Monday, June 8, 2009

Mother Earth, Father Sky

Hey-a-a-hey! Hey-a-a-hey! Hey-a-a-hey! Hey-a-a-hey!

Mother Earth, Father Sky,
The star nations of the universe belong to you,
And yours are the grasses of the earth.
Day in and day out you give life to all things.
You are older than all need,
Older than all pain and prayer.
All over the world the faces of the two-leggeds are alike.
Look upon your children and the children in their arms,
That we may face the winds,
And walk the good road to the day of quiet.
Teach us to walk the soft earth,
A relative to all that live.
Sweeten our hearts and fill us with light,
Help give us strength to understand and the eyes to see.

Hetchetu aloh!

This Ogala Souix prayer is poignant and heartfelt. Would that we could realize our oneness with everything that surrounds us and in everyone we meet.

Let’s start the week with our eyes open to the beauty of the earth that surrounds us and think about what each of us can do to help sustain her, and then approach those we meet with compassion - - an understanding heart helps heal all. A ho !

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