If you have read any of my posts, you might have noticed that I sign each one with “Mitakuye Oyasin” which means we are all related. For me this is the essence of what I believe, that we are all related and we are all connected. I am your sister and I can not exist without you. I can not exist with being connected to the Spirit World or without being a part of the Great Pulse of the world. It is important for me to honor all people and all things and the relationships that I have with them in the Web of Life.
We are all a part of the Family of Earth and loved by the Creator of All Things. All of us from the beings in the oceans, the birds in the sky, the plants of the ground, and the animals are all the children of the Creator and share that connection. Chief Seattle taught that we are all a part of the Web of Life and that if I do something to you, then I do the same thing to myself.
Let’s think about that. If I give you joy, then I bring myself joy. If I honor your being then I am in turn honoring my own being. It does not matter if we are young, old, rich, poor, strong, or weak. If we remember that all things are related and the way we treat each other and the things around us matters, we can have a better life.
If we are disrespectful to humans or the living things on this earth, it does effect us in the long run. Don’t you think? I do! I believe it with my whole being.
Mitakuye Oyasin is a lesson or medicine that I remind myself of each day. It is one of the reasons that I started this blog to both teach myself and understand the lessons of all of the living parts of the Earth that I can learn from. My posts help me and hopefully help you too.
One really helpful book for me is Listen to the Drum. Blackwolf helped me to understand the connection that I have to all things and to listen to my own drum, my heartbeat as I approach each day.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related