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North American Tribal Proverbs

HOPI PROVERB

“All dreams spin out from the same web.”

KIOWA PROVERB

“There is no fear where there is faith.”

LAKOTA PROVERB

“When man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.”

OGLALA SIOUX PROVERB

“We should be like water, which is lower than all things yet stronger even than the rocks.”

OKLAHOMA PROVERB

“When a man prays one day and steals six, the Great Spirit thunders and the Evil One laughs.”

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North American Tribal Proverbs

ARAPAHO PROVERB 

“Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food.”

BLACKFOOT PROVERB 

“There are many paths to a meaningful sense of the natural world.”

CHEROKEE PROVERB 

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

LAKOTA PROVERB 

“Creation is ongoing.”

PAWNEE PROVERB 

“What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.”

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Finding Spirit on the Canadian Shield

Reid Dickie

Today my young friend Troy, who also practises shamanism, and I drove out to Whiteshell Provincial Park in eastern Manitoba which encompasses part of the southwestern edge of the vast Canadian Shield, the oldest rock in the world. Our intent was to visit Bannock Point Petroforms. The day was cloudy and cool.

To get to the site, we passed through Rennie, MB, proudly optimistic as you can see. Two hours outside Winnipeg we arrived at the petroform site. After smudging with sweetgrass and bringing ourselves into the moment we walked the short path to the stones.

Webbed Flight, my spirit helper, walked this very land 1200 years ago and today has free rein. He sings, cries, laughs, prays and dances around the large ceremonial circle laid out around a small stand of old pine trees festooned with colourful cloths. Webbed Flight’s gestures, postures, ancient language, song and spirit connection all found expression in me today around the old lichened rocks. Webbed Flight “lived again at home.”

We spent two hours communing and being present with Spirit, ending off with Troy and I drumming around the circle. We came away feeling refreshed, regenerated, very calm and peaceful. This evening, as I write this, the relaxed and happy feeling from Bannock Point and its ancient rocks still floods my consciousness. I am grateful to Spirit for yet another rejuvenation. It was a good day.

I took a few pictures of the various animal and human forms. The first is a horse, maybe, with a smaller version below its mouth. Next is the torso and legs of a human form, the rest of the body disturbed. And last is an abstract shape I found near the ceremonial circle. Click to enlarge.

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

OGLALA SIOUX PROVERB

“There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men.”

HOPI PROVERB

“Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.”

DUWAMISH PROVERB 

“There is no death, only a change of worlds.”

PLAINS SIOUX PROVERB

“See how the boy is with his sister and you can know how the man will be with your daughter.”

CROW PROVERB 

“You already possess everything necessary to become great.”

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Ten Strangest Search Engine Terms Used To Find My Blog in Last 30 Days

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      I assume most of these actually, somehow, connected the seeker to my blog. Some are mildly explicable, most utterly obscure. I’m glad to know you search me out and usually find me. Thank you.

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

ARAPAHO PROVERB 

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”

ZUNI PROVERB 

“After dark all cats are leopards.”

ASSINIBOINE PROVERB 

“Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves.”

PUEBLO PROVERB 

“Never go to sleep when your meat is on the fire.”

MOHAWK PROVERB 

“Remember that your children are not your own but are lent to you by the Creator.”

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Five North American Tribal Proverbs

OMAHA PROVERB “It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”

ONONDAGA PROVERB “We stand somewhere between the mountain and the ant.”

SHOSHONE PROVERB “When a favour is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue.”

LAKOTA PROVERB “Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young.”

CREE PROVERB “Knowledge that is not used is abused.”

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