Happy Solstice

May this year's Solstice mark a new, bringing Great Spirit's Highest Blessings to you and those you love...
May this year’s Solstice mark a new, bringing Great Spirit’s Highest Blessings to you and those you love…

 

There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say. ~ by Geronimo (Goyathlay) ~ Apache

 

The Solstice Sunset was at 4:54 PST
The Solstice Sunset was at 4:54 PST

 

For us here in the North, Winter began at 3:03 PM PST while we are gaining light those in the Southern Hemisphere are welcoming Summer.

 

All Light or All Night
All Light or All Night

 

And those who live along the North Pole are engulfed in complete darkness, while those along the South Pole are embracing the Midnight Sun.

 

Blessings to Grandfather Sun
Blessings to Grandfather Sun

 

 

May the Light of Grandfather Sun warm your hearts and shine light upon your path….  Happy Solstice from my heart to yours… 

 

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The Elders Are Watching by Roy Henry Vickers

Words for the Heart and Soul…

Make No Bones About It

The Elders Are Watching is a video about the environment, the teachings of the old ones. The poem written by David Bouchard was inspired by a Roy Henry Vickers painting that was given to Queen Elizabeth called, A Meeting Of Chiefs. The book was first published by Eagle Dancer Enterprises and the narration and artwork is by Roy Henry Vickers.

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Old Man Tells A Story…

Gather around the fire; come in a little closer… Let your vision wander as Old Man Tells A Story from Apocalypto…

There was deep family bond between all.
“Long, Long Ago, when the Animal Kingdom and People Lived as One…”

 

And A Man Sat Alone… Drenched Deep In Sadness… 

Waves of sadness were felt by all who loved him...
His cries were heard and felt by all who loved him…

 

And all of the Animals drew near to him and said:

 
“We do NOT like to see you so SAD…” :O( 
 
“Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it… “
We are all here for you Brother...
Brother Lion snuggled him, Sister Snake danced for him and Wise Owl sang a soothing song.

 

The Man said: “I want to have good sight!”

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I want to see the intentions of all who I lay my eyes upon…

 

The Vulture replied: “You shall have mine…”

Nothing will be hidden from you brother...

The Man said: “I want to be Strong!”

 
The Jaguar said: “You shall be Strong like me…”
You will never tire...
You will be able to climb high and run fast…

 

Then the Man said: “I long to know the Secrets of the Earth!”

 
The Serpent replied: “I will show them to you…
You shall know all that you desire to know...
You will hold the records of ancient times…

 

And so it went with all of the Animals……

 
And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give…
The man learned well into the night until the new dawn rose...
Each animal shared their gifts…

 

….He left!

 

He hungered for new horizons...
He walk on and never looked back…

 

Then the Owl said to the other Animals:

“Now the Man knows much and is able to do many things…”
“Suddenly I am afraid!”
 
We have given much more than we should have...
I can see that which hides from even him…

 

The Deer said: “The Man has all that he needs….”

“Now his sadness will stop!”
He will be happy and whole like us...
He will be happy for all of our gifts we have shared with him…

 

But the Owl replied: “No!”

“I saw a Hole in the Man…”
This whole will grow and grow darker and darker...
A hole like no other that we have yet to see…

 

“Deep like a hunger he will never fill….”

 

The beauty and wholeness he does not see...
He has forgotten his place within the circle…

 

“It is what makes him sad and what makes him want…”

 

May my vision be just a bad dream...
If he does not awaken , things will never be the same…

 

He will go on…. Taking… and taking….”

 

He will travel away from our dear Mother Earth...
Until he has conquered even Grandmother Moon

 

“Until one day, the World will say:

“I am no more and I have nothing left to give….”

 

You have forgotten my son, please go back...
You have taken every gift that I can give and I sadly have no more to give…

If you’d like to hear Old Man in his own words share the story above, visit the link below and it will take you to…..

Apocalypto – Old Man Tells Story (Official Clip)

And for those who want a little more, below is a link to Apocalypto the whole movie. As always I send you Much Love and Many Blessings from my ~ ❤ ~ to your ~ ❤ ~

https://archive.org/details/Apocalypto2006-HistoricalAction-adventureMovie

Butterfly Offerings ~

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It’s time to feed the Butterflies. ~ ❤ ~

Try leaving out a plate filled with orange slices to attract Butterflies.

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Hummingbirds Hover while Butterflies Lounge.

Unlike Hummingbirds who hover, Butterflies like to land on things and love citrus and sweet fruit juices.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies enjoy many of the same flowers.
Hummingbirds and Butterflies enjoy many of the same flowers.

Instead of composting or throwing out your old fruit, offer your resident winged ones a buffet from your leftovers.

When you fruit turns too quickly share it with your winged garden friends.
When you fruit turns too quickly share it with your winged garden friends.

