Kansas Native American Genealogy
This site was started Jan.12, 2001
|Potawatomi Prairie Band
|Huron/Wyandot of Kansas
|The Wea Tribe
University of Emporia, KS
|Camp Morton Rolls
|Indian Graves and Cemeteries in Kansas
|Plains Indians (Larsen)
|Nebraska Native American Research
|Oklahoma Indian Territory
|South Dakota USGenWeb
Native Tech Very good for History of Crafts, Clothing, Housing.
lists current addresses
|USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project
|Social Security Death Index Online Research Database
|Native American Map
|1895 Atlas of the USA
|Old Kansas Maps
|Cemeteries On Line
|Links to American Indian PowWow & Events
|Cindi's List for Kansas
Old Photos online
|The Plains and Emigrant Tribes of Kansas
|Random Acts of Kindness for Kansas
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Kathy Welch Heidel
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The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals, or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine and your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with JOY, mine or your own: if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself, if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours or mine, and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "YES!"
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn't interest me who you are, or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer is ...
Confessions of a Spiritual Thrillseeker : Medicine Teachings from the Grandmothers by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Published by Moonfox Press
Publication date: October 1991
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