Going to Water


- Cherokee -

The same "savage" would go down to the waters of the Tennessee, right down here, early in the morning every morning, wade out waist deep, take the waters of the river and throw it up over his head. And say, "Wash away any thoughts or feelings that may hinder me from being closer to my Creator. Take away any thoughts or feelings that may hinder me from being closer to all my brothers and sisters on the earth, and the animals of the earth." And they would wash themselves and cleanse themselves every morning, and then they would walk out of the water. And you see many people using crystals today, but the only use I know-- the Cherokee had pure crystal. They would hold it in front of the individual, and if he saw himself upside down in it, he had to go back into the water and do the same thing over again. But if he was upright, he was cleansed, and free to go about his daily work. Those people loved the earth.

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