Tuesday, May 29, 2012

She Who Heals - An American Indian Healing Prayer

I found this poem in my drawer of saved papers.  I don't know who gave it to me or how long it's been in the drawer, but I must have really liked it.  I still do.

She Who Heals – An American Indian Healing Prayer

Mother, sing me a song 
That will ease my pain, 
Mend broken bones, 
Bring wholeness again.

Catch my babies 
When they are born, 
Sing my death song, 
Teach me how to mourn.

Show me the Medicine 
Of the healing herbs, 
The value of spirit, 
The way I can serve.

Mother, heal my heart
So that I can see
The gifts of yours
That can live through me.

American Indians believe that every act of life is a cycle or step on the path to healing. When we learn how to let go of our need to hold on to the past, we heal our formerly limited potential for growth. When we find courage and faith inside ourselves, we can heal our fear of future. We refuse to mentally degrade ourselves. The mind clears and allows us to be present-conscious of everything that is happening in the moment. These are all examples of healing the fragments of our lives that need to come into wholeness. When we go beyond the places where we have become numb, we feel life again. When we learn to feel again, we can heal.

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