From Chief Arvol Looking Horse......
As Keeper of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, I am concerned for the 2 deaths and illnesses of the many people that participated in a sweat lodge in Sedona, Arizona that brought our sacred rite under fire in the news. I would like to clarify that this lodge and many others, are not our ceremonial way of life, because of the way they are being conducted. My prayers go out for their families and loved ones for their loss.
Our ceremonies are about life and healing, from the time this ancient ceremonial rite was given to our people, never has death been a part of our inikag¹a (life within) when conducted properly. Today the rite is interpreted as a sweat lodge, it is much more then that. So the term does not fit our real meaning of purification.
Inikag¹a is the oldest ceremony brought to us by Wakan Tanka (Great Spirit). 19 generations ago, the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Oyate (people), were given seven sacred rites of healing by a Spirit Woman Pte San Win (White Buffalo Calf Woman). She brought these rites along with our sacred C¹anupa (pipe) to our People, when our ancestors were suffering from a difficult time. It was also brought for the future to help us for much more difficult times to come. They were brought to help us stay connected to who we are as a traditional cultural People. The values of conduct are very strict in any of these ceremonies, because we work with spirit. The way the Creator, Wakan Tanka told us; that if we stay humble and sincere, we will keep that connection with the inyan oyate (the stone people), who we call the Grandfathers, to be able to heal our selves and loved ones. We have a ³gift² of prayer and healing and have to stay humble with our Unc¹i Maka(Grandmother Earth) and with one another. The inikag¹a is used in all of the seven sacred rites to prepare and finish the ceremonies, along with the sacred eagle feather. The feather represents the sacred knowledge of our ancestors.
Our First Nations People have to earn the right to pour the mini wic¹oni(water of life) upon the inyan oyate (the stone people) in creating Inikag¹a- by going on the vision quest for four years and four years Sundance. Then you are put through a ceremony to be painted - to recognize that you have now earned that right to take care of someone¹s life through purification. They should also be able to understand our sacred language, to be able to understand the messages from the Grandfathers, because they are ancient,they are our spirit ancestors. They walk and teach the values of our culture; in being humble, wise, caring and compassionate.
What has happened in the news with the make shift sauna called the sweat lodge is not our ceremonial way of life!
When you do ceremony - you can not have money on your mind. We deal with the pure sincere energy to create healing that comes from everyone in that circle of ceremony. The heart and mind must be connected. When you involve money, it changes the energy of healing. The person wants to get what they paid for; the Spirit Grandfathers will not be there, our way of life is now being exploited! You do more damage then good. No² mention² of monetary energy should exist in healing, not even with a can of love donations. When that energy exists, they will not even come. Only Œafter¹ the ceremony, between the person that is being healed and the Intercessor who has helped connect with the Great Spirit, the energy of money can be given out of appreciation. That exchange of energy is from the heart; it is private and does not involve the Grandfathers! Whatever gift of appreciation the person who received the help, can now give the Intercessor what ever they feel their healing is worth.
In our Prophesy of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, she told us that she would return and stand upon the earth when we are having a hard time. In 1994 this began to happen with the birth of the white buffalo, not only their nation, but many animal nations began to show their sacred color, which is white. She predicted that at this time there would be many changes upon Grandmother Earth. There would be things that we never experienced or heard of before; climate changes, earth changes, diseases, disrespect for life and one another would be shocking and there would be also many false prophets!
My Grandmother that passed the bundle to me said I would be the last Keeper if the Oyate (people) do not straighten up. The assaults upon Grandmother Earth are horrendous, the assaults toward one another was not in our culture, the assaults against our People (Oyate) have been termed as genocide, and now we are experiencing spiritual genocide!
Because of the problems that began to arise with our rebirth of being able to do our ceremonies in the open since the Freedom of Religion Act of 1978, our Elders began talking to me about the abuses they seen in our ceremonial way of life, which was once very strict. After many years of witnessing their warnings, we held a meeting to address this very issue of lack of protocol in our ceremonies. After reaching an agreement of addressing the misconduct of our ceremonies and reminding of the proper protocols, a statement was made in March 2003. Every effort was made to insure our way of life of who we are as traditional cultural People was made, because these ways are for our future and all life upon the Grandmother Earth (Mitakuye Oyasin All my relations), so that they may have good health. Because these atrocities are being mocked and practiced all over the world, there was even a film we made called ³Spirits for Sale².
The non-native people have a right to seek help from our ³First Nation Intercessors² for good health and well-being, it is up to that Intercessor. That is a privilege for all People that we gift for being able to have good health and understand that their protocol is to have respect and appreciate what we have to share. The First Nations Intercessor has to earn that right to our ceremonial way of life in the ways I have explained.
At this time, I would like to ask all Nations upon Grandmother Earth to please respect our sacred ceremonial way of life and stop the exploitation of our Tunka Oyate (Spiritual Grandfathers).
In a Sacred Hoop of Life, where there is no ending and no beginning!
