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Earth Lessons

Walk in mountain forests
Where your false pride has no value

Listen well to all your Earth Teachers
For they care not about your ego

Dare to touch Earth Mother with your heart
That you might hear echoes of ancient wisdom

Allow Wind Spirits to caress your face
And sense freedom not born of material possessions

Drink purity from water veins of our Earth Mother
To drown the arrogance creating your thirst for power

Make time to observe the ant
For she will instruct you in the ways of true humility

Search out the glistening grain of sand
If you wish to see natural beauty

Contemplate the forming of rounded river stones
That you might conquer change

Observe the deer among dewy grasses
And they will teach you the giveaway

Focus on the mighty bear
Should you dare to look within yourself

Listen to the Stellers Jay
For her squawking may be your echo

Look beyond the end of your nose
And see a world that can live without you

Watch the snake as he sheds his skin
That you can learn to let go of hurtful things

Study the ways of wolf
Where family value exceeds the self

Observe the spider carefully
What you do to the web of life, you do to yourself

View stars on a moonless night
To know there is light in the darkest of times

Pursue an eye for an eye
And you may be blinded first

Watch the butterfly as she dances in flight
That your own actions may be as beautiful

Open your ears that you might hear beyond yourself
Or has your own voice made you deaf?

Now, gaze into still waters
And observe what you really reflect

© 3 Hawks (Oklahoma Tsalagi)

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