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'O'siyo My Friends"

My Love For The Native American People Is Quite Known By Those Whom I am proud to Call "My Friends". I Respect And Admire The Native American Traditions, Beliefs And Their Strength. I Have Read, And Will Continue My Path To Learning And Will Strive To Listen To Their Words Of Wisdom....And One Day, Will Fullfill My Dream To Take Part In One Of The Most Important And Sacred Ceremonies.......I Will Do This For Myself And For No Other...Only Then, Will I Truly Feel Free....In my Heart....and in my Soul.

I See Your Eyes....

I See Who You Are...

The Eyes Are the Window To The Soul...

I See Your Soul...

The Soul Reflects Who You Are...

The Soul Connects You And I...

Forming A Bond Never To Be Broken...

I See Your Heart...

Warm, Strong And True...

I Can Feel It Beating...

It Is Only With The Heart

That One Can Truly See.

An original by Shayna(copyrighted1998)

"Always Look With The Eye Of The Heart"

{Cante Ishte)

When You Need Me...

Just Whisper My Name In Your Heart...

And I will Be There...

When My Head Is Rested...

I Dream...

Images Surround Me...

The Beauty Of The Land...

Feeling Its Softness Beneath Me...

Clear Running Waters From A Stream...

Hands Cupped To Take A Sip...

To Quench My Thirst...

Two Lovers....

Two Souls As One...

Hand In Hand...

And I Smile.....

As The Moon And Stars Luminate...

And My Special Star....

Beckons To Me...

Leading The Way.

An original by Shayna(copyrighted1998)

 

I have been touched by many words written, but none have ever touched me as deeply as the following....The words of Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for....and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of the sorrow....if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear or further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain....mine or your own....without moving to hide it ..or fade it..or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy....mine or your own....if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstacy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning you to be careful, be realistic or to remember the limitations of being Human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself....if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day and if you can source your life from God's presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure....yours and mine....and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon....Yes!

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of great despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are....how you came here. I want to know if you'll stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep....in the empty moments....

OriahMountain Dreamer

(c)From Dreams Of Desire 1995..by Oriah House-all rights reserved-published by Mountain Dreaming

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Remember, If the Creator put it there, it is in the right place. The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.........

Trace your walk....Feel satisfaction in knowing the end of the RAINBOW you have looked for can be found at the toe of your moccasin after realizing who we are...and what we have.

John "Eagle Spirit" Campbell ,Chief

Learn How To Withold Judgement...

Learn To Listen...

Get in Touch With Your Own

"Inner Self"...

Look At Life With Joy...

Don't ever Cry Over Something...

That Cannot Cry Over You.

Chewah James Modox

NATIVE AMERICAN TEN COMMANDMENTS

Treat the Earth and all that dwell theron with respect.

Remain close to the Great Spirit.

Show great respect for your fellow beings.

Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.

Give assistance and kindness whenever needed.

Do what you know to be right.

Look after the well being of mind and body.

Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.

Be truthful and honest at all times.

Take full responsibility for your actions.

If you live on this land, and have ancestors sleeping in this land, i believe that makes you a native to this land. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. I was not raised to look at people racially. What i was taught is that we're flowers in the Great Spirit's garden. We share a common root, and that root is "Mother Earth".........Oh Shinnah

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SACRED INSTRUCTIONS

Spiritual Elder William Commanda & Frank Decontie

To Take Care of Mother Earth And The Other Three Colors Of Man

To Respect This Mother Earth And Creation

To Honour All Life And To Support That Honour

To Be Grateful From The Heart For All Life. It Is Through Life That There Is Survival. Thanks To The Creator At All Times For All Life.

To Love And Express That Love

To Be Humble. Humility Is The Gift Of Wisdom And Understanding

Kindness. To Be Kind With Oneself And With Others

Sharing. The Sharing Of Feelings And Personal Concerns And Commitments

Honesty. To Be Honest With Oneself And With Others

To Be Responsible For Those Sacred Instructions And To Administrate Those Instructions To Other Nations

You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. The sky is round, and i have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

Black Elk

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Mitakuye Oyasin, Mitakuye Oyasin

We are all related....We are all related to each other

May You Always Walk In Peace And Love

09/28/99 (O'siyo My Friend)
Everyday brings a new journey to travel..
today our journey brought us to you.
silently we visited and learned,
shared and grew from our time with you.
Here is what we leave for you, so that you may know, how you touch others.
Peace and Blessings..
Native Angel ~ From The Ethnic Angels~

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The Ethnic Angels

09-11-99 Hi Shayna! o) The imagery on your site is phenominal, as are your writings. I find your words to be deep, thought-provoking, and inspirational!Please accept this simple gift as a token of my appreciation for your work. Vic

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8/31/99-O'siyo My Friend - Dear Shayna,
What can I say, a website such as yours deserves more than kind words. It
is truly an awesome site and I will be returning again and again. One of my very best friends, a friend for the past 30 years and probably a lifetime is a Navajo Indian. John sent this website to me and I appreciated the message of love for each other in it. The eleventh commandment in the Bible is my favorite commandment and it was given by Jesus. The commandment is to "Love one another."
I would like to present you with my Outstanding Websiteaward.God's blessings,Steve Ridenour

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06-07-99 Your page O'siyo My Friend was submitted earlier in the week to be presented with an award. I am very honoured to tell you that you have won an award. This is the first time this particular award has been presented and I can't think of a better page to award it to. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Ian

After viewing your web page: O'siyo My Friend, we would like to honor you with TheLaughln "Best on the Net Award". Your site qualifies for this award for including variety, information, graphics, easy to read and understand content. Please display our award proudly for a job well done. Once again, the staff at TheLaughln congratulates you for a great job!

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I was very touched by your page,and your words.Tis nice to visit a place of such peace and kindred spirit.Please Accept the attachment,as a small thank you..Blessed Be.and Peace to you always.....Silent-Wolf

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I hope you will display this award with much pride as with which it was given. The highest honor award may not be applied for. It only goes to certain sites I am very moved by.

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We really love your site. The award has only been given out 5 times in the last year and a half, but your site deserves the Love and Light award more than any other we have seen. Your site really touches us deep within. Brenda & Gene "The Nature Spirits"

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