CELEBRATE BIRTH OF WHITE BUFFALO – February 7th, 2015

WHITE BUFFALOThe White Buffalo are sacred to many Native Americans. The Lakota (Sioux) Nation has passed down the The Legend of the White Buffalo–a story now approximately 2,000 years old–at many council meetings, sacred ceremonies, and through the tribe’s storytellers. There are several variations, but all are meaningful, and tell of the same outcome. Have communication with the Creator through prayer with clear intent for Peace, Harmony and Balance for all life living in the Earth Mother.

Spirituality among Natives Americans and non-Native Americans has been a strong force for those who believe in the power of the Great Spirit or God.

It matters not what you call the Creator. What matters is that you pray to give thanks for your blessings and trust the guidance given to you from the world of Spirit. Many truths about Spirit are told and handed down from one generation to the next.

The legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman tells how the People had lost the ability to communicate with the Creator. The Creator sent the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman to teach the People how to pray with the Pipe. With that Pipe, seven sacred ceremonies were given for the people to abide in order to ensure a future with harmony, peace, and balance.

White Buffalo Calf Woman

White Buffalo Calf Woman, Original artwork above by Rogue Guirey Simpson, 1992

Legend says that long ago, two young men were out hunting when from out of nowhere came a beautiful maiden dressed in white buckskin. One of the hunters looked upon her and recognizing her as a wakan, or sacred being, lowered his eyes. The second hunter approached her with lust in his eyes desiring her for his woman. White Buffalo Calf Woman beckoned the lustful warrior to her, and as he approached a cloud of dust arose around them causing them to be hidden from view. When the dust settled, nothing but a pile of bones lay next to her. As she walked toward the respectful young hunter, she explained to him that she had merely fulfilled the other man’s desire, allowing him, within that brief moment, to live a lifetime, die and decay. White Buffalo Calf Woman instructed the young man to go back to the People and tell them to prepare for her arrival to teach them of the way to pray. The young hunter obeyed. When White Buffalo Calf woman arrived with the sacred bundle (the prayer pipe) she taught the People of the seven sacred ways to pray. These prayers are through ceremonies that include the Sweat Lodge for purification; the Naming Ceremony for child naming; the Healing Ceremony to restore health to the body, mind and spirit; the adoption ceremony for making of relatives; the marriage ceremony for uniting male and female; the Vision Quest for communing with the Creator for direction and answers to one’s life; and the Sundance Ceremony to pray for the well-being of all the People.

When the teaching of the sacred ways was complete, White Buffalo Calf Woman told the people she would again return for the sacred bundle that she left with them. Before leaving, she told them that within her were the four ages, and that she would look back upon the People in each age, returning at the end of the fourth age, to restore harmony and spirituality to a troubled land. She walked a short distance, she looked back towards the people and sat down. When she arose they were amazed to see she had become a black buffalo. Walking a little further, the buffalo laid down, this time arising as a yellow buffalo. The third time the buffalo walked a little further and this time arose as a red buffalo. Walking a little further it rolled on the ground and rose one last time as a white buffalo calf signaling the fulfillment of the White Buffalo Calf prophecy.

The changing of the four colors of the White Buffalo Calf Woman represents the four colors of man–white, yellow, red and black. These colors also represent the four directions, north, east, south and west. The sacred bundle that was left to the Lakota people is still with the People in a sacred place on the Cheyenne River Indian reservation in South Dakota. It is kept by a man known as the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, Arvol Looking Horse.

The legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman remains ever promising in this age of spiritual enlightenment and conscious awareness. In today’s world of confusion and war many of us are looking for signs of peace.

“With the return of the White Buffalo it is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe is being honored, and that the promises of prophecy are being fulfilled. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance and plenty.” (from Sams and Carson, Medicine cards)

Though harsh as the world we live in may be throughout recorded history there have been spiritual leaders teaching peace, hope and balance (synergy) amongst all life. This was taught by great teachers such as Jesus, Buddha, the Dali Lama’s, and Native American leaders.

Chief Crazy Horse, Chief Seattle, and Chief Red Cloud are a few of the visionary leaders who committed their lives to bring peace, and internal happiness to all who they touched. They were tangible signs of goodwill toward all men, women and children.

Legend courtesy Jim and Dena Riley

FULL MOON – WAPULA JOURNEY

As I prepare for Full Moon ceremony and the start of a 4 day Wapula – The Inner Mystery Journey, in support of my community, the Grandmother vine calls and awaits my service! I shall be there in the circle in spirit.. All my relations, the drums will sound, the Grandfathers will speak.. A’HO, my relations!

From today’s Oracle Report;

The sacred masculine understands that true relation with others (society) is about recognition and acceptance of the divine within each of us. The “cosmic upgrade” that accompanies the Full Moon tomorrow will help us recognize and accept this about ourselves. When we “get” this, everything shifts. We begin not just seeing life in a new way, but molding life in a new way – from a position of personal power. These shifts are changing the world.. Read more

Crazy Horse to Touch the Clouds, 1877

A few people have asked that I share the Prophecy of Crazy Horse – as said smoking the Sacred Pipe with “Touch the Clouds” four days before he was killed by the U.S. Army as they attempted to imprison him – could not be more powerfully relevant.