Namah¹u yo (hear my words),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White
Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle.
Image: Earth and Moon
Beloved Dancing Fingers and Relatives,
Recently there is an upsurge of hate crimes. There is a folding of dark and light space, called heaven and earth, the "shift". And I have had more spiritual attacks on me, even by Lakota Peoples, and if Arvol Looking Horse wanted to help his people, he would be "Sitting upon the Mountain top" and looking into the valley below to seek me, White Buffalo Calf Woman, out from within. He was informed when I started my walk as White Buffalo Calf Woman, your Twin Deer Mother five years ago, by Eagle Thunder, who went to his door. He refused to talk with me or invite me into his heart, even though many white calves told of my arrival, where Prophecy would walk and talk again. (Wakan Tankan = walking talking sacred, and united within and without, the Rainbow Warrior of Prophecy!)
Because the real problem is that he is a Lavender Person, crowned Holiness, who is the heart of the Lakota People. This means, he becomes those around him, and the only way for him to be of sane mind and body is to practice his ceremonies and 20 minutes of drumming a day and bless the people constantly. A remedy for all Lavender people and lavender overlays. If sacred ways are not practiced, the Lavender person, who is crowned, like Holiness Looking Horse, the Lakota Chief, will become his relatives, and this means literally. If others are hating around him, so will he. If they are unable to forgive, you can bet so will he not forgive. As the will of the flesh, like a child who learns to walk again, his head cut off (flesh unknowing), and thus the only way back is to use the soul's heart of love overflowing. Not until he returns to love, the heartbeat of his true self with Holiness and Sacred thinking will the people know their way. He must learn to make others flow into him. To unite the heart of the people in flesh, to be Wakan (walkin) Tankan (talkin) sacred again. There is so much to learn, about delivering Holiness to the people. If you care at all for Chief Holiness Looking Horse, you would remind him constantly to bless himself and remind him to play his drum. The heartbeat of the people as the master drummer.
The people are angry, not practicing the law of love, because they are the most abused people on this world, on the Western Shore (the rising sun, called the morning star), and therefore ordained by the Oneness of God. Mothers and Sons cannot stand with each other, because hope seems lost here, when the world send them poison in housing, and other inconsiderate behaviors of those who hate. And due to this loathing of others and inability to forgive by the flesh, the Red Road, Hatred has become a way of life even for the Lakota. And why wouldn't the heart of the world, feel your deepest pain. But inside their hearts, the Blue Road, the Souls of their inner beings, they suffer for love, as Soul Elders suffer for children. They just need to realize who they are, just like the rest of the world, united within, to bring the morning star arising, the Sun in the Sky. We always try to look after the children, the eternal continuation of the living Red Road, the law of love. Those who suffer, are those who understand true love and this is why according to God and the Great Spirits who lead us all, say the Lakota People on the Western Shore are ordained, to spread and teach the Sacred Nine Ceremonies to the world. "It is the crystalline stone river, where the green grass grows, is where our tears must flow."
Practicing Sacred Ceremonies are imperative to represent the Holy Four Directions of all the Rainbow People. That means you. The Lakota represent everyone on this earth. The flesh wants to cling to old ways, where realms of light and dark are separated, the second rolling hill in time we are leaving. And the soul is learning to find it's place within the darkness of heaven. It is the blessed and sacred ways of ceremony that teach us to unite within, to be great warriors without. There is much to do, ahead for us to enter the dawning, the period of the third rolling hill, we enter now, where heaven and earth, fold together as Oneness. We all feel it. We are all colliding with Darkness. But only perfect blessings, will keep you safe. This is why sacred ceremonies and hourly blessings, will lead the way into the Realm of Darkness, we all know as Heaven, the soul within, the stars that shine without, and the place of our Dreams, that sails in the breeze.
Now Eagle Thunder (Daniel Larvie) made several attempts on my behalf, as the voice and army of God and knocked on the Door of Holiness Looking Horse, the Lakota Chief. We are not able to contact Eagle Thunder these days by email and are very concerned for his welfare. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, like Holiness David and I do. We'll catch him at the next Pow Wow at Stanford University. He travels back and forth between the Pine Ridge reservation each year. Please send loving prayers to Eagle Thunder's Heart, the Violet Person, who was with a pure heart, and song (sound) mind (and still is).
However he, Chief Arvol is our Holiness Looking Horse, who sits on the western shore, and it will be he, who must come to me, to bring the people homeward. It is the Spirit of the Lake, that must embrace the world. Not an easy task, but One Holiness Looking Horse, must have enough LOVE to overcome the Hatred of the World and join my hands in unity. I will await his arrival. And I ask my family to send in the wind, the safe passageway for his and the Lakota people into my heart. It is time to come home...
