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#295114 - 07/13/09 08:03 AM A blessing from a Hard-A** heart...
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for all who refuse to be made to conform...

Amazing Grace as sung in the Cherokee language...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYIjFtPQEk

A Cherokee Blessing ;
May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly on your home,
And the Great Spirit bless all who enter there.
May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows,
And may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.


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#295123 - 07/13/09 09:35 AM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: joelRT]
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Joel,

o-si-yo, do-hi-tsu (hello, how are you?)

Thanks(wado)for posting this. Have you ever heard it sung live? It is quite moving and especially so with sign language/hand movements. The Cherokee Youth Choir also does an excellent performance of it. Not sure if you can get copies on line. I have a copy from years ago but hearing them live is really great.






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#295127 - 07/13/09 10:19 AM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: prisonerID]
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Daryl,

Thank-You for validating me - I truly believed that I was the only First Nations Brave to have the courage to stand up and be counted, now we are two.

Perhaps the time has come for us to stand shoulder to shoulder, arms outstretched to all, making room for each to find his comfort level amongst us and without loosing his identity of self for as much.

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#295130 - 07/13/09 10:59 AM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: joelRT]
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Registered: 06/12/08
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Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Joel,

Thank You for posting that. It it's amazing how how beautiful that song is in any language that it is song in. It is especially potent having had ancestors that traveled the road of tears so long ago. My paternal great,great,parents were Cherokee who live in oklahoma.

Your Friend,

Mike

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#295196 - 07/13/09 09:45 PM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: michael banks]
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Daryl, Mike-

I just don't know which words to use in order to tell you how very consoling your words are to me or to tell you how they are re-balancing my inner world in the moment.

I owe you both a debt of gratitude...

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#295208 - 07/13/09 11:38 PM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: joelRT]
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Wa do! Now there's three of us!
"Igadu aniyvwiya uha sagii ganega, iyusti hiya utluli diwali. Soi aniyvwiya uha uhagedv ganega, iyusti hia diwali hilayui kaliwohi. Hiya nasgi nudalehnav igvnisisgi saquui gatlisanvhi siwu adonvdo, anigisdi-nidvlenvda gvgeyui, ale hia soi tla gvgeyui nanahi nigada. Ale hia saquii wili adanedi gvgeyui, ale hia soi wili nasgi" (Some people have thin skin, like this unfinished bowl. Other people have thick skin, like the bowl when completed. They [are] only different because one added more [to her] spirit, from love, and the other no love at all. And the one will give [show] love, but the other will not.)

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Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
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#295211 - 07/14/09 12:34 AM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: dgoods]
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Hi my brothers.

Just awsome.

I'll take their blessing any day.

Heal well my brothers/friends.

Little Pete & big Pete.... 1 (Irishmoose)

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#295913 - 07/19/09 12:55 PM Re: A blessing from a Hard-A** heart... [Re: petercorbett]
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Joel,

Thought you might like the song that is playing on this site. Give it a few seconds to load.

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