“THE AMERICAN INDIAN WAS AN INDIVIDUALIST IN RELIGION AS IN WAR. HE HAD NEITHER A NATIONAL ARMY NOR AN ORGANIZED CHURCH.”CHARLES EASTMAN
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, The word belief is something we must hold from our hearts it cannot come from anywhere else. If we believe in Creator then we should not fear anything and should be able to accomplish our work and goals with more ease. WE WERE NOT PLACED HERE TO DESTROY OTHER HUMAN BEINGS OR THE EARTH WE WERE PLACED HERE TO PROTECT THEM.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for being here in my life Thank you for the continued blessings you give to me and I have very little I can give back to you except my poor weak body and mind. I try walking in your way on a daily basis and the struggle seems so intense at times but through it all I know that you are here beside me all the way through it. Thank you again for loving me. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Too often we speak things that hurt others feelings, But do we really care about what we spoke? I am guilty of saying things before thinking about them first. I accept the challenge to try and change to think before speaking out words that cut like arrows.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to stop speaking words that cut like arrows. Help me to think about what I am going to say first and then let me know if it is important enough to speak after I have thought about it first. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we choose to condemn others for what they do or have done, are we right in doing so? What gives a person the right to liable another? When selfishness, leads to greed and envy it works like cancer of the mind because it spreads wildfire. Sometimes it is very hard to let it go and the anger will set in and then I cannot find peace within myself until I completely let go and let Creator lead my way through the darkness. So what justifies our actions? " Absolutely nothing". I am guilty of this and strive to better myself in being more considerate and not so selfish.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to refrain from any fault finding today and from now on. Please let me find good in all people, places and things. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 4
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Life is so special yet we seem to take it for granted. We need to learn how to return to innocence. Take a food seed and plant it, watch it grow and produce the food then watch as people consume the food. Was any seed stock set aside for the next crop? If there was then the circle will continue but if no seed stock was set aside then no circle can continue or it may adapt to fit the needs. Humans are similar.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help us to grow in your Spiritual ways and to be proud of who we are. Help our Culture to never fade away. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, A person needs support from others to remain away from alcohol or drugs. The strongest support is from Creator. Once we acknowledge we have a problem then we can work to solve it. I am fortunate because Creator took away my desire for alcohol, and my cravings. I give my thanks daily with starting by prayer.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for lifting my burden and helping me to remain sober and clean these past years I humbly ask that many more be allowed. I know I could not have done that much without your divine intervention and love. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 6
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Many people waste their precious time degrading others and failing to put goodness in their lives. Do all the good you can possibly do in a lifetime instead of wasting the time with bashing and gossip. "Work in positive ways instead of negative." It all starts with learning how to pray to Creator then all things will fall into place as they should be. We also should learn the definition of ACCEPTANCE and stop the infighting and UNITE for the cause to stop inhumane treatment of people, waters, air and the earth. Until these things have been done we will continue to have bad things come forth.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, In this day I ask you to use me as a tool in your work to do what is needed to help humankind, water, air and the earth which is my home. Please guide me to do what is correct and help me to not find fault with others but to look within my own self first and work on my own faults. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 7
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, How would we react if everything was exactly the same and all people looked exactly alike? It would be pretty boring or maybe the word would be non existent. Look at the sand on a beach. No two grains are exactly alike, When twin children are born neither is the same as the other they both are different. We need to stop trying to control other people and concentrate on self control.Our existence on earth depends on individuality not cloning everything and playing Creator. When we are using we are feeding off each other in bad ways, When we stop abusing our addictions we become better human beings.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld,Thank you for guiding me to see my wrongs daily. Please help me to stop trying to control others and to work on my own control. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 8
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Starting the day with a thank you to Creator is a great way to get on track for the day. By asking him to use us as he sees fit we allow our self will to be taken care of and guided by the Great one. Do not be afraid or ashamed to pray to Creator
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please know I thank you for my life and all you allow me to do. I ask that you continue to guide me so I may walk in your ways and on your path. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, The inner voice may be referred to as conscience, This tells us the difference between right and wrong. We continuously hear the Elders say "Look with in your heart and you will find the answers".
