Friday, December 27, 2019

Winter Solstice Message from First Nations Community in Canadian Maritimes

Native Artist Raven Davis
Nova Scotia, Canada


The Peace of Spirit

       Once again it is the time when our Mosums (Grandfather) Sun stops his journey south and turns to begin his journey north. It is Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice is the point upon the Great Hoop of Life where the sacred relationship between the Great Mother and the Great Father becomes more observable to the People. Our original instructions teach The People that we should make special observances of this natural phenomenon through ceremony and through passing on those Original Instructions, which are our Traditional Teachings. We learn through this sacred relationship about how we are to create and maintain similar sacred relationships. Relationships that are in balance and in harmony and that are loving, equal, respectful, and nurturing. Winter Solstice is when our People slow down all of our activities and sit quietly in honouring our sacred oneness with all of Great Creator's Creation and our oneness with the Love and the Peace and the Joy that is Great Creator.

      The love, joy, peace, and compassion which is evident at this time is ever so good for our hearts; and what is good for our hearts is good for our Earth Mother.

      To all of our relatives (and we are all related) we send you strong, loving, and healing energy so that at this time your heart, your home, your lives, and your spirit are filled with love, peace, joy, and forgiveness.

      We send strong healing energy to our relatives who are suffering, in pain, in turmoil, or are otherwise in need of love and healing. May the sacred life force of Love bring healing and may it lift heavy hearts.

      We share your love, peace, joy, and laughter. Your joy and happiness lifts the hearts of Grandmother and Grandfather.

      Whenever we are in ceremony we are carried within the light of our hearts and are lovingly remembered through spirit, through light, through peace and through love.

      As human beings, and as the designated protectors of the land, we have a responsibility to all living things, all of creation: the two-legged, the four-legged, those creatures that fly, all creatures that swim, all plant life, the trees, the water, the air, the land - every living thing. It is our responsibility to love, honour, respect, and protect all of creation. In doing this we honour our birth rights. We also honour the Ancestors who kept our traditional teachings alive and we honour the Seventh Generation yet to come.

      We conclude by recognizing, acknowledging, and respecting our sacred relationship to all other living things - past, present, and future. Our sacred Earth Mother requires our love and respect if she is to continue to sustain us.

      From our lodge to yours we send you light, love, peace, and harmony.

All My Relations,

Caroline, Dan, John, Jim, Kyle, Chico and Spike Ennis

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