Wakan Yeja – Sacred One
In Lakota they call their infants Wakan Yeja – Sacred Ones. Babies were believed to choose their families. And the babies were loved, cherished and cared for not only by their parents, but also their Tiospaye – extended families.
In Western culture we often describe the New Year as a baby. We might imagine that baby has chosen this time and all of us to be his or her family. We might envision not one baby, but the babies of all the different races and cultures as being part of our human family, all needing and deserving of our love and care.
What kind of world could we create if we understood all new life on the earth to be our family?
This is the medicine we can choose to cultivate in this New Year and new era. There is a growing awareness of our interconnection and interdependence. Our intentions and actions can add momentum to this shift. If you want this, if you feel this, use this awareness to guide both your big and small life choices. Be the change you wish to see.
We do ceremony to connect with the Creator and to come into harmony with all of creation.
We will have a special meeting with the board of Follow the Buffalo and anyone who wants to participate in upcoming events we hope to host to support our work to assist people on the reservation and those maintaining traditional cultures. Your creativity and energy is needed and wanted to carry out this joyful work. The meeting will be on Sunday, January 20th at 9:00am at Follow the Buffalo Inc.’s World Headquarters 9429 Marsh Rd., Plainwell MI 49080.