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for allowing the Elders to show us the direction and ways.Without them we certainly would become lost forever. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Trying to change destiny of our lives is nearly impossible, What will happen is going to happen no matter what! We can however work towards a more Spiritual way through Creator, finding new friends who do not use and abuse and work to make each day a day walking in Creators light. Abstaining from Addictions gives us a much better path to walk instead of a living hell.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, As we walk this day please direct us to walk in the destiny you would have us walk than for us to try and walk elsewhere. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 11
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, A book judged by its cover does not necessarily make for a good book just because pretty cool pictures are on the cover.Sometimes the pictures we think are ugly make the best books.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to not be so judgmental. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Prejudice is a word this world could be better off without. But Prejudice does not only apply to color or race it can also apply to society, religion and more. What can I do myself today to stop prejudice around me? Am I a part of it too? I need to change what is in me not what is out of me.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to learn how not to be prejudice. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of day - January 13
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, My Mother always said "Money cannot buy love". Many people often believe it can or does, They fall into a belief that buying toys and things for their children because they are away from them a lot will show and prove their love to the children. This does not show any love this shows confusion and the child grows up feeling entitlement. This makes some children grow up believing money is the answer to all things and that the world owes them. What can we do to change this? " Raise our children with real love and not substitution love.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, In this day please help us to find love in a way as you give to us. Show us the true term of unconditional love so that we may find happiness instead of smoke screens. Welálin-Thank You,Msit Nókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,Mitauke Oyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we meet in council we do not always agree but are able to view others opinions. This can help us to see or find the things we need to work on to make our ways work better for our people, families and self. The circle should always open and close with prayer so we can be of good hearts when we speak, This way we learn to refrain from argument and diplomatically discuss things in a more dignified and respectful manner.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help my mouth to speak the proper words this day and every day. Help me to listen and understand. Welálin-Thank You,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Draw a picture of a circle and look at it closely. There may have been a beginning when it was started but it represents a symbol of eternal. There is no beginning and there is no end it is continuous. We should recognize this and realize that our lives are a part of this great hoop called life. Just because another person has some flaws does not make that person a throw away. We are supposed to be kind to others less fortunate but in reality many do not practice this. The attitude is "I am better than you, Go get a job you worthless bum". Some people are at the bottom of the barrel and it might be a very hard thing for them to even try to get to the top. This could be due to their feeling inadequate about themselves and then someone else confirming it by ignoring or condemning the less fortunate. They are a part of the circle just as We are.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to see I am not better than my brothers and sisters. I ask for direction to have better understanding for all people. Welálin-Thank You,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we struggle to fight issues we put all our effort into it. We ask Creator for the courage, strength, and power to carry out what is needed to get the job done. When we speak truth it upsets some people because they are afraid of it. Care must be given to choose words wisely and not deceive or lie. Up front Honesty is best but people get offended or take it personally. Just do your best in every days time.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help my mouth to speak the truth at all times. I ask that no lies come from me because I understand them to be disrespectful and not of good heart. Please guide me to be a warrior as you want of me not as I want. Welálin-Thank You,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, How many people do we meet in one day? What is our feelings about a person we meet? Could that person be thinking the same thing about us? If we show goodness then we might be receiving goodness, If we show coldness we will get the same in return. Are we better than our brothers and sisters of this earth? What real answers can we provide for the questions? Maybe we need to consider some changes in our lives.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please allow me courage to change the things I can and to work on the ones I am having a hard time accepting. Help me to treat others as I would want to be treated in return help me to be respectful to all my brothers and sisters not a chosen few. Welálin-Thank You,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, To seek the vision quest may take years and Creator will say when the time is right. Being still and quiet are good things at times. When we hunt for food it is good to seek the game with silence or little noise. Other times we need to bite our lips to keep from speaking against others so we need to look to Creator and inside of ourselves for the answers. If we do not then we will not find the answers we seek.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for always being here to help me when I am troubled or not. Thank you also for the Elders I can confide in about people, places or things. Thank you for showing me I have no control over people, places and things. Please help me to continue the walk you have set down for me. Please allow me strength to stand against the strongest of storms. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Periodically we need to look within our selves, sometimes it can be frightening but in order to keep a good walk we must do this. We look at ourselves without fear and try to correct our wrongs and admit when necessary what they are or were. We ask apologies when necessary and work towards bettering our lives. This did not happen over night, We spent years drinking and drugging now we have a healing process to walk through. We now search for serenity to accept and courage to change. Being drug and alcohol free now is not from a magic wand or pill it takes the courage to change the wrongs in our lives daily.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, In the time I have walked outside of the circle I pray for forgiveness and ask for guidance to walk in good heart ways to be a servant to help others less fortunate. My life is full of riches because of your love Creator and I humbly thank you daily. