When I sit with You

 

greatness

“Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one.” – Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux Chief,Β as he sat smoking the Sacred Pipe with Sitting Bull for the last time, four days before he was assassinated

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9 thoughts on “When I sit with You

    • I have to admit I did it with a lump in my throat… But I am glad I did it!
      Whenever I am struggling in life, I resort to nature (and not people), to find my ‘greatness’ and that center and stability within. So my initial idea was that ‘I know my greatness’ when I sit with the nature (especially trees).
      Yet this exceptional man showed me that I can find that light in the eyes of my fellow human beings… And I am glad that I humbly listened to his wisdom πŸ™‚ xox

  1. I’m so glad you got over the lump. I have a lump like that sometimes, including Hafiz in my poems, or thinking about writing of the day when I was given the gift of participating in a ceremony of another’s religion or culture. It is always so beautiful to witness this unity that holds all the colors of humankind. Curious, what is the source of that quote?

    Thank you-
    Michael

    • Hey Michael, I’m happy to hear from you πŸ™‚
      I have a great admiration and respect for wisdoms of all native peoples and especially Native Indians. And also sadness for the way they suffered and the way their great tradition declined… As a young child, I often did my hair in two braids and wore a headband with a feather, which for me felt like I was a Native Indian girl. I used to tell other children that that’s who I am – thinking back this was veeery unusual for the place and tradition where I grew up, it’s very very far from where the Native Indians come from… (I’m not hinting at past lives here, just noticing I had a great compassion for Native Indians since always).
      As for the quote, to be honest I looked at different sources and can’t remember them all, but found at least these three links for you:
      http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-quotes.html
      http://www.californiaindianeducation.org/famous_indian_chiefs/crazy_horse/
      http://www.fwii.net/profiles/blogs/the-red-nation-will-arise

      I really hope that “the Red Nation shall rise again” β™₯

      • Thanks for the links. Sorry for the delayed reaction… I have a great respect and admiration for Native traditions as well. I hope that the ignorance and fear and whatever it was that gave a culture the sense that it had the right to simply plow over another was the equivalent of taking “the red pill”. No pun intended. Just a too often used movie reference. Anyway, hoping maybe contact with these other traditions was akin to inadvertently eating the antidote.

        Michael

  2. I have always loved this quote, and the time is nigh as the seventh generation is here.. to join in unity for a united Earth as we learn to live in harmony and balance again with each other and Nature..
    Love and Light to you, and thank you for sharing your art creation and this quote.. πŸ™‚ xxx Sue

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