Elders such as Art Solomon often spoke about the Original Instructions. The Original Instructions are ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature….reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Human beings have forgotten their instructions. What is wrong with people? Why is there war, violence, oppression, greed, injustice, poverty, indifference and destruction of the environment? Because people have forgotten th…ese Original Instructions.
All of Creation is formed by them – what some refer to as Natural Law, Dharma, or Tao. In addition to what is hardwired in our living cells by DNA, human beings learn other instructions about living and relating through the teachings of the communities where they are raised. Those instructions for successful and happy relationships with families and communities and with all life, the Earth and the Cosmos, were passed down through the generations by Elders, who lived successfully and happily by them until they were invaded by newer cultures of domination, oppression and greed. In a culture of domination there is more violence, more fear, more isolation, and less love and happiness than in the old ways of all people at one time, ways of cooperation and equality, of respect and relatedness and thanksgiving.
Many now believe that these teachings need to be brought to the world as they are not just Indigenous but actually Human Being teachings….and should be shared to any who seek and wish for that knowledge.
I believe that these Original Instructions are the basis for all human belief systems….whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever way one chooses to believe. If you took the Bible, the Koran, or any other religious book ….then distill it down to their very basic teachings….removing any of the interpretations of the men who have read such books….I believe you would find many of the same essential guidelines. Because they would speak of having a Good Life….being kind to each other….treating each other with respect….loving one another….and so on.
In the Seven Fires Prophecy, there are the two roads that the light-skinned race will have to choose in the time of the Seventh Fire. If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people. The right road leads back to the Original Instructions.