In the old traditional cultures, it is said that those that know the most about the Creator are the old ones and the ones just born. The infants have just come from the Creator and the Creators heart is still beating strongly inside, and nothing of the world has gotten in the way of that connection. Before the world has taught its unnatural lessons like hate and division.
We can surely learn for these new little spirits. We first have to acknowledge that we don’t know everything and removing our ego is the first task before us. Once that momentarily happens we can then remember that there is always a new angle on life and new lessons to learn, making our circle fuller and healthier. If you have the opportunity to spend with someone like this, you will see and nobody has to speak a word. Just watch and breathe it in.
The old ones, they are part of the balance of life. They are making way for the infants to be in the world. Every line is a story, and battle, a treasured memory that has made them who they are today. The wise ones have been divesting themselves little by little throughout their lives of the worlds stuff that lessens the connection to the Creator. By the time they are ready to walk on, the hope is to let go of all of the unnecessary stuff of life, where all is left is just the person and the Creator.
In the Lakota world, they have a phrase that says ‘mitakuye oyasin”. It really has more depth and meaning than I could explain or pretend to know. But essentially it says “We are all Related”. Not just that we are related to the Creator and each other, but to everything in the natural world. This might sound odd, but I think my dog, Kola knows as much about the one Creator as any human. So do all the animals. They live out of the experience of being whatever the Creator meant them to be. The try to be nothing else.
I hope these words resonate with some of you. I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences around this thought. I hope your days find you connecting to the Creator. I believe “one” Creator for everyone. And every culture connects and sees in their own way. Aho my friends!
Photo 1: Quinn’s 3 week old hand !
Photo 2: From Edward Curtis of a Tesuque elder
Photo 3: Kola being Kola