Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #5: September, 2017 - Page 29

They found a nice place to encamp, sheltered by rocks and trees that overlooked an open space of snow covered grass. That winter, they watched the buffalo forge for grass under the snow. They only took one buffalo that winter; an old one who suffered through the cold. The rest, they looked after as if they were their children. And in the Spring, they moved with the buffalo back to their homestead, where this story began. <><><> Grandfather inhaled and looked at the children at his feet; “A-ho!” The children looked up at the old storyteller. “How did Standing Deer know all of this Grandfather?” Grandfather opened his hands; “Standing Deer felt Inspiration. He allowed himself to be Inspired when he was at the River. He felt the urge..the need to do something, the heard his Inner Voice that he need something—what he called Inspiration. This Inspiration...it was actually Great Spirit that wanted his attention. And the beautiful thing is that Standing Deer acted on it! Nothing ever happens if you don't act on it!