Grandfather ~We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water, to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases, to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone, to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children. ~ Iroquois —
"Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens, our courage fails, we can no longer look out confidently at the world. We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative, we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others." - Chief Dan George —
The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not subjects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightning and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees- all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related. ~Derrick Jensen ♥ Rivers in the Ocean
Dare to touch Earth Mother with your heart That you might hear echoes of ancient wisdom Allow Wind Spirits to caress your face And sense freedom not born of material possessions.