About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.

Mitakuye Oyasin
( all my relations)


Comparison of thoughts

I like these two quotes! Amazing how the sages of the east, Zen and Taoist can express themselves, but not get in each other's way.

Tao is beyond words
and beyond understanding.
Words may be used to speak of it,
but they cannot contain it.

Tao existed before words and names,
before heaven and earth,
before the ten thousand things.
It is the unlimited father and mother
of all limited things.

Therefore, to see beyond boundaries
to the subtle heart of things,
dispense with names,
with concepts,
with expectations and ambitions and differences.
-Tao Te Ching

I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in
nothing. That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and
no colour - something which exists before all forms and colors
appear..... No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become
attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered
idea. You strive for a perfect faith in order to save yourself. But it
will take time to attain such a perfect faith. You will be involved in
an idealistic practice. In constantly seeking to actualize your ideal,
you will have no time for composure. But if you are always prepared for
accepting everything we see as something appearing from nothing, knowing
that there is some reason why a phenomenal existence of such and such
form and color appears, then at that moment you will have perfect

- Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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