Category: Walking the Red Road
The Ojibway offer traditional ways to follow the Red Road:
- Give thanks daily to the Creator for all gifts around you.
- Approach each day with a smile, grateful for another opportunity to live.
- Become involved in personal daily ceremony and/or seek out community ceremony.
- Do not judge other two-leggeds. Accept that they are living out their lessons of this earth walk as they should.
- Feed birds in winter, and plant flowers and trees that birds like in the spring.
- Avoid hurting another being. If it is necessary to cut a tree or its limbs, then place tobacco on Mother Earth and give thanks for its gifts. Replace the tree.
- Whenever possible, pick up garbage where it is found.
- Wherever possible, bury animals that you find dead, and place an offering of tobacco in its mouth or on its body.
- Treat the earth and all that dwell upon it with respect.
- Remain close to the Great Spirit.
- Show respect for your fellow beings.
- Work together for the benefit of mankind.
- Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
- Do what you know is right.
- Look after the well-being of mind and body.
- Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
- Be truthful and honest at all times.
- Take full responsibility for your actions.
Anishnabe 101: The Basics of What You Need to Know to Begin Your Journey on the Red Road. Published by the Circle of Turtle Lodge our of Golden Lake, Ontario
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