Wednesday, November 24, 2004

JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING

I found this lovely little prayer in a book called American Indian Healing Arts.


O our Mother the Earth,
O our Father the Sky,
Your children are we, and with tired backs
We bring you the gifts you love.

Then weave for us a garment of brightness.
May the warp be the white light of morning.
May the weft be the red light of evening.
May the fringes be the falling rain,
May the border be the standing rainbow.
Then weave for us a garment of brightness
That we may walk fittingly where grass is green,

O our Mother the Earth,
O our Father the Sky!

Which led to this variation from me.

Only Child of the One who created us all,

We have brought to You the best we have.
Weave these threads together into a new world.
Use our hands to weave the white light of morning and the red light of evening.
Use our hearts to weave the blue of moonlight and the silver of rain.
Use our minds to weave the green of grass and the gray of mist.
Use our joy to weave the thunder of the sea and the whispers of the wind.
Weave throughout the threads of peace, justice, compassion and generosity.
Over all place the glowing rainbow of the promise and the sparkling stars.

Only Child of the Creator weave us a new world.

Inspired by a Tewa Pueblo prayer

6 comments:

sistercdr said...

Absolutely beautiful.

mlraminiak said...

This is lovely, Jackie.  I'm going to "pimp" it in my journal, if you don't mind...  Lisa  :-]

visionarydiva1 said...

This was very nice Jackie. Please feel free to visit my journal. http://journals.aol.com/visionarydiva1/AVisionaryDiva/
http://journals.aol.com/visionarydiva1/ABookClubforJlanders/

I hope to see you there soon.

Amy

krobbie67 said...

I was nudged here by Lisa. Of course, I would have found it eventually but how beautiful to get to experience it now. Thanks! :-) ---Robbie

chasingmoksha said...

This is very nice, very spiritual.  Have you ever read the book Tracks by the author, Louise Erdich?  Very very good book.  Good read and I think you would like it.

hope5555 said...

That is lovely, thank you for sharing!