At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and gathered the peoples of this earth together “they say on an island which is now beneath the water” and He said to the human beings, “I’m going to send you to four directions and over time, I’m going to change you to four colors, but I’m going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about.”
— Lee Brown at the 1986 Continental Indigenous Council, Tanana Valley, Fairbanks, Alaska.
There are four directions that define the center. For there to be a center there must be positions that define it. If there is an east there must be a west. If there is a north, there is a south, a left, a right, an up, a down. Do you understand? And what does that orientation offer? These elements orient you to know your position in the universe. In order to determine where you are you need […]