A Road In Our Hearts

Chief Luther Standing Bear’s Words of Wisdom  

“There is a road in the hearts of all of us,

hidden and seldom traveled,

which leads to an unknown, secret place.

The old people came literally to love the soil,

and they sat or reclined on the ground,

with a feeling of being close to a mothering power.

A Road In Our Hearts

Their teepees were built upon the earth,

and their altars were made of earth.

The soul was soothing,

strengthening, cleansing and healing.

That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth,

instead of propping herself up,

and away from its life giving forces.

A Road In Our Hearts

For her,

to sit or lie upon the ground,

is to be able to think more deeply,

and to feel more keenly.

 She can see more clearly

into the mysteries of life

and come closer in kinship

to other lives about her.”

 (masculine nouns were substituted with feminine nouns) 

A Road In Our Hearts

Luther Standing Bear  was a notable educator, philosopher, and actor during the twentieth century.  Standing Bear left the confinement of the reservation, but continued his responsibilities, as an Oglala Lakota chief, fighting to preserve Lakota heritage and sovereignty.  He was actively at the forefront of a Progressive movement to change government policy toward Native Americans.  On February 20, 1939, Luther Standing Bear died in Huntington Beach, California, at age of 70 of the flu while on the set of the film Union Pacific.  He was buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery,  far from his Lakota homeland, with his sacred pipe.

March Tapping Fears Away

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a very simple and effective tapping practice for adults as well as children.  It is universally used by professionals as well as novice for physical, emotional, and performance issues.  Before beginning a series of tapping, rate the intensity of how you are feeling from 0-10 (10 being the most upset).  This will measure how often you may need to repeat the tapping series. The Tapping is done with two or more fingertips.  Read the script out loud, allowing your emotions to be heard.March Tapping Fear Away

Start with the following Karate Chop Set-up Script For Fear:

Begin tapping side hand and repeat the following out loud before each of the rounds you do.

1.  Even though I am so afraid and don’t know what to do. I love and accept myself.

2.  Even though my stomach does a flip whenever I think of.___,  and how afraid I am.   I love and accept myself anyway.

3.  Even though I don’t feel in control,  and that makes me even more afraid, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

You can tap with the fingertips of either hand, most people use their dominant hand.  Where there are two identical points on each side of the body, you can choose to do only one side or both.    Again, reading the script out loud allows emotions to be heard.

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Tapping for Fear

Karate Set-Up (above script)

Tap five times while repeating script on each of the following points: 

Top of Head:  This fear

Edge of Eyebrow: It’s everywhere

Side of Eye:  It feels bad

Under Eye:   It just won’t go away

Under Nose:  I’m afraid

Under Chin: I’m not safe

Collarbone:  This awful fear

Under Arm:  I don’t want this…

Continue rounds:  Until  fears decrease.  MAKE MARCH TAPPING FEARS AWAY MONTH!

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 (A post on EFT Fear Tapping was published  on March 18, 2016. It seems appropriate during this unsettling time, to revisit Emotional Freedom Technique).

 

Goddess Wisdom-White Buffalo Calf WomanWhite Buffalo Calf Woman’s ancient legend goes back at least 2000 years, and is central to the spiritual practices of numerous Native American Nations. There are various, but similar, versions of White Buffalo Calf Woman’s mythology.   One shares that White Buffalo Calf Woman arrived spending four days with their people.  She was cradling a sacred bundle in her arms.  On the fourth day White Buffalo Calf Woman left in the same manner she had arrived, telling the people she was leaving the sacred bundle, the White Buffalo Calf Woman’s pipe, in their care. She promise one day to return for it and to also bring harmony and spiritual balanced back to the world.

“It was told that next time there is chaos and disparity,  she would return again.

She said she would return as a White Buffalo Calf. Some believe she already has.”

