Friday 30th of January 2015
On Friday the 30th of January we journey back in time to be with the Plains Indians of America who honoured and revered the Buffalo.
The Buffalo was the symbol of abundance for it provided so much to the Plains Indians. The meat of the Buffalo sustained them, the hides were used for making tipis and clothes, the bladder was used for carrying water, bones were shaped into tools and weapons, the hooves were used for glue - even the droppings were used for fuel and incense. Every part of the Buffalo was honoured. In this honouring they were always provided for and lived in harmony with the earth.
There are two things which we can learn from the Plains Indians regarding abundance. One is to trust. The Indians trusted in the prayers they sent to the Great Spirit. It is well known that the Buffalo would not stampede from a hunting party who had prayed in the right way, but would bow before the arrow to be of service to the tribe. The other is to have gratitude for what we have and what we are to receive. Gratitude floods our being with love and attracts our prayers to us easily. If we can learn to trust in our prayers, have gratitude for what we are to receive and honor everything we are gifted from mother earth we too can be happy, abundant and live more in the heart.