Page Loader gif

Spend $100 or More & Get 60% off - Use Code BULK60
OR Spend $500 or More & Get 65% off - Use Code BULK65
Spend $1000 or More & Get 70% off - Use Code BULK70

All Sales Final & No Returns. Excludes gift vouchers

Many Native Americans passed down their teachings through the use of stories.  The Anishinaabe tribe views the teachings as traditional knowledge that represents what is needed for everyday life and survival. To them, this was “walking the Red Road” or “the Good way of life”. In essence, The Creator gave the seven grandfathers the responsibility of watching over the People. They reported back of illness and bad things so a messenger was told to go down, look around and bring back someone who we can tell about what life should be. On the messenger’s seventh attempt he brought back a baby. The baby spent many years with the messenger learning all that was taught to him and, as an old man, he was sent back to the People to share his story and explained the gifts of the Seven Grandfathers’ teachings. The teachings are Wisdom, Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Humility, and Truth. It was explained to the people that they all must be used with the rest. You cannot have Wisdom without the other six; you cannot be Honest if you only use just one or two of these or if you just leave out one. To leave out one is to embrace the opposite of the teachings. - Wisdom - Beaver.jpg

WISDOM: The Beaver teaches us Wisdom. The ability to make decisions is based on personal experience and knowledge. The ability to cherish our personal experience and knowledge is known as Wisdom. If we remain open to others we can acquire more knowledge and apply this to our own life. In turn, by valuing our own knowledge we can then share it with others.

The Beaver uses his sharp teeth for cutting trees and branches to build his lodge and dams which express this teaching.  If he does not use his teeth, they will continue to grow until they become useless and make it impossible for him to sustain himself. The same can be said about human beings.  A person’s spirit will grow weak if it is not fulfilling its use. However, when used properly, wisdom shared will help bring about a peaceful and healthy life.

Crystals that can remind you to share your wisdom are Ruby in FuchsiteTopaz, Lingams, Rainforest Rhyolite, and Tibetan Quartz.

LOVE: The Eagle teaches us Love.  Love is and must be unconditional.  To feel true love is to know the Creator/Great Spirit/God.  It is expected that one’s first love is to the Creator/Great Spirit/God, who is considered the parent to all children;  the giver of human life.  Love is given to the Creator/Great Spirit/God as an expression of self-love.

It is understood that if one cannot love oneself, then it is impossible to love others.  Knowing love knows true peace.  The ability to get along with others; to be kind; to share;  the willingness to show that you care for others; being helpful; understanding and having compassion for another’s feelings; doing something that makes the day better for someone; to accept the differences of others - these are all ways of showing/expressing unconditional love.

The crystals that can help you connect to true, unconditional love are Rose Quartz, Morganite, Kunzite, Rhodochrosite, and Danburite.

RESPECT: The Buffalo teaches Respect. To honor is to respect. Through the giving of its life and sharing every part of its being was how the Buffalo showed its deep respect for the people. To the Native People, no animal was more important, for it gifted shelter, clothing, and utensils for the day to day living of the people. Native People believed themselves to be the true caretakers of the great herds. A developed and sustainable relationship with the Buffalo resulted in a relationship that was truly an expression of respect.

Honoring all of Creation is respecting all of Creation. First, respect yourself, and then treat others how you want to be treated. Make sure your interactions with others are positive by demonstrating positive manners. Speak kindly and honor a person’s human rights to be who they are and allow them their journey. Always consider a different outlook on things.

Crystals to help remind you of the teaching of respect are Bronzite, Petrified Wood, and Serpentine.

COURAGE: The Bear teaches us Courage. Courage is the ability to face the fears, changes and/or dangers in one’s life with confidence and bravery. The most important teaching of all of those that the Bear provides, through the way it lives, is Courage. The ferocity that a mother Bear shows when her cubs are approached is the very definition of courage. As humans, we have many fears that prevent us from moving forward and living our true spirit. It takes mental and moral strength to overcome them, but must be done with the same ferocity as demonstrated by a mother Bear protecting her cubs. By doing this, regardless of how difficult it may feel, one can achieve their goals.

