Aho Mitakuye Oyasin....
All my relations. I honor you in this circle oflife with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge
you in this prayer....
To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and
all foundations of life experience, I thank you.
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me
healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers
your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred
wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.
To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and
downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I
To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.
You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not
live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing,
co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than
the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent
upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great
Thank you for this Life.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin