Elder's Meditation of the Day May 25, 2005
"If you listen close at night, you will hear the creatures of the dark, all of them sacred -- the owls, the crickets, the frogs, the night birds -- and you will hear beautiful songs, songs you have never heard before. Listen with your heart. Never stop listening."
--Henery Quick Bear, LAKOTA
The night time is full of life, full of song and full of beauty. Have you ever gone outside at night and listened? One has access to serenity and peace. At night all our senses change their roles. Because we can't see, our hearing is much stronger, our smell is even more enhanced, our sight is different. We are able to join nature through sounds and smells, through the songs of the night birds and through the night winds. We can close our eyes and experience interconnectedness in a different way. Try it tonight and experience oneness with the Creator.
Great Spirit, allow me to listen to the teachers of the night.
Msit N?kmaq/All My Relations,
Just before dark sets in the tree frogs begin to call out,in the distance an owl hoots,or you may hear a mole digging in the surface of the ground. You can hear leaves rustle in the woods with the presence of different animals, four legged like the deer, racoons, opossum, skunks, and if you listen closer you may be able to hear earthworms shuffling the leaves. Many sounds come forth at night because during the day everyone is hustling and bustling about to work and all other places,Then as night comes people go home to rest and the noise pollution calms down. This is our connection to our home called earth.
Thank you for the night time and the confirmation that all things do not stand still. Rocks even roll in the dark. This helps me to understand that life goes on no matter what. It helps me to understand I have a part in its existence too and should do my part to preserve it. Thank you Creator for my humble life.