He And I

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No matter how steep the mountains I climb, when I reach the top I will get on my knees and thank you God!

On My Knees by Snowy Solomon

I broken the tree line,
climbed to the crest of the sand dune
As I descended,
hot beach sand
found the spaces
between my toes
Deep breaths,
eyes squinting,
even with the shade
from the canopy on forehead, my hand made
My mouth was parched
of saliva,
yet my skin was drenched
Of sweat,
my cotton shirt
clinging to my skin,
where ever the
Breeze
would guide
it to touch.
I knew you had to be here
somewhere
because it was not so far back
I felt you
pass right through me,
entering my being from the rear,
exiting my frontal
Like a vacuum
pulling me forward,
sending me
on my knees.

Another Key Of Spirituality ~ Unseen Love

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A great man said to me some time ago…

“I vow to give you the support needed without complaint or resignation, for that is my significance in life and the reason for my existence, I want you to touch me, feel me, giving to you, unseen, for as long as you need me, for I embrace the weight of your worlds, unselfishly”

I would say it has taken a long time to understand what he was really saying but I was not listening. Maybe it was because I was not ready to understand. It is a love unconditional, a free love with no limits. How blessed I was and how blessed I am to have had such a person in my life when I needed them most. I know my Higher Power set this person in my path. And yet, until they left my pathway, did I realize how much he was really showing me the way.

I don’t know if anyone else thinks the way I do, but to me each relationship I have with anyone.. Good or bad, leaves a mark on me and the good ones, leave me with something that can not be replaced by any other in this world, some marks stronger than others, more noticeable than others.. As with him, there will be no one ever who will or can hold a candle to what he meant to me over that entire 3 years, how forever all that it was will be stored in a most treasured spot.. My heart.. He has encouraged nothing but good in my being and for that I will be forever thankful.

I have learnt how to love, let go, and open my heart to love again. And I’ve survived those heart-wrenching, gut-twisting break-ups that slam a person to the ground and rip you to pieces whether by a loved one dying or deciding they do not or can not be with me.. All things out of my control.

I read some where this quote..”You are a link, that to me, will never go missing.” – Unknown

How often do we feel that way about some one in our lives? And how many people go through their lives never feeling that way at all about another?

I have chosen to forgive pain in my life and see how it may have benefited me instead of suffering from it. And I will always remember who has brought some kind of love to my life, for there is many kinds of love. For every separation, I have made a connection to a greater source.. My Higher Power and to me, that is healing.

As the great Ram Dass has said, ‘Keep in mind these fours words, I am loving awareness.”

I do believe that at the end of the day it is all about the unseen love of feelings.

Another Key Of Spirituality – Unconditional Love

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When you love with your ego, you are not feeling. It’s a love from the head, where there is not always common sense. And so many live by and love by their ego, mother, father, doctors is pretty much a label we give ourselves. Sadly we seem to be people that need labels and numbers. Yes we all fill rolls in our life times. It is just about letting go of expectations and loving another without those expectations. There is no limit to unconditional love. It is a love that is free flowing and eternal.

Spiritual love comes from the heart, we learn to love everything and learn how to love even those who do not love us the same. It is so simple a love, but something that makes a person feel so grand! After a while when you begin to love spiritually, we naturally radiate that sort of love to those around us and they learn to also love, unconditionally. I have been loved unconditionally from the beginning till this day by my Higher Power and it is His love I want to radiate, that love to those around me naturally.

My Healing Mantra

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A Vedas saying, “ Speech is the essence of humanity.” what we think actually comes into being. Those who see themselves as spiritual, yours truly included, believe in mantra and know it is necessary to lead a spiritual life. The words become a part of your life energy, a part of you exactly. It will free you from destructive thoughts with regards to your being, not just physical destruction, but more importantly mental destruction. And a person does see the change in oneself, sooner than later because your mind hears and feels that constant vibration of positive flowing through your being and it creates that world around you.

To begin to live a simple life, one that envelopes inner peace, there is no drug or outside source than can do that for us. It is something we have to bring forth to our beings entirely ourselves and a mantra is the beginning, it is a great tool, one I had started using a few years back. I do have a peace of mind and it is that peace of mind that gets me through what ever this world throws at me. I may not understand at times why things happen as they do, but as long I know what I give back to the world and what I keep for myself is good, is positive, I believe the rest will take care of itself.

