Iroquois Wisdom

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation…”

The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

“In all of your deliberations in the Confederate Council, in your efforts at law making, in all your official acts, self interest shall be cast into oblivion. Cast not over your shoulder behind you the warnings of the nephews and nieces should they chide you for any error or wrong you may do, but return to the way of the Great Law which is just and right. Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground – the unborn of the future Nation.”

As you read the above law which summarizes Iroquois wisdom, do you ask yourself if we, in this age, have something equivalent to it? Where is our multigenerational consciousness?

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