Native American Spirituality

Reads: 309  | Likes: 2  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 3

Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A favorite pagan way of spirit from early North America.

As it was with the origin of faith among the human beings of ancient Earth, the native people of North America found nature to be a source of confident and strong spirituality.

'Nature is of purity and truth' so is mankind as a part of the natural world. We belong to the Earth, she is our mother, this is the foundation of Native American spiritual concept.

The close connection of human beings in relation to the Earth created a reverance and respect for what was provided. But, no 'God' was reveared or prayed to. 

Animals also posessed spirits and were considered individual beings with unique qualities. Bear, Buffalo, Eagle and others represented various ideas in relation to human existence, the early people also looked to them to learn of life in totality.

For the native people, the sacred was not for a chosen few, it surrounded everything and was a part of all human beings.

In times of uncertainty of this truth, the idea could be realized again if sought, through sunrise and sunset and the ground beneath your feet.

This all encompassing saying speaks to the heart of Native American spirituality:

IN THIS HOUSE OF HAPPINESS

THERE I WANDER

BEAUTY BEFORE ME

WITH IT I WANDER

BEAUTY BELOW ME

WITH IT I WANDER

BEAUTY ABOVE ME

WITH IT I WANDER

BEAUTY ALL AROUND ME

WITH IT I WANDER

IN OLD AGE TRAVELING

WITH IT I WANDER

ON THE BEAUTIFUL TRAIL I AM

WITH IT I WANDER.

 

NAVAJO


Submitted: June 05, 2020

© Copyright 2023 LE. Berry. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

Comments

Derina Peng

Thank you for this!

Fri, June 5th, 2020 10:56pm

Author
Reply

You're more than welcome Derina...thank you for your comment.

Thu, June 11th, 2020 1:29pm

Celtic-Scribe63

It seems strange that our ancestors all around the world were very in tune with nature and spirituality, and then seemingly just forgot about it and became more obsessed with materialistic things, and began to abuse the world and its richness and started destroying it. Its a crying shame, we have turned out to be a destructive race, when we could so easily have gone the other way and become carers of our world.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 9:55am

Author
Reply

I completely agree. Along with it dying out, their spiritual way of existence was being stripped from them through the introduction of invasive God dominant religion such as Christianity. Its a part of American history through the European invasion of the continent. Thank you for your comment Celtic-Scribe

Thu, June 11th, 2020 1:39pm

moa rider

Anthropology has always fascinated me LE. Why people did and do things. Its easy to understand how many peoples attributed spirits to nature. Usianguke

Sat, June 6th, 2020 10:03pm

Author
Reply

It is a world- wide unifying aspect of our ancestral past. Thank you for your comment moa.

Thu, June 11th, 2020 1:42pm

Facebook Comments

More Non-Fiction Articles

Other Content by LE. Berry

Poem / Religion and Spirituality

Poem / Religion and Spirituality

Poem / Humor