When you awake in the morning, before putting coffee, toast, or anything into your body, get a tall glass of water. Go outside, face the East, and say:
"I'm open and receptive to see and accept my illumination with you, God. I will look on the bright side of life for the many blessings that surround me, the beauty of spring flowers, songbirds, and as I stand here in the East, I lift up this water for your blessing. And as I drink some, let me feel the communion of all the ancestors' love and light, and as I pour the remaining water in the center of the circle where I stand, may it be a blessing for our Earth Mother and all her inhabitants."
In the next Smoke on the Wind, we will go to the South direction in life's circle.
Rev. Tom Dancing Feather Ebbing