“Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” – Joel 2:29
“I ask you to join me on this endeavor. Our vision is for the peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace.” ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse
Here in Tkaronto, Chi Miigwetch is the first word that many of us learn when we join the Anishnawbe Health Traditional Indigenous healing community. And, those of us who are taking our Medicine Walks very seriously have learned that Chi Miigwetch opens peoples’ hearts in a way that other medicines cannot.
Because humans have forgotten that we (all of Chi Manitou’s children) are related and connected, we have begun to think we are superior to our relatives in the other families of beings. We jeer at Pigeon and call her mean names like “flying rat” instead of taking the time to get to know her and to learn her lessons. We elect leaders who allow cruel spikes on windowsills and rooftops, glass-walled skyscrapers that kill hundreds of thousands every year instead of learning how to love and live in harmony with her.
The Ancestors will use songs, words, numbers and animals to get our attention. They will show us the lessons they’re asking us to learn by repeatedly reminding us of an animal, bird, plant, stone, element or other Sacred gift of provision that Creator has given us for our journey here with Mother Gaia.
In this particular Medicine Walk, I have found some lessons about Cedar and am happy and honoured to share with you.