This week's quote is from Jamie Sams (1993): The 13 Original Clan Mothers: Our Sacred Path to Discovering the Gifts & Abilities