“Life, the circle, a measurement with no beginning and no end.”
–Phillip Deere, MUSKOGEE-CREEK
The circle teaches us how the Creator made things and how to live. It teaches us how we should look at creation. Life travels in a circle.
In the East is the baby, to the South is the youth, in the West is the adult and in the North is the Elder.
Then we return to the Earth Mother to start the cycle again.
We observe what is `around us’ from the center of the circle.
This develops our point of view. We must be careful not to become self-centered.
Great Spirit, let me observe life from the circle’s point of view.
Copied with the permission of Don L. Coyhis, from the book Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons
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