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)


Albert Einstein on Buddism

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

Wow Cosmic, yes! Kind of like the Tao, and the Native American view Right on Albert. -Thunderhands


Jessa said...

Hi Thunderhands,
I have found your blog incredibly resourceful. Thank you for an indepth view of your heritage as well as educating those in cyber space about buddhism and taoism.

My husband and I live in Tucson, Arizona, have been drawn to Hopi all our lives, and become buddhists in the recent past. I grew up with a grandfather whom had great admiration and respect for native american culture, tradition, and spirituality. I am thankful to be on the path in which I find myself today.

I have bookmarked your blog to check in when I can. As a full time artist, my schedule is crazy, but I believe your blog is important. Even more than my own, as I haven't updated it since December. Thanks for your love and wisdom. Please continue to educate us all.


bloggergirl said...

I use to have this quote posted on my backyard patio fence. I LOVE this quote by Al! Way to go for posting this! It always opened up the minds to those who read it!


Thunderhands (waki ya nape) or "Thunder" for short said...

Thanks, and welcome Jessa I love your comment. Your on a good path. I like Tucson! A lot of Apache spirit there. And the mountain and nature spirits are strong. Feel free to call on them for help and guidance also.