Native American Marriage Blessing

08/25/2012

There may be controversy over which tribe originated this writing, but there is no doubt that it is wise and beautiful advice. Thank you to the unknown author. I enjoyed making this poster. May these wise words bring inspiration and help strengthen all marriages. Namaste. Gina

First Nations Native American Marriage Blessing

39 responses to Native American Marriage Blessing

  1. 

    That is beautiful indeed. Thank you for sharing so much wisdom with the world, my friend!
    Russ

  2. 

    This is really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  3. 

    I like this too, especially the end. Taking responsibility- such a great thing to do, for anyone, in any life or relationship to life. If we expect life to take care of us, it may not work out so well. But if we take care of life, well, it can be fabulous! I love this πŸ™‚

  4. 

    “Even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there.” A beautiful statement of loving commitment.

  5. 

    What a lovely poem and good advice too to young couples – and a reminder for us old married couples too!!

  6. 

    Hi Gina. As a Native American minister I have used this beautiful prayer in a great many ceremonies but it is equally as important and meaningful for each of us, not only for those beginning a journey together. My heart smiles that this prayer touched the hearts of you and your husband so much that you included it in your own ceremony. All those who have come before us are smiling. Sending you wishes for great joy and many blessings in your life together.

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      Thank you Rick Braveheart. Your kind comment here means the world to me! My heart definitely resonates with the incredible wisdom to be found within Native American spirituality, and each breeze, every sunset, every bumblebee in the garden and each chickadee in the birdbath reminds me of the Great Spirit and the essence of God to be found in all things. So including this wisdom in our ceremony was very important. Thank you again for your comment.

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    jolynproject 09/03/2012 at 9:08 pm

    I love this. I may use this in my future wedding. Thank you for sharing.

  8. 

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this–thank you so much for sharing.

  9. 

    Oh that is so beautiful. I must write it down so I can read it over and over.
    Such love consists in the heart of these words.
    Namaste
    Yisraela

  10. 

    The feelings generated by this poetry are almost too poignant for words. If there weren’t so many, I’d have them tattooed on my forehead. As it stands, they’ve been inked upon my heart. Thank you for sharing.

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      What a beautifully poetic comment! Thank you! I love ‘inked upon my heart’ and I absolutely feel the same way about these words. They ring so true and would be a wonderful gift to every couple, as a reminder of what it means to be in ‘couplehood’. Thanks again. xo Gina

  11. 

    Beautiful post. Thanks so much for following my blog. Renee πŸ™‚

  12. 

    Gina, I just came across this one … beautiful. We used this as part of our wedding vows in 2009!! Val x

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      That is incredible! I love it. We certainly are birds of a feather Val. This poem has such wisdom in it, and all marriages would do well to heed its lessons. Love and Light, Gina

  13. 

    Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    Today is our wedding anniversary. Kathy and have been a couple for over 40 years and, when I saw this post, it seemed most appropriate. She has been my anchor in life and has supported me in all my efforts. When we married 38 years ago, I did not envision the way it would turn out and that I would be able to leave one profession, as a banker, to pursue teaching and beyond. Sometimes, we are blessed without understanding it in the moment.

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      Dear Ivon, please accept my warmest (belated!) anniversary wishes! You and Kathy bring blessings to the world as well as each other, and I am beyond honored that you reblogged this on your inspiring blog. Apologies for my delay, but am happy to be back and intend to stay more in touch. Thank you so kindly my friend. Namaste. Gina

  14. 

    Reblogged this on paddypicasso and commented:
    wisdom for all in a healthy relationship

  15. 

    This is so entirely beautiful. simple. Straightforward. Precisely defining what it means to be in a responsible relationship. I love it πŸ™‚

  16. 

    I have seen this before and is so very moving. If I were not a Christian I think I would practice religion of Native American Indians esp for there reverence for all things living and non living. Thanks visit my blog.