My mantra is a simple thing that I say at least 50 times a day, where I find a break in thought, it is a simple sentence that radiates through my being and it starts off like this…

I will………………… – the rest of that sentence is the max of 4 simple words. At first they come to me in a stutter, but as time goes on, that sentence is smooth, it is even, and it feels great to say it. It becomes habit to say it and the best thing is, I started seeing a change around me, the best positive change.

If you are in any mental turmoil, I wish you inner peace and know this is one way I found mine.

Here is one whole hour of Native American music to sit back, close your eyes and relax with, when you need it. I will find the time to do just that at least once a week. Blocking out the rest of the world, allowing peace in. Enjoy!

My Prayer

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Dear God, I want to resign to the ache of my being’s secret surrender. Yet I know that once I was to reach the crescendo, the altitude would initiate dizziness, the heavy air embrace, my will ,as I gathered all my strength when you tended my vision with the depth I fathomed from the beginning. Then, this true love entwined my soul, released the worlds as I knew them, leaving only what was once two, now one. My release
I raised my head and looked above, I knew this escalade would take all my energies, that at times I would
to part this world as I know it. Pain or regret would not be present. For my heart, my soul, have been touched with all that I’ve asked for. You, dear Lord have touched my being, to it’s core. – Amen – Snowy Solomon

You’re My Addicition

I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years and quit cold turkey over a year ago. I wrote this poem while I was smoking. I found it hard thinking about quitting smoking, more so than the act of quitting. It was like I was going to say good bye to my best friend and to be honest, the cigarette was my best friend, my addiction!

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To touch the tip
With just my lip
To me,
As sweet as chocolate.
I crave you ever so much
To have you close
To smell you
You are my crutch
Soothing to me as a musette
Who thought one could feel such euphoria
From a frigging cigarette!

Treat Others As You Would Want To Be Treated

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I have been in a couple situations as of late where I am questioning the ‘Golden Rule’, when
it comes to people I care for in my life, care for at different levels, no two friends or family
member the same.

Have you found that you have one friend that you are just naturally there for each other,
whether its back patting, returning favors, keeping in touch with regularly, either by phone or
mail or in person, you’re both just there for each other, naturally. And that feels good,
spiritually. Because neither of you leave the others presence with the feeling like..”oh this is
going to cost me”.

And what if you have a friend that has some moral issues you do not agree with? It can be
hard to live by the ‘Golden Rule’ in that situation also. There are things they do that I surely
would not do, but they may say, “Well if you were my friend, you would.” What conflict that
leaves you with internally. There are those in our lives that could not do what we do as
individuals, either they just don’t have it in them or it goes against their upbringing, religion,
etc. so we can not expect them to treat us as we treat them.
It’s a dilemma for sure.

I don’t think any relationship or friendship should be wasted, there will be few that we really
connect with on the comfortable level to live by ‘The Golden Rule’, and the friends and or
family that we do connect on the same level with regards we should hang on to and cherish.
It does not mean we think less of other relationships, we just hold them again at a different
level, no one should have to go against their beliefs and to want to do everything for
everyone is not conceivable, to believe so leaves us with hurt feelings, sometimes very
strong hurt feelings.

So as for me, I am going to change the ‘Golden Rule’ somewhat, allowing me not to
contradict myself or harm any relationships I am in, at whatever level..

“Respect Others As You Would Want To Be Respected” ~ Snowy

That one word, ‘RESPECT’, can say so many things and mean so many things to so many in
our lives, as a matter of fact, it says so much to the entire world in general. And just maybe if
we all showed more, respect towards each other, there would be less wars, dramatics,
broken hearts and pity parties. I adore all my friends and will definitely treat you with respect,
because that is what I want. Oh my, I feel so much better now.. lol..

Have a great day and be renewed!!!!

Appreciating Who I Am & Who You Are

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Its not always easy to understand another persons heritage or culture, why they do the
things they do with regards. I believe ignorance plays a big part when anyone comes to their
own conclusion thinking they know another persons culture, coming across as very critical.

We all come from somewhere, someone and no one should be discounted in any way.
There is a new wave it seems with regards to the native culture and non-natives. The non-natives
are wanting to experience the native culture, which is a great thing, but what part are
they wanting to experience? I think to some degree they are not sure themselves, but sense
something great about the native man/woman/child. The beauty of the native person is their
spirituality, this is what I think is the magnet to non natives.

