Friday, November 20, 2009

Woman's Prayer

Great Spirit, I am Mother.
I was made by You so that the image of Your love
Could be brought into existence.
May I always carry with me
The Sacredness of this honour.

Creator, I am Daughter.
I am the learner of the Traditions.
May I carry them forward
So that the Elders and Ancestors
Will be remembered for all time.

Make-Of-All-Things, I am Sister.
Through me, may my brothers be shown
The manner in whcih I am to be respected.
May I join with my sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield.
So that they will no longer bear the stain of abuse.
Niskam, I am Committed Partner:
One who shares her spirit,
But is wise to remember never to give it away,
Lest it become lost,
And the two become less than one.

I am Woman.
Hear me.

Native American (Mi'kmaq)

I hope you enjoyed this. I found it the other day when I was sorting things in my computer room. About two years ago, I took a course in Cherokee Wisdom and this poem came with the reading materials. It gives me goose bumps whenever I read it.

Needless to say, my village is up, and I give myself about an hour more of work, and the house will be just about set for the holidays. It's a good feeling to have it done. Actually, what took the most time was the usual--book sorting. I'd have a box all set, and then remember something in it that I wanted...and when I would get that out, I would see something else...But, it's done now...and it's not exactly as if I were getting rid of them. They are only packed away until after the holidays.

So, for now it is back to work. Won't get done sitting here. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

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