We receive the message of Intent when Smoke Signals enter our Sacred Path lessons. The Red Race has understood and used unspoken languages for many centuries. The People are taught to read the signs in the faces of the Cloud People; the changes in the weather,; the movement of the herds; the habits of their Brothers and Sisters; the creature beings; the cries and howls of the wild; the messages in Medicine Dreams; and the language of the heart.
Smoke Signals have been a universal unspoken language of Native Americans for a very long time. The Sky Language is created with fire from both green and dry woods and then using a wet blanket to smother and the release clouds of smoke. We have seen in movies how Tribes signaled each other in times of battle to secretly let the warriors know the action plan.
Smoke signals are a bridge between Earth and Sky. Prayers take on a visual form from the Pipe smoke as it travels to the Great Spirit. The smoke signals to All Relations that the prayers of the People are traveling to the Great Star Nation to be heard. Smoke signals used by scouts in the old days are really no different than the ones sent from the Pipe. Both are unspoken languages that signal the sender’s intent.
When Smoke Signals come into our Sacred Path lesson they call for clear intent. Perhaps your purpose or direction in life has become muddled, now would be the time to “walk your talk”. The signals that you are sending to others may be bringing unwanted attention to you. Take a look at what it is that you are putting out and fix it so that you will attract the kind of experiences and people that you want inside your own Sacred Space.
It could also be a reminder from the Spirit World. If you lack direction or have unclear intent as to what your needs are, your Allies cannot assist you with your requests. Clear intent brings you rewards on all levels and will speed your growth. Pay attention and be sure to take advantage of the power of your intentions.
~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related