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Elder’s Meditation of the Day 10-6-2020

Published October 6, 2020 by tindertender

“Lots of people hardly ever feel real soil under their feet, see plants grow except in flower pots, or get far enough beyond the street light to catch the enchantment of a night sky studded with stars. When people live far from scenes of the Great Spirit’s making, it’s easy for them to forget His laws.”
–Tatanga Mani (Walking Buffalo), STONEY

Nature is life’s greatest teacher. The natural laws are hidden in nature. Hidden are solutions to everyday problems such as; conflict resolution, how to forgive, lessons about differences, how to manage organizations, how to think. Hidden are feelings. You can look at something and you will feel it. At night, have you ever looked at the sky when there are no clouds? As you look at all the stars, your heart will become very joyful. You will walk away feeling joyful and peaceful. We need to visit nature so we can see and feel these things.

My Creator, let me learn nature’s lessons.

Copied with the permission of Don L. Coyhis, from the book Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons

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What If?

Published August 25, 2020 by tindertender

What if our religion was each other.
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water–the rivers, lakes, and ocean.
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being.
~ Ganga White

Another Blessed Day

Published June 27, 2020 by tindertender

I woke this morning and decided to travel to the wilderness, to the lodge for lunch. What a glorious drive, the scenery incomparable.

Lunch was a beautiful giant pretzel with fondue, apples, cauliflower and onions. So good!

Lunch!

We were all gifted some sunshine while there too! Many folks were there for skiing.

Timberline Lodge
Mt Hood
Beautiful forest and Trillium Lake

There is much history here at the lodge.

Boot scraper
Time to head back to town

A beautiful day, followed by a nice dinner with friend, music, and a lovely bath to end the evening once home.

A glorious day.

A blessing.

It’s That Time Of Year Again

Published June 26, 2020 by tindertender

THEY FIND THEIR WAY INTO OUR HOMES LOOKING FOR SAFETY

WHEN YOU FIND A BUMBLEYBEE THAT CAN’T FLY, FIRSTLY YOU CAN PICK THEM UP – THEY WILL NOT STING UNLESS YOU HURT THEM AND ARE SAFE TO HANDLE

SECONDLY, POP THEM IN A TUB IF THEY WILL LET GO OF YOUR WARM HAND

THIRDLY, MIX WARM WATER AN SUGAR TOGETHER AND HOLD SOME IN A TEASPOON INFRONT OF THEM TO THEIR FRONT LEGGIES

THEY WILL EXTEND THEIR PROBOSCIS (INBUILT CURLY STRAW) AND DRINK.

THEN TAKE THEM OUTSIDE, THEY WILL GROOM, MAYBE PEE ON YOU AND WILL FLY OFF

WHEN THEY ARE SAT UNABLE TO FLY AND STICK THEIR LEGGIES IN THE AIR IT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE VULNERABLE AND TRYING TO FLY.

THEY ARE COLD AND NEED ENERGY

DO NOT GIVE THEM HONEY

KEEP THEM WARM AN FEED THEM SUGAR WATER

THIS SAVES A LIFE

A Leaf Is Falling …

Published May 15, 2020 by tindertender

… Smiling at the clouds

In total freedom

And trust

The divine nature

Holds all in its embrace

In the heart of a bustling city

In the soul of a forest

A glowing ray shines through

A lonely seagull glides over the ocean

While the desert sings its soulful song

A whisper

A cry

A child is born

And someone sheds a tear of joy

While

Somewhere else

Someone else

Cries tears of sadness

The world goes on turning

The divine nature present in all things.

~ Toni Carmine Salerno

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