Modern culture is quick to asses itself as advanced and everything else as primitive. Yet the test of time is probably the most pressing of all. Bypassing the ancient wisdoms indigenous cultures contain is like the know it all teenager who won’t listen to experience.
New Age philosophies and quantum physics are coming to similar conclusions on the power of the mind and the interconnectedness of all things. Indigenous cultures not only know and understand these things they have integrated this wisdom into daily life through a living spirituality embodied in the earth itself.
If we want life as we know it to survive on beautiful planet of ours. we need to listen the wisdom of her first peoples. To learn gratitude and respect for all life. I found this beautiful prayer from the late Tjilpi Bob Randall, Yankunytjnatjara Nation Uluru/Central Desert Region of Australia who called for it to be shared far and wide for all.
I hope you read it, I hope you feel it, and I hope we all find a way to bring this prayer to life in our world.
“On behalf of all of us of indigenous ancestry from the First Peoples of Australia, to all the great Creators of Nature, who have always loved us without condition throughout all our natural life and beyond, I offer this prayer:
To Mother Earth: I acknowledge with love and appreciation the care and unconditional love you provide for all living things. May we be led to understand this; may your ways of unconditional love for all life be our ways, that we live this each moment of our life.
To Mother Sun: I acknowledge the light You share – living as a light of love, peace, understanding and honoring each and every one of us throughout the world. May we understand your light as life that relates us to each other as family so we can be led to love each other and all living as family. May we develop ways like you, loving without judgement that we can live love without conditions. May we learn from you to shine our light from within, in service to each other and all living throughout the world to the best of our ability.
To all of Nature: I acknowledge and honour the life you give. The Air we breathe that gives us life, The Water we drink that gives us life, The creatures we kill that gives us life The plants we take from earth that gives us life to every living thing I may have not mentioned that gives us life I acknowledge you with appreciation and love.
To all Peoples of the World: I acknowledge and honor each and every one of you. May we each be responsible for the well-being of each other and all living in the ways we think, speak, and act towards each other each moment of our lives. May we communicate with love. May we action our interactions with the qualites of love- compassion, patience, humility, kindness, generosity and caring- to know and understand each other. May we be love and peace, respecting the cultural beliefs of each other, that we may live with love and peace always.
With love, I offer this prayer in the name of all that is sacred and holy.
So Let It Be”.
~ Tjilpi Bob Randall, Yankunytjnatjara Nation,
Uluru/Central Desert Region, Australia
Keep praying, beautiful people.
The earth needs you.
Keep believing, we were born for these times,
we are the ones we have been waiting for!