Noodin, the wind, overflows your basket … fills your blanket in billowing playfulness. It can fell the largest tree, or leave a single leaf clinging to a winter-dark branch.
It can make the trees dance, ripple the surface of an ocean, raise the sands of the desert to cover the light of the sun.
Yet it has no weight at all.
The Native Elders tell us this playful member of The Four Brothers™ — together with Water, with Fire and with Earth — reminds us of Wisdom.
Wisdom can cause tremendous change, yet is never a burden. It has no weight, no color, no odor.
Wisdom has no taste, but is sweet on the heart, gentle to the ear, kind to the skin.
True Wisdom, we are taught, comes in understanding that the real value is not in what you know … but in recognizing what you choose to take the time to notice.
The gift of this fourth of the Seven Grandfathers … Sacred Principles … is given in remembering to take yourself lightly. To awaken your senses to the people and objects around you, without feeling that you must take on their essence.
You have your own essence. You are unique … a gift to the world.
Consider this week’s quote:
Wisdom is expressed with your every breath … you stir the air of Creation.
As you become more aware of Wisdom in your connection to the Universe, your mind quiets, centers, focuses. Light enfolds you. The strength of discernment becomes a part of you, and how you express your presence in the world.
Take time to reflect your walk upon this Earth … your view of your time and experiences. Walk with theFour Brothers along the path of your life … receive their guidance. Dance in their playfulness, connect yourself to their strength.
See where you have come from … and notice — notice, with grace and generous love, where you are. You are a luminous being … whole and perfect. There is nothing about you which must be ‘fixed.’
You are in the perfect place. Your expression of thanks is the perfect music.
You will reap a rich harvest!
Live on Purpose … Change the World!
Gakina-awiiya (We Are All Related),
“Teach us love, compassion and honor … that we may heal the Earth and heal each other.” – Ojibwe
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