Aho Mitakuye Oyasin

Hi beautiful soul

Happy New Week to you !

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin… All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer…

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin (Phonetically pronounced Ah-ho Mee-tah-koo-yay O-yah-seen) is a simple yet profound statement. It comes from the Lakota Nation and means to all my relations. It is most often spoken during prayer and ceremony, to invite and acknowledge all relatives to the moment.

To most of us today, relative means a blood relation or another human in the family lineage. We have not been taught that an entity, other than human, could be a relative. When in fact every being that is alive on this planet is related.

There is a beautiful Native American song that speaks about trees and the one verse says

I breathe in what you breathe out and you breathe in what I breathe out….

We are all so inter-connected. We are all here because of the other. Understanding this simple statement and really contemplating it, could change your outlook on life forever.

If you love and honor your relatives, you would be loving and honoring most of what is on this earth. If you lived by this meaning of “relative”, what a different world we would be living in!

As you navigate this week, could you bring an awareness to All our Relations and how you can bring that into your life ?


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Aho Mitakuye Oyasin ♥