a time of thoughtful prayer

We are in a time where we are being asked to mature and evolve into our highest and best selves. It is not a time for timidity or cowardice. Courage and confidence, maybe even temerity. I would like to share with you my thoughts, and invite you to share in the meditations with me.

As a spiritual seeker, I have found truths in many different spiritual practices. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about Maat, Goddess or Queen of Justice. Not the justice that we feel is represented by the legal systems we have in place. It is my belief that those systems have been flawed. Rather, I have been thinking about her in terms of a matriarchal form of justice, where the spirit of love is the guiding principle behind the application of justice.

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This brief description of her power and principle feels especially relevant right now.

“What is at the heart of our growth toward moral maturity? The complementary vision of our Queen. Despite ignorance and repression, her ethic of shared authority, mercy, compassion, and care has manifested in shining moments throughout history and literature. For instance, in ancient Egypt the Queen’s interpretation of morality as a matter of the heart was considered one of the unalterable laws of life. The goddess Maat tested the weight of each dead person’s heart in one bowl of a sacred balance scale against the lightness of an ostrich feather in the other. If the heart was heavier than the feather, the soul was lost.” Jean Raffa

I feel the impetus to invoke her energy in a very strong way. Thoughtful, prayerful meditations on the use of morality as a matter of the heart, as opposed to the punitive and self-righteous application of morality as a form of justice would be of great service to humanity right now. The unalterable laws of life, which have been forgotten by some of us, are ready to be remembered and honored.

I have also been thinking a lot about Kitchi Sabe, or Sasquatch.

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“Sabe reminds us to be ourselves and not someone we are not. An honest person is said to walk tall like Kitchi-Sabe…  Like Kitchi-Sabe, Raven accepts himself and knows how to use his gift. He does not seek the power, speed or beauty of others. He uses what he has been given to survive and thrive. So must you.” The Seven Sacred Teachings of White Buffalo Calf Woman, by: David Bouchard & Dr. Joseph Martin.

It is said that the appearance of Kitchi sabe, whether in reality or in someone’s spirit, indicates that it’s time to face something with great honesty. I feel a strong impetus to invoke the gifts that Kitchi-Sabe brings to the world as well. The honest remembering of who we really are and what we need to remember.

Over the next two days, especially, if you feel led to join me in these meditation practices, please feel free to share.

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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