|Elder's Meditation of the Day -
"When we want to talk to Him we burn
tobacco and it takes our prayers all the way
up to the Sky World."
Louis Farmer, ONONDAGA
|Our herbs and our medicines are all here for
the purpose of serving. Offering tobacco as a
gift to the Creator is proper use of our medicine.
In this way, we are able to communicate
from the physical world to the spiritual world.
Sometimes we have a hard time coming up with
the right words when we pray, especially if we are
really mixed up. The tobacco and the sage will
take the intent to the spirit world. The meaning
behind the words are more important the the
words. The Creator always knows our intent.
The tobacco helps us get to the Sky World.
Creator, I offer
tobacco. I want
to thank You
for being in my
life. I want to
tell You how
honor of being
here to serve
You. Tell me
what I can do
for You. You
are the reason I
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