One needs to master those challenges in a positive manner and without worrying about the outcome - to work through them, to give all aspects of one’s life one’s best effort, to accept responsibility for one’s behavior, and accept those challenges as lessons and learn from them. Be willing to demonstrate Courage to others by your actions (standing up for your values, facing fears, and dealing with challenges) and not just words.

The Crystals in this grid that will help support finding the courage within are Bloodstone, Aquamarine, Epidote, and Garnet.

HONESTY: The Sabe (Sasquatch) teaches us Honesty. Honesty is speaking and acting truthfully, which means standing in integrity and remaining morally upright. Long ago, a giant called Kitch-Sabe walked among the people to remind them to be honest to the laws of the Creator and honest to each other. The highest honor that could be bestowed upon any individual was someone saying, “There walks an honest man” or “He can be trusted”.  To be truly honest was to keep the promises (one’s word), made to the Creator, to others and to oneself.

The Elders would teach, “Never try to be someone else, live true to your spirit, be honest to yourself and accept who you are is the way the Creator made you”.  Honesty in facing a situation is to be true to self; not backing down when the situation seems too difficult, or knowing that it needs to be dealt with to make your life better.  Look at what you do and realize how it affects you and others, directly or indirectly, positively or negatively. Approach all of life’s situations and challenges with an open mind, an open heart, and with integrity.

Crystals that can help you remember the teachings of honesty are Selenite, Topaz, Kyanite, and Mookaite Jasper.

HUMILITY:  The Wolf teaches us Humility. Humility is being humble and not arrogant. Recognizing and acknowledging that there is a higher power than man, known as the Creator, is to be deemed truly humble. To express to the Creator, by deference or surrender, the acceptance that all beings are equal is to capture the true spirit of humility. To express humility is to place the consideration of others before ourselves. The Wolf became the teacher of this lesson because he bows his head in the presence of others out of deference and will not take food until it can be shared with the pack. The lack of arrogance and respect for community is a hard lesson, but integral for the Native Way.

Humility is to know that you are a sacred part of Creation. It is to be able to show, not just know, that we are all equal, regardless of age, race, sex, or any other classification which is usually used to segregate and discriminate. It is being able to positively make your needs known without anger or meagerness. It is about demonstrating the ability to earnestly listen to others with an open and non-judgmental mind. It is also about being able to accept praise without letting it turn to conceit or arrogance.

Crystals that can help you remember the teaching of humility are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Black Tourmaline, and Bloodstone.

TRUTH: The Turtle teaches us Truth. To know truth is to know and understand all of the original laws as they were shared with us and to remain faithful to them all. It is said that in the beginning, when the Creator made man and gave him the seven Sacred Laws, the Grandmother Turtle was present to ensure that the laws would never be lost or forgotten. On the back of a Turtle are the 13 moons, each representing the truth of one cycle of the Earth’s rotations around the Sun. The 28 markings on her back represent the cycle of the Moon and of a woman’s body. The shell of the Turtle represents the body, real events as created by the Higher Power, and serves as a reminder of the Creator’s will and teachings.

Truth is to know all of these things - be true to yourself and your fellow man and be able to speak the truth. This is considered the final and last teaching because to live this teaching, one must achieve and understand the first six teachings: To accept your own wisdom as well as others; by loving yourself and others; by respecting others with what they say and do; by having the courage when facing new challenges; by being honest with your feelings and behaviors and those around you, and by being humble, which is knowing that everyone around you deserves your respect as you theirs.

The Crystals in this grid that will support you in remembering truth are Charoite, Aquamarine, Blue Tiger Eye, and Pietersite.


Article by Susan Jolley

Posted on February 15, 2014

  Finding this site has been a true eye opener and enlightened blessing. I absolutely Love it and will recommend it to my friends, family and co-workers. Thank you. :-)  (Submitted by: Pjai on November 23, 2017)
  Interesting...  (Submitted by: Doreen Deserres on June 10, 2017)
  Love it!  (Submitted by: Mel on August 22, 2016)
Display All Article Comments (5)

Post a Comment
Name or Nickname:  *   (Required *)
E-Mail Address:  *  Monthly Newsletter
Click on a Star to Rate this Article
  Not Rated

Please Enter Verification Code: