Restoring Honor-The Elders
We live in a generation where so much of our traditional ways of respecting and honoring the elders are gone. I remember when my grandfather would walk into the room and everyone would stand up. This tradition was also found among the tribal Hebrews where giving respect and honor to the elders was also giving respect and honor to The Creator.
Leviticus 19:32 "'Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your Creator. I am YHWH"
Now people's faces are buried in their phones and very few of today's native youth in America know how to make fire the old way, to hunt and fish the land, navigate by the stars, or survive and thrive if left in the wilderness alone. Very few listen to their elders and learn from their mistakes so that their life will be easier instead of harder.
The traditional indigenous values are being replaced with contemporary political agendas that are changing the fabric of our native culture into something that it was not. While there is a difference between an elder and what I call an "older" there is much to learn from the mistakes and wisdom of their past. Don't let those times pass you by when you can sit at the feet of the Wisdom Keepers.
These are native values that can be implemented by all nations. Learn, apply and live what they teach you. It's in your best interest and for increasing your chances of success in life as an indigenous person during these turbulent times.
That's What the Old Ones Say: Pre-Colonial Revelations of God to Native America is a revealing book of intriguing stories told by elders from different First Nations Tribes about The Creator, His Son, Native End-Times Prophecies, Revelations & more. Many of these traditional stories have been told for generations at Ceremonial Grounds, Stomp Arbors, Powwow Grounds, and private family gatherings tucked away deep on tribal lands.
I was honored and humbled to be able to sit and learn these old stories from elders hailing from many First Nations tribes. Comanche, Dineh, Apache, Anishinabe, Aztec, Cherokee, Creek, Cheyenne, Lakota, and Mohawk are a few of the tribes whose elders shared their beautiful stories with me. I listened eagerly to these accounts that were passed down from generation to generation while understanding filled my spirit and I was asked to pass these stories along to the next generation.