This is all my personal thoughts with regards and don’t speak for any other native or non-native.
Being on the internet there is no shortage of definitions with regards to spirituality,
native or not and just like you can’t believe everything you are told, we should not believe
everything we read either. I guess one could say you’re on a vision quest, you need a
change in your life and or you’re wondering what you should do with the rest of your life
which can be so confusing most of the time. The road is never a straight and narrow one,
things are always changing, most of the time it is an uphill battle and we ask the question
why?

I do believe any vision quest does not end till we are well into our adult hood, having
experienced so much of life, and live to tell about it. There are times when we meet up with
someone that we do not consider to be an elder yet they seem so wise and that is usually
because they have been through a lot in their young lives, sorted it out, learnt the lesson and
is able to relay the answers to some questions more easily than others. We are all born with
the ability to create meaning for our own lives and it does not happen over night, it is a
process of growth, first physically, then spiritually through coming of age.. so the vision quest
was and still is in the defining moment in a persons life when they come to terms with all that
has happened, can honestly say, without regret, and have a peace of mind spiritually.

I do believe in a Higher Power, something greater than myself and I also believe that any hill
I climb in my life is so I can relate to another who has climbed the same hill, so I can have a
greater sense of empathy, maybe I am wrong and this is just my way of not going crazy
when things don’t go smoothly. I told a friend not long ago, now when I am in pain, I begin to pray, at times in tears, I don’t ask ‘why me?’, anymore in prayer, I ask for healing.

That is a part of my spirituality, a part of who I am, because I know that
there is someone out there in greater pain than I and I don’t have to watch television to see it
or hear about it on the radio, there are people in some sort of pain around all of us daily. We
can not fix the whole world but we can help a friend, a family member or a neighbor, making
changes in our own world and in doing so, others do the same and on and on.

I am so proud of my native heritage and even more so, I am proud to be ME, native or
not..

Memorial Day In The Great U S Of A!

I am a day late, however it is never too late to praise the good!

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The soldier goes where his/her commander says to go. There is at times, comments made that have been twisted and fall into the wrong minds. Minds that provoke ignorance and disrespect against any person in the armed forces. There is a fine line between who we are and becoming what we actually are preaching against!

“Christians can rest assured that being a soldier is highly respected throughout the Scriptures and know that such service is consistent with a biblical world view. The places and the titles may have changed, but our armed forces should be just as valued as the centurions of the Bible. The position of soldier was highly respected. Yes, the Bible does address serving in the military, directly and indirectly. The Christian men and women who serve their country with character, dignity, and honor can rest assured that the civic duty they perform is condoned and respected by our sovereign God. Those who honorably serve in the military deserve our respect and gratitude. Many centurions mentioned in the New Testament are praised as Christians, God-fearers, and men of good character (Matthew 8:5; 27:54; Mark 15:39-45; Luke 7:2; 23:47; Acts 10:1; 21:32; 28:16).” ~ The Bible Has Answers

I truly wish the COMMON MAN would stop re-writing the Bible to suit their agenda.

May God Bless all soldiers who are serving and protecting ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE COUNTRY , from the presidents and prime ministers, all civilians and the first responders such as paramedics and police forces and even those that demean the soldiers duty! I know it is fact that any and all soldiers will be standing at the right hand side of God for putting their lives on the line to protect their fellow man, woman and child! – Amen!

The Great Spirit Circle Trail @ Northern Ontario

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Northern Cree Singers ~ A fantastic group – their sound will vibrate your soul! ~ Snowy

.. and a beautiful trail to follow it is..

“The Great Spirit Circle Trail specializes in Authentic Aboriginal Experiences that exhibit the culture and traditions of the Anishinaabe people of the Manitoulin Island – Sagamok Region for independent travellers, families and all group sizes. While visiting, you will be hosted by local Aboriginal people who are proud to share a true reflection of the region from their perspective as the original inhabitants – the Ojibwe, Odawa and the Pottawatomi peoples. Visit http://www.circletrail.com to view our fantastic experiences, and be prepared for a memory of a lifetime as you Experience the Past, and Enjoy the Present.” – Manitoulin Tourism

Man’s law changes with new understanding. The laws of the spirit never needs to change. ~ Native American Proverb, Crow
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