Any of the following will do: brown bananas, mushy strawberries, overripe peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, mangoes, papayas, cherries and melons. Add water or a little beer to your mix.

The browner the better...
The browner the better…

Try offering a small dish of moist soil or compost (wet lightly throughout the day), or add some course salt flakes to a shallow bowl of river rocks and a little water. Butterflies need minerals and will enjoy frolicking in this mineral bath.

Butterflies are attracted to bright colors...
Butterflies are attracted to bright colors…

Use bright sponges soaked in sugar water to attract the Butterflies. Place your colorful sponges in trees, near bird feeders or on a shallow plate.

Butterfly's proboscis (coiled straw) coated with pollen.
Butterfly’s proboscis (coiled straw) coated with pollen.

Use 4 parts water to 1 part sugar.

You can hang your feeders in the trees to keep ants away...
You can hang your feeders in the trees to keep ants away…

Birds, Bees and other Insects will also enjoy these offering, so you may want to place it up high and in an area that you won’t need to occupy often.

When your new to feeding be sure to give it time for the Butterflies to find your offerings.
When your new to feeding be sure to give it time for the Butterflies to find your offerings.

You can plant Milkweed to attract Butterflies naturally.

The Cycle of a Butterfly
A Silver Banded Hairstreak Caterpillar Egg

Milkweed is the perfect plant food for both larval and adults.

The Cycle of a Butterfly
Cecropia Larvae Caterpillar Shedding

Monarch butterflies use it for nectar and then lay their eggs on it;

Adonis Blue Butterfly Egg
Adonis Blue Butterfly Egg

When their eggs hatch the caterpillars will feed on it.

Chrysalis remind us that transformation is beautiful.
Chrysalis remind us that transformation is beautiful.

The poison in Milkweed is ingested and as they become adults this poison will protect them from predators.

Butterflies are in need of our support
Leave an offering near hanging cocoons…

Remember chemicals are largely responsible for the decline in our Butterfly population; they kill both adult and caterpillar.

Loss of milkweed is linked to plummeting number of declining Monarch Butterflies...
Loss of milkweed is linked to plummeting number of declining Monarch Butterflies…
We are each a "piece" of the solution.
We are each a “piece” of the solution.

It is best to always avoid pesticides; so the butterflies can exist in a natural environment.

Unique without being different; we all are one;  animal human nature
Unique without being different; we all are one; animal human nature.

Loss of milkweed linked to plummeting number of monarch butterflies…

Common Rose Butterfly
Common Rose Butterfly.

Please read the link below if you would like to learn more:

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4558454-loss-of-milkweed-linked-to-plummeting-number-of-monarch-butterflies/

Creator’s Gift

The Creator called far and wide to all of the Animal Kingdom to gather in circle...
Sicangu Lakota Oyate ~ (An Old Sioux Legend)

In Ancient times, The Creator wanted to hide something from humans until they were ready to see.

The Creator gathered all the animals and sought their advice.

“I want to hide something special from the humans until they are really ready for it, it is the realization that they create their own reality.”

Eagle flies highest and closest to Grandfather Sun….

The Eagle said: “Give it to me. I will take it to the highest mountain and keep it there.”

Eagle Medicine is the power of the Great Spirit.

The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will conquer the highest mountain, and find it.”

Salmon journey to their birth place to return to the Spirit World.

The Salmon said: “Give it to me. I will take it to the deepest ocean and keep it there.”

Whale Sharks are the largest fish in Grandmother Ocean…

 The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will explore the deepest depths of the ocean, and find it.”

May the Sacred Buffaloes always roam the plains Wild and Free.

The Buffalo said: “Give it to me. I will bury it in the heart of the great plains and keep it there.

Image Credit Catsmobdotcom
Mother Earth booms with Thunder when Buffalo run reminding us to show our respect.

The Creator replied: “One day, humans will rip open the earth, and find it there.”

Grandmother Mole lives closest to Mother Earth’s ❤
All were stumped until Little Grandmother Mole who lives within the heart of Mother Earth and sees with her spiritual eyes (not her physical eyes) spoke up:
 
“Why don’t we hide it inside them? That is the last place they will look.”
Within each of us is Great Spirit’s Gift, We are more than a body! We are Spirit…

The Creator replied in an instant: “It is done.”

~ Sicangu Lakota Oyate ~ (An Old Sioux Legend)

Within each of us is Great Spirit’s Gift… When we meditate our Spirit connects with our heart and the infinite oneness of all that is.

The Gift is knowing gratitude. It is up to us to remember that we create our own reality by what we choose to feel within our own heart.

When we spread our wings and let go of all that binds us and give thanks for the many blessings of today we are transformed and see with the eyes of our Spirit…

We are more than a body! We are Spirit…

Nvwadohiyada ~ Great Spirit’s Blessings are with you always… Walela Dikanogidv “Songs of the Hummingbird”

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