- Aug 1, 2007EIGHTSu'naliEND OF FRUITGalo'neeFrom tempers be it known thatwe are warm in the field ofbattle and cool in the hours ofdebate.PUSHMATAHACHOCTAW CHIEFAugust 1No wonder fear throws a wrench inour well-laid plans. We have been relying on deadgods, on lifeless theories and trying to fit our keysinto corroded locks.This isn't living, it is throwing in withempty promises with nothing to back them up.Here we are, spiritual creations, trying to survive onmental and physical remedies, never consideringthat we have access to treasuries of ideas and wis-dom and spiritual knowledge. These are theappointment makers that say, "go here, go there,"and we can go in confidence.Spirit, come out of your web of supposedprotection and begin to use the gifts. They are yoursand they are beautiful beyond the reasoning humanmind.I am you!I am yourself!Don't let me wasteUpon the shelf.NELLIE SEQUICHIECHEROKEEBy: Joyce Sequichie HiflerMeditations with Native American Elders-August 1"Everyone got to find the right path. Youcan't see it so it's hard to find. No onecan show you. Each person got to find thepath by himself."-Charlie Knight, UTEThere are certain times in our lives when avoice whispers to us. The voice doesn't alwaystalk. Usually we hear it best when we are sickand tired of being sick and tired. Inside ofevery person is the knowledge that a SupremeBeing exists. Sometimes a restlessness occursand it makes me feel I need to be doingsomething or I need to be going somewhereor maybe I start wondering who am I? Oftenwhen this happens, I feel lost. Inside of every-one is the natural, built-in desire to be walk-ing the Red Road, or to be seeking a relation-ship with the Creator. No one can force us tomake this journey. We must make this journey because we want to. This journey is not onthe outside. The path is inside of ourselves. Itis inside that we must begin our search.Oh GreatSpirit, help methis day tolook withinmyself. Iftrouble arises,let me realizethat it's notwhat is goingon but how Iam looking atwhat's goingon. Give meYour powerthis day toconduct myselfaccording toYour way oflife.AUGUSTAUGUST HOPI MOONPAAMUYA: JOYFUL MOONRed Road Ethic 8Reject MaterialismWhen one is materialistic, one isnot right with the Red Road. Tovalue and appreciate what you haveand to know that you are loved andsafe under the limbs of the Tree of Lifeis to reject materialism and to live a lifeof virtue and appreciation. Materialismonly fills your heart with envy andgreed, while appreciation breeds con-tentment, balance, and true happiness.These are my young men. I amtheir Chief. Look among them and seeif you can find among them who arerich. They are all poor because theyare all honest.-RED DOG,OGLALA SIOUX, 1870AugustWhat is man without the beast? If allthe beasts were gone, men would diefrom great loneliness of spirit, forwhatever happens to the beasts alsohappens to man. All things are con-nected. Whatever befalls the earthbefalls the children of the earth.-CHIEF SEATTLE (SEATHL),DUWAMISH-SUQUAMISH, 1785-1866Did You Know?"Oklahoma" is a Choctaw word mean-ing "Red Men."
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