While savouring the feeling of interconnectedness during my morning yoga practice today, I was reminded of this beautiful Native American quote by Black Elk.
“At the centre of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that centre is really everywhere. It is within each of us.” -Black Elk
How very true this is.
He shared the many profound and powerful visions he experienced, my favourite being one he described after seeing a great tree. (which represents the Tree of Life)
“And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and understood more than I saw.
For I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father.