I Want You to Know About Elders Meditation

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    Ohiyesa (dr. Charles A. Eastman), Santee Sioux

    "Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth and the Great Silence alone!" -- Ohiyesa (Dr. Charles A. Eastman), SANTEE SIOUX The most important thing we can do during the course of the day is pray in the morning. There is a special time in the morning that has...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 14, 2010

    Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

    "That spiritual power I wear is much more beautiful and much greater. We call it wisdom, knowledge, power and gift, or love. There are these four parts to that spiritual power. So I wear those. When you wear that power it will beautify your mind and spirit. You become beautiful...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Oct 9, 2010

    Don Jose Matusuwa, Huichol

    The teachings are for all, not just for Indians... The white people never wanted to learn before. They thought we were savages. Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Oct 19, 2010

    Black Elk (hehaka Sapa), Oglala

    "Sometimes dreams are wiser then waking." -- Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa), OGLALA The Great Spirit has many ways of communicating with the human being. He talks to us through the five senses; sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. For example, we can observe nature and see a...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Dec 1, 2010

    Grace Azak, Nisga'a

    "As Elders, it is our place to show respect to our young people in order to gain respect." -- Grace Azak, NISGA'A The attitude of our leaders will be the attitude of the people. The attitude of the parents will be the attitude of the children. If respect is shown from above...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 20, 2010

    Yes Elders Do Meditation All The Time

    so you will like to know how they meditation .and do they meditation difference then the other people do
    pastor24 pastor24
    56-60, F
    Apr 22, 2011

    Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota

    What does it matter how long I pray, so long as my prayers are answered?" -- Sitting Bull, HUNKPAPA LAKOTA Too often we worry about the words we use in prayer. We focus on the words. What really counts is the spirit and intent behind our words. It is the spirit and intent that...
    shai shai
    56-60
    6 Responses Oct 25, 2010

    Many Questions To Ponder

    The evolution of modern humans has taken more than five million years but until less than 50,000 years ago we had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no creative and innovative thinking, and quite possibly no language. Then, a dramatic and electrifying change...
    kayaker712 kayaker712
    61-65, M
    Feb 25, 2011

    -Dr. A.c. Ross (ehanamani), Lakota "Red Road"

    I went to a holy man and asked him for help. He told me to get on the Red Road. `Pray to Wakan-Tanka (Great Spirit) to help you walk the Red Road." --Dr. A.C. Ross...
    shai shai
    56-60
    21 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    Turtleheart, Teton Sioux

    "The greatest obstacle to the internal nature is the mind. If it relies on logic…the domain of the inner nature is inaccessible. The simple fact is a man does not challenge the wisdom of the Holy Mystery." -- Turtleheart, TETON SIOUX Why is it we need to analyze and...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2010

    How to start with meditation?

    I've been procrastinating this for long time. It's high time I start now.
    SandeshRawat SandeshRawat
    22-25, M
    Feb 24, 2015

    Oren Lyons, Onondaga

    Power is not manifested in the human being. True power is in the Creator." -- Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA The Old Ones say the only true power is spiritual power. Sometimes our egos tell us we have power but really we don't. Great Spirit power is called by other names such as love...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Nov 18, 2010

    -chief Oren Lyons, Onondaga

    We forget so we consider ourselves superior. But we are, after all, a mere part of the creation and we must consider to understand where we are and we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant. Somewhere and only there is a part and parcel of the creation." --Chief Oren...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

    Once you make a friend, a friend never leaves you, even to death. So a friend is really hard to find." --Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA Once, an Elder told me he made a decision to be my friend. He said this...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Apr 13, 2010

    Archie Fire Lame Deer, Lakota "Crying"

    "We must relearn how to cry. A strong man cries; it is the weak man who holds back his tears." --Archie Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA Indian...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    A Path To Peace, Enlightment, And Energy Work

    Growing up, my step-father that raised me, was a very untraditional Christian. He was heavily influenced by things such as Autobiography of a Yoga. He taught me how to meditate at a young age. So, as young as 4, he was teaching me how to still my mind and listen. Prayer is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee

    People say that crisis changes people and turns ordinary people into wiser or more responsible ones." -- Wilma Mankiller, CHEROKEE There is a saying, conflict precedes clarity. The Medicine Wheel teachings say, in order for something to change it must first go through a...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Nov 28, 2010

    -Fools Crow, Lakota "The Power of Choice'

    The mind's eye changes the way we judge things." --Fools Crow, LAKOTA "What you see is what you get." Our head has inside it a...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Aug 24, 2009

