Native Americans do not have religion or any other belief systems. We trust the spiritual principles existing within the laws of nature or natural order, like gravity and women give birth to a child; cycles of moon phases and seasons and the equinox. We define the context for Native American Concepts from the context of the natural order.
A blessings way Ceremonial Change Process teaches why and how to make life-affirming choices, rather than death-producing choices. The strategy is to set up the optimal conditions for remembering and awakening to the oneness of creator. In healing ceremonies we affirm our holiness and wholeness. We can understand a Dineh ceremonial change process within the context of Indigenous Science.
Dineh means the people in the Navajo language. The term “Indigenous Science” was coined by Pamela Colorado and refers to a reverent way of knowing and living within the interrelatedness between people and the natural order. It is designed for a spiritual awakening experience into a female gender nurturer life task through the four phases of a healing ceremony.
In this blogsite, spiritual-cultural concepts are translated from the Dineh language into appropriate English descriptions to convey universal health and healing concepts from Dineh oral tradition.
All my work is translated from the Navajo/Dineh language and those italicized words notate that. The meaning and vibration is my way of keeping track of information in English while I exist, speak and write in the Dineh Affirmative thinking system. For an explanation of the terms above, please visit the glossary
©Patricia Anne Davis, MA and the Navajo Nation Justice Department