Indian Prayer


My dear friend, Phil Gutirrez-a Native American-said this prayer many times at the Reiki shares we held at his home. He taught me about respecting Mother Earth and all life she holds, among many other things. At our Reiki shares, the first thing after our hug, he would ‘smudge‘ us with sage, front and back as we turned around and held out our arms. Phil returned to Mother Earth on April 11, 2014 after battling cancer. I miss you Phil, and it is a great honor to have known you in this life! This prayer was also printed on his Memorial Service card. Aho (Hello or good-by)


American Indian-Lakota-Chief Yellow Lark-1887


“We are part of the earth and it is a part of us…for all things are connected.” Chief Seattle–from Phil’s Memorial.

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