    Fools Crow, Lakota

    -Fools Crow, LAKOTA There are certain prayers or actions we can take that will call the Powers. The Powers can only work through the people. The Powers are always waiting to...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    Wisdom And Power

    In every sphere of life, we find great truth, wisdom and power if we listen to what our Elders have to say. Bless them for having been "there" before us, so we can walk in their shadow and footsteps, or not. Bless them for the wealth of not just knowledge, but understanding and...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2010

    Leonard George, Chief Councilor

    "Spiritual Values are an Attitude." --Leonard George, Chief Councilor Attitude is a direction which we follow. If you have a positive attitude, it means you will lean towards a positive direction. If you have a negative attitude, it means you will lean away from the Spirit...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 3, 2010

    -Fools Crow, Lakota

    They also learned, and perhaps this was the most important thing, how to look at things through the eyes of the Higher Powers." --Fools Crow, LAKOTA...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    Mary Hayes, Claoquot

    "Things would go well for us if we would think positively about everything." -- Mary Hayes, CLAOQUOT Each of our thoughts are like individual seeds. These thoughts will plant our life garden. Whatever our thoughts, they grow in our gardens. Each day we will process about 50,000...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Nov 26, 2010

    -Charles A. Eastman (ohiyesa), Santee Sioux "Prayer"

    In the life of the Indian there was only one inevitable duty, the duty of prayer, the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo-creek

    All of us begin to rethink what is good about ourselves - put the past where it belongs - and get on with the possibilities of the present!" -- Howard Rainer, TAOS PUEBLO-CREEK There is a saying, you move toward and become that which you think about. So the question for today...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 15, 2010

    --Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

    "Each creature has a medicine, so there are many medicines. Because they are so close to the Creator, they are to communicate that medicine. Then they bring help and health."...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Jun 12, 2009

    - Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

    "When you go inside that power, there's no fear. It's so beautiful!! There's no fear there. There's no pain." ---- Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    Chief Alan Wilson, Haida

    I think that's what unity is - knowing one another,coming together, and working with no conflict." --Chief Alan Wilson, HAIDA When we are aligned with spiritual values, we cannot be in fear or conflict. When we are aligned to spiritual values, we have the Creator whispering...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 10, 2010

    Horace Axtell, Nez Perce

    "Many religions have been brought to this land. And the way my religion is, they teach me, and they taught me, and told me to resect all religions. And I still do that." -- Horace Axtell, NEZ PERCE The Creator put on this Earth many different religions which represent different...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 16, 2010

    Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

    So don't be afraid. What we left behind, leave it back there. Try to do some good. Let's try to take a step, try to think something good." --Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA Every day is a new day. Sometimes we make mistakes. We do not need to carry these mistakes along with us. Take...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    -Dr. A.c. Ross (ehanamani), Lakota "Silence"

    "By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety."   --Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA   Be still and know. The Medicine...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    -Mathew King, Lakota "Important Lesson"

    You are going to learn the most important lesson - that God is the most powerful thing there is." -- Mathew King, LAKOTA   The Medicine Wheel teaches that there...
    shai shai
    56-60
    5 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    Teresita Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo

    "My pottery is the handiwork of God." -- Teresita Naranjo, SANTA CLARA PUEBLO The Great One has given every human being at least one special talent and one special gift. We need to develop and practice these gifts because they are the handiwork of God. Maybe we are artists-when...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2010

    John Peters (slow Turtle), Wampanoag

    If people are going to get back into balance, one of the things they have to do is seek the truth. They have to start really speaking the truth themselves, and that's a difficult thing to do. The way it is now in the world, we don't mind lying."     --John Peters...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    Eddie Benton-banai, Ojibway "Know Yourself"

    We have to educate ourselves to know who we are. That's what I mean when I say, 'Teach the children.'" --Eddie Benton-Banai, OJIBWAY It is...
    shai shai
    56-60
    6 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    George Webb, Pima

    "The smarter a man is the more he needs God to protect him from thinking he knows everything." -- George Webb, PIMA A spiritual person needs to be careful. The more confident we are, the more likely our egos will get us into trouble. It's relatively easy to become self...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2010

    Grandmother Of Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux

    "Always remember that the Great Mystery is good; evil can come only from ourselves!"   -Grandmother of Charles Eastman. SANTEE...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2009

    Polingaysi Q“yawayma, Hopi

    We do not walk alone. Great Being walks beside us. Know this and be grateful." -- Polingaysi Q“yawayma, HOPI Many religions have different names for these Beings. Some are called angels, some are called spirits. These Spirit Beings are helpers. They guide us, protect us...
    shai shai
    56-60
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2010

