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WOMAN'S PRAYER

"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!

Comments

Iryna's picture

Woman's prayer

Joining to all women in this beautiful prayer!
"I am woman.
Hear me.
Welal'in.
Ta'ho!"

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Amen, Iryna!

AMEN !

Usha RS's picture

So be it!

Sarah, this is beautiful and powerful I love the photo. Thank you for sharing.
And so it shall be.
Usha xx

Let your light shine!

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

You, Too, USHA

YOU are beautiful and powerful !

- S

SanPatagonia's picture

Words to cherish...

"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.

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Beautiful!

Oh, beautiful, SanPatagonia!

Thank you! And thank you for YOUR precious light!

Love,

Sarah

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