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Last week we shared the story of a whale rescue. We heard about it from a friend, and it was taken from an article in the San Fransisco chronicle that shows how animals are more like people than we generally think.

For thousands of years the Native peoples of the America’s have always known that animals have thier own spirits/souls. We shared this article with you as a perfect example of how another living being, not human, can show that they are grateful.

Take a moment to think back on your own life and reflect on a time, when you truly felt that an animal was showing a ‘human’ emotion. We have been blessed to share our journey with many ‘pets’ who have been a part of our family. There are so many ways that we’ve seen them show their love and appreciation.

This is why when Native people say prayers or do ceremonies, we pay respect or give thanks to all living things, plant, animal, earth. It is the basic acknowledgement that humans are not above the Earth and nature, but are a small part of it. We are all related.

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Trees

tall-trees“TREE, purifier of air, nourishing, sheltering, supporting, its roots tap the depth of the earth.
Dependent on water, soil and sun, everchanging, a timeless indicator of regeneration, symbol of wisdom, a cosmic tree, a tree of light, lie down beneath one.”

Printed on a tee shirt that says “copyright 1991 MAZE”

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Curiousity

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