your blessing bend my knees in thanksgiving


Note from Coni – this has been a favorite of mine – I love Howard’s Work~
I read it often~ Have a beautiful and wonderful Thanksgivings~
 
From a Song For Mother Earth by Howard Rainer
 Grandfather,
teach me with the words
of a wise owl,
the wisdom of many winters.
Teach me
the lessons of one
who has walked in balance
and the source of that strength,
Tell me Grandfather,
Who rules the universe ?
and what is the meaning of Mother Earth ?
Teach me,
that I may come to know
The Circle of Understanding
by one connected to the Creator
beyond the clouds….
My spirit wearies
walking in two worlds.
I plant my feet in two faiths,
wanting only peace.
My ears hear words
spoken in two tongues,
neither understanding the other.
Confusion circles my mind,
two cultures clashing with their might,
each demanding my allegiance.
The conflict tears at my heart.
My learning becomes a whirlwind,
teachings swirling in every direction.
Which voice speaks the truth ?
My spirit wearies
walking in two worlds.
Who awaits me at the end ?
Creator God
You sent me in the cradle
of life an Indian,
I give thanks.
Relatives and relations
have blessed my path,
gratitude is for their teachings.
My journey on the Red Road continues;
the fires of friendship burn brightly in four directions.
Creator god, the giver of all life,
I give thanks,
your blessings bend my knees 
in thanksgiving
 

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I bought a new computer


…………and it has taken me 3 days to transfer, rearrange & organize all my files (still doing it) I have set up everything to sync to my iPad – so will be much easier to find what I’m looking for – I have to get all the paperwork organized next – got 2 BIG plastic containers full – truly it is stuff for the next generation that I will be doing (late 1600’s to the middle of the 1700’s) I’ve had many send me files and paperwork and such and have kept it all together so that when I come to it in my research I will have it~ I haven’t forgotten you all – just haven’t come to that part yet – I am now working my way to the Narragansett part of it – which is what a lot of you are trying to figure out – just had to get all the bases done 1st – These next few months will be organizing and sorting out all the lineages – in the 1700’s – then I will have questions (most of you will be sick of me when I’m done lol~)