Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Teach Me A Song

I just wanted to share the "Elder's Meditation of the Day" today, I thought it was a good one.

Elder's Meditation of the Day - June 17
"Your power comes from the songs."
--Ethel Wilson, COWICHAN
If you do not know any of the songs, ask an Elder to teach you. Get yourself a drum. When you sing a song and play the drum, you'll be surprised how your mind, body, and spirit will react. Everything becomes calm and joyful. Our bodies love the songs. The songs allow us to touch the hand of the Creator. When we sing and touch the Great Spirit's hand, He gives us power.

Songs are another way to pray.
"My Grandfather, teach me a song today!"


furiousBall said...

as a guitar teacher, i liked this post a bunch :)

Janet said...

Interesting! Wonder if this is why kids like to bang on things so much?

Real Live Lesbian said...

I love that!

(wishing I had a drum)

Aunt Jackie said...

I know I don't have but a little bit of Native American blood in me, but I think it runs deep. I love things like that, and this was a really good one.

@Furious, glad you liked it, you could hang it on the wall where you teach!

@Janet, I think Kids "get it" and know a lot more until they grow up and get brainwashed by so many things. If we want to relearn magic and truth we need only listen to them.

@RLL, I think you could use any instrument. Drums are cool! You could sing, play guitar, just stomp along in the car :)

Music is wonderful.