We are all a precious child of creator and as such our shadow is also a sacred part of our selves as the precious children of the holy people our ancestors in the context of the natural order in the universe. This means that our inherent divinity is fore-given to each of us equally manifested as our Conscience, yet people deny this, on a continuum.
This description is from the Dineh language or the people’s words that originates from an Affirmative thinking system and not the Euro-centric thinking system. Thus, there is no “deficient self-image” to re-mediate to some end state of civilization or enlightenment because we are in a state holiness and wholeness in our sacred-SELF in our sacred place in the universe.
“…we are Indigenous people identified by our spiritual SELF- identity as earth-surface people and five-fingered people – humane-beings. We are all a precious child of creator:
Our Dineh name
Our clan family name
Our spiritual language
Our blessingway of life, living the loving as a way of life
Our shadow upon mother earth, as an aspect of our sacred-SELF spiritual identity
Therefore, we are called the holy earth-surface people.
Patricia Anne Davis, MA Choctaw-Navajo/Chahta-Dineh
Seattle WA: March 18, 2013
1. ©The Navajo Nation Justice Department, Window Rock, AZ: 10/21/08
Translation of the foundation of Dineh law/governing: Dineh Bi Beehaz aanii Bitse Silei
Patricia Anne Davis, M.A. Choctaw-Navajo/Chahta-Dineh