Sheila Williams ~ Singing Cloud
In the long and long ago when first the two legs came to live with Mother Earth, they knew nothing, just like new born children.
It was the peoples who were here who taught us all there is, the rain gave a drumming sound that soothed us, in it we could hear the heart beat of Mother Earth.
The animals would sing and dance to share with us the joy of living; we saw these things and our spirits joined with laughter.
Grandmother Sun rising in the east gave our souls a song of thanks; Brother Moon’s sweet glow gave us the songs of longing and giving.
Ancestors’ fires twinkling at night gave a song of gratefulness and continuation, the whispers of the four winds brought forth the flute song that lifts the broken spirit.
Brother Wolf gave the song of family and hunting, little birds and butterflies gave happy songs and dancing, curiosity, and love of home.
We watched and learned and understood they knew more of life than we did; this connectedness was our guide for living, caring, and loving.
These things the grandmothers taught, it is how we learned our patience, rocks never move on their own yet they teach us lessons.
All the trees dance and sway and share their ancient wisdom, all things have a time and place and we cannot rush them.
So much of life is simple things and we the two legs are most humble, we were the last and should show respect for what is Eldest.
Take your time and learn there truly is no hurry, enjoy the times that you are given, grow, smile, and share your lessons.
Of all the treasures on Mother Earth, kindness is the best one, be thankful for what you have and seek first wisdom!
©Copyright October 29, 2007 by Sheila Williams ~ Singing Cloud