I appeal to any white man to say if he ever entered Logan’s cabin hungry, and he gave him not
meat; if he ever came cold and naked , and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long
and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin , an advocate for peace.
Chief Logan (Tahgahjute) ,
Cayuga , About 1774
Meditations with Native American Elders-June 30
“Words hypnotize and deceive everyone at one time or
another, but these hypnotic words cannot last long in
the hearts of true warriors.”
Barney Bush, SHAWNEE
We are a part of an interconnected system. Words in
themselves have no meaning. It is the spirit and
intent behind the words that really show the meaning.
We are connected to each other at the center of the
atom which makes up the air and our body. The center
of the air’s atom system is connected to the center of
our body’s system. I am connected to you and you are
connected to me in the center of our being. If my
words have no meaning, you can feel this through the
center of your being.
Great Spirit, help me make my word good. Let me do the
things I say I will, and let me say the things I will
do - and do it.
A Cherokee Feast Of Days - June 30
Late in the evening when the sun has almost set and
activity begins to slow, it is so nice to sit in the
garden to watch the birds taking their evening baths
and to hear the night bird tuning up his evening song.
It is almost mystical, as only a change of light can
make it. Jet trails in the last rays of sunlight draw
and redraw their lines in the sky. But way up there,
they cannot catch the scent of petunias blooming down
here. Everyone deserves something beautiful to slow
his or her pace at the end of the day. Don’t count the
things that were accomplished this day, don’t regret,
don’t entertain thoughts that distress—just relax and
touch the earth and see the sky. Let this be a time of
May they always remember their relatives at the four
quarters, and may they know that they are related to
all that moves upon the universe...SLOW BUFFALO,LAKOTA