Mystic V

This is my website from my heart and soul.

 

Wars are fought to see
who owns the land, but in
the end it possesses man. Who
dares say he owns it is he
not buried beneath it?

~Cochise, Chiricahua Apache~

 

There Was A Time When Man Took No More
Than He Needed
That Time Is Gone.....

There Was A Time When He Gave Something Back
That Time Is Gone.....

There Was A Time When He Worshipped The Creator
And Honored Creation
That Time Too Is Gone.....

And Now The Waters Are Polluted
Our Natural Resources Are All But Gone
And Creation Is Dying.....

It Is Time.....To Find Our Way
Back To The Earth.
 
(Saying from T-shirt by "Lakota Designs")
 
 
Your
mind must be
like a tipi. Leave
the entrance flap open so
that fresh air can enter and
clear out the smoke of confusion.

- Chiefeagle, Teton Sioux

 

Look at your
neighbor and make him sparkle.

Your eyes
are the mirror of your soul.

When you sparkle your eyes,
whether you think
you are beautiful or not,
you are.

~Twylah Nitsch, Seneca~

 

The Indian believes
profoundly in silence ---
the sign of a perfect
equilibrium.

Silence is the
absolute poise or balance
of body, mind, and spirit.

The man who preserves
his selfhood is ever calm
and unshaken by
the storms of existence...

What are the fruits of silence?
They are self-control,
true courage or endurance,
patience, dignity,
and reverence.

Silence is the
cornerstone of character.

- Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux

 

Long road winding began in the stars,
spilled onto the mountain tops,
was carried in the snow to the streams,
to the rivers, to the ocean…
It covers Canada, Alaska, America,
Mexico to Guatamala,
and keeps winding around the indigenous.


The Red Road is a circle of people 
standing hand in hand,
people in this world, people between
people in the Spirit world.
star people, animal people, stone people,
river people, tree people…
The Sacred Hoop.


To walk the Red Road 
is to know sacrifice, suffering. 
It is to understand humility.
It is the abilility to stand naked before God
in all things for your wrong doings,
for your lack of strength,
for your discompasionate way,
for your arrogance - because to walk 
the Red Road, you always know
you can do better. And you know,
when you do good things,
it is through the Creator, and you are grateful.


To walk the Red Road
is to know you stand on equal ground
with all living things. It is to know that
because you were born human,
it gives you superiority over nothing.
It is to know that every creation carries a Spirit,
and the river knows more than you do,
the mountains know more than you do,
the stone people know more than you do,
the trees know more than you do,
the wind is wiser than you are,
and animal people carry wisdom.
You can learn from every one of them,
because they have something you don’t:


They are void of evil thoughts.

They wish vengence on no one, they seek Justice.


To Walk the Red Road,
you have God given rights,
you have the right to pray,
you have the right to dance,
you have the right to think,
you have the right to protect,
you have the right to know Mother,
you have the right to dream,
you have the right to vision,
you have the right to teach,
you have the right to learn,
you have a right to grieve,
you have a right to happiness,
you have the right to fix the wrongs,
you have the right to truth,
you have a right to the Spirit World.


To Walk the Red Road
is to know your Ancestors,
to call to them for assistance…
It is to know that there is good medicine,
and there is bad medicine…
It is to know that Evil exists,
but is cowardly as it is often in disquise.
It is to know there are evil spirits
who are in constant watch
for a way to gain strength for themselves
at the expense of you.


To Walk the Red Road,
you have less fear of being wrong,
because you know that life is a journey,
a continuous circle, a sacred hoop.
Mistakes will be made,
and mistakes can be corrected -
if you will be humble,
for if you cannot be humble,
you will never know
when you have made a mistake.


If you walk the Red Road,
you know that every sorrow
leads to a better understanding,
every horror cannot be explained,
but can offer growth.


To Walk the Red Road
is to look for beauty in all things.


To Walk the Red Road
is to know you will one day
cross to the Spirit World,
and you will not be afraid…

"By Unknown"