Teachings of Cherokee Elder John Red Hat Duke
By his partner Dorothy Lady In White Daigle
Abridged Version December, 2006
A Bridge to the Native American spiritual path, the Red Road
Step 1: Observe nature with awe and gratitude. A sense of love and respect for all creation will begin to grow within me.
Step 2: Learn to trust Creator and accept my circumstances. Overcoming adversity will produce spiritual growth within me as I walk the Red Road.
Today we face great adversities, probably greater than any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. It is also a wonderful time of great opportunity for spiritual growth. We have the potential of rising to great spiritual heights; even to the place of forgiveness, love and tolerance where we will be prepared for the coming.
Step 3: Seek for truth within myself, that I may remove hypocrisy and evil intent from within my heart.
Step 4: Repent and humbly surrender my will to Creator, that I may become one with Great Spirit.
The joy of walking in harmony with Creator cannot be surpassed by any worldly activity. It produces a profound sense of peace and completeness; it answers the question, "Who am I?"
Step 5: Communicate with Great Spirit from my heart; listen, and live the insight I receive.
Step 6: Learn true abstinence. It is in serving others, with an attitude of loving-kindness that I create a flow of Living Waters which will purify my heart.
Step 7: Attain complete, joyous harmony with Great Spirit; walk the Red Road. This requires that I totally surrender my will to the will of Creator, and love others unconditionally without judgment because that is who I am.
IAM is calling. Have we forgotten how to listen to His voice?
For the complete unabridged version write:
Dorothy K. Daigle, The Lady in White, PO Box 1126, Crestone, CO 81131-1126 firstname.lastname@example.org
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