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Song Of Each New Sun
Excerpt from Songs
of Bleeding by Spider
With honor I greet this new day
Great Mystery, I thank you for all of my gifts
MotherEarth, I thank you for the honor of sleeping and walking on
Brother Sun, I thank you for returning your warmth and light this
Sister of the South, I thank you for the beauty and laughter you bring
Sister of the West, I thank you for the dreams and visions of the
Sister of the North, I thank you for the lessons and teachings you
Sister of the East, I thank you for the inspiration of my being here
Grandmothers, I thank you for your guidance as you speak through my
womb cycle today
All My Relations, I honor your presence in this world we share together
I give only kindness and love to all that I meet today
Excerpt from All Our Relations
Every morning Joe and I wake up and greet the light of Grandfather
Sun as the new day begins. We hurry to get dressed and run outside.
Our dog Willow follows us with her tail wagging. We can't wait to
say 'good morning' to All of Our Relations.
The Stone People smile under our feet as Joe and I gently walk over
them on our way through the garden. We say hello to these Grandmothers
and Grandfathers. We know that the stones are our oldest ancestors
for they have been here since MotherEarth was formed.
I am happy this morning to see the flowers sharing their beautiful
colors and fragrant smells with everyone. The bees buzz gratefully
and the little butterflies dance around the blossoms, greeting this
day in their own ways. I pick a small daisy and tie it into my hair
before going on.
Sprouts are coming up everywhere in the garden. Row after row of
little green leaves reach through the soil to greet the sunlight.
Sunshine will make the sprouts shoot up quickly and soon little flowers
will appear and grow into vegetables. Before long, we will be filling
our baskets with the blessings of our garden, gifts to us from MotherEarth
and FatherSky. Joe and I stand barefoot in the garden, feeling the
soil squish between our toes. Under our feet, we can feel MotherEarth's
heartbeat. We reach our hands up to the sky and we can feel the golden
energy of FatherSky. We know that this is magic.
Big, fluffy clouds roll by overhead. As we watch, they change shapes.
I see a dragon and a turtle in the clouds. Another cloud looks like
a smiling chubby face. Joe points to a wispy cloud that looks like
a bird taking off. On the hills far away, we can see little clouds
of fog still clinging to the treetops.
Along the garden's edge, the spiders weave their webs in the tall
grass. The many patterns of the spider's webs tell us all the stories
of the Earth. The sun's light shines on tiny beads of dew that have
collected overnight on the webs and they sparkle. As Joe and I watch
the spiders weaving in the grass, we think about all of the things
we want to do today. A fly flies by and gets caught in one of the
webs. This spider has breakfast. Will we achieve everything we set
out to do this day?
We know that each and every one of Our Relations are special and
we share our love with them through the sparkle in our eyes. Joe and
I know that today is a gift to treasure. We are grateful for our family
and all of the gifts we have to share. We laugh and play and enjoy
the day until the darkness of night and Grandmother Moon calls us
inside to dream again.
Spider is a teacher of Earth
connection following the Taino tradition of the Caney Indian Spiritual
Circle and the Wisdom Wheel teachings of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge.
Spider is an herbalist and teacher committed to living in harmony
with MotherEarth and using her gifts wisely.
ALSO BY SPIDER...
Journey - Moon lodge Dreams
Moon Lodge Dreams
52 pages, softcover
Retails for $12.95
This small but packed full of wisdom book is a must have for every
woman-child coming of age, and for every mother, grandmother, big
sister, and aunt, to share with the young woman in thier life. Spider
takes us on a Journey of coming of age for Katie, in first person,
this story is compelling, heartfelt, and filled with wisdom from the
Nine chapters, fifty eight pages, line drawing illustrations throughout,
make this gem an easy to read and cherised guide to womanhood. Spider,
the author, dedicates the book to her daughter, and it shows her love
and understand for the young woman in bloom. Katie's Journey will
guide all entering their moontime in a gentle and compassionate way,
making the first period and menstruation a time of joy and celebration,
rather than a shameful or confusing time of life.
Journey Moon Lodge Dreams
of Bleeding by Spider