And Then There
by Grandmother Waynonaha
Author of Voices,
Native American Stories
Today just for one minute I had the gift of a vision that
showed the entire world at peace. In my heart of hearts
the peace and love flowed once again, it was an old remembering
from a time before time. For just a minute I saw children
being fed and mothers and fathers being reunited with their
sons and daughters. Sons Daughters, Mothers and Fathers
returned to their loved ones and every heart was filled
with peace. In that one glimpse into time the sky was clear
and not polluted, water ran sweet and clean, fish returned
to feed the people. Medicine plants filled the earth and
no one was denied the healing from them.
We were all one color under the big blue bowl of the sky.
Peace had changed our hearts and minds so that our eyes
did not see difference; but only saw the beauty of the spirit.
Anger, hatred, and lies were sent back to the place of
darkness to be bathed in the pure light of truth. From the
waters of a new beginning we were all washed and our minds
were free of judgment. Dignities, and integrity, were restored
to each and every living thing. The ways of honor and wisdom
flowed in all that we stood for on this Earth and in the
Weapons of war were gathered, melted, and pounded once
again into plough shears. No one was paid not to grow corn
and we all understood universal peace. The seeds of peace
were placed into the Earth Mother and she in return fed
the people beauty and wisdom. Our hearts minds and souls
were once again in tuned; we could hear our brothers and
In my vision I saw the streets full of people unafraid
to walk in the cities. There were no homeless people no
sellers of the flesh and soul walking the street corners.
Young people were not addicted to drugs or infected with
Babies were not born to only die from addictions that they
had never known. There was abundance everywhere as people
sat down to celebrate the miracle of this moment. The story
of a peace walker was once again spoken. The remembering
of the one who came and spoke the way to live in peace filled
the empty space of time.
Great Laws of Peace that are the foundation for this Turtle
Island were spoken in every language of the world and sent
out into the multi verse. The teachings of our elders were
understood in every heart and lived in our spirits and souls.
For just one minute I saw the clouds of time pass and the
Earth Mother smiled with her heart light and happy as when
she was young. We all danced in the hoop of life hand in
hand, brothers and sisters, as one with all things.
May the peace be in your heart as you celebrate this time
in all the true meaning it was given. In this tiny window
of time may we walk together in love, truth, and peace for
the seven generations to come.
It is a beginning in the midst of confusion, fear, and
uncertain times let us all enter the sacred hoop for one
minute. Hold all your loved ones in your heart; gather the
precious gift of family around you, and love each other,
for that is the true meaning of Christmas. For just one
minute clear your mind of the outside world and see through
the eyes of a child. Vision in your heart and mind the beauty
and love that we were given to share by our Creator.
Love and Blessing to all my friends thank you for being
you. I hold each of you in my heart for you are my gift
Sending you blessings of peace and love, Waynonaha
For all who have taken the time this year to help gather
the clothing and toys for our children thank you. May this
gratitude flow a million times from my heart to yours.