Walking in Beauty

Walking in Beauty: “hozho naasha”

The four cardinal directions principles defined below are the “beauty way path” in the sense that beauty exists within us and around us as the light reflects through a rainbow.  The symbol of the rainbow is our sovereign communication with creator.

hozho” – means “natural order.”  The term natural order is temporal time, cardinal directions, cycles of seasons correlated with principles placed in the four cardinal directions for a life journey.

The Four Corn-pollen Footsteps

The principles placed within the four cardinal directions are blessingway teaching translated to English as “the four corn-pollen footsteps”: child-youth-adult-elder.

  • EAST – child: sunrise-spring-spiritual moral standards for living
  • SOUTH – youth: noon-summer-learning/work/transportation
  • WEST – parent: sunset-autumn-family/home/story-telling/ceremony
  • NORTH – grandparent: midnight-winter-SELF-reverence/reverence for the natural order/hope/restoring resources
  • CENTER: fireplace/hearth of home – spiritual family love

Once one has experienced a ceremonial change process to correct the state of dis-ease/disease, their journey is in the natural order.  Then we are  living the loving way, in right relationship to the elements of the four cardinal directions.  When we travel through life in this way we are walking in beauty.

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

4 thoughts on “Walking in Beauty

  1. Wonderful reading. I feel blessed to have had Clyde Kluckhohn as my godfather. That was part of a great beginning.
    Walk in Beauty

  2. Such a graceful and helpful concept! I’m grateful I’ve arrived at my elder status as my own self-awareness and acceptance of a natural order makes my being smile anew with every morning. Thank you for this life-affirming message. It must be possible to “correct the state of dis-ease” without a formal ceremony. Although I’m not a Christian or a Native American I feel the peace that has seemed to come more each year.

  3. So pleased to visit this spot, enter this house and arrive in this place… and to find you there! Finding my Way out in the world along the Good Red Road, the Straight Path, to walk,talk and sing of Beauty inspired by the efforts you have made…
    Blessings, Jonathan at the Marco Polo in Seattle, “Rainbow Chaser”

  4. I’ve been reading and listening to Tony Hillerman novels, where I first heard the term “Dineh.”. I’m Caucasian and consider myself 3/4 French, because there is French from both parents.

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