A SPIRITUAL MESSAGE TO AMERICA
As we stand before the dawn of a new millennium, we
pray to Americaís survival,
our survival. We pray that we will be given strength by the Creator to
follow the footsteps of our
forefathers to share our love, respect and compassion for one another.
There is good in everyone because our Creator has put a little
of Himself in all of us.
We pray for forgiveness for the pain and suffering we
have caused one another. We
pray that our children will not repeat our mistakes.
We pray that we can respect the diversity of
America; all life is sacred. Every
child born is a precious gift of our Creator. It is our sacred trust
to embrace children from all walks of
life because we are part of the same family.
We pray that children will honor and respect their
elders-that is where the wisdom comes from. This respect will not allow
forgotten elders. We are all equal, with each having our own special gift
to contribute. These values allow our youth to become leaders and workers
in our society. Children, you are our future and our hope for the people.
Stand and be courageous.
We pray to learn and use the wisdom of all that has
come before us, to achieve personal successes and to contribute to those of
others. Only when our young ones learn respect for everything can they
We pray for respect and love of Mother Earth because
she is the foundation of human survival and we must keep her pollution-free
for those who will travel after us. Protect her water, air, soil, trees,
forests, plants and animals.
Do not just take and waste resources. Make it a
priority to conserve. The land is given to us by the Creator to care for,
not to own. If we take care of the land, the land will take care of us.
We should have respect for each other. We pray for
commitment and responsible behavior in order to help those in need and to
give them support and friendship. Be an example in life that others may
follow; serve people, community and country.
We should all strive to be a leaders and
contributors. Do not sit back and let others plan and do all the thinking.
Let us unite together so that we may have the
strength to protect our future. Strength comes from working through trials
Spiritual health is the key to holistic health.
We pray to have the discipline to set healthy
examples for our children to follow.
Take time to listen and take care of your body and
FAMILY AND YOUTH:
Family is important and precious. Always let them
know that they are loved.
Let your children and grandchildren know you are
always there to love and support them and that they mean the world to you
no matter what they do or say. Children are of infinite value.
Live what you teach. Spiritual values, honesty, and
integrity start in the home.
We pray for the youth. We must teach the youth to
work together and respect all that is living on our Mother Earth.
We need to convey to our younger generation that the
survival of our people lies in spirituality.
We pray to learn to settle differences peacefully.
Teach respect for each otherís ideas. Value honesty
on all levels, from children to parents to community to governments. We
will be happy when we can create peace with each other.
To the 7th Generation:
-Keep hopes and dreams
-Take care of yourself
-Remember your spirit
-Be there for each other
-Always keep learning
-Remember your true values