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"Ways of Life"

The "Ways of Life" was inspired by visiting many Sacred Places in Mount Shasta, California.

Humankind is changing daily. We strive for best outcomes with all that we do. The best practice for self-care is to listen to your "Hearts Voice", which gives clarity and directions for your best choice oucome.

"Divine Love Felt"
"Divine Love, Divine Love can you feel it in your Hearts Voice"?
Lyrics by J. Ifft (1983)

"Levels of the Heart"
"Understanding, Acceptance, Compassion, Wisdom, Divine Love" !
Taught by D. H. (1980)

"Raising Precious Children"
Guiding like a kite: Discovering Creation and True Self
Protection of Child for Best Outcomes
Choice's Discussed with Reward
Build Self-Esteem, Self-Disipline Discernment, and Allow Self-Expression
Encourage Participation in many Safe Growth Experiences
Teaching Personal Ethics, Values, Ediquette and Self-Care!
Guided by Spiritual Earth Teacher, D. H. (1983)

"Mothers Song"
"I Feel Inside, and I Love You, I am With You All the Time"
"Remember Who You Are! I Hold You Here in My Heart, its Vast as an Ocean"
Lyrics by K. Zavada (1999)

I have found a website that I think may interest you:
The site contains the story behind a Native American ceremony that will be performed on October the 6, 2006 at 11:00 PM. Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S.A. At that time they invite the world’s inhabitants to participate in the ceremony in an effort to protect the environment from man’s intervention. They do not ask for any contributions and they are not selling anything. All they are asking is for 15min. of your time to think about what you can do to help save us from ourselves.

"October 6, 2006, I will perform a ceremony called "When Nature Comes Together".

The ceremony will be performed at 11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time in the United States of America. The ceremony will be 15 minutes in duration. Any individual, world wide, may participate by going outdoors and think about what you personally can do to protect nature from the harm mankind has imposed. If for some reason you are unable to physically go outdoors, have someone obtain something from nature such as a stone, a stick, or some dirt or sand to hold in your hand. The timing, of 11:00 PM EDT is very important; therefore, make sure your area corresponds with the time in the United States.

The story behind the ceremony is as follows: In the early 1830’s, nine Native American medicine men, known as the council, gathered to discuss the recently signed Indian Relocation Act and how it would affect all Native Americans in the eastern United States. After the second day of discussions, the men retired for the evening. That night all nine men reported having a dream that had nothing to do with their reason for being there. When they met on the third day as each council member discussed their “dream”, they soon realized that each one of them held a piece to a prophecy. The prophecy was that Man would turn his back on Our Mother and for many years would hurt her. Then at some point in the future he would realize what he had done to her. When mankind finally reached the point that they saw the danger of their actions they would try to save her from their self-destructive actions. At this point, a person would receive three signs from Our Mother. After receiving the third sign, he or she would have three full moons to inform people about the ceremony and to perform it.

Our Mother, or nature as we refer to it, was considered one of the same by the council. They believed that the Great Spirit, who created everything, also created Our Mother to feed, clothe and shelter us. They also believed that everything is a part of nature and all things contained a spirit. As you can imagine, this prophecy was very disturbing to the council. They could not understand how man, a part of nature, could turn its back on nature and what the Great Spirit had created for them.

I became involved in this ceremony because a distant Grandfather of mine, named Small Hand, was the one whose family was to receive the three signs. Over the generations certain family members have been told to look for the signs and keep its secrets. My Great Grandfather, Paws Like Bear, told me, Gray Hawk, the prophecy and the signs to look for and out of respect for him and my ancestors, I am keeping my word.

The following are the three signs. The First Sign - You will meet a woman that you have seen in a dream. When you meet her, something unusual will happen and Our Mother will show you her name. The Second Sign — On the day the woman is to be married, you will see her and her husband’s namesakes together. And the Third Sign — One day you will see the namesakes of the woman, her husbands and yours all together.

On July 3, 2002, I realized I had received the first sign. I met my son’s new girlfriend and the moment I saw her I realized I had seen her in a dream twelve years earlier. When I tried to take her picture, my auto focus camera kept focusing in on a female Cardinal sitting on a branch about twenty feet behind her. This should not have happened since she was closer and much larger than the bird. After three tries, I put down the camera and under my breath I asked the bird to leave. The bird left and I gave the girl the name Red Bird..

Two years later, I received the second sign. Red Bird and Red Turtle (my son’s name) were getting married. The morning of the ceremony I got up at sunrise and while having a cup of tea in the parking lot of the hotel, I spotted something across the parking lot under a Pine tree. When I went over to investigate, I spotted a female Cardinal and a painted turtle with red stripes under the tree.

On July 19, 2006, I received the third and last sign. I was looking out my kitchen window and I spotted a female Cardinal sitting on a branch at the edge of the woods. As I watched the Cardinal, it flew to the ground next to something in the grass. I picked up the binoculars and saw that it was a turtle. Out of nowhere, a Hawk landed next to them. The third sign had appeared since my Native American name is Gray Hawk.

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