~Words of Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, of the Lakota Nation

Goddess Wisdom-White Buffalo Calf Woman

Goddess Wisdom-White Buffalo Calf Woman

Lakota Instructions for Living

Friend do it this way – that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way – that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One – whatever you ask for,
that’s the Way It’s Going To Be.

passed down from ~ White Buffalo Calf Woman

I believe we are now seeing Women Wisdom at this time throughout the World. 

We are now seeing Women Wisdom at this time throughout the World. 

 

New Year ~ New Beginning

YESTERDAY’S DOOR 

I’ve shut the door on Yesterday,

It’s sorrows and mistakes.

I’ve locked within its gloomy walls

Past failures and heartaches.

And now I throw the key away,

To seek another room,

And furnish it with hope and smiles

And every springtime bloom.

No thought shall enter this Abode

That has a hint of pain;

And envy, malice and distrust

Shall never entrance gain.

I’ve shut the door on Yesterday

And thrown the key away -

Tomorrow holds no fear for me

Since I have found Today.

~Anonymous

New Year ~ New Beginning

Another Chance

How often we wish for another chance
to make a fresh beginning.
A chance to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.

It does not take a new day
To make a brand new start,
It only takes a deep desire
To try with all our heart.

To live a little better
And to always be forgiving
And to add a little sunshine
To the world in which we’re living.

So never give up in despair
And think that you are through,
For there’s always a tomorrow
And the hope of starting new.

~Helen Steiner Rice, Poet (1900-1981)

New Year ~  New Beginnings

Letting Go

September 1st, 2016 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Letting Go

To let go does not mean to stop caring,
It means I can’t do it for someone else.
To let go is not to cut myself off,
It’s the realization I can’t control another.
To let go is not to enable,
But to allow learning from natural consequences.
To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means
The outcome is not in my hands.

Letting Go

To let go is not to try to change or blame another,
It’s to make the most of myself.
To let go is not to care for,
But to care about.
To let go is not to fix,
But to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge,
But to allow another to be a human being.

Letting Go

To let go is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
But to allow others to affect their destinies.
To let go is not to be protective,
It’s to permit another to face reality.
To let go is not to deny,
But to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold or argue,
But instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

Letting Go

To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires,
But to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To let go is not to criticize or regulate anybody,
But to try to become what I dream I can be.
To let go is not to regret the past,
But to grow and live for the future.
To let go is to fear less and love more…
Remember: The time to love is short.

~author anonymous

Letting Go

We can truly accept and love ourselves and others without judging, when we LET GO!

She Walks in Beauty

 She Walks in Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TODAY WALK IN BEAUTY!

She Walks In Beauty

Lady of Liberty

Lady Of LobertyLady of Liberty

Lady of Liberty and Mother of Freedom and Justice to All,

who offers her welcome to whomever may call,
be them rich, poor or oppressed,

she stands watch in her robes, so dressed,
a gift of friendship from France to the U.S.

dedicated in 1886 and designated a National Monument in 1924,
an historic landmark to its very core.

she passed her torch from Bedloe’s to the renamed Liberty Island,
never frowned, but kept on smiling.

she raised her torch of eternal light and freedom upwards toward the heavenly clouds,
evoking cries and tears of emotion from the visiting crowds.

so, thanks to the great genius of Bartholdi and Eiffel, our symbol
of freedom still stands by the bay,

to signal all passing through, that liberty, justice and the
pursuit of happiness and opportunity in America is here to stay,
in the good ole U.S.A.

  ~Joseph P. Martino, Poet, Writer, World Traveler

Lady of Liberty

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me

Earth Teach Me

Author's Inspiring Quote

Author's Inspiring Quote

Author's Inspiring Quote

 

 

 

To All My Relations -THANK YOU!

Women, please join me during the month of February to read and use the following Lakota Sioux Prayer as a mantra of spreading, peace, love, and gratitude.

MITAKUYE OYASIN: A LAKOTA SIOUX PRAYER

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin….All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer.

To All My Relations-Thank You!To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.

To All My Relations - THANK YOU!

Thank you!