"May I join with my Sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield…"
  • "May I join with my Sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield…"

Dear Every Single One of You,

I happened upon this wonderful Native American Woman's Prayer in the back of my seminary notebook while actually searching for a Rumi quote I wanted to share with you. (I'll keep looking for the Rumi quote, but in the meantime, with special emphasis on the 3rd verse:)

Great Spirit, I am Mother. I was made by You so that the image of Your love Could be brought into existence. May I always carry with me The sacredness of this honor.

Creator, I am Daughter. I am the learner of Traditions. May I carry them forward So that the Elders and Ancestors Will be remembered for all time.

Maker-Of-All-Things, I am Sister. Through me, may my brothers be shown The manner in which I am to be respected. May I join with my Sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield So that they will no longer bear the stain of abuse.

Niskam, I am Committed Partner. One who shares her spirit, But is wise to remember never to give it away, Lest it become lost, And the two become less than one.

I am woman. Hear me. Welal'in. Ta'ho!

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"I am the learner of Traditions. May I carry them forward So that the Elders and Ancestors Will be remembered for all time."

I am the one who tells stories of strength, sisterhood and courage so they will be remembered for all time. May I always find the words and voice them in wisdom.

"I am woman. Hear me. Welal'in. Ta'ho!"

Thank you for your precious light, Sarah!

@SanPatagonia

Be a voice, tell a story, start the fire.

Sé una voz, cuenta una historia, enciende el fuego.