Three years ago, today, they say I lost you…
The Old ones say, you journeyed Home…
A few winters have passed since you have gone,
yet for me your spirit has never been so alive…
Still I wish I would have thanked you for bringing me into the world and Loving me…and for teaching me… Because of you, I learned:
- to see the good in people and in life
- to see the positive and to learn from the negative
- that the best things in life are free and are almost always found withIn
- never to give up on myself or my dreams
- how to be a loving and nurturing mother
- to be grateful for the sacred gift of life
- faith and spirituality,
- to trust in Creator,
- to believe in myself,
- to share my gifts with others and
- to be of service to the earth
- to walk in love,
- to show compassion and empathy for others, while practicing self-care
- the importance of forgiveness and kindness
- the importance of balance in my life (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental)
- for teaching me that life is all about learning, we do the best we can with what we know at the time and when we know better we do better
- for teaching me that we are all One! We are all Related!
- Everything we do has a ripple effect in the universe and an impact on one another, including our earth mother.
I`m sorry I never told you the things I loved about you when your body was still on earth plane, but now, I can say to you in spirit, at any moment, I love you and thank you for all you are, all that you have been and all you continue to be… I would not be the person I am today without your love, strength, wisdom and guidance….
It is with great love, humility, longing and appreciation I envelop myself in your gentle spirit…. For this knowledge I give thanks to the Ancestors, my spirit guides and teachers…
All My Relations – Hiy Hiy
Shared by”Red Berry”(Chantal)
An Apache / Jicarilla Legend
Apache Tear Drop is a form of black obsidian. It is a calming translucent stone, found in Arizona and other parts of the U.S. It is composed of feldspar, hornblende, biotite and quartz. It was formed by rhythmic crystallization that produces a separation of light and dark materials into spherical shapes, and is a form of volcanic glass.
There is a haunting legend about the Apache Tear Drop. After the Pinal Apaches had made several raids on a settlement in Arizona, the military regulars and some volunteers trailed the tracks of the stolen cattle and waited for dawn to attack the Apaches.
The Apaches, confident in the safety of their location, were completely surprised and out-numbered in the attack. Nearly 50 of the band of 75 Apaches were killed in the first volley of shots. The rest of the tribe retreated to the cliff’s edge and chose death by leaping over the edge rather than die at the hands of the white men.
For years afterward those who ventured up the treacherous face of Big Pacacho in Arizona found skeletons, or could see the bleached bones wedged in the crevices of the side of the cliff.
The Apache Women and the lovers of those who had died gathered a short distance from the base of the cliff where the sands were white, and for a moon they wept for their dead. They mourned greatly, for they realized that not only had their 75 brave Apache warriors died, but with them had died the great fighting spirit of the Pinal Apaches.
Their sadness was so great, and their burden of sorrow so sincere that the Great Father imbedded into black stones the tears of the Apache Women who mourned their dead. These black obsidian stones, when held to the light, reveal the translucent tear of the Apache.
For may years I have given these stones to people at the completion of a part of their lives. When you hold the stones up and look through them the lights always shines through! The stones are said to bring good luck to those possessing them. It is said that whoever owns an Apache Tear Drop will never have to cry again, for the Apache Women have shed their tears in place of yours.
The Apache tear drops are also said to balance the emotional nature and protect one from being taken advantage of. It can be carried as an amulet to stimulate success in business endeavors. It is also used to produce clear vision and to increase psychic powers.
Black obsidian is a powerful Meditation stone. The purpose of this gemstone is to bring to light that which is hidden from the conscious mind. It dissolves suppressed negative patterns and purifies them. It can create a somewhat radical behavior change as new positive attitudes replace old, negative, egocentric patterns.
Today is a time of remembering for my dear friend “Red Feather” and her family!
It is the day after the funeral and a time to mourn the loss of her father, and remember all of the wonder that existed within his mental, physical and emotional presence on earth plane and to wish him well on his journey forward to spirit. Rest easy and love deeply from above!
Peace, love, light and blessings!