O Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all on Mother Earth
I am small and weak
I need your strength and wisdom
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the sunset
Make my hands respect the things that you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock
I seek strength
Not to be greater than my brother but to fight my greatest enemy: myself
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame
I work with Muskwa International Foundation Inc. which is an entity that was formed to assist the street children in the Philippines, mostly in Manila and Davao, the two largest cities in the Philippines. You can find out about their projects here Street Children and Natural Disasters.
The stories I tell here I learned from the Elders and Story tellers and I am passing them on with their blessings. These stories can be anything from 4,000 to 5,000 years old.