by Gregory Hermann
James Vukelich 5-28-19
An Ojibwe expression
“We don't just live. We live in a certain way.”
Our ancestors recognized that we cannot define love.
We can describe love according to the way the Eternal acts.
How does the Eternal act?
In a reciprocal manner – acknowledging the sacred in all.
Zag: to emerge, to rise
To rise or emerge from the heart
Debwewin – truth
manaagi'idiwin – respect
tabasenimowin – humility
emerging from the great sacred law of Creation/Creator
Ganawenindidaa – we look after and protect each other