Prayer for Friday (Taue Matsuri)

Today is the Shinto celebration of Taue Matsuri, the rice-planting festival. The five day Zoroastrian festival of Ghambar Maidyozarem, the Zuni Green Corn Dance, and the Mayan Rain Festival continue today.

Each of us is put here in this time and this place
to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary
people in a time of such terrible danger?
Know that you yourself are
essential to this World.
~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations)

This is what I want to happen: that our earth mother
may be clothed in ground corn four times over;
that frost flowers cover her over entirely;
that the mountain pines far away over there
may stand close to each other in the cold;
that the weight of snow crack some branches!
In order that the country may be this way
I have made my prayer sticks into something alive.


This Week’s Affirmation:

“My possibilities are endless.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)


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