You can borrow my rose-coloured glasses today…

14 Sep
 and now that you put them on (I hope)

I would like to share this with you…

This echoes my own philosophy of life. 

The Bear tribe, chief among the animals, called a meeting of all the animals. They decided that something just had to be done about the destructive tribe of Mankind. The Bears suggested that they shoot back when the humans shot at them, but the bow and arrow required too great a sacrifice, for one bear would have to give up his life so that his sinew could be used for the bowstring. The bear’s claws were too long for shooting a bow anyway, and would become entangled on the string.

The Deer tribe offered another method of dealing with the problem. One of its members said. ‘We will bring disease into the world. Each of us will be responsible for a different illness. When humans live out of balance with Nature, when they forget to give thanks for their food, they will get sick.’ And in fact the Deer did invoke rheumatism and arthritis, each animal then decided to invoke a different disease.

The Plant tribe was more sympathetic and felt that was too harsh a punishment, so the plants volunteered their help. They said that for every disease a human suffered, a plant would be present to cure it. That way, if humans used their intelligence, they would be able to cure their ailments and regain their balance.

All of Nature agreed to this strategy. One plant, in particular, spoke out. This was Tobacco, the chief of the plants. He said, ‘I will be the sacred herb; I will not cure any specific disease, but I will help people return to the sacred way of life, provided I am smoked or offered with prayers and ceremony. But if I am misused and merely smoked for pleasure, I will cause cancer, the worst disease of all.’

The close friends of the Plant tribe, the Rock tribe and the Mineral tribe, agreed to help. Each mineral would have a spiritual power, a subtle vibration that could be used to regain perfect health. The Ruby, worn as an amulet, would heal the heart; the Emerald would heal the liver and etc, and so on.

The Chief of the mineral tribe, Quartz Crystal, was clear, like the light of creation itself. Quartz put his arms around his brother Tobacco and said, ‘I will be the sacred mineral: I will heal the mind and help human beings see the origin of disease. I will help to bring wisdom and clarity in dreams. And I will record their spiritual history, including our meeting today, so that in the future, if humans gaze into me, they may see their origin and the way of harmony, ‘ And so it is today.

This legend is part of the heritage of the Cherokee tribe, yet is has been told, and retold, time and time again, by every Red Indian tribe.

The American Native Indians were also great believers in the healing power of crystal and gemstones. Personal stones would be given to a baby boy at birth and throughout his adulthood, until death, the Red Indian would carry these crystals and gemstones around with him in a specially designed pouch attached to his waist. Native American Indians have always possessed tremendous insight and knowledge, often intuitive, about the naturals laws of mother earth. They speak about crystals with a perception that comes from deep in their hearts and minds.






One Response to “You can borrow my rose-coloured glasses today…”

  1. ♥ Bekkie September 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Nice! ♥

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