Walking the Red Road
I just had a walk along water to reflect, meditate and recenter. I put on my head phones and listened to pow wow music for 2 hours. Below are some pictures I took.
We all need to reconnect with nature, with the water, with the trees, with the birds. With the natural elements. That is what I did today 🙂
I listened to the sound of the waves, the rhythm of the ocean, the cries of the birds. And I took deep breaths.
I try to take one day at a time, to focus on feeling peaceful and focused. Am I always successful? God, no!!! I have my moments of frustration, of sadness, of despair. But I let it ride, I take action and I ask for guidance and strength.
365 days of walking the Red Road
Yesterday, I remembered a book I bought a while back. 365 days of walking the Red Road. The Native American path to leading a spiritual life every day. In this book, you will find daily quotes, inspiration, historical facts and reflections. You can find it in the books section of the Resources page. I will make it my daily routine to read it every morning when I wake up.
The Red Road
The Red Road or the Red Path is the Native spiritual path. Walking the Red Road means living in the moment connected to all that surrounds us, respecting all of our relations and Mother Earth and Father Sky. It means finding a balance between and attending to our four sides: spiritual, physical, mental and emotional. It means taking care and respecting ourselves and the Creator. It means being thankful for what we have, to only take what we need and to give back. To give back to those around us and to the spiritual world. And to remember where we have been, to remember and honor our ancestors. It is walking in the right path of life, where we do the right thing even if it’s freaking hard at times…. Its opposite would be the path of self-destruction, aka the Black Road.
Simply put, the Red Road is a road of respect, humbleness, truthfulness, spirituality. It is believing that there is a power higher and greater than us who has a path for us. Each step on our path will be shown to us in time. It certainly does not mean having a perfect life. We can fall and stumble on the Red Path, but we also get up and keep going. We discover ourselves as we walk and learn from mistakes we have made. We grow and evolve. But the goal is to live a balanced life 365 days of the year. To balance our commitments to our family, friends, community, work, spirituality and to ourselves. Not an easy task! But one to strive toward.
All my Relations