"There is an expression in the Micmac tongue which says it all as far as the Algonquin worldview is concerned, and that is Mah-wee-da-djik, 'Things fall together.' Even now, when the high of addictive substances and high-tech pollution and high-pressure economics are pulling manmade things apart, the people of the traditional ways still have faith that natural things fall into place for those who can find the Red Road.

"Creation is ever-unfolding and all-pervasive and so the wisdom of the Creator is in all things at all times, not like a hand forcing things where they don't want to go, but a natural gravity of the spirit, where things fall together as if by magic. That gravity could also be called universal love, but that's a very European way of saying it. The bpoo-ohinn speak of 'sharing the love of our Creator,' and when you do that, you help things fall together.

"Gravity, as understood in modern Newtonian physics, means 'things fall together.' But when the Wabanaki began speaking of this thousands of years ago, they weren't just talking about how planets form, how atoms form, how molecules form, break up and then reform according to ionic principle. They weren't just talking about how galaxies congealed, or how gasses become crystals, or how water becomes ice, or how the ecosystem balances itself out in ways too complex for the human mind to grasp. They were talking about each of us in our hearts and in our interactions with one another.

"No need to worry. Things will fall together at the right time. Creation is still happening and we are a part of it. Let things fall together. When you are making something, you don't have to plan it all out in advance on paper each time. Bring out the best materials that you have at the moment, and see where and how they want to join forces."