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* a special heavenly holy place in new mexico *

"Think only about what is holy. Empty your mind."

~ Archie Fire Lame Deer, LAKOTA

If we let our minds wander, we will come up with a lot of junk; maybe bad thoughts about a brother or sister, maybe angry thoughts, maybe self-pity thoughts. Our minds are not the boss. We can instruct our mind to think about whatever we want to think about. We cannot stop thinking, but we can choose what to think about. The Elders say we move towards what we think about. That's why they say, "Think about what is holy, think about the Grandfathers, think about culture, think about values, think about ceremonies, and think about good." Great Spirit, today, empty my mind and let me experience what it would be like to think about what is holy.

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Taken on April 15, 2012