with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.
…and the Powerful Ancient Power of Prayer and Gratitude
Just a year ago at this time we were all going to Standing Rock or sending prayers and provisions. Now we must remember that the Arc of Justice is Long. The end of the story has not been told. We must not give in to fears of evil having its way. The harvest time of year is not an ending. It is a transition time.
The future may not have to be mad
with loss and waste –
though the memory will.
Be present: your eyes will become kind and deep
and the bones of this nation will mend
after the revolution for justice. –
Acoma Pueblo – Simon Ortiz
This transition time in the seasons provides an opportunity to give special thanks for this time to recommit. To take a step back and be grateful for the wonderful aspects to our lives, and all the support we receive from this amazing planet, this awesome universe.
It’s a time to express our great gratitude, to share love, and to re-commit to working in harmony with all our relations for the greater harmony.
HEATHER HUTTON and RICHARD WILLIAMS