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  •  Me too Jek and Sioux prayer (7+ / 0-)

    Came into my email a couple of years ago.  Sadly it still seems appropriate and easy to amend.


    A letter from Chief Arvol Looking Horse  (Present Chief and
    Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota,
    Dakota, Nakota Nation of the Sioux)

    Gulf Coast Oil, Spill - Sioux Prayer Request

    ** A Great Urgency ***

    To All Nations

    My Relatives, the time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

    We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which
     have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will affected by the oil disaster in the Gulf.

    The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of
    spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

    I ask, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is that these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

    I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that
    have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

    We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing
    this mistake, and that we may also seek to live
    in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

    As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting
    effects on all life. So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.

    Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether
    it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our childrens' future and well-being, and the generations to come.

    Onipikte (that we shall live),
    Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation,Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe            

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