Having prepared a fire, blessed the sage, cleansed his mind through fasting, this Crow Shaman has created an atmosphere conducive to receiving inspiration. He is wearing an eagle feather headdress – generations old – filled with lice – repaired numerous times. He calls out to the Great Spirit for guidance. Often there would be a small fire in which to place herbs or sage. With his eagle feather fan he wafts smoke up and about.
Spirituality is a personal thing. Even when in the presence of others, it is experienced “within”…that divine moment when one connects with higher power. I have found that people lean towards acquiring art that depicts a spiritual nature – works that tap into inner realms.
Question: When you envision God…is that entity outside your self? Why is it folks hold themselves separate or apart from their creator? In doing so, is one saying, “I can do it better?”
Is there an attempt – through prayer – to connect with Deity. What if we sought that divine connection when we dealt with our fellowman? Could a business transaction be a form of prayer? Is it possible that “How I treat my fellowman is an exact mirror of my relationship with God”?