Read [and reflect on the message below] in the context of your own faith, but with a curiosity, an openness, to hear what Native America has to say, to teach, to share…. When you enter into the mystery of these words for yourself, do so without preconception or judgment. With honesty and humility. Enter the deep earth of our ancient longing and reach for the highest branches of our collective hope…. Take each message as you find it. Let it speak to you directly. Ponder its meaning.

You are embraced by a love so deep
No force among the far-flung stars
Can separate you from it.

Not illness. Not sorrow.
Not even death.

You cannot fall. You cannot be lost.
You are once and always held in arms
That do more than shelter you.
They are the embrace of life itself
The warmth of a sun so pure
Its light dazzles the imagination
With a clarity of grace
Beyond the reach of any shadow.

Nothing can harm you. You are safe.
The power of the Spirit surrounds you.
The love of the Spirit protects you.
The peace of the Spirit is within you
And will abide there forever.

Steven Charleston in Spirit Wheel