From the East we give thanks
to our Mother, the Earth
and to the People, and those yet to be born,
and to the spirit of waters,
who make it possible for all things to live.
We give thanks to the fish, they sustain us.
and to the plants, they feed us and make us well,
and to the trees,
who give us shelter, shade and …
It is said that long ago there lived among the clouds another people, called sky people. Among them grew a sacred tree, which gave off a beautiful light. Sky Woman, who was with child, fell through a hole at the roots of the sacred tree. As she fell she tried to find something to hold on to, but what came …
It was the slender trees with the needle-thin leaves that remembered their promise to the Creator and kept watch over all the living things through the long winters while the other trees slept. So they were promised that while the other trees lost their leaves every autumn, they would be honored and allowed to keep their green color, the color …