Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
Thank you for today’s sunrise, for the breath and life within me, and for all of your creations. Creator, hear my prayer , and honor my prayer . As the day begins with the rising sun, I ask, Spirit keeper of the East, Brother Eagle, Be with me. Fly high as you carry my prayers to the Creator.
Oh, Great Spirit , whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
A Prayer Stick is also known as a Spirit Stick or Medicine Stick is used to make offerings and petitions to the spirit world. Prayer Sticks are most often associated with rituals relating to religious ceremonies particularly of the Southwest Native American tribes of the Hopi, Pueblo and Zuni.
10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Peaceful Think of the place you love most. It’s a simple idea: Think of where you’re happiest, and bring elements of that place into your home . Build in some calm. Get extra-cozy. Add some green. Put down the tech. 6. Make it smell great. Turn up the tunes. 8. Make room to meditate.
9 Ways to Find Peace of Mind in Tough Times Learn to trust yourself. “It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. Focus on what you’re learning. Ease your expectations. Open up to someone you trust. Use hope to drive positive action. Move TOWARDS something instead of AWAY. Take a few steps back. Give yourself time.
Four Directions Prayer East. All good things come from the East The freshening wind brings warm rain and sunshine. South. The warming south winds bring new growth, gentle rain, healing sunshine. West. The sun sets in the West giving us glorious colors in our life. North. North winds sometimes bring stormy weather and snow.
Waste (wash tay) = Good! Huh =Yes. Hee ya = No. Slol wa yea shnee = I don’t know.
A more common way to say “I love you” in Lakota Sioux is Tecihila (pronounced tay-chee-hee-lah), though, which means simply “I love you.” Or if you’re feeling more poetic, Cantecikiya (pronounced chawn-tay-chee-kee-yah), which means “my heart is inspired by you.” Iyakiciyuha isn’t all that romantic.
Unetlanvhi (oo-net-la-nuh-hee): the Cherokee word for God or “ Great Spirit ,” is Unetlanvhi is considered to be a divine spirit with no human form. The name is pronounced similar to oo-net-la-nuh-hee.
Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also represent : Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death.
In historic times, medicine men and shamans generally carried a large medicine bundle that could hold numerous items such as seeds, herbs , pine cones, grass, animal teeth or claws, horsehair, rocks, tobacco , beads, arrowheads, bones, or anything else of relatively small size that possessed spiritual value to the
The Talking stick , used in many Indigenous cultures, is an ancient and powerful “communication tool” that ensures a code of conduct of respect during meetings is followed. The person holding the stick , and only that person, is designated as having the right to speak and all others must listen quietly and respectfully.
Medicine sticks are made of wood which is carved and wrapped with leather, and adorned with feathers and fur. Of the many uses of the Native dance stick , praying, dancing and medicinal purposes mark the most important.
A spirit stick is awarded to a person or a cheering squad having the highest team spirit , or the one who performed the best and whose hard work was evident. It is also given to the audience cheering for their respective teams. You can purchase spirit sticks from a store or you can make one for your team from scratch.