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Code of Ethics

Code Of Ethics

  BE GRATEFUL

1. Each morning upon rising and each evening before sleeping give thanks for the life within you and for all life, for the good things the Creator has given you and others. For the opportunity to grow in wisdom a little more each day...Consider your thoughts and actions of the past day and seek the courage and strength to be a better person. Strive for the things that will benefit all.

     BE RESPECTFUL

2. Respect means "to feel or show honor or esteem for someone or something: to consider the wellbeing of, or to treat someone or something with deference or courtesy" Showing respect is a basic law of life.

Therefore:

  • Treat every person, from the tiniest child to the oldest elder, with respect at all times.
  • No person should be made to feel "put down" by you; avoid hurting other hearts, as you would avoid a deadly poison.
  • Touch nothing that belongs to someone else (especially sacred objects) without permission or an understanding between you.
  • Respect the privacy of every person. Never intrude on another's quiet moments or personal space.
  • Never walk between people who are conversing.
  • Never interrupt people who are conversing.
  • Speak in a soft voice, especially when you are in the presence of elders or stranger.
  • Treat the Earth and all of her aspects as your Mother. Show deep respect for the mineral, the plant, and the animal worlds. Do nothing to pollute the air, water, or the soil. If others would destroy our Mother, rise up with wisdom to defend her.
  • Show respect for the beliefs and religions of others.
  • Listen with courtesy to what others say, even if you feel that what they are saying is worthless Listen with your heart.
  • Respect the wisdom of the people in council. Also be alert for the possible foolishness of the people in council. Once you give an idea to a council or meeting it no longer belongs to you. It belongs to the people. Listen intently to the ideas of others and do not insist that your ideas prevail. Indeed, you should freely support the ideas of others if they are true and good, even if those ideas are quite different from yours. Differences in ideas can bring forth the spark of truth. Once a council has decided something in unity, respect demands that no one speak secretly against what has been decided. If the council has made an error, that error will become apparent to everyone in it's own time.           

     BE TRUTHFUL AT ALL TIMES AND UNDER ALL CONDITIONS.

3. Being respectful at all times does not mean accepting everything that is said and done as right and wholesome. Being truthful demands that one observe carefully, inform oneself as completely as possible on all controversy, and then speak one's truth. Everyone has the right to his or her informed opinion. Be no one's fool. Know honestly those things that lead to your well-being and those things that lead to your destruction. Choose wisely.

4. PRACTICE MODERATION AND BALANCE IN ALL THINGS.

     BE GRACIOUS AND HOSPITABLE.

5. Always treat your guests with honor and consideration. Give of your best food, best blankets, the best part of your house, and best service. Receive strangers and outsiders with a loving heart and as members of the human family.

     BE EMPATHIC

6. The hurt of one is the hurt of all; the honor of one is the honor of all.

     APPRECIATE DIVERSITY

7. All the races and tribes in the world are like different colored flowers in one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator, they must all be respected. Appreciate the diversity of Mother Nature in all her expressions and know she and her creatures were not given to you to use and abuse as you desire. Each natural being is entitled to their life and their home and must be accorded that.

     BE GENEROUS

8. To help others, to assist your family, community, nation, and the world in augmenting harmony and cooperation is one of the main purposes for which human beings have been created. Do not fill yourself with your own affairs and forget this important task. One of the surest ways to true happiness is in helping others, particularly those less fortunate and in need.

     SEEK WISDOM

9. Listen to and follow the guidance given to and by your heart. Expect guidance to come in many forms: in meditation ad prayer, in dreams, in times of quiet solitude, in books, and in the words and deeds of the wise elders and friends.

10. Maintain or develop a good sense of humor. Learn to laugh at yourself. Your happiness quota will increase remarkably.

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