I have no idea what they are saying, but I like the way I feel as they sing. I once had a dream to go live on a Reservation and learn from the Healers. I didn't know anything about traditions and cultures, I just wanted to. I wanted to learn from the people who lived it... I might revisit that dream.
For now, this will have to do.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Jen, I hope you will get your dream to live amongst the Indians, on a reservation, and learn from the healers.ReplyDelete
I listened to this video. I felt, I think, as you do when you listen to ti. For me, it brought a sort of sad tranquility. I am not sure how to put the feeling into words.
Through the years, I have been touched a couple of movies referencing the American Indians and what the white man's society has done to them:
1. At the Spokane, Washington World Expo of 1974, a video was debuted that starred an elderly Indian. He was addressing the need to keep the planet healthy and happy, and free from litter, abuse, and other harms. I saw it when I was very young, but it has remained with me to this day.
2. The epic Kevin Costner film, "Dances with wolves" was also very moving to me in much the same way your video moved me. I think often of the Indian culture, what happened to their culture, to their healing ways. It is tragic that so many of them were killed off, as if they meant nothing. They meant everything. I hate that it happened.
(I deleted the former comment and rewrote this- I had some editing and spelling errors to correct.)
This post you have written had a very interesting effect upon me and reminded me of some feeling that I had pushed aside. I needed to remember them. Thank you for helping me do that.
I hope you are well. :)
Love and respect, always.
Oh- I am FINALLY reading (I know! I cannot believe I have not read it yet, either!!) "To kill a mockingbird". It is fabulous. I have not finished it, but I will soon. I already have a feeling that this book is going to have a MAJOR effect upon me.)
Oh, my heck- I should NOT write comments when it is late at night. I made many spelling and grammatical errors, even after I re-posted. I repeated myself in the same sentences. I am sorry. I will blame it on the IVs! :)ReplyDelete
Happy night. :)
And, I hope you can make head and tails out of the intent of my comment. It reads VERY scattered. SO sorry!
In looking over your book list on your blog site, I see many referring to either Buddha or Tibet and ways of thinking and believing. Have you ever read any of the books by Thich Nhat Hahn? He is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His writings are superb. I would highly recommend them. He has magnificent insights into makings and behavings of human beings.ReplyDelete
You made me laugh! And I totally followed, but I don't even have the excuse of IV's.ReplyDelete
Dances with Wolves was hard for me to watch. So sad! And so much lost! So many amazing traditions gone forever, because the white people didn't understand and wanted land for themselves.
I have read a few by Thich Nhat Hahn, and enjoyed every single one. My favorite was, "Be Free Where You Are." It was a transcript of a speech given to men in prison... teaching them how to practice.
I have a friend that speaks Navajo, and he is going to try to translate some of this for me. He says the Navajo parts are from the BeautyWay prayer. Traditional Navajo pray for Beauty... only Beauty can't be translated into English very well.
It means balance and unity within ourselves and with the world around us. It means complete, whole... Beautiful.
If he translates it for me, I'll post it here.
Hope all is well!
Thank you, that was beautiful and very soothing!ReplyDelete
My friend was able to pick out some of the Navajo words. This is what he said it means:ReplyDelete
"Its a blessing of the Mother. amá means mother. amá hólóogoo means mother exists or is here."