Cheyenne Legend - Origin of the Buffalo
In ancient times, a tribe of Tsitsitas (Cheyenne) hunters lived at the head of a rushing stream. The stream eventually emptied into a mysterious, large cave. Because of the great need for a new food supply for his people, the Chief called a council meeting to explore the cave. What did they find?
Cherokee Proverb on Inner Turmoil
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” - Cherokee Proverb.
The same can be said about tomorrow. Keeping our thoughts tied up regretting what happened yesterday or worrying about what might happen tomorrow does indeed use up too much of today.
Sioux Proverb on Reality
The sacred wisdom of our Ancestors is full of guidance that can be applied to our lives today. The study of ancient proverbs can provide insight and enlightenment that holds the power to bring us back to ourselves. We often search outside of ourselves for happiness and knowledge.
Our Ancestors realized the wonder and value of nature. They looked to nature as a great teacher. We are taught that nature speaks to us if we listen. The secrets of life are revealed among the behavior of animals, the creativity in flower blossoms, and in the whisperings of the trees.
Words from the Spirit
“It does not require many words to speak the truth.” Chief Joseph, Nez Perce (1840-1904)
Natives have experienced first-hand the nearly irrevocable damage that hateful words can cause. There is hope that we can turn this around by joining together and healing our souls.
Remain Close to the Great Spirit
The profound spiritual heritage of the Indigenous cultures of North America can provide insight, guidance, and comfort in a world full of stress and negativity.
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