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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

Opening To Love and Trust

Published August 8, 2018 by tindertender

In todays world we are taught to close down, to not let anyone in, to hide our deepest desires and hopes and wishes. We are taught that others will harm us if we are not careful, we are trained to live in fear, and/or to be aggressive.

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Photo by Joshua Earle

It is important to rid the body of toxins. Physical labor offers an avenue of ‘sweating’ as does the sauna, or sweat lodge. As toxins are released, so are poisonous fears and toxic doubts. Our mind becomes more clear, our intuitive ability more focused, and we are less susceptible to the manipulation of those who would have us remain in chaos.

Whatever you put into your body prepares it for the next life.

This describes the foods eaten, the thoughts entertained, the habits carried, and the attitudes emitted into the world.

See beauty, speak to beauty
See love, speak to love
Where you cannot see these things,
Supply them.
Bravely go forth and change the words
That cause harm, grief or hunger.
Change laws, change limits.

Review concepts, re-mind yourself, re-create a better place to play.
Plant seeds of freedom, liberate the young, show them how to transform the world.

Hard Questions

Published July 23, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by 钱 康屹

It is time for deep self inventory. Ask yourself if your desires are driving you to become more self serving. Have you forgotten to help others? Do your ambitions relate to making yourself special, apart from others, or better than they are? Have you become competitive, envious, or driven?

“True ambition is not what you believe it to be. No focus on winning a jeweled prize, no amount of pomp and circumstance, will achieve true prosperity. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of the Divine in service to all.”

In a tiny, still moment of surrender, miracles are born.
Shine your light, do not give in to fear.

Are you mesmerized by false power? The material world is fleeting, nothing lasts forever. Make sure your intentions come from deep within you, and don’t base them just on money or power or what you think love will do for you. Ask instead what you can offer, what you can give.

True wealth resides within peace, harmony, and a sense of purpose. Remember that Light isn’t garish and cold, nor is it manufactured ~ it is warm and brilliant and natural.

Is it your Ego, or your Soul leading you? There are always choices in life. When torn between two options, the one you choose to feed is the one that wins. Which is it?  If it is not the one that serves the highest of your intentions, deliberately feed the other and the duel will be won in your favor.

Cooperative Union

Published June 17, 2018 by tindertender

Photo by Mario Purisic

Falling back, head into the grass, I turn my face and see you looking at me through its blades. I rest there and I watch the clouds. Logic says they would flow with the wind, but no, the center one moves left and right, and the left cloud moves right, while the right cloud moves left, reaching for and merging into one another.

I’m called to the ladies gathering and we discuss the needs of the group. We plan on how to best serve all members that gather here, we make our lists. I am amazed at the beauty before me. I think of the city and its definition of what beauty is. I am sorry for those who have not had the opportunity to sit with people such as these.

The men are gathered and they discuss repair and modifications that need to me made for the safety and comfort of people living with mobile challenges. They make a mental note of tools needed and schedule a time and day for the “work party”. Although I will not take part in the labor, I will be there to provide nourishment, I am honored with such a task.

I’ve yearned for this type of exchange my entire life. A conscious, cooperative union, working together as a team. It is quite beautiful. At the end of the day my eyes long to close. My heart is at ease and a smile rests upon my face.

Arriving in the city once more I begin to search for, and acquire, items of benefit for the future. This giving of ones self is the most satisfying experience. It is not a challenge, it is a desire to make life a bit easier for others, and for enjoying these little things with them.

My heart remains with each and every one of them as I sit here typing these words. The sun is going to shine on their heads today, and on mine … equally giving of its warmth.

Honoring The Sacred

Published May 30, 2018 by tindertender

We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds. – Ralph H. Griffith’s tr.

This song has been rolling around in my mind. I woke this early morning to find it and share it with you.

In the city, disconnection from that which is sacred occurs, there really is no way to avoid it. This is why it is so important to remove the self from the concrete which hems people in and merge with the wilderness, to listen to birdsong, and to hear, and to see, the wind in the trees and the dance that takes place.

May peace find you today.

 

Our Common Plight

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Rohan Makhecha

What is common between people?
POWER … the need for it, the infliction of it, the abuse of it, the lack of it. When power is used for revenge or selfish gain the energy of it may be turned against the offender.

What is an approach that can assist people with this?
SELF-TRUST … to minimize risks, it is important to stretch capability in order to learn how to handle new situations, practicing techniques which afford positive change.

How shall Personal Power and Trust be utilized?
JUSTICE … with honor and integrity, standing for what is right and true. Being responsible for personal actions will end chaos.

What is needed?
ILLUMINATION … working for beneficial transformation requires a deep look into the shadows of life. The flame which burns bright and instills the desire to do good needs consistent tending.

As a professional fighter darts in, weaves and bobs, and then steps out of range, so too must those who are bringing about immense shifts in the world. Stretching ones capacity should be done with intent and focus, pushing hard, and then relaxing for a short time, and then pushing once more. Tend your light, grow it, share it, honor it and each other. BIG things are about to happen.

You Deserve Better

Published May 11, 2018 by tindertender

Fear is bred in the hearts and minds of people. Lack is fostered in countries world over. Humanity spends much time trying to escape their reality, to find something more pleasurable, sustainable … over there. We are led to believe we cannot change a bad situation, when the truth is, we are the only ones who can. Step out of the cloud.

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Photo by Luther Bottrill

You did not come into this life to play small. You are deserving of the same which the wealthy man has. Your goods and wages have been stolen your whole life, you’ve been taught this is the way it must be for the good of the country, for the good of the people.

The only thing that is good for the people is for you to recognize your value, to claim your birthright, to rest in your power and ability to facilitate change. You do not have to run, or hide, or shrink yourself. Indeed the world will only benefit by your expansion.

Dig in those heels of yours. Make adjustments right where you are. Claim your space. This is your life and you are not meant to bow to any man, you are meant to stand tall in your own right. Hard work, persistence, creativity and goals for strengthening the whole is key, climb out of the tiny box and see a bigger picture. The world will only benefit should we work together to rise, in cooperation with each other, as a unit.

Greed must be stopped and enough must be distributed. The community needs your aid, the earth needs your care. Not over there … but right where you are. The scattered forces must be stabilized, the scurrying about needs an end. The honorable which resides in you demands it, for without it, the world dies.

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