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Native American Code of Ethics

Published August 23, 2018 by tindertender

NAtive American Girl

  1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

  2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

  3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

  4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

  5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

  6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth—whether it be people, animal or plant. Honor the Spirit in all things.

  7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.

  8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.

  9. Nature is not for us, it is a part of us. They are part of your worldly family.

  10. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.

  11. Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.

  12. Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.

  13. Keep yourself balanced. Your mental self, spiritual self, emotional self, and physical self—all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.

  14. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.

  15. Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others—especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.

  16. Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.

  17. Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.

  18. Share your good fortune with others. Participate in charity. Be willing to give back to the people, so that People will live.

This code of ethics would serve us all well. 
Here is the link to the original document:
http://www.appleseeds.org/nat-amer_ethics.htm

Together, We Are Better

Published August 19, 2017 by tindertender

Today I had every intention of attending the SHS reunion. I was up bright and early, to the car repair shop only to be told it is nothing to worry about. I went to the picnic my employer had today, showing up an hour early.

I left the picnic around 12:30 and and raced up 84 to the Bridge Of The Gods, paid my toll, and crossed. I had a wonderful vegan patty made with beets! It was delicious, side was a pear and lettuce salad with strawberry vinaigrette. I watched the Sternwheeler take off and said hello to Mr Big Foot.

On the way back to the vehicle I saw a statue in honor of Sacagawea, it is beautiful!!

DSCN0615There were many people camping in tents. I do not know if it is for the eclipse, or if they just want to surf.

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I drove to the old homestead, in fact, beyond, where I saw a peculiar sign.

Now what do you suppose they mean by an “Experimental Forest”? I grew up on this river, majestic, cold, sweet waters. The power these waters hold is awesome. I am curious if the current residents have been told anything of the nature of this experimental forest. Are these GMO trees? If so, how will they affect the wildlife? Does the community get a say-so in the health and well-being of their wilderness, their home?

I visited the old Hemlock lake, which is now a river, as it should have always been allowed to be.

Oh the memories of these places live strong and well in my mind. I am glad the dam was taken down, I always love to see, hear and feel the river flow freely, without interference from man made obstacles.

Although I am sad to miss another reunion, I am happy that the day brought me to this place once again, this place of healing.

New beginnings are on the horizon, every time we wake from the sleeping dream into the waking one, we have the power to create beauty and health and wealth, or stand by while those others destroy everything we love that is good and pure and much needed by all life.

There is the question, “What can I do?” Well, I would not be telling the truth if I said this or that, for I do not have it figured out, but I do have a voice and a brain and common sense, and so I will try to use these things to promote that which is good.

As you walk your journey, figuring out the best way you, too, can assist in the safety of beauty in the world, please share, for it would be a blessing to all of us who may learn, and help to magnify your good efforts … for together, we are better.

Warrior Rising

Published February 19, 2017 by tindertender

All around the world people are rising. We wish life for the lands and the waters, for clean air. This earth supports us, and we ought to support the earth. Let us not forget to support each other as well, as we move forward in this compassionate connection.

The Maori just took Standing Rock solidarity up a notch with their viral war dance.

Published November 5, 2016 by tindertender

This is the time for war cries.

Water Protectors/ police conflict / Erin Schrode shot by police at Standing Rock

Published November 3, 2016 by tindertender

Black Snake Prophecy Happening NOW

The battle waged in the unseen, is now seen.

Do you believe in the dark forces who are trying to murder all life? Do you believe that your very life will come to depend on “the evil one” if this continues?

If so, what do you plan to do about it?

Please pray, please donate, please, physically go in support of the earth and water protectors if you are able.

Please Help! GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/techwarriorcamp

1. You can donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

2. Contribute directly to the tribe to support the Red Warrior Camp: http://standingrock.org/…/standing-…

3. Call the White House… (202) 456-1111. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. (I think by now it is obvious our calls are not being recorded).

4. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

5. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

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