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we look at a tree it is hard to realize that under the ground is a system almost the same size as the one above the ground. All of the roots nerve endings travel to the heart of the tree. That is where the tree will receive its nutrients. Humans receive nutrients in a few ways, Food for the mind, Food for the body, Food for the Soul or Spirit. We must check to see which root system is lacking and then give nourishment, This is done in the use of real food, and Spiritual guidance for the mind and spirit. We partake of these daily and this helps us to live a good life and live in ways never imagined while we were doing alcohol or drugs.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, I humbly Thank you Creator for the nourishment you give to me in order for me to survive. What you allow to me I will give freely to others because this is my understanding of what you require of me for my daily survival. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Paying attention to what our Mother and Father say to us is important , we are taught many things along with trust and love. We are taught to be masculine or feminine but never both at the same time, because society looks at it as unacceptable. They both apply to males and females and we must not forget this. To find ones inner self is a journey of its own. Does this make us Bi- Sexual? Does it make us a Lesbian, Queer or lesser of a human being? "Not at all". We are able to understand balance in life because we become a part of life that many choose to ignore. Be yourself because Creator made each of us as individuals not clones. If you have been burned in the past from trusting others, it’s understandable that you might have issues trusting other people. It can help to remind yourself that your new partner, friend, family member, or whoever broke your trust before, IS NOT your old partner, and making assumptions about them based on the actions of a completely different person isn’t really fair. Even if you’ve been hurt before, that’s not an excuse for checking up on your new partner or demanding that they prove they are trustworthy to you. Trust is a choice, and building on that trust within a relationship takes time. When we begin a relationship with someone, we’re making the choice to trust them. If you feel that you aren’t able to trust anyone else right now, you might not be ready to be in a relationship. It’s worth noting that being able to trust yourself is an important component in trusting others. Being hurt by someone in the past may have affected your ability to trust yourself and your own instincts. Just remember that the person who broke your trust in the past made that choice; you can’t take responsibility for someone else’s actions or decisions. If you’re struggling with this, taking time to work through it, maybe with an Elder or therapist, could be very helpful in regaining trust in yourself and your ability to trust others. Am I dealing with trust issues today?
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to find my inner self and not be afraid of what I may or may not find. I also ask and seek balance in my life. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, We are our own worst enemies. We must learn to love our own self before we can give love and We also need to learn how to be our own best friend, so we stop harming our self. “You are the one you have been waiting for your whole life.” This means that taking better care of ones self is a step to a better lifestyle. One may not be filthy rich in finance but can be filthy rich in Spirituality and Tranquility. Start the day with your higher power other than alcohol or other addicting things. Do not be afraid to converse with Creator one on one.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Creator please help me to see deeper into myself. Help me to see the flaws and then to rid myself of them. Help me to admit when I am wrong and to apologize for my misdoings. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Strange how the Sunami is being blamed on God but man refuses to take responsibility for the part he plays in the cause. Cut the trees down, pollute the water and air, Destroy the ground with chemicals. Eventually the earth will fight back. Who really caused it? No one knows for sure but to blame Creator is going a bit too far. We need to look at what we are doing for our earth today and take responsibility. Drive down any road and you will see trash. Glass and plastic pop bottles,cigarette butts, McDonalds wrappers Burger king sacks garbage from businesses that fell out of garbage trucks. Is Creator responsible for that or is man?
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to re-educate others into seeing what they are doing to our beautiful earth. Help me to do my part in trying to preserve this beautiful home of human beings. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, People who reside in the city should take a day and go sit at the Mall and listen to the sounds. You can hear babies crying, people talking on cell phones, people talking to each other while talking on cell phones then asking others questions for answers. Is the cell phone our new encyclopedia? Are people that lonely inside that they cannot stand to be isolated with Creator? Is the cell phone our new way of life? Talk about noise pollution, People drive and talk on, the cell phone with little or no regard or respect for passengers or other drivers safety. People walk through the grocery store with a cell to their ears like there is no tomorrow. Society is failing to see the cell is killing people from auto accidents because drivers are not paying attention to their driving. The guy or gal next to you driving down the freeway weaving in and out and at times shaking both hands off the steering wheel because the other party on the cell has upset them. What kind of person would be so thoughtful of others lives. Elders speak with concern but the people fail to listen! "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW"?
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to see what major significance a cell phone has in peoples lives except for emergency use or when at home calling, instead of being in a car or disrespecting others while eating a nice meal and the phone goes off. Thank you for taking mine away and showing me it makes a nice address book Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Character defects need work every day they did not come presto chango and they will not disappear over night. Many years of abuse on ones mind has taken a toll. But it does not entitle us to continue kicking and beating ourselves up every time we goof up. We need to learn to accept things and get on with life in good ways. Praying to Creator gives us hope and surrounding ourselves wiith sober and clean people and Elders helps us for a better day.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to stop condemning myself every time I goof up. Help me to understand I am human and not as perfect as I thought or would like to believe I am. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Everything above ground came from under the ground. Our relationship to all things is a valuable thing to realize because we are unable to survive comfortably without it. When Creator placed special medicine plants and critters on this earth it probably was not his intent to see man murder them off into extinction. Man is killing trees, plants daily and all of the special critters to make way for progress. When the last of the land is gone and we have soil that cannot produce our food or oxygen it will be to late to turn back. Right now we are almost at the midnight hour. Bad storms, climate changes, Poor air quality and diseases What part are we doing to prevent this world from being destroyed? What part of the great circle do I possess?
