Little Hawk’s Prayer
Oh Great Spirit,
come live in my heart.
Give love and contentment to the children.
Give health and long life to our elders
so they may remain with us for a long time.
And to all life give peace and love.
As long as the sun shines and the water falls,
may you always be happy.
In A Good Way
For the children we were;
For the children still in us;
For the children now;
And for the children yet to come.
Little Hawk hopes to leave people with the knowlegde
that they can make choices to live in harmony
with one another and the environment.
In A Very Real Way
“Giving thanks each day to those who taught us important lessons for living and who have been our spiritual advisors and guides is the very least we can do for all they have given us. They have proven to be the most human of beings“ and their entry into the circle of ancestors gives us both profound sorrow and great joy. We must continue to practice their traditional values in order to bring people together and heal the fractures that exist bewteen us. Their ways remain the hope of todays children and of generations to come. Those of us who journey between the Elders and the children, and have held the hands of both, need to be reminded daily that our Ancestors are our point of reference. We are the continuity of those Elders preparing to enter into the Ancestors’ Circle…in A Very Real Way.” Little Hawk
Chinook Blessing Litany
We call upon the earth, our planet home, with it;s beautiful depths and soaring heights, it’s vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snow that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields, and we ask that they: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon the land that grows our food, the nurtering soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky with earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and the dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them: Teach us and show us the way.
We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for future generations, and upon whose lives our lives are built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to: Teach us and show us the way.
And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the universe to be with us to: Teach us and show us the way.