Elder’s Meditation – Mother Earth


“These are our times and our responsibilities. Every human being has
a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom
all life comes. In order to do this, we must recognize the enemy – the one
within us. We must begin with ourselves…”
— Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA

The outside is merely a reflection of our insides. My mind is designed to tell me that I’m not crazy
for thinking what I am thinking. Even if I have angry thought, my mind is giving me excuses and
reasons why it is OK to think what I’m thinking. I need to be knowledgeable about the laws of
harmony and balance. I cannot twist the laws to serve me, but I can adjust my life to serve the
laws. This is the law – I am here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not here for me to misuse and abuse.

Oh Great Spirit, allow me the insight and knowledge of how to live in harmony and balance with my
surroundings. Grant me change from within.