A Holy Thanksgiving

Modified on: November 25, 2017

From the vision of Black Elk:

“Then I was standing
 on the highest mountain
 of them all,

 And round beneath me
 was the whole hoop
 of the world.

 And while I stood there
 I saw more than I can tell

 And I understood
 more than I saw.

 For I was seeing
 in the sacred manner
 the shape of all things
 of the spirit

 And the shapes
 as they must live
 together like one being.

 And I saw that the sacred hoop
 of my people
 was one of many hoops
 that make one circle,
 wide as daylight and starlight,

 And in the center grew
 one mighty flowering tree

 To shelter all the children
 of one mother
 and one father

 And I saw that it was holy.”

May we bear this vision into the circles we enter this week—


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