Live your life- Vision Statemen of the Tecumseh- Shawnee. Principios expuestos y compartidos por Shannon Thunderbird

Tecumseh (Shawnee) Vision Statement

Indian Horses & Eagle-Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect all people and bow to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Trouble no one about their religion, respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life.
Abuse no one and no living thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes to your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.


Warrior (East): STAMINA, LEADERSHIP You come into your leadership skills by staying in your power, by extending honour and respect. You do this by showing up and being responsible and accountable. In other words, do not hide or hold back, but, respect limits and boundaries. Do not, in other words, interfere and/or insinuate yourself into someone else's world without being invited.  Always demonstrate the right use of power. Listen to the messages from Father Sky and the four great winds. Empower yourself by using a rattle, dancing, meditating while standing, connecting to nature and finding your power animals. Watch out for the shadow aspects of leadership: roughtless rebellion, 'power-over' mentality, riding the coattails of powerful people. Remember, stand in the sweet territory of being present, using 'right action', wise communication, and responsible position.
HEALER (SOUTH), REBIRTH Pay attention to the heart and its meaning. Attend to the condition and well-being of the four-chambered heart (full, open, clear, strong); when you extend acknowledgement and the arms of love to yourself and others, when you hold a balanced view of health you can experience all kinds of love;  Love between mates, between parent and child, between friends and colleagues, between professional alliances, love of self, Unconditional or spiritual love. Embrace the sweet territory of Storytelling, Singing, Dancing, Silence. Cradle yourself in your own self-love and acknowledge your strengths, and the qualities you like about yourself. Acknowledge the contributions you are making and that you have made. Acknowledge the love you have given and received and the love you are currently giving and receiving.  When you recognize yourself as a  person of worth, you can do the same for others. Avoid the following addictions:  living too intensely (lighten up, in other words), seeking perfection (this activity impedes the soul's progress), concentrating on what is not working instead of what is working, you  simply don't have to know everything, remember there is a fine line between self-love, self-absorption and self-indulgence!
VISIONARY (WEST) - INTEGRITY Tell the truth without blame or judgment.  Honour the power of prayer and live humbly. When you give voice to what you see internally and externally and when you bring forward your creative spirit and life dream you bring with you intuition, perception, insight and vision. Stand in the sweet territory of dynamism, magnetism, integration and strength/vigor. Meditate either standing, lying down, sitting up or walking.  Align your right words with right action, Honour yourself in equal proportion to others. Avoid the following addictions: Free yourself from patterns of denial and self indulgence. Never say, "I'm just a housewife, I'm just a postal clerk, I'm just a veterinarian. The word "Just" does not exist within the context of the Visionary. Avoid, in other words, self-abandonment, always seeking approval or love, trying to keep the peace, looking for harmony at any cost.
 TEACHER (NORTH) -WISDOM When you express the Teacher, you develop your capacities for detachment in a good way. Honour your heritage, become flexible and fluid, like the ocean. Demonstrate wisdom and its four major components of clarity, rightness, objectivity and discernment. Find your inspiration from your Ancestors, immediate family, friends, inspirational and historical and contemporary public figures. Sit in the sweet and peaceful territory of silence. Immutable laws include:  Whomever is present should be there; When it begins, it is the right time; Whatever happens, it is the only thing that could have happened; When it is over, it is over. Avoid the following fears: Loss of structure, loss of turf, feeling out of control, feeling abandoned, looking always at a bleak future. Turn to your Healer Self to correct these things.

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