4 Directions – Prayer of Native Americans

Native Spirits

Four Directions Prayer

Creator, it is I. Thank you for today’s sunrise, for the breath and life within me, and for all of your creations. Creator, hear my prayer, and honor my prayer.

As the day begins with the rising sun, I ask, Spirit keeper of the East, Brother Eagle, Be with me. Fly high as you carry my prayers to the Creator. May I have eyes as sharp as yours, so I am able to see truth and hope on the path I have chosen. Guide my step and give me courage to walk the circle of my life with honesty and dignity.

Spirit keeper of the South, Wolf, Be with me. Help me to remember to love and feel compassion for all mankind. Help me to walk my path with joy and love for myself, for others, for the four legged, the winged ones, the plants and all creation upon Mother Earth. Show me it is right for me to make decisions with my heart, even if at times, my heart becomes hurt. Help me to grow and nurture my self worth in all ways.

Spirit Keeper of the West, Brown Bear, Be with me. Bring healing to the people I love and to myself. Bring into balance the physical, mental and spiritual, so I am able to know my place on this earth, in life and in death. Heal my body, heal my mind and bring light, joy and awareness to my spirit.

Spirit Keeper of the North, White Buffalo, Be with me. As each day passes, help me to surrender, with grace, the things of my youth. Help me to listen to the quiet, and find serenity and comfort in the silences as they become longer. Give me wisdom so I am able to make wise choices in all things which are put in front of me, And when time for my change of worlds has come, Let me go peacefully, without regrets, for the things I neglected to do as I walked along my path.

Mother Earth, Thank you for your beauty, And for all you have given me. Remind me never to take from you more then I need, and remind me to always give back more than I take.

– Vera Dery, 2002

Creation

Creation said,
“I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it.
It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said,
“Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.”
Creation said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said,
“I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
Creation said, “No. They will go there, too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
Creation said, “They will cut into the skin of Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, who has no physical eyes but Sees, said
“Put it inside of them.”
And Creation said, “It is done.”
~Unknown

Bear

Reminder.
You are strong.

Sometimes strength means saying no.

Sometimes strength means pushing really hard.

Sometimes strength means saying “enough”.

Sometimes strength means being exceptionally brave.

Sometimes strength means taking a break.

Sometimes strength means saying hard things.

Sometimes strength means doing hard things.

Sometimes strength means finding your heart again.

Sometimes strength means finding peace.

Sometimes strength means looking different than everyone else.

Sometimes strength means feeling emotion.

Sometimes strength means asking for help.

Sometimes strength means helping others.

Sometimes strength means being a friend.

Sometimes strength means being the friend.

Sometimes strength means breaking down barriers.

Sometimes strength means being content.

Sometimes strength means waiting.

Sometimes strength means being strong when you are tired of being so strong.

Sometimes strength means finding happiness.

Sometimes strength means determination.

Strength looks different depending on the person.
The circumstance.
The time.

You are strong.

Thank you for all of your strong.
I see you.

~Rachel
Finding Joy

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🌀Nicole
Sacred Wild Woman Medicine

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Old Legend of Forest Home

An Old Legend says:

According to an old Native American legend, one day there was a big fire in the forest. All the animals fled in terror in all directions, because it was a very violent fire. Suddenly, the jaguar saw a hummingbird pass over his head, but in the opposite direction. The hummingbird flew towards the fire!
Whatever happened, he wouldn’t stop. Moments later, the jaguar saw him pass again, this time in the same direction as the jaguar was walking. He could observe this coming and going until he decided to ask the bird about it because it seemed very bizarre behavior.

“What are you doing, hummingbird?” he asked.

“I am going to the lake,” he answered, “I drink water with my beak and throw it on the fire to extinguish it.” The jaguar laughed. ‘Are you crazy? Do you really think that you can put out that big fire on your own with your very small beak?’
‘No,’ said the hummingbird, ‘I know I can’t. But the forest is my home. It feeds me, it shelters me and my family. I am very grateful for that. And I help the forest grow by pollinating its flowers. I am part of her and the forest is part of me. I know I can’t put out the fire, but I must do my part.’

At that moment, the forest spirits, who listened to the hummingbird, were moved by the birdie and its devotion to the forest. And miraculously they sent a torrential downpour, which put an end to the great fire.
The Native American grandmothers would occasionally tell this story to their grandchildren, then conclude with, “Do you want to attract miracles into your life? Do your part.”

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Blessings,

Grandmother Flordemayo

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I often drive in circles , totally unintentional ; Indian power of the World

You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle,and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,and everything and everything tries to be round.In the old days all our power came to us from the sacred hoopof the nation and so long as the hoop was unbroken the peopleflourished. The flowering tree was the living center of the hoop,and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. The east gave peaceand light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain and the northwith its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance. Thisknowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion.Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a balland so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moondoes the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a greatcircle 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 isin everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like thenests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation’s hoop,a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children.- Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Lakota 1863-1950