Creation Care Thanksgiving
We are coming to the close of Native American Heritage month. In their relationship with food, Native Americans set the example of living with the understanding that we are all related and responsible for one another.
A Native American Blessing
“We thank Great Spirit for the resources that made this food possible.
We thank the Earth Mother for producing it, and we thank all those who labored to bring it to us.
May the wholesomeness of the food before us, bring out the wholeness of the Spirit within us.”
For much of our time on this planet we have lived in cultures that understood the covenant of reciprocity, that for the Earth to stay in balance, for the gifts to continue to flow, we must give back in equal measure for what we are given. When people forget to honor the gift, the consequences are always material as well as spiritual. The most potent offering we possess, is gratitude.