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Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you -- the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things."
Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
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And while I stood there<br /><br />I saw more than I can tell,<br /><br />and I understood more than I saw;<br /><br />for I was seeing in a sacred manner<br /><br />the shapes of things in the spirit,<br /><br />and the shape of all shapes as they must<br /><br />live together like one being.</p><br /><p>Black Elk</p><br /><p>Sharing the words of Black Elk with love and absolute respect,<br /><br />@[117098971711371:274:Blue Wolf Reiki]</p><br /><p>image from the book Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
And while I stood there
I saw more than I can tell,
and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner
the shapes of things in the spirit,
and the shape of all shapes as they must
live together like one being.
~Black Elk~
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"Indians living close to nature and nature's ruler are not living in darkness."<br /><br />--Walking Buffalo, STONEY</p><br /><p>There are many Indian people who are living according to nature and according to ceremony and culture. They may not have a lot of material things, but that doesn't mean they are not successful. What is success anyway? Can success be measured by material things? What is it we are really chasing anyway? The Elders say that what everyone really wants is to be happy and have a peaceful mind. Material things by themselves do not bring happiness and peace of mind. Only spiritual things bring happiness. When we live a spiritual life we will not have darkness. Instead, we will be happy.</p><br /><p>Great Spirit, today, let me walk the Red Road.
“Indians living close to nature and nature’s ruler are not living in darkness.”
–Walking Buffalo, STONEY–
There are many Indian people who are living according to nature and according to ceremony and culture. They may not have a lot of material things, but that doesn’t mean they are not successful.
  • What is success anyway?
  • Can success be measured by material things?
  • What is it we are really chasing anyway?

The Elders say that what everyone really wants is to be happy and have a peaceful mind. Material things by themselves do not bring happiness and peace of mind. Only spiritual things bring happiness. When we live a spiritual life we will not have darkness. Instead, we will be happy.
Great Spirit, today, let me walk the Red Road.

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No Fear-Native American Spirituality and Thoughts-A Tribute
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood and so it is everything where power moves.”
–Black Elk (Hehaka sapa), OGLALA SIOUX
In these modern times it is difficult to understand why we should think circles and seasons. People and society are always moving, through distance, over yonder, going here and going there – hurry up, grow up, be successful, climb the ladder of success, etc. The Elders tell us to slow down, to be patient, pray and think circles. Circle thinking applies to relationships, business and every area of our lives. We need to teach our awareness to look for seasons and cycles.
My Creator, teach me the seasons of growth.
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