Rion's Reflections
These Words from the Heart are a
Collection of Life Thoughts and Healing Words
by Brenda "Rion" Sewell

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O Great spirit, who made all races,
look kindly upon the whole human family
and take away the arrogance and hatred
which separates us from our brothers.
Cherokee Indian Prayer

"The Protectors"
L. David Eveningthunder
An old  legend honors the wolf as the protector of women.

It is told that a group of young girls had to be left behind in hiding as the tribe had to pack up and move quickly due to imminent danger. When the girls came out of hiding and went in search of the tribe, they came upon an injured wolf. After nursing the wolf back to health, they became adopted by the entire pack of wolves, who saved them from danger many times as the girls continued their search for the rest of their tribe.

The warrior fathers, upon returning to find the girls, saw the wolves surrounding their daughters from a distance. Not understanding that the wolves were actually protecting their daughters, they slew them one and all.

After being told of their grave mistake, they vowed to honor the wolf as protector throughout time. This became tradition and continues today.

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