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 INVOCATION TO THE DIRECTIONS

Spirit of the East, Wabun, I call you
Air and Breeze help breathe me
Eagle and all wind riders
Please help me walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit of the South, Shawnodese, I call you
Fire flower please blossom in my soul
Cougar, Wolf, Coyote, Mouse,
Please help me walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit of the West, Mudjekeewis,
And element of Water, I call you
My heart aches and tears fall for what has been.
I ask to feel all that has been and all that there is.
Whale and Bear, I ask you,
Please help me walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit of the North, Waboose,
And element of Earth, I call you
Please help me stand and deeply listen
Great Ones, White Buffalo, Elk, please aid me
Help me walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit Above, Father Sky, I feel you
Your sunlight warms and lightens me.
Thank you for your blessings
Please help me walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit Below, Mother Earth, I come to you
With all my heart I ask to receive you
Please take me into the Silence and help me
Walk the Sacred Way.

Spirit Within, I AM, I call you
Please merge me with Great Spirit's intention
Deeply and buoyantly let us travel
Please remind me that I AM the Sacred Way

O Great Masters I invoke you
Christed friends and spirit allies I honor you
Thank you for loving me
and reminding me of the Sacred Way.

—Ayleyaell Kinder  “TurtleDove,”  October 1996

 

Invocation to the Directions is a prayer I wrote while I was studying with a Lakota Sioux grandmother medicine woman

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