There is much to learn by all. Just last night, I was attacked again, by spirit elders (Native Americans who are soul elders to myself, a soul child) who harmed me pretty good, all because I would not allow the spirit world to intervene. I just don't like seaing, how they can literally control and pin anyone down to the earth, they want (the Great Spirit Father who has much power, and those who serve him). I feel so much sorrow for those who commit spiritual crimes and always, continually sing and pray for our peoples of the four colors of the world. Our relatives need us, sow we plant the seeds of love and purification, by teaching the laws of love, the Red Road, first to all, by saying, "I bless myself", "I bless the world", and "I bless you". (as Heaven descends with purification, we must trust the Great Spirits, as death, always brings the rebirth of the new life)
Many of us here, Prophecy of Rainbow Warriors are from heaven, and since we are like children, we rarely defend ourselves. But when someone attacks the ones we love, we become fierce and righteous to their hate. We send love, our greatest weapon.
Let us all remember the heart of Oneness, the Great Spirits, Great Spirit Father, Great Spirit Mother, and Great Spirit Uncle who lead us all, and the many who have not found their way homeward. It will take much hard work to bring our children home, to paradise, Heaven upon Earth. Let us start by showing everyone, that we walk the daily fire ceremony. Rituals are no longer the native people domain, it now belongs to the world, however it is the Lakota who are ordained in the western shore, where the Sun rises (in the world of light, where reflection is below, or mirror image - Mother Earth, the sun rises in the east, however in heaven where truth abounds, it is the western shore, where life rises up). Whom are ordained to manage and teach the ways of heaven upon the earth, to live the sacred ways! (Then comes the Dakota and Nakota, also ordained in the western shores to lead the spiritual world of oneness, where the Green Grass flows, the trail of tears. However, the ones, where the water does flow on Mother Earth, the physical leaders who walk the blue sky, who are ordained, are the Blue Lake People, of the Taos New Mexico.)
Tell everyone, we are going home. We must save everyone and anyone we can. Be a good brother and hold their hands and show up when they are in need. Be a good sister and gift your heart, to all those who walk away, by sending love and blessings. And those who are willing to listen, after you practice the law of love, the embrace with validation of their voice, then and only then, shall we begin our walk into their hearts. Teach them the wisdom of the ages. Teach them the need for the daily walk about, with fire and blessings. And mostly teach them that prayer will literally save their flesh as well as their souls. The great migration has begun, let us join the eternal circle of life, and offer our hearts to all the relatives of the world of Heaven upon Earth. For even our Angels want to come home, to the land of abundance and brotherhood, the road of salvation when the dark and the light greet and dance together in harmony.
white buffalo calf woman, your twin deer mother
elder crystal person, wakan iyeshka or holy interpreter
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Soon the Nine Sacred Ceremonies will be available for all to follow!
Aho, may your spirit fly in the wind!
Song for You, my Children in the Wind!
Take my heart and fill it up, tell me when you know the start. Let me walk into the place, where sin has no place to start. Keep my hands from all hate. Keep my soul heaven sent. Hold my ways of sacredness, inside the heart of all those who win. I am the one who comes to hold. I am the one who is so bold. I am the place where paradise, is coming home, to all those who lie in the sun.
Prophecies are meant to be, to tell us stories for all to sea. And we must trust those who come, and walk with love and be like doves. When there is Oneness upon the land, then I will know all at hand, but now is the time for us to be, like little children who do believe.
Come, let's be the promise land, the place of wisdom that is at hand. And my true love, that is you, come be with God (oneness), the sacred view. We each have a gift, to be and stand. Each have a heart to love the land. And we shall be the heart that knows, that only love will fill the rose.
The place we need is left for you, to come to those who do not have a view. Those with closed doors and mistrusting hearts, we say to them, "It's time to start". Forgive them child, and learn to run, over rolling hills, and back again, to eternal dance is upon our souls, when we remember that we are bold.
We shall swarm the mountain tops. We shall roar thunder down below. And we shall be the Army of God, those who remember that love is told. We cannot stop from loving them. We cannot stop from being the wind. And we who know our place within, must trust our hearts, and begin the song. We sing and pray. We sing and dance. We are devout to the land. And when it's over and we've made it home, then we will be in the promise land.
Tears and Vision: dark (vastness of heaven), blue, thin black (horizon), violet, dark again (return to heaven from below) The colors tell me that we are bold, the related family who are not know (those with sin), they seek the heart of heaven sent, but they do not choose the loving wind. There is the will of many men (light of flesh, rainbow warriors of prophecy) who will win again, because their hearts are sent by God, and they will bring heaven down below. Because they are here. Because they are told! (good little children who know the way home, with love in their hearts)
Sung by White Buffalo Calf Woman, your devoted servant, Twin Deer Mother
Elder Crystal Person, sent by God, to show you the way home.
Drum by Holiness David Running Eagle Shooting Star, the house of the beloved,
who offers us shelter in the wind, with his devoted love, Elder Lavender Person
We are the House of David, the rising star, the perfect part of you within us all . . .
Listen to the Blessed Rainbow Colors of the Four Directions