Manataka® American Indian Council
GRANDMOTHER L. COTA NUPAH MAKAH SPEAKS
It is a time for Dreaming
by L. Cota Nupah Makah
It is nearing the time for the Bear to return to its cave and dream our world for the coming year.
When first Grandmother Bear of the Great Waters walked across the stars and climbed to the Moon she tossed from the Moon the pieces that would become the Earth…ensuring for her children a place to stand, to live, to create, to love and enjoy each other; until somehow we lost our way.
Now is the time to Return to our old ways and remember the rites and ceremonies to create the Whole, both in monumental acts, and in small every day acts. These small and large acts of compassion and love show how we Insole our World by giving ourselves to the transformation and cherishing of our own souls and all our relations.
I look forward to June and to the promises made last by the Spirit Helpers there, for I have never known any ‘spirit helper’ to break a promise. My task – and our task together - is keeping an open heart, and mind, and respect for others as the requirements made of us for promises to be fulfilled.
May we continue our prayers for this world and our mother Earth,
And take joy in the
beauty with which we are gifted…
Find some way to take
the hand of someone you don’t know
When we stand as alone we
We are not as strong as when we stand united as one.
The weaving of our braids together is also the sharing of our collective knowledge.
Seven Generations to come.
This keeps us as strong as needed,
centered as needed,
L. Cota Nupah Makah
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