by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Language: English 
In the beginning nothing was there where the world now stands,
nothing but darkness. 

But the Great Spirit was here from the beginning.
He made the Earth, and he made the Sky.
Everything there was as in a dream, everything there was holy. 

And at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit,
and this center is everywhere, it is within each of us. 
The Sacred Instructions given by the Creator 
to Native people at the time of Creation:
Take care of Mother Earth and the three other colors of man.
Respect Mother Earth and the Creation.
Thank the Creator at all times for all life.
Love and express that love.
Be humble. Humility is the gift of wisdom and understanding. 



  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Thomas Schubert) , "Schöpfung", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Maria Nimmerfall

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-05
Line count: 17
Word count: 125