Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Sacred Mountain

I Yam What I Yam.

For thousands of years, this magnificent site was the gathering place of many nations. Tribal leaders and spiritual elders made pilgrimages to the Great Ma-na-ta-ka Mountain to sit in great councils with many tribes. Some came every seven years, others came every eleven years, and others made the journey more frequently depending on local custom.

Tribal leaders prayed and made peace offerings to the Creator, the Great Manataka (Place of Peace) Mountain and each other. They danced and sang around huge campfires in the narrow valley situated between the Manataka mountain and her sister mountain, today called North Mountain. Her other sister mountain, today called Indian Mountain stood guardian to her east. Daughters of the first nations gathered rare medicinal herbs found in great abundance in a large area surrounding Manataka in the shape of a circle. Their sons found precious clear crystals, gold, silver, pyrite, and whetstones.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Yam What I Yam.

There is averse in Amos which mentions that in the end of days there will be a thirst in the land but not for water and a hunger but not for food but for the Living G-d. It is also said by the Hand of Yeshayahu Behold a light unto the nations. We are the generation which I believe can fuse our Judaic roots and identity and bring people back to the Master of All creation blessed is He. G-d desires us to return so hes pushing us along but we are not returning as chnyukim but as those who seek the Living G-d and like Avraham Avinu Alav Hashalom we go out into the world and stand for our belief we fufill the meaning of what it is to be a beacon of truth, light and love.