I have loved the Native American culture since I was young, and I’ve been an avid collector of Native American pottery, figurines, dream catchers, pictures, etc. Anyone who entered my childhood bedroom knew I was obsessed. I would dream of being a Navajo, and I had literally watched the movie “Indian Captive” over twenty times. To this day, I still find the Native American customs and culture fascinating. In the future, I plan to publish a series featuring the Navajo. They had such a remarkable way of life, and they tuned their eyes to see beauty in everything. Below is one of their common prayers.
Navajo Blessingway Prayer – Walking in Beauty
In beauty I walk.
I walk with beauty before me.
I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me.
I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me.
My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…
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