Basil Brave Heart, Lakota, shared with Lori and Dave Ventimiglia and the Tipi Raisers:
“My grandma used to get up in the morning and say a prayer before she cooked. That prayer was a song. It’s amazing to me that the singing she did is an ancient way of connecting with the Universe. The Uni-verse means “One Song.” In the early 1930’s and 40’s, Lakota ceremonies were referred to as lo wapi, which means song/singing.
Also my grandma told me that the Universe is singing in the snowflakes, the raindrops, in the trees, the water, and all Creation. Physicists call this holistic holographic universe. Lakotas call it Taku Wakan Skan Skan/Mitakuy’e Oyasin, which means everything is connected and related in divine rhythm, vibration.
My request is for everyone to pray and sing before this election. Drum, sing by yourself or in a group, or play an instrument. As long as the song is a loving and spiritual song, it will go to healing. Remember the Lakotas know that the song sings the singer. The Spirit sings the song”.
With gratitude! Taku Wakan Skan Skan/Mitakuy’e Oyasin, everything is connected and related!