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    The #GreatSpirit, also called #WakanTanka, is a conception of a supreme being prevalent among some Native American and First Nations cultures.http://bit.ly/X4kacr

    The original attitude of the American Indian toward the Eternal, the “Great Mystery” that surrounds and embraces us, was as simple as it was exalted. Read more http://bit.ly/YRWKsV

    In the Sioux way of life, Wakan Tanka (Standard Lakota Orthography: Wakȟáŋ Tȟáŋka) is the term for “the sacred” or “the divine”. This is usually translated as “The Great Spirit”. Read more http://bit.ly/RLqKDp

    Think of others before yourself; humble yourself to the Great Spirit by being thankful.

    When a Native American prays to the four directions, it is a prayer to the spirits of the world, to life and the Great Spirit that encompasses the four directions and everything that is. The Medicine Wheel is a symbol that incorporates the four directions. Its spokes point east, south, west, and north. The four quarters are colored red, yellow, black, and white representing the races of man, the seasons, and the stages of life from childhood to old age. The circle is the earth, the moon and the planets. It is the circle of life and all creation.

    Photo by Nicholas Mitchell

    The Great Spirit is in all things, is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground, she returns to us. —Big Thunder, Algonquin

    Thanks for sharing the artwork with us @Rick Briggs! Artwork by Charles Frizzell.

    "Offering to the Gods" Photo by Carianne10

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