"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once
more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are
older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you -- the two-legged,
the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live."
"You have set the powers of the four
quarters of the earth cross each other. You have made me cross the good road and road of
difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you
are the life of things."
Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
by Crying Wolf
Grandfather, many have tried to destroy
what you have created. The Dancing Spirits have reache deep within my heart. They shall
protect the Sacred Circle you have created in my heart. Your gift of such a Sacred Dance
is as a precious breath of Mother Earth. The rage of her nostrils shall not harm the
ground the Dancing Spirits have danced on.
My Grandson, know
that the beauty of this Sacred Circle, you are just a part of. Your brothers build along
side of you, take this hand and increase your strength. Seek his wisdom for a river runs
swift when streams become as one. You shall honor his deeds for his hand reaches for yours
as the Mighty Redwoods reach for the Sacred Skies.
Old one, I shall be
as the Standing Bear, his strength has carried him through harshness. Your teaching of the
Great Warriors that have turned into dead trees is wise. In how many seasons will they
turn into stone? Those before me shall keep the Dancing Spirits buried in my heart.
what you have built let it stand Mighty as the Paha Sapa. We can not change the past but
Father Sun shall guide our tomorrows. It is I that has granted you the Dancing Spirits.
You have learned well my sons that Warriors turn into trees and then stone. Listen to the
words the Great Winds have carried to your ears. You cannot live on the empty promises of
those that cause hunger to your women and children. My son, let no man break the Sacred
Circle of the Dancing Spirits.
by Crying Wolf
Mighty Eagle has much wisdom, for it follows the footsteps of the old one. Your new
journey takes you beyond the Great Waters. You shall always walk at my side, for in you I
have found my way. I have listened to the trees their song has touched my heart. This
sacred place among the mountains and clouds shall be filled with your spirit?
Grandson be as the
fresh winter snow for it provides new waters. For it is I, Eagle Guides His Arrows, that
shall provide for you. Keep your visions keen as the sight of the Eagle, your strength as
his great wings. Our paths are of the same, the sky has many shades. When the sacred rains
come they are for your pleasures.
bow has much strength, your arrows have soared to great lengths. Your great shield has
protected your heart, from many enemies. In all my strengths I shall find the wisdom to
carry my own shield. The White Eagle has left me with a saddened heart. In the Sacred Sky
I shall see your face, Father Sun shall carry your warmth.
Young brave go and
hunt well for many go hungry. It is you that shall become as I. The Mighty Eagle always
grasps for the arrow of wisdom. Feed not your people the meat that fills their stomachs. I
have gifted you with the many ways a have kept your people warm. We have found much wisdom
in the many seasons throughout our journey?
heart has cried and my tears are silent as this Sacred Flight. I shall see the Eagle catch
his meat and my arrows shall fly in the same winds. Have a safe journey grandfather, for
the footsteps you leave I shall follow.
"If all the
beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, since whatever happens to
the beasts also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth
befalls the sons of the earth."
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May 14. 1999