Conversations with a Dragonfly

The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us.” – Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki, Algonquin

As I sat by the shore near that sacred lake today I wondered whether my spirit guide dragonfly would show up. I closed my eyes and centered on my heart. When I opened my eyes there he was on the sand next to me. I greeted him by his Indian name Spotted Wolf. I asked him what lesson he had for me today. I told him I wanted to know how the Indians learned their wisdom.

Spotted Wolf said American Indians sought to be part of beauty and wild around them. They did not try to control these gifts that Mother Earth provided them. He said not changing people and controlling things especially nature would only lead to discord. Our teepees were built upon the earth and our altars were made of earth. The earth is where we all returned. We sat on the earth instead of propping ourselves up so that we would not give up our life giving forces we gained from the earth.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. Nature has woven the web. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected. The way to connect to the web is by opening our hearts. I asked him how do to this and he said he would be back another day.

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