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……………”There need be no trouble. Treat all people alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All people were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all sisters and brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any person who was born a free person should be contented when penned up and denied liberty to go where they please. Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to work, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of choice, free to think and talk and act for myself—–and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty,” SAID CHIEF JOSEPH OF THE NEZ PERCE (around the 1870’s).

“The past is constantly linked to the present and they both are linked to the future,” said Chief Fools Crow. The Native Americans believe in this. With this belief they then can see how their children and children’s children are provided for. They are always aware that the community are linked together, people, animals and the earth. This helps them to realize how important it is to be a responsible person. This interconnectedness gives a person a feeling of belonging, a inner harmony. This is definitely something to hold in our hearts.

Let us go back to the basics of life. This philosophy has been with the Native Americans, Aborigines from Australia, and other indigenous people for many many years. How powerful!

Please Take care, Stay well, Stay healthy. 


ron winnegrad

Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.

2 replies

  1. To all followers of this blog, please understand I respect people who are religious, people who follow the guidance and goodness that religion often provides, but there comes a time when we might want to take a long hard look at what humans have done, under the interpretation and manipulation of religion. How many wars, how many peoples land taken, how many ostracized because of their differences.
    I admire and respect the teachings of the Indian Tribes and although sometimes simple and basic, in reality have powerful, meaningful and wonderful meaning.
    If only more people would open their minds and hearts to these teachings, what a safer and more humane world we would have.
    Again a big thank you to everyone’s mentor….
    Ron Winnegrad


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