our ancestors knew that we are not alone in the universe and that there are not only gods , but there are also the ones that were here before us .

So thank you everyone who is  in my physical world, and spirit world for being a part of my growth and the knowing that freedom comes with knowing and understanding what is and isn’t real in my world.

Today I am very proud to be a native, and even prouder to go to the spirit world and give thanks to my ancestors for all they have done.

Remember now that you just need to look up, to wake up,  if your ready to move forward in life and that my friends is my secret to staying young!

Shared by “Wandering Eagle” Dean

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We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
~ Native American Indian Proverb~
Shared by “Missr Holland”

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Dancers Story (revised)
Each dancer tells a story
Of the victories in his life
Battles he has fought
Lessons learnedShe tells of the life of her Ancestors
The story of her people
And their strugglesThe story of the Wisdom
Held by Elders
And the attaining of this through
The years in their life

They tell of the strength
The People hold
In their hearts
In their spirits
In their traditions

The power of a People
Can be seen in the dancing men and women

Unknown

Shared by Darlene, Redberry, and Dancing Mocassin

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I’d watch from afar & felt confused.
Why can’t I be there, taking part?
I knew I belonged, I felt the Ancestors long ago.
I loved watching the children, in their costumes so bright
The dancing they would do, was an amazing sight!
The drums, the drums, Oh how my heart would skip a beat,
as the pounding noise was awakening my soul, it felt so neat!
The Elders I have wished to meet,
Oh teach, Oh teach me, wise ones
I will sit quiet and wait!
I’m an empty vessel, oh please fill me till I weep
for the gifts, I will hold so dear to my heart
to have the knowledge, then I will feel I can do my part.
Now I know I’m where I need to be, for I hear Spirit speak,
“Red Feather you are one of us, you were all along!”

“Red Feather”

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The roots are sharing again

The drums are captivating the space

The whispers can be heard all through

It is not our ears that will be listening

Your story is waiting within the branches

Will it withstand the gusts of wind?

Or snap with forced movement?

The roots are singing again

The dancers have embedded their movements

Assertively, with grace

It is not our body that will be swaying

You are open for all to see

Do you welcome the observers?

Or hide within the leaves?

The roots are crying again

The animals have joined to celebrate

The cleansing has begun

It is not our hands that will wipe away the remnants

A new season has turned

Will you grow a little more?

Or overwhelm with the harsh change?

The roots are in ceremony again

The smoke is in the clearing

Stillness calls for all

It is not our mind that will trick us here

Your story is retold

How much will you recognize?

Or shelter will you seek?

The roots are birthing again

The Earth is scattering seeds

New blossoms share your nutrients

It is not our food that is providing strength

It is your time to hold the story

Don’t worry if you forget the words

They have been kept safely for you.

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