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“Upon suffering beyond suffering:

The Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world; a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations; a world longing for light again.

I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.

In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom.

I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one.”
-Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux (circa 1840-1877)

The Global Ingenious Wisdom Summit

Looking HorseCo-create a new era by learning prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings and pathways to healing and sacred action. Join an unprecedented unified gathering of 20+ Indigenous leaders from around Mother Earth – including Hereditary Chief Phil Lane, Jr., Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle, Grandmother Mona Polacca, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Dave Courchene, Winona LaDuke and others – Nov. 18-20. #GIWS http://2014.indigenouswisdomsummit.com

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS WISDOM SUMMIT

Tuesday outline

– 9:00am Pacific
Prophesy and Spiritual Perspectives: The Prophesied Time of the White Animals and Sacred Teachings of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe with Chief Arvol Looking Horse
– 10:00am Pacific
Prophecy and Spiritual Perspectives: Indigenous Wisdom and Prophecies Are Helping Humanity Shift to New Paradigms with Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, M.Ed.
– 10:30am Pacific
Sioux Nation Declares Keystone Pipeline an “act of war” – Prepares for Unified Nonviolence with Chief Phil Lane, Jr.
– 11:00am Pacific
The 7th Generation – Global Environmental Activists with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
– 12:00pm Pacific
Guided by Ancestors to Awaken Humanity with Audri Scott Williams
– 1:00pm Pacific
Honoring the Natural Laws and Elements of Mother Earth with Dave Courchene

Wednesday outline

– 9:00am Pacific
Bringing Forth Wisdom from Ghana and Envisioning a Golden Age in Harmony with Mother Earth with Nana Ohemaa Agyiriwa II, Dr. Barbara C. Wallace
– 10:00am Pacific
The Melting of the Big Ice with Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq
– 11:00am Pacific
The 13 International Indigenous Grandmothers & How the Vatican Legalized the Doctrine of Discovery with Grandmother Mona Polacca
– 12:00pm Pacific
Practical Wisdom for Living in Peace with Ourselves, Others and Mother Earth with Grandfather Tom Blue Wolf
– 1:00pm Pacific
Connecting 7th Generation Voices of Uganda and the America’s with Vanessa Asolo (aka MC Flower) & Silas Balabyekkubo & Mikuak Rai

To walk the Red Road…

Long road winding began in the stars,
spilled onto the mountain tops,
was carried in the snow to the streams,
to the rivers, to the ocean…
It covers Canada, Alaska, America,
Mexico to Guatemala,
and keeps winding around the indigenous.

The Red Road is a circle of people
standing hand in hand,
people in this world, people between
people in the Spirit world.
star people, animal people, stone people,
river people, tree people…
The Sacred Hoop.

To walk the Red Road
is to know sacrifice, suffering.
It is to understand humility.
It is the ability to stand naked before God
in all things for your wrong doings,
for your lack of strength,
for your dispassionate way,
for your arrogance – because to walk
the Red Road, you always know
you can do better. And you know,
when you do good things,
it is through the Creator, and you are grateful.

To walk the Red Road
is to know you stand on equal ground
with all living things. It is to know that
because you were born human,
it gives you superiority over nothing.
It is to know that every creation carries a Spirit,
and the river knows more than you do,
the mountains know more than you do,
the stone people know more than you do,
the trees know more than you do,
the wind is wiser than you are,
and animal people carry wisdom.
You can learn from every one of them,
because they have something you don’t:

They are void of evil thoughts.

They wish vengeance on no one, they seek Justice.

To Walk the Red Road,
you have God given rights,
you have the right to pray,
you have the right to dance,
you have the right to think,
you have the right to protect,
you have the right to know Mother,
you have the right to dream,
you have the right to vision,
you have the right to teach,
you have the right to learn,
you have a right to grieve,
you have a right to happiness,
you have the right to fix the wrongs,
you have the right to truth,
you have a right to the Spirit World.

To Walk the Red Road
is to know your Ancestors,
to call to them for assistance…
It is to know that there is good medicine,
and there is bad medicine…
It is to know that Evil exists,
but is cowardly as it is often in disguise.
It is to know there are evil spirits
who are in constant watch
for a way to gain strength for themselves
at the expense of you.

To Walk the Red Road,
you have less fear of being wrong,
because you know that life is a journey,
a continuous circle, a sacred hoop.
Mistakes will be made,
and mistakes can be corrected –
if you will be humble,
for if you cannot be humble,
you will never know
when you have made a mistake.

If you walk the Red Road,
you know that every sorrow
leads to a better understanding,
every horror cannot be explained,
but can offer growth.

To Walk the Red Road
is to look for beauty in all things.

To Walk the Red Road
is to know you will one day
cross to the Spirit World,
and you will not be afraid…