Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

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Hello! Happy day of gratitude whether you celebrate thanksgiving or not.

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I wanted to take a moment and just share. Just create some space to be in thanksgiving together.

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I have the traditional who done Asani. I might not have said that correctly.

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Thanksgiving Address, which is a Thanksgiving address in the traditional indigenous call.

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But Iroquois Confederacy. This translation is from the Mohawk tribe which I have lineage.

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Connected to the most so I did some research to find a copy of the Thanksgiving address that my own ancestors would have used traditionally, and what is very neat is that there is this moment that we can take to honor all of our lineage in the magical mothering Facebook.

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Group this lunar cycle that started yesterday with the new moon is happening in the selection lunar cycle.

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So I’m calling this moon the Celestial Lunar cycle, which is where we will be connecting with our ancestors.

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Our guides our people into tease that are not on this physical plane, but in different dimensions, or angels, things like that so if you want to join in over there and be a part of that that is what we’re going to be doing for the next month and today, i’m going to

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Just keep it simply focused on this act of thanksgiving so I’m gonna be reading aw of this page so.

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But I’m excited to create space for all of us for this day.

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Of gratitude.

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The people today we have gathered, and we see that the cycles of life continue.

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We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other, and all living things.

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So now we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other, as people, and if we’d like to say it all together if you’re in a space, that you can say at out loud every time, we say now our minds are one the earth, mother we are all thankful

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To our mother the earth, for she gives us all that we need for life.

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She supports our feet as we walk upon her. It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from the beginning of time to our mother.

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We send greetings and thanks. Now our minds are one.

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The waters. We give thanks to all the waters of the world for quenching our thirst and providing us with strength.

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Water is life. We know it’s powers in many forms, waterfalls and rain mists and stream rivers and oceans, with one mind we send greetings and thanks to the spirit of the water now our minds are one the fish we turn our minds to all the fish in the water

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They are instructed to cleanse and purify the water.

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They also give themselves to us as food. We are grateful that we can still come find pure water.

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So we turn now to the fish and send our greetings and thanks.

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Now our minds are one. The plants now we turn toward the vast fields of plant life as far as the I can see, the plants grow working many wonders.

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They sustain many life forms with our minds gathered together, we give thanks and look forward to seeing plant life for many generations to come.

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Now our minds are one

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The food plants. With one mind we turn to honor and thank all of the food plants we harvest from the garden since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beings, and berries have helped the people survive many other living things draw strength from them too, we gather all the plant foods together.

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As one, and send them a greeting of things. Now our minds are one, then the the medicine herbs.

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Now we turn to all the medicine herbs of the world from the beginning.

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They were instructed to take away sickness. They are always rating and ready to hear us.

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We are happy there they are still among us those special few who remember how to use these plants for healing with one mind we send greetings and thanks to the medicines and the keepers other than medicine.

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Now our minds are one the animals we gather our minds together to send greetings, and thanks to all the animal life in the world, they have many things to teach them people.

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We are honored by them when they give up their lives, so that we may use their bodies as food for our people.

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We see them near our homes and in the deep forests.

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We are glad they are still here, and we hope that it will always be so.

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Now our minds are one the trees we now turn our thoughts to the trees.

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The earth has many families of trees who have their own instructions and uses.

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Some provide us with shelter and shade, others with fruit, beauty, and other useful things.

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Many people of the world use a tree as a symbol of peace and strength.

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With one mind we greet and thank the tree of light.

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Now our minds are one, the birds we put our minds together as one and thank all the birds who move and fly about over our heads.

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The Creator gave them beautiful songs. Each day they remind us to enjoy and appreciate life.

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The eagle was chosen to be their leader.

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To all the birds, from the smallest to the largest.

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We send our joyful greetings and things. Now our minds are one.

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The 4 wins we are thankful to the powers we know, as the 4 wins we hear their voices in the moving air as they refresh us and purify the air that we breathe.

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They help us to bring the change of seasons from the 4 directions they come, bringing us messages and giving us strength with one mind, we send our greetings and thanks to the 4 wins now our minds are one the fenders.

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Now we turn to the west, where our grandfather’s, the thunder beings live with lightning and thundering voices.

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They bring with them the water that renews life. We are thankful that they keep those evil things made by the awkwarders underground.

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We bring our minds together as one to send greetings and thanks to our grandfather’s, the Thunderers.

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Now our minds are one the sun, we now send the greetings, and, thanks to our oldest brother, the son each day without fail.

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He travels the sky from east to west, bringing the light of the new day.

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He is the source of all the fliers of life. With one mind we send greetings, and thanks to our brother, the Son.

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Now our minds are one grandmother moon. We put our minds together to give thanks to our oldest grandmother, the Moon, who likes the nighttime sky she is the leader of women all over the world and she governs the movement of the ocean tides by her changing face we measure time.

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And it is the moon who watches over the arrival of children here on earth.

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With one mind we send greetings, and thanks to our grandmother, the moon.

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Now our minds are one, the stars we give thanks to the stars who are spread across the sky like jewelry.

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We see them in the night, helping the moon to light the darkness and bringing do to the gardens and growing things.

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When we travel at night they guide us home with our minds gathered together as one we send greetings and thanks to the stars.

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Now our minds are one. The enlightened team. We gather our minds to greet and thank the enlightened teachers who have come to help throughout the ages when we forget how to live in harmony they remind us of the way we were instructed to live as people with one mind we send

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greetings, and thanks to these carrying teachers. Now our minds are one.

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The Creator. Now we turn our thoughts to the Creator or Great Spirit, and send greetings and thanks for all the gifts of creation.

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Everything we need to live. A good life is here on this mother Earth for all the love that is still around us.

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We gather our minds together as one, and send our choices.

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Words of greetings and thanks to the Creator. Now our minds are one closing words.

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We have now arrived at the place where we end our words of all the things we have named, it was not our intention to leave anything out.

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If something was forgotten, we leave it to each individual to send such readings and thanks in their own way.

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Now our minds are one may this day of gratitude, of thanksgiving, a family of meals, of sharing truly be, where we can come and have our minds be of one.

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Looking around at what truly matters not in a superficial sense, but in a way that we can connect, create intimacy and truly show unconditional love, to those who may not even know how to show that back to us so for each of you thank you for being here have a less and safe holiday

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I hope it is absolutely magical.

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