Grandfather William Commanda, Algonquin

"And there are Four Corners of the Earth that we talk about, the Four Colors of people, and the Four Winds. You see the winds - they are spirits."

--Grandfather William Commanda, ALGONQUIN

The Elders teach us about the four directions. If we learn about direction, we also learn about attention, about focus, and about power. Each direction has spiritual power. In the morning, go outside, face the east and get still; then, listen to your thoughts. After you have done this for a while, turn and face the west. Get quiet once again and listen to your thoughts. Did your thinking change when you changed direction?


Great Spirit, teach me the power of the four directions


[I was taught differently about praying outside, but once you begin to pray in the 4 directions outside, you won't want to return to praying inside a house or building.  I truly miss praying outside, and look forward to when I can again]

shai shai
Mar 6, 2010