Today begins the four-day Thunder Ceremony of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederation) peoples.
Greet the thunder with gratitude and respect;
because April showers do, indeed, bring May flowers,
according to the Creator’s plan.
Now we turn our attention to the west where our grandfathers, the Thunder Beings, live. With lightning and thundering voices, they bring with them the water that renews life. They bring the water that fills the ponds, rivers and oceans. They bring the water that baths and refreshes our Mother the Earth. We bring our minds together as one to send greetings, love and thanks to our Grandfathers, the Thunder Beings.
(from the Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen, “Words That Come Before All Else” [also called The Thanksgiving Address or Giving Greetings to the Natural World], a traditional Iroquois prayer.)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I eat only that which my body requires.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)