Elder’s Meditation – Creator & Earth


“We have a biological father and mother, but our real Father is
Tunkashila [Creator] and our real Mother is the Earth.”
— Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

Who really gives us our life? Who really gives us our food and nurturing? Who really allows us
to be born? We are born through our parents who act as the vehicle of life for the Creator and
Mother Earth. Our parents take care of us for a little while and when we are ready we must leave
them and be faithful to our true Father, the Creator, and our true Mother, the Earth. Then we need
to be of service to the Creator and be respectful to Mother Earth.

Great Spirit, thank you for being my Father. Teach me to honor the Earth.