Prayers for the Human Spirit
To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And know there is more
That you can't see, can't hear
Can't know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren't always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
And kindness in all things.
Breathe in, knowing we are made of
All this, and breathe, knowing
We are truly blessed because we
Were born, and die soon, within a
True circle of motion,
Like eagle rounding out the morning
We pray that it will be done
~ Joy Harjo ~
Wash Your Spirit Clean by Walela in English and Cherokee
Joy Harjo was born in Oklahoma. She is a Native American poet of the Muskogee Nation. Her poem is sacred. Wash Your Spirit Clean, by Walela, is a Cherokee song. Both of these are Prayers for the Human Spirit. I offer them to you in Love, Kindness and Peace. May your spirit be restored and Refreshed for what lies ahead of you.