Healing Your Heart Day 7: ‘Amazing Grace’

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7 is a spiritual number, a time for going within, to ask what our heart most desires for healing any old wounds.

‘Amazing Grace’ is so well known, yet hearing it in Cherokee gives a depth that has meaning for me personally, as I have many First Nations friends in Canada.

In the course of my training with Psychology Of Vision, I attended many long workshops on Vancouver Island. I feel privileged to have met these extraordinary people. Their courage and willingness to go to the depths of themselves to heal, has forever touched my heart.

This version is sung by Walela, a trio of Native American women Rita Coolidge, her sister Priscilla Coolidge and Rita’s daughter Laura Satterfield. I highly recommend their album.

I love the First Nations connection with animal totems that you see in this video. The Wolf is the Teacher, The Eagle Vision.

I highly recommend The Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson if animal totems speak to you.

It reminds me of the story:-

A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Song: ‘Amazing Grace’ by Walela

walela‘Amazing Grace’ English Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.