Walk in love. It is the blessing way.

climbingandcrossing400In Tiwa, beauty is bah-chu. Bah is related to the legs. Let me walk; we use our legs to walk. The word chu means everywhere. When you are in the state of beauty, you are everywhere but nowhere. But you are in a state of movement, which is beauty that has connected to all the heavenly planes and is being carried by God. You are in a state of beatitude. When the Native American people speak of walking in beauty, they’re really saying, “Walk in love. It is the blessing way.”


One of the qualities of the blessing way is the connection that we have with the people that we love, our fellow human beings. What we need to do is keep a loving bond between us. Then we realize that if we have a loving bond with plants, animals, and the land around us, as if we were in a garden and we were the gardener, then we walk in beauty, and the beauty is who we are and what we are doing. Beauty comes from our relationship to all those around us.


At the end of their prayers, the Indians say, “All my relations.” That’s what they’re talking about. We have a bond. Bonding is one of the qualities of Beauty. ~ Ceremonies of the Living Spirit, Millichap Books

When the rain falls it gives new light

smrainwaterdropletsOne of the physical manifestations for awareness is water, so to increase awareness you might take a shower or a bath. As you are doing that, you just let go of today’s worries. But it is not just a bath. For it to work as ceremony, the intention has to be there.

You could say the word “tsclo-ii.” Tsclo means rain that is falling on a parched landscape. When the rain falls it gives new light. That is the metaphor. That is the descending light, but it is the feminine because it is birthing, it is ever-growing. It is nurturing; it is a nurturing waterfall, nurturing rain. You say, “tah tsclo-ii-eh.” Tah is “I am,” so “tah tsclo-ii-eh” means “I am the one that is in a state of nurturing—a state of awareness, a state of innocence, a state of descending light.”

Doing this ceremony will free you of the problems of yesterday without causing you to lose the thread of what you were doing. Anything manifesting in your life is an energy so strong it won’t let you forget it. But when it does come to you the following day you’re in a different continuum, so it is in a
different layer. It is not impinging on your life any more, and you deal with it from an impersonal plane. ~ Sound – Native Teachings and Visionary Art, P.165

Spirit of Blooming Flower




When I do medicine I sing to it. It’s when I sing to it that I bring it to the here and now. It would otherwise choose to stay in the distant past or in the distant future. So, when I sing to it I bring it into the here and now where all of us on planet Earth
can benefit from it because it centers itself and it’s made totally
of goodness and kindness and beauty. It appears in beautiful
flowers that are blooming. It appears in the fruits that we eat. It
also appears in people because the chant is all of us singing.

Being and Vibration: Entering the New World, P129

singing to bowl