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Manuel Caycedo
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Your car is German. Your pizza is Italian. Your beer is Mexican. Your wine is French. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. You
Your car is German. Your pizza is Italian. Your beer is Mexican. Your wine is French. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. You

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Symbolic of life. A seed of beauty that has the strength and self determination to get to the top regardless the circumstances!! Spring rings in Monday so there is time to water the seed of hidden desires, a time to trust its not hopeless. Have a season of focus and clear mind and watch the garden of love and all good things grow!!
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The cactus that springs forth in the desert shows life and beauty is possible under all conditions.
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I give you my whole self...
✌ ❤ 💯 
"Dear Creator ,
I give you may hands to do Your work;
I give You my feet to go Your way;
I give You my eyes to see as You see;
I give You my tongue to speak Your words;
I give You my mind that You may think in me;
I give You my spirit that You may pray in me.
Above all, I give You my heart that
You may love in me
- love the Father and love all humankind.
I give You my whole self
that You may grow in me,
so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me.
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The Little People
~ Choctaw Legend

A long time ago in ancient time, while the Choctaw Indians were living in Mississippi, the Choctaw legends say that certain supernatural beings or spirits lived near them. These spirits, or "Little People," were known as Kowi Anukasha or "Forest Dwellers." They were about two or three feet tall.

These pygmy beings lived deep in the thick forest, their homes were in caves hidden under large rocks. When a boy child is two, three, or even four years old, he will often wander off into the woods, playing or chasing a small animal. When the little one is well out of sight from his home, "Kwanokasha", who is always on watch, seizes the boy and takes him away to his cave, his dwelling place. Many times his cave is far away and Kwanokasha and the little boy must travel a very long way, climbing many hills and crossing many streams. When they finally reach the cave Kwanokasha takes him inside where he is met by three other spirits, all very old with long white hair.

The first one offers the boy a knife; the second one offers him,a bunch of poisonous herbs; the third offers a bunch of herbs yielding good medicine. If the child accepts the knife, he is certain to become a bad man and may even kill his friends. If he accepts the poisonous herbs he will never be able to cure or help his people. But, if he accepts the good herbs, he is destined to become a great doctor and an important and influential man of his tribe and win the confidence of all his people. When he accepts the good herbs the three old spirits will tell him the secrets of making medicines from herbs, roots and barks of certain trees, and of treating and curing various fevers, pains and other sickness.

That is the reason the "'Little People" take the boy child to their home in the wilderness, in order to train Indian doctors, transmitting to them their special curative powers and to train them in the manufacture of their medicines. The child will remain with the spirits for three days after which he is returned. He does not tell where he has been or what he has seen or heard. Not until he becomes a man will he make use of the knowledge gained from the spirits, and never will he reveal to others how it was acquired. It is said among the Choctaws that few children wait to accept the offering of the good herbs from the third spirit, and that is why there are so few great doctors and other men of influence among the Choctaws.

It is also said that the "Little People" are never seen by the common Choctaws. The Choctaw prophets and herb doctors, however, claim the power of seeing them and of holding communication with them. During the darkest nights in all kinds of weather you can see a strange light wandering around in the woods. This light is the Indian doctor and his little helper looking for that special herb to treat and cure a very sick tribesman.

Art by
Cherokee artist Kenny Henson
of Proctor , OK.
Kenny's art of the little people was inspired by stories
told to him from his Grandfather and Uncles .

This picture was captioned by him with :

"This is the mental picture I imagined in my head when my
grandfather told me the story of the little People."
-Kenny Henson
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We are the watchers. We are witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what's going to happen - what will surely happen - unless we come together: we - the Peoples of all Nations - to restore peace and harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother.

- Chief Arvol Looking Horse
(1954-) 
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"Tell the people not to cry. Tell them to be happy."
--John Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA (told to his son, Archie, as he died)
Our Elders know about the two Worlds, the Physical World and the Spiritual World. Many times, before we pass to the Spirit World, our relatives, who have gone there before us, will come for us and they will help us. The Spirit World, the Elders say, is a good, happy, and harmonious place. When we die, it means we have only entered another world. We will all see one another again.

-Great Spirit, allow me to understand both the Spirit World and the Physical World. Today, let me be happy.

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