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help us to realize that our earth is dying and we are along with it. Please help us to stop the big business from destroying our air, water, food supplies and medicines for a worthless piece of paper called money. Many of us know it is not a good thing except good to destroy many things here on earth and other planets with our trash from space exploration. Please help us all to unite for a common cause called the healing of mankind and earth. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we go into the Sacred Sweat lodge we can travel into a different world than what we are used to. To sit and watch the steam hurl out and the Ancestral stones steam after the door has been opened gives us an idea of new birth and how it all begins over and over. One can envision the beginning of this earth with the steamy air and silence. When I open the door and go out I feel like I am entering a different dimension than the one I was in before I did the sweat This is what the Elders refer to as our rebirth from the sweat lodge because we come out of the womb of Mother Earth and the center of all beings living and non living. This is a preparation for us when we pass from here.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for helping me to see life as a stepping stone to a better place of existence. Thank you for helping me to realize that all the people I know and love who passed on are out there on a vacation and one day we can meet again. Our Spirit beings have so much to do here but so little time to do it in. The stages of growth are absolutely amazing at times. Thank you for allowing me this Spiritual honor. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, The Beatles once composed a song with the words "A Long winding road" Maybe we need to look at our road daily, It can be hilly terrain, flat lands of Kansas, Mountainous but always winding ever on. We walk it very proud at times and then at other times we may feel discouraged and willing to give up the walk. We choose our walk by what we do daily. If we pray every day we are doing well if we fail to give Creator thanks we usually do not have a very good day. What kind of day do I want? I want a day I choose to make better by accepting what I cannot change even though I still do not have to like it. I also know I can have the courage to change what I can. Creator please allow me the wisdom to see the whole picture.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Please help me to continue to walk good. I know the times I feel like giving up you give me a push to get me going again. Thank you for the Love you give me. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 29
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, When we allow material things to be more important than Spiritual things we lose a lot of very important ways in life. Many fear dying and are so concerned about what would they do if someone stole all their possessions. Did we not come into this world naked? Can we take all our riches with us when we pass? Is success what really makes a man or woman or is it something more from the heart? Can we actually buy real love? The twisted ways of thinking come from greedy people. A person who works hard should be paid more than one who works less, But that is not the case here. It is all backwards. This is what man has brought forth because of the attitude that being a certain religion or family tree entitles them to it. What they really forget is that " We all are from the same family". We are Creators children not self made.
Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for helping me to see these important things to help my walk in this world. Every time you show me something you open my eyes a bit more to see what I have been blind to. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
***************************************************** Elder's Meditation of the Day January 30
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, The tree has roots above the ground into the air just as it has roots under the ground, because everything above the ground comes from under the earth. When we plant a seed in the ground and keep an eye on it that seed will become a plant. Every existence of that plant or animals are like humans because we return to the earth from which we came from when life has ended. What can we possibly do in a day to plant good seeds and not bad ones ? Are we willing to sacrifice to help other, or are we going to be greedy and selfish with our lives? Sobriety is a selfish program yet shares the wealth and Blessings of being free from addiction to those less fortunate "One has to want it first for it to grow". Am I still under the ground as a seed or am I above seeking to flourish and share my fruits Serenity, Courage and Wisdom? Gitsch Manito-Creator,Wásóq-Spiritworld, Thank you for showing me the tree and what part it has in the circle. Thank you for showing me the root system from the dark into the light allowing me to see the connection and the balance. Thank you for showing me the division line at ground level. Welálin-ThankYou,MsitNókmaq,Chi-Miigwetch,MitaukeOyasin
Msit Nókmaq/All My Relations, Living in Fear does not make positive. It stagnates a persons mind so they are unable to do the necessary work that is needed.For some it makes a very unstable situation that brings on thoughts of self destruction and mutilation. Fear also works with EGO because it causes much unneeded pain and disappointment. Is it possible to live without fear? No because there are taught fears and innate fears.We have a natural security system called "Fight or Flight" yet we do not always use it. Alcohol and drug abuse or anything else we abuse ,Our bodies and minds say no but we say yes because we do not wish to fear being left out. We must work to change that attitude and learn to see our real fears are only our imagination. We must not give up in our struggle to remain sober and bondage free.