I learned a Mi ‘kmaw phrase the other day from a client… Msit No’kmaq (“Mm-sit Noh-goh-mah”). It means “all my relations” and includes in the phrase the spirit of all the plants, animals, water, stones, etc. It beautifully recognizes inter-being and tells us to hold what we love carefully. It is both gentle and profound and reminds me, this Valentine’s Day, of our shared responsibility to look after each other and our planet.
Happy Valentine’s Day
More information on Mi’kmaw spirituality can be found at http://www.muiniskw.org/pgCulture2.htm