Elder's Mediation Dec. 28

Old 12-28-2004, 02:10 PM
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Elder's Mediation Dec. 28

"I believe that being a medicine man, more than anything else, is a state of mind, a way of looking at and understanding this earth, a sense of what it is all about."
--Lame Deer, LAKOTA

The Medicine Wheel explains different ways of looking at the world. The four directions are the East, the South, the West and the North. In the East is the view of the eagle-the eagle flies high and sees the earth from that point of view. The South his the direction of the mouse. Moving on the earth, the mouse will not see what the eagle sees. Both the eagle and the mouse see the truth. The West is the direction of the bear-the bear will see different from the mouse and the eagle. From the North comes the point of view of the bison. To be a Medicine Man you must journey through all points of view and develop the mind to see the interconnectedness of all four directions. This takes time, patience and an open mind. Eventually, you understand there is only love.

Great Spirit, today, allow my mind to stay open.
Old 12-28-2004, 02:12 PM
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An open mind is important, and takes some practice. like the saying states...

"The mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it's not open."
Old 12-28-2004, 02:17 PM
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This takes time, patience and an open mind. Eventually, you understand there is only love.
So simple, yet so difficult for us to learn, it seems.

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