Wednesday, 26 August 2020

The Ten Native American Commandments

 


I attended a very moving earth honouring ceremony on Saturday afternoon as part of the first real Sussex Green Living get together in months. Many of the elements were familiar to me from the Druidic rituals I do with friends. The following was read out....it spoke to me.

The Ten Native American Commandments

1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.

2.Remain close to the Great Spirit, in all that you do.

3.Show great respect for your fellow beings [Especially Respect yourself.
 
4.Work together for the benefit of all Mankind,

5.Give assistance and kindness where ever needed.

6.Do what you know to be right [but be careful not to fall into self-righteousness.

7.Look after the well being of mind and body.

8.Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.

9.Be truthful and honest at all times [especially be truthful and honest with yourself]

10.Take full responsibility for all your actions.

Arilx
[The image is from Pixabay]

6 comments:

  1. I have a great interest in the Native Americans and in all the books I have and read I've never come across this. A few of them, particularly the first, go without saying.

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    1. I hope it's genuine. I think the Native American approach to living and our interconnectedness to the land is what we need back. Arilx

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  2. We have been doing more work than ever in Minnesota to learn aobut native traditions, vlaues, and knowledge, despite the inequity of life.

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    1. I was interested to read that land was recently returned to the Native Americans [I know they don't own it]. Arilx

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  3. That is beautiful, I can see why it resonates with you x

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