|"From Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, there came a great unifying life force that flowed in and through all things: the flowers of the plains, blowing winds, rocks, trees, birds, animals, and was the same force that had been breathed into the first man. Thus all things were kindred, and were brought together by the same Great Mystery."|
|-- Chief Luther Standing Bear, SIOUX|
|The Great Spirit has six things that make up this life force. They are life, love, intelligence, soul, principle, and truth. These are the reasons the life cycle continues. None of this can be altered by man, but we can have access to these powers any time we wish. Just think about it - anytime I have a need I can access one or more of these powers."|
Those of you acquainted with the "creation" myths of other cultures, would immediately note the difference:
Wakan Tanka, from him flowed VALUES that make up the Life Force..
a guide to live by .
Some elders become HOLLOW BONES to let these values flow through them.
You too can be a Hollow Bone!