I started Magical Mystical You to help others searching for answers to existence to begin to understand their spiritual nature – and what that means, in a fuller sense than one normally hears about. I have been inspired to share and explore these ideas and experiences with you because I want you to experience the…Read More
Inseparability of Native American Spirituality and Everyday Life
I’m reposting this original article because I think it says best what I wanted to express on this subject. I did recently write a second article on this subject and you’re welcome to check it out as well.
I recently learned about this aspect of Native American life through the writing of Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), a part Santee Sioux raised in a traditional Native American home, who later was educated as a doctor in American colleges. He wrote eloquently about Native American life in the early 20th century. He wrote that daily life and spirituality, as lived purely by original peoples, were not really even two elements tightly interwoven. Rather, the people viewed their existence and lived their lives AS a manifestation of spirituality and spiritual creation. To them, there was no difference; they were inseparable.
Here’s some food for thought – a different view than you usually hear about. Everyone agrees that the physical universe is solid and real. It contains awesome levels of energy, unimaginable reaches of space, and immense solidity of matter. It also persists through infinite expanses of time. Most physical objects last indefinitely until they are either…Read More