These Teachings came directly from Johnny Moses (Whis.Stem.En.Knee). Johnny is sharing the teachings of his elders. Johnny was raised by his elders to be a memorizer and spiritual leader. He has shared the teachings he was entrusted with for over twenty years. He is well known for his story telling and has shared hundred of stories from his tradition. He shares these teachings with all who have an open heart. He continues his work of sharing the stories, and the healing.
The first teaching was shared in 1991.
One of the reasons our elderly people were so strong was because they didn't keep poison in their bodies. If they saw someone acting in a terrible way they just prayed for that person. If something was bothering them they prayed and they left those troubles on the altar. They didn't want to take that sort of energy back to their people. So ask the Creator to take care of your problems while they are still small. The simplest way to heal illnesses is to take care of these sicknesses while they are very, very small. If you let the smallest anger or hatred stay in your body those dead seeds will just accumulate more dead things around them. Mary Moses said thank the Creator for the air you breathe because it is going to blow away the dead seeds and blow life into you. Thank the Creator for the water you drink it will wash away any bad seeds and plant good seeds.
Brought out at Roberts Creek Canada, Feb 2001.
Our elders in this medicine suffered many bad things. Poverty, not just of money, but poverty of loneliness, of abuse, of neglect, of shame, and all those bad things we often hold onto. We think: "Oh, These are the gifts that people have given us". And we have accepted them and we carry them. We accept the hard gifts. Gifts of anger, shame, and hatred and we think we have to hold onto them, but we don't really have to. Hold them just long enough to get their teachings, to get the knowledge that they give us. Then we can throw it away and accept the healing that is waiting for us.
Brought out in Wenatchee Washington in 1989.
What power do we have? It is called love. We use the love to heal, to heal ourselves. Yes there is evil power. There is blackness, dirt, pussey things, things of worms. We have the light to study those things and the love to understand them. We have the love of God to understand what kind of blackness we have to work with in our family, in our society. For one that dwells only in the light and forgets about their blackness they become lost. You must learn to heal yourselves at all times. The blackness is there to be healed, to be shown to the angels of God who they are. They have been in the darkness too long and need to be taken out. Only you can do that for yourself with the help of God. This is the strong belief of our old people
Fourth Teaching 1987
In each person is a sacred spark of life, a flame of love; no matter how deeply buried. There are many bad things going on in the world around us. Don't ever give up and stop praying for people no matter how evil they seem; no matter how full of hatred they are. Or the ones that wander through life half asleep, they are like zombies. Don't give up on them either. In each person is a sacred spark of life; a flame of love
Fifth teaching: July 1987
Our hearts want to know the truth. Leave the bad things to the creator. Give them up to the Creator, take only the good things. We must be forgiving. That is how the medicine people survived all the hardships that came to them. They kept the love, the sacred breath alive.
Sixth Teaching March 1987
No matter what we go through, no matter what we do; Mother Earth forgives us every day and lets us start anew.
We are people.
This is the meaning of the Circle.
We are people of the Circle.