Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Prayer to The Four Directions. Chief Seattle

Great Spirit of Light, come to me out of the East (red) with the power of the rising sun. Let there be light in my words, let there be light on my path that I walk. Let me remember always that you give the gift of a new day. And never let me be burdened with sorrow by not starting over again.

Great Spirit of Creation, send me the warm and soothing winds from the South (yellow). Comfort me and caress me when I am tired and cold. Unfold me like the gentle breezes that unfold the leaves on the trees. As you give to all the earth your warm, moving wind, give to me, so that I may grow close to you in warmth. Man did not create the web of life, he is but a strand in it. Whatever man does to the web, he does to himself.

Great Life-Giving Spirit, I face the West (black), the direction of sundown. Let me remember everyday that the moment will come when my sun will go down. Never let me forget that I must fade into you. Give me a beautiful color, give me a great sky for setting, so that when it is my time to meet you, I can come with glory.

Great Spirit of Love, come to me with the power of the North (white). Make me courageous when the cold wind falls upon me. Give me strength and endurance for everything that is harsh, everything that hurts, everything that makes me squint. Let me move through life ready to take what comes from the north.

From http://www.starstuffs.com/prayers/fourdirections.html  I love this form of prayer/ceremony so much. I find it empowers me for when I am doing a healing or just for my own time of refecltion.


  1. that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. I used to do much more with the four directions and I've actually forgotten how wonderful it feels. I want to start teaching this to my daughter.

  2. Hi Teresa. I love to also use smudge when doing this. Letting the smoke take my prays/thoughts to Father Heaven and Mother Earth.