1, Sacred Ceremony of the Sage.
We begin by, Entering the Sacred Circle and stand at the Centre of it facing East.
This is one of my feather fans I made.
Now fan the smoke four times towards your heart then sweeping
upwards and over your head asking in all humility,
to be purified and sanctified to perform this sacred ceremony.
Now fan four times the smoke towards each of the four directions as you say the following prayer.
And then four times downwards towards Mother Earth and then Four times upwards to Creator.
Then in all directions to include all other peoples and our relatives.
Four Directions Prayer; O’ Great Grandfather/Creator/God, It is I. (say your name)
Thank you for today’s sunrise, for the breath and life within me, and for all of your creations.
Creator, Hear my prayer, and honor my prayer.
As the day begins with the rising sun, I ask, Spirit keeper of the East, Brother Eagle, Be with me.
Fly high as you carry my prayers to the Creator.
May I have eyes as sharp as yours, so I am able to see truth and hope on the path I have chosen.
Guide my steps and give me courage to walk the circle of my life with honesty and dignity.
Spirit keeper of the South, Wolf, Be with me.
Help me to remember to love and feel compassion for all mankind.
Help me to walk my path with joy and love for myself,
for others, for the four legged, the winged ones, the plants and all creation upon Mother Earth.
Show me it is right for me to make decisions with my heart, even if at times, my heart becomes hurt.
Help me to grow and nurture my self worth in all ways.
Spirit Keeper of the West, Brown Bear, Be with me.
Bring healing to the people I love and to myself.
Bring into balance the physical, mental and spiritual,
so I am able to know my place on this earth, in life and in death.
Heal my body, heal my mind and bring light, joy and awareness to my spirit.
Spirit Keeper of the North, White Buffalo, Be with me.
As each day passes, help me to surrender, with grace, the things of my youth.
Help me to listen to the quiet, and find serenity and comfort in the silences as they become longer.
Give me wisdom so I am able to make wise choices in all things which are put in front of me,
And when time for my change of worlds has come,
Let me go peacefully, without regrets, for the things I neglected to do as I walked along my path.
Mother Earth, Thank you for your beauty, And for all you have given me.
Remind me never to take from you more then I need,
and remind me to always give back more than I take.
Great Grandfather these are my words spoken softly upon the winds of time as like a small child crying out from the wilderness of life, please hear me and remember me your son, your small child of the light of your creation. I ask that these things be done in all humility and pray that one day you may awaken all the sleeping souls here upon Mother Earth, and we may then create the paradise you intended for us to live in all perfection of balance and equality for all. I am eternally grateful in advance for the answer to this prayer, I love you with all my body and soul, all my heart and mind. Wado, Great Grandfather Mitakuye oyasin, we are ONE. your humble servant and son, Tony Gray’Owl.
Now you know the true purpose of the ceremony of the sage,
May Creator smile upon your path today and light the way for you to walk the path in beauty.
What is the difference between, FRIENDSHIP and/or LOVE ?
I answer this question in this way.
The difference between love and friendship. I tell you this truth . . .
Love is more sensitive ~ Friendship far safer
Love is the wings of Heaven ~@~ Friendship stands firmly upon the ground.
In love, there is more affection, In friendship, deeper understanding
Love is planted, lovingly cultivated, in the exchange of joys and sorrow.
Friendship is kisses upon the cheeks and the exchange of joys and sorrow.
Both combined becomes a great and beloved companion.
When love is complete ~ the friendship is concrete.
It is then full of love “and” affection. When we have a friend and a passion
both feelings coexist, mingling within our mutual hearts.
I found, held fast within these inspiring truths,
” Hope ”
I thought, I saw in this life, a true friend and a lover.
All words, letters, music and images of life now seen,
Yours and mine ~ made me learn the Meaning of my Life.
All forms, simply that the heart can express unbound.
My deepest desires exposed to you ~ as I will always love you.
And recognize your name ~ insignificant or of great fame.
Is it real? On the other hand, is it all mere fantasy? ~ No matter!
What matters here is that while we are sharing our lives here . . . I feel,
ETERNITY IS NOT ENOUGH!
I will always wish . . . To spend with you ~ just one more day
In Heaven as One with you and Eternity shall be complete.
Even though my heart is blind . . .
It See’s with perfection, these Truths held stead fast within the KNOWLEDGE of LIFE.
With the words of APPLIED WISDOM I will speak the words of blind TRUTH. JUSTICE for ALL.
I shall show you the ways of Kindness and Compassion, which is the true purpose of life.
If you diligently SEEK from ( WITHIN ) for these answers . . .
you shall FIND, the door that opens into the mind of GOD.
If you KNOCK upon, this door shall be opened for you. ( step through )
Ask. The most pertinent, QUESTION, and all that you desire shall be given.
Learn to live LIFE . . . this way,
HAVE . . . nothing.
NEED . . . nothing.
EXPECT . . . nothing
GIVE . . . everything
HAVE . . . everything
RECEIVE . . . everything.
GIVE . . .all, completely, totally, freely, without abandon nor expectation.
Feel experience and live the utter JOY of it, the very essence of PEACE.
BE . . . happy, Joyful, with child like innocence, dance, sing and praise all things,
accept all things,allow all things, bless all things, in GODS GLORY and HONOR, and . . .
YOU, shall live a life uncommon. LIFE ! Yes I said life is certainly a most curious thing . . .
It all depends, on one thing . . .
the choices you make at each moment as you travel the pathway into your life,
forging your own trail and leaving behind your footprints upon this our Mother Earth.
The only question I have . . . What will others see,
as the light of truth exposes your steps into life and what you have left behind, will others follow ?
REMEMBER ! that your life is the most precious of gifts . . . that can be taken away so quickly,
as with a mere puff of BREATH, like a candle in the darkness, OR . . . the lack there of.
When, two become . . . ONE, and a new life is conceived.
While yet in the womb of life, speak to it, the love of GOD and you can hear it gurgle a laugh of JOY . . .
read to it great words of poetry and wisdom, speak to it of art and creation,
explain to it the simple ways of life, teach it the wonders of science, mathematics, language’s,
tell it only of the truth into ones life as it should be lived as this is how what people call . . .
GENIUS’S are born.