As 2014 comes to a close, I think the Wheel of Fortune is in sync with the nearing arrival of the New Year, 2015. The Wheel of Fortune reminds me of the First Nations Medicine Wheel, and the Four Directions Prayer that I love, and wanted to share it.
FOUR DIRECTIONS PRAYER
Creator, It is I,
Thank you for today's sunrise,
for the breath and life within me,
and for all of your creations.
Creator, Hear my prayer, and
honour my prayer.
As the day begins with the rising sun,
I ask, Spirit Keeper of The East,
Brother Eagle, Be with me.
Fly high as you carry my prayers
to the Creator.
May I have eyes as sharp as yours,
so I am able to see truth and hope
on the path that I have chosen.
Guide my step and give me
courage to walk the circle of
my life with honesty and dignity.
Spirit Keeper of the South, Wolf,
Be with me...
Help me to remember to love;
and feel compassion for all mankind.
Help me to walk my path with joy
and love for myself, for others
for the four legged, the winged ones,
the planets and all creations upon
Show me it is right for me
to make decisions with my head
even if at times, my heart becomes hurt.
Help me to grow and nurture myself worth in all ways.
Spirit Keeper, of the West, Brown Bear, be with me.
Bring healing to the people I love and to myself
Bring healing into balance the physical,
mental, and spiritual, so I am
able to know my place on this
earth, in life and in death
Heal my body, heal my mind
and bring light, joy and awareness to my spirit.
Spirit Keeper of the North, White
Buffalo, Be with me.
As each day passes, help me to
surrender, with grace, the things
of my youth.
Help me to listen to the quiet,
and find serenity and comfort in silences as they become longer.
Give me wisdom so I am able to
make wise choices in all things
which are put in front of me,
And when time for my change of worlds has come,
Let me go peacefully, without
regrets, for the things I neglected
to do as I walked along my path.
Thank you for your beauty,
And for all you have given me.
Remind me never to take from you more than I need, and
remind me to always give back
more than I take.