7 Grandfather Teachings

I have, over the years, had to teach myself how to pray in a good way. Most of the ways I learned as a child were self-centered. I’m thankful that I have been able to learn about different ways to pray and of the prayers that are more open-hearted. Today is a day where I will be in some form of prayer even though I’m going about my normal work-a-day routine.

I wanted to share some teachings that I try to incorporate into my life. They are the 7 Grandfather Teachings of the Ojibwe people. I keep the image shown below on my desktop at work, and it cycles throughout the day. It’s a great reminder for me to take a breath. To remember what is important. To remember what it means to be a real human being, a good Anishinaabe-kwe. 7grandfathers

I put this out there for you today, to help us all to remember to be real human beings, with open-hearts. To remember that honesty, truth, humility, love, wisdom, courage and respect keep us connected to each other, to the Creator and to our Mother, the Earth.

Be well. Be peaceful as much as possible. May we see an evolution to a better way of being in the world with our own eyes. Chi miigwech.


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Twylia (the 'i' is silent)

~ I am Anishinaabe-kwe with Scottish heritage and Sami DNA. I speak on the behalf of no one but myself. My ancestors inform and guide me. My voice is but one of many who are calling for change. We have much work to do to create a good space for the real human beings who are waiting to be born.

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