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.
( all my relations)
I think those two words cover it all.
Thanks: For every moment of every day we have, and for the goodness and bounty that mother earth provides us. Thanks for true friends that share their love unconditionally, and even for those who declare that they are enemies, for it is said we should love them also.
Giving: Give to others from our heart, which means giving forgiveness to those we feel have wronged us, and to give just for the sake of giving. Giving back to the planet in the form of honoring her for providing a place for us to enjoy and exist.
Again this should be done everyday and moment, and not on a chosen day. But maybe the day that has been chosen will give pause to reflect on why it shouldn't be done everyday. Lets hope so.
Concerning the Holiday:
Some feel, thanks for this holiday that allows me the time for reflection and to spend some of it with friends and family. Time to relax, watch a football game, drink some beer, and have good conversation. Thanks for giving me time to step off the treadmill of enslaved existence working for the man, so I can be with loved ones. However there are always those who work everyday anyway and serve others, and I say thank you to those people.
The origins of this day we call Thanksgiving were attributed to the coming together of two peoples. One of them being the original indigenous inhabitants of this land we call America and the other strangers from a distant land. Something went horribly wrong and it ended up with the strangers committing Genocide to perpetuate their vision of manifest destiny. But forgiveness is still in order, for who knows why Great Spirit or the Creator allowed that to happen. Some say for a lesson to all concerned. The Original people survived the ordeal and learned hard lessons. And now maybe the strangers who call this their land are learning other lessons. Maybe these lessons have to do with walking in harmony with all tribes of men for survival of the species. The planet will always be here, but the question is will we or our Grandchildren?
As always just some thoughts to consider, like Bob Dylan once said through poetic song. "The answers my friend are blowing in the wind, the answers are blowing in the Wind."