Elder's Meditation of the Day February 22, 2005
"In the Indian way, we are connected to that flower if we understand its spirit, the essence of its life."
--Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA
Everything on our Earth is alive. Every rock, every plant, every animal, every tree, every bird, every thought is alive. This is true because everything is made by the Great Spirit and the Great Spirit is alive. We need to slow our lives down each day and realize, consciously, that this is true. First we need to realize it, second, we need to acknowledge it, third, we need to appreciate it and, finally, we need to go on.
Great Spirit, let me see life through Your eyes. Today let me be alive.
Msit N?kmaq/All My Relations,
We need to stop saying things unless we really mean it. To tell a person something then recant it is the same as lying. So where is our connection when we do not speak the truth?
Please help me to remain strong and to keep my word in all that I speak. Please help me to remain honorable to my vows and committments.