“Water is Life…Mni Wiconi, Sing” …….Calling Thunder to Mountains

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“We are the water….sing
 We are the water….sing
We are the water….
We are where all life begins”

 

Sara Thomsen, “Water is Life”

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“Calling Thunder to Mountains”…. a precious weekend!

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“Water is Life”….a precious song!

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Link to audio recording of “Water is Life….Mni Wiconi, Sing”
https://www.echoesofpeace.org/water-is-life

 

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A youtube of Sara Thomsen singing this beautiful song….
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ABOUT THE LAKOTA PHRASE “MITAKUYE OYASIN”
“When we say Mitakuye Oyasin, “All Our Relations,” many people don’t understand the meaning of those words. The phrase Mitakuye Oyasin has a bigger meaning than just our blood relatives. Yes, it’s true; we are all one human race. But the word Mitakuye means relations and Oyasin means more than family, more than a Nation, more than all of humankind, everything that has a spirit. The Earth herself, Maka Unci, is our relation, and so is the sky, Grandfather Sky, and so is the Buffalo and so are each of the two-leggeds, the four-leggeds, those that swim, those that fly, the root nation and the crawling beings who share the world with us. Mitakuye Oyasin refers to the interconnectedness of all beings and all things. We are all interconnected. We are all One.”
Chief Arvol Looking Horse from his book White Buffalo Teachings (Dreamkeepers Press, 2001) Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and a spiritual leader of the Sioux Nation.  (from Echoes of Peace:  https://www.echoesofpeace.org/water-is-life  )

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“We are standing strong
Like a rock, like a stone
On this sacred ground we belong
We are home”

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All my relations, come
Every nation, come
All my relations under the sun
We are one

 

“All my relations come….!”

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“We are the earth and sky
We are the thunder cries”

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“We are the earth and sky
We are the thunder cries
We are the fire,
We are the light in your eyes”

 

 

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All my relations…..come….dance…sing!

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Mni Wiconi, Sing!…..Mitakuye Oyasin!

 

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