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Gifts Of The Four Directions

East South West North
light youth darknesselders
beginnings fullness the unknownwisdom
renewal summer going withinthinking
innocence the heart dreams analyzing
guilelessness generosity deep inner thoughts understanding
spontaneity sensitivity testing of the will speculating
joy loyaltyperseverancecalculation
believe in unseennoble passions stick-to-it-iveness prediction
warmth of spiritlove for anotherconsolidation of power organizing
purity physical balancemanagement of power categorizing
trust control of appetitesspiritual insight discriminating
hope determination daily prayercriticizing
acceptance of othersgoal setting meditationproblem-solve
unquestioning lovesenses training fasting imagining
courage music developmentreflectioninterpreting
truthfulness gracefulness contemplationintellectual
birth art appreciationsilence completion
rebirth sense discriminationretrospectiveness fulfillment
childhood passionately involvedrespect for elders end of lessons
illumination idealism and spiritual struggles finishing
guidance attraction to goodand others' beliefs detachment
leadership repulsion to badspiritual awareness freedom from
beautiful speechcompassion sacrifice-fear
vulnerability kindness humility-hate
clearly seeing anger at injusticelove of Creator -love
-complex situationsrepulsion of violencecommitment to self -knowledge
watching over othersfeelings -higher knowledge holistic
guiding others refinement -moral codeinsight
perspective develop & control-struggle for others consciousness
hope for the peopleability to expressionceremonybalanced life
trust in own vision-of good & bad feelings clear self-knowledge being centered
focused attention-to set aside feelingsvision (possibilities) moderation
concentration -to serve others& potentialities justiceserving others

Adapted from The Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality - Four Worlds Development Press, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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