Two Bears Growling
Daughter of the people, thank you for saying what so many of us see, but few are pointing it out. That's one thing I see far too much of on the Rez here & there.Folks know what is wrong & what needs to be done yet they are afraid to be the first to say anything due to who may be offended. I say nonsense! Until a people face that which they fear they will never fully heal their spirit. Still, the same old things will be allowed to be happening & not one thing change! Step up & do something about the wrongs on our lands. Talking about doing something never got one thing done! Grumbling, pointing fingers & whispering never gets anything accomplished anywhere by anyone. It takes one person who comes unafraid to give others the courage to stand up & get busy. Doing gets things to happening; not talking. I am so pleased with our many brothers & sisters stepping up as of late with the Idle No More movement all across our First Nations lands. Now to keep the momentum rolling & getting things accomplished & out of the darkness, fearing no longer! So many times it is our women folk who make those first steps when they have had enough. I am proud of these daughters of the people willing to get out there no matter the weather or temperatures & taking that stand that says, No More!" I am pleased to see our young people take a stand as well. This gives me hope for the future. Yes, we are all one people across Turtle Island & as such we all need to stand up for what is right, stand up & expose the things that should not be, stand up for our rights, our beliefs, our young ones & elders,etc. Our distant relations here & there who are being shameful need to be exposed & not just swept under the rug. Expose what is shameful & not of our people's ways. Don't be afraid of those who are not living in a good way, expose them! Stand up TOGETHER & demand justice. Demand criminals be held accountable for the bad things they do regardless of who they or their families may be. Our Creator Himself shows no difference in people. When someone is living in a bad way the Great Spirit deals with them. Sometimes gently if they will listen to Him & change their evil ways. If not, Man Above will deal with wicked ones severely. Life is like a pond. When a pebble is thrown in the water you see the ripples. Those ripples don't just stay put, but they spread across the whole pond. Everything we do or say is like that pebble thrown in that pond & affects not just ourselves, but others lives as well. Are the words you say good & lifting others up or are they negative? Are the things you do good things that hep others or are you hurting others with what you do? Think about this my friends. It is our many peoples way to help others when we can. It is our people's way to encourage others who are having a hard time. Our life is so short even at its longest, but the good things you do & acts of kindness, compassion, loving others & the kind words to others lasts even after we have walked on to join the ancestors.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:56