    Fools Crow, Lakota "Harmony and Balance"

    If we keep everything in balance, we are in harmony with ourselves and are at peace." --Fools Crow, LAKOTA As within, as without, our present thought...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    Don Talayesva, Hopi

    "Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts." --Don Talayesva, HOPI Human beings function from choice. We can choose to stuff things, or we can choose to let go of things. If we choose to stuff things, then we will feel a heaviness, or sorrow, self...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2010

    Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux

    "The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power...The soil was soothing, strengthening...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    Michael Kabotie, Hopi

    "Flexible strength is better than inflexible. Let the storm flow over you, and then pop back up." -- Michael Kabotie, HOPI Flexibility is taught by nature. You will see the trees bend in the wind. You will see that tree branches are flexible. To be rigid is to break. When we...
    shai shai
    56-60
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2010

    Don Jose Matsua, Huichol Sierra Madre Mexico "Prayer"

    With prayer and good intentions, we make our lives sacred and come into balance." --Don Jose Matsua, HUICHOL SIERRA MADRE MEXICO Only through prayer can we...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Aug 28, 2009

    -john (fire) Lame Deer, Rosebud Lakota

    ghter - that is something very sacred, especially for us Indians." --John (Fire) Lame Deer, ROSEBUD LAKOTA Laughter is mental, laughter is emotional, laughter is physical, and laughter is spiritual. Laughter helps us find balance. If we get too angry, laughter will turn that...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Oct 2, 2010

    --Dr. A.c. Ross (ehanamani), Lakota

    The symbol of wholeness, represented by the medicine wheel, is still being used in D/Lakota ceremonies today. The center where the "X" crosses is considered the home of Tunkasila, Wakan-Tanka, God. I speculated...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle Of Elders

    Parents have to demonstrate the value of trust, respect, and honor." -- Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders Children learn more by watching than by listening. If we want our children to understand and value trust, they know it by watching how adults live their lives! If...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Dec 18, 2010

    Chief Luther Standing Bear, Sioux

    In sharing, in loving all and everything, one people naturally found a due portion of the thing they sought, while in fearing, the other found need of conquest...
    shai shai
    56-60
    7 Responses Jan 31, 2010

    Charles A. Eastman (ohiyesa), Santee Sioux "Silence"

    Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit." --Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), SANTEE SIOUX Be still and know. All new learnings, all...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jul 4, 2009

    Tessie Maranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo

    It's the most precious thing...to know absolutely where you belong. There's a whole emotional wrapping-around-of-you here. You see the same rock, tree, road, clouds, sun -- you develop a nice kind of intimacy with the world around you. To be intimate is to grow, to learn...[it...
    shai shai
    56-60
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2010

    John Fire Lame Deer, Lakota "Prayer"

    "You can pray for whatever you want, but it is always best to pray for others, not for yourself." --John Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA When...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    Dr. A.c. Ross (ehanamani), Lakota "Balance"

    Balance is implicit in the Red Road. When you're on the Red Road, you are in the center. Yet, you do not go to either extreme, and you allow both sides to exist. This is accomplished by...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    Oren Lyons, Onondaga

    Someone must speak for them. I do not see a delegation for the four footed. I see no seat for eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior, but we are after all a mere part of the Creation." -- Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA Whenever we make decisions, we need to look around to...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Nov 30, 2010

    -Eunice Baumann-nelson, Ph.d., Penobscot

    "You have to have confidence in your own ability to be able to go it alone, to go against what the rest of the culture is doing." --Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D...
    shai shai
    56-60
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Black Elk (hehaka Sapa) Oglala Lakota

    The hearts of little children are pure, and therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss." -- Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa) OGLALA LAKOTA Sometimes adults think they know more than the children. But the children are closer to the truth. Have you...
    shai shai
    56-60
    Nov 14, 2010

    Thomas Yellowtail, Crow

     "Without a sacred center, no one knows right from wrong." ---- Thomas Yellowtail, CROW In the center of the circle is where the powers reside. These powers are called love, principle, justice, spirtual knowledge, life, forgiveness and truth. All these powers reside in...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009

    Archie Fire Lame Deer, Lakota

    "Think only about what is holy. Empty your mind." --Archie Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA If we let our minds wander, we will come up with a lot of junk: maybe bad thoughts...
    shai shai
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 10, 2009

    -Charles Alexander Eastman, Ohiyesa Santee Sioux "Character"

    Silence is the cornerstone of character." --Charles Alexander Eastman, OHIYESA SANTEE SIOUX   Be still and know. Anyone can verbally attack another. Anyone can be a smart aleck...
    shai shai
    56-60
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2009
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