Tag Archives: spirituality

Surviving Storm

A short while ago a ferocious wind touched down close to where my cabin stands on Bitobi Lake. The storm was a wild one! It performed its dance and sang its song and took away with it, the spirits of … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life’s Highway, A Collision In The Making

I was clipping along in my Jeep a few days ago on a straight stretch of road about 50 km east of Bancroft, Ont. when I was shaken up a bit by an unexpected experience. Let me tell you about … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Nature, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Love

If a dark day arrived when we found love was no longer ‘real’, would we then have to accept that we no longer existed as human beings? The world of the human beings must be a loving one, if not, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

With Spring Comes the Fast

I need spring to arrive! I’m longing for it much in the same way as I would for the sight and company of a dear friend disappeared from my life long ago. I want to feel the warmth of the … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Spiritual Beliefs Mean to Me

Spirituality? Salvation, yes! And it has a great deal to do with our ability to walk on waters which would blur our vision to what is truly sacred if ever we sunk into them. Without my spiritual beliefs I would … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Healing in ‘Sound’

When my drum sings The trees and birds hear it The ears of the four-legged Welcome the sound into themselves Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon Bless the day and the night When my drum sings There are sounds which I … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Assimilation? Never!

At a time of spiritual meditation I am sometimes drawn To point my face towards the sun My eyes tightly shut Still, through closed eyes I see all the colours Of a magnificent sunrise before me Like the fire within … Continue reading

Posted in Idle No More, Sobriety, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mind Over Medicine: An Algonquin Elder’s Perspective

Can a “dead” arm come back to life because of the unshakable belief that it will, even when a specialist says the nerve damage is irreversible? What if chronic illness that pills and surgery cannot fix can be healed with … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Birth Moons

Throughout the days of the year a powerful energy created by the seasons is constantly emitting from the land. Human eyes cannot see the energy but it rises from the land in the same way as smoke rises from smoldering … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Spirit Names

At the moment of your death you will hear a name called out and spiritually you will know to fly swiftly towards the voice which summons you. The name called to you will not be the name you were known … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality | Tagged , , | Leave a comment