“Bright days and dark days were both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close to the Great Holiness.”        

–Chief Luther Standing Bear, SIOUX

           

The Great Spirit created a world of harmony, a world of justice, a world that is interconnected, a balanced world that has positive and negative, this way and that way, up and down, man and woman, boy and girl, honest and dishonest, responsible and irresponsible, day and night. In other words, He created a polarity system. Both sides are to be respected. Both sides of anything are sacred. We need to do good and we need to learn from our mistakes. We need to honor what takes place in the daytime and we need to honor what takes place in the nighttime. WE learn that we need to learn and we see what we are supposed to see by staying close to the Great Spirit. We need to be talking to the Great Mystery all the time, saying “Grandfather, what is it you want me to learn?”           

Great Spirit, let me learn today that all things that You created are sacred. Help me stay close to You, my Creator.

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