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.
In every leaf and rock. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother. But to fight my greatest enemy, myself. With clear hands and straight eyes.
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.
Cherokee Words Oginalii – My friend. O’siyo – Hello . Do hi tsu – How are you . Do hi quu – I am well. Wadv – Thank you. E tsi – Mother. E do da – Father. Usdi – Little.
The Great Spirit is a conception of universal spiritual force, Supreme Being or God, and is known as Wakan Tanka among the Sioux, Gitche Manitou in Algonquian, and in many Native American (excluding Alaskan Natives ) and Aboriginal Canadian (specifically First Nations people).
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.
In Lakota spirituality, Wakan Tanka (Standard Lakota Orthography: Wakȟáŋ Tȟáŋka) is the term for the sacred or the divine. This is usually translated as the ” Great Spirit ” and occasionally as ” Great Mystery”.
Chief Yellow Lark was a Native American Missionary and Medicine Man, of the Lakota Tribe.
Not only a medicine man would carry a bag of special herbs or powerful items around his neck or tied to his waist; many Native Americans carry some type of medicine bag or pouch . These bags hold sacred tobacco, herbs, sage for smudging, personal power stones and crystals, and fetishes.
Prayer ties are spiritual offerings created by wrapping tobacco into a cloth while praying and focusing on your intention — what you desire or expect to accomplish. They should be thought of as a physical manifestation of your prayer .
The story of the talking stick originated from five Native American tribes: the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, and the Onandaga. These tribes all lived in what is now upper New York state, near the shores of Lake Ontario.
Yah – ta – hey (Navajo: Tʼáá Bííchʼį́įdii) is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The English name for this place is an approximation of a Navajo greeting, though the actual Navajo name means “like the devil”, in reference to J.B.
The generic TV- Indian greeting “How”–and the Y- Indian Princess greeting “How How”–are Americanized versions of the Lakota/Dakota Sioux word “Hau,” which means ” hello .” This greeting is still used by Sioux people today.
In Lakota it means “hello” in Kiowa it means “thank you,” and in Cherokee it is used at the end of a prayer similar to the use of “amen,” often accompanied by “Mitakuye Oyasin.” The use of this term has been adopted by some New Age groups and is said by a group following a statement by one person, indicating agreement.