We begin our page of Thanksgiving with an ancient practice from the Haudenosaunee people. They speak words to align their hearts and minds to nature before every important gathering. Thanking and acknowledging all living beings. They greet the natural world . . .
We bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as People.
We bring greetings and thanks to . . .
The spirit of Water
Plant life for many generations to come
The Medicines Plants and to the keepers of the Medicines
All the Animal life in the world
The Tree life
All the Birds
The Four Winds
Our Brother, the Sun
Our Grandmother the Moon
All the Stars
Our Enlightened Teachers
We thank Great Spirit for all the gifts of Creation
Imagine starting every important gathering in this honoring way. Embroidering these words with all that makes you thankful for life in all its forms. Weaving a beautiful colored tapestry of beings.
Special thanks to The Tracking Project for making the Thanksgiving address available. You can order it here.