Saturday, August 18, 2012


The following "Elder's meditation" comes from my dear Native American friend, Tall deer,  who is the owner of a group called "Cherokee Place of Peace" on

Elder's Meditation of the Day 

"Everyone has to find the right path. You can't see it so it's hard to find. No one can show you. Each person has to find the path by himself."

--Charlie Knight, UTE

There are certain times in our lives when a voice whispers to us. The voice doesn't always talk. Usually we hear it best when we are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Inside every person is the knowledge that a Supreme Being exists. Sometimes a restlessness occurs and it makes me feel I need to be doing something or I need to be going somewhere or maybe I start wondering who am I? Often when this happens, I feel lost. Inside of everyone is the natural, built-in desire to be walking the Red Road, or to be seeking a relationship with the Creator. No one can force us to make this journey. We must make this journey because we want to. This journey is not on the outside. The path is inside of ourselves. It is inside that we must begin our search.

Oh Great Spirit, help me this day to look within myself. If trouble arises, let me realize that it's not what is going on but how I am looking at what is going on. Give me Your power this day to conduct myself according to Your way of life.

I find it interesting that sometimes we humans have to hit rock bottom before we see clearly a choice of paths we can take in life. No one can show you what path to take. That revelation comes from within. Your senses interpret your surroundings and feeds your spirit with information.  

Now comes the process of your choice. You need to be honest with yourself and others who come into contact with you so you will not waste time trying to remember the truth or attempt to be consistent in   your chain of dishonesty. Be true to yourself so you will not burden your spirit in the path you have chosen. The walk on your path  may have pebbles but without honesty there could be boulders and mountains to climb.

Honesty inspires soulful freedom.  

Be well in Love and Light!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steven,
    Who is the "Great Spirit" you pray too? In order to pray we must have faith. Our faith must have an object which it is attached to - something or someone we can count on and know they/it will never fail us. What is the object of your faith?
    I believe in the true God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He created the heavens, and the earth we live on. There is none other. He is the object of my faith. I am connected to Him through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ who died and rose from the dead three days later.
    If your "Great Spirit" is the one and only "Holy Spirit" then we are one. I pray that we are one in Him.