The gift of stillness … of simply being in the moment, in the experience … is the essence of honor, of respect.
In true stillness there is a oneness with surroundings, an attention that is not only focused outwardly with intent and purpose, but which is grounded … rooted deeply in the awareness of each moment.
The Native Elders describe the Sacred Principle of Respect as the gift of honor.
In becoming aware, they say, you honor that which you are aware of. You become attuned to your surroundings in the moment of your acknowledgment.
And you have the right … the choice … to change your thought process, your reaction, your response … to be aware of the best and most beautiful in the moment, rather than to settle for the distractions that may surround it.
Quieting your mind, clearing your heart, centering your spirit … rooting your body to the steadiness of the Earth with each breath, each touch … is your invitation to that awareness. This is when your awareness becomes a part of you.
This is when Creation is drawn to you … and you are drawn to Creation. In your stillness, you literally change your energy field to welcome the blessings which surround you.
In your stillness you are invited to become one with the world around you … and you connect with the best of the world’s essence.
Consider this week’s quote:
When you connect with your natural surroundings, you may more easily find that stillness. In the rustle of the wind and the clatter of branches … the rush of the tide as the oceans move to the guiding hand of Grandmother Moon … Nature is seldom quiet, but always extends the invitation for you to choose awareness of the power of this moment.
The Four Natural Elements — Air, Water, Fire, Earth — are guides to discovering your inner stillness and balance … your direct connection with Creation.
A walk with these magnificent forces, in the guidance of The Four Brothers™ video series, may help you realize your connection … your stillness … the center of your own sanctuary, wherever you are on your path.
Bring within yourself the energy of the moment … the gift of stillness. Invite the energy of the natural world to connect with your spirit.
Here! In this centered moment, you are One with the world. You are its gift! The honor, the respect that you feel in this knowing is centered within you … and radiates out from you in grace-filled harmony.
Here! You are … magnificent!
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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