What are good reasons to wear a face mask today?

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So lots of opinions and information going around. This is creating chaos and fear. Especially for our elders and for others. I have been reminded of a great daily practise…. ( thanks to my dear friend Curtis). instead of taking on the fear, confusion, judgement, chaos into my mind/ body and possibly compromising my immune system. I will choose to make a decision. I will wear a mask, I will not add to the confusion and fear, I will take care of myself, family and the folks I love and care for, I will be respectful, I will hold the door open for folks, if I see someone who needs help , I will help out the best I can, I will be kind. I will keep my opinions to myself. I will not be harmful , The world needs us all to settle down ,hone ourselves in, be kind. Be helpful. ❤️ 🙏
Shared by “Maggie”

Who are you connected to?

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Connect with all there is, respect all that is living here with you and the spirits of all that surround you, have compassion for all. We are one, we are strong, we have purpose….Let us be grateful. Adding logs to these fires, adding sweet grass to the fires from all directions and lifting prayers to the Creator…Let us join in unity of peace and power of prayer.
Shared by “Lisa”

How well does the Lakota Code of Ethics fit into your life?

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1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy – and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.
7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.
8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.
10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.
11. Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. They are part of your worldly family.
12. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.
13. Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.
14. Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.
15. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
17. Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others – especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.
18. Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
19. Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.
20. Share your good fortune with others.
Shared by “Maggie”