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    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ELDER ???

    THEeXchanger
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    Post  THEeXchanger on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:26 pm

    We have been absolutely blown away by hundreds & hundreds of people on facebook
    and, within the social media circles online
    who have TAKEN THEIR TIME to exchange, and, to share this letter
    'What does it take to be an Elder'.

    We stumbled upon it awhile ago, and, did NOT yet know the source.

    The timing of it, is very important.

    We believe, that everyone is created with the same raft of potentials...
    and, it is what you do, that will make the biggest shift on Mother Earth.

    An elder is someone who can weave their energy...
    in the highest expression of truth, which is love.

    Who, has played the role of elder in your life ???

    and, what benefits have you received as a result of their sharings ???

    It was written by A Koori Woman, northern NSW

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    What does it take to be an Elder?

    An Elder is thoughtful, strong and also compassionate.

    An Elder condemns all kinds of violence and abuse, not just those kinds that is convenient for them to condemn.

    An Elder stands up for the weak and speaks truth to power.

    An Elder is not perfect, but neither is he or she a hypocrite.

    An Elder recognises that his or her strength come from a long line of ancestors and their accumulated wisdom.

    An Elder is always learning.

    An Elder is somebody you can expect a "fair go" from.

    An Elder will not attack you when you least expect it.

    Instead an Elder will stand up for you when you most need it.

    An Elder will definitely not take responsibility for you, but will encourage you to take responsibility for yourself and stand alongside you
    while you try.

    An Elder knows that true dignity comes from within and that nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    An Elder is slow to judge, but fierce in his or her defence of the oppressed.

    An Elder understands that our history of colonization has left many of us hurting and afraid.

    An Elder will not manipulate our hurt and fear, but will help us to see that we can overcome this together.

    An Elder has a vision for a better and more peaceful community.

    An Elder lives in such a way to make this community happen.

    Elders do not hit women or children.

    Elders do not rape men, women or children.

    Elders do not tolerate the abuse of man, woman or child in their community, EVER.

    Are you an Elder?

    Or are you just old ???
    lawlessline
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    Post  lawlessline on Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:14 pm

    Surely the answer to that one is simple. Age, you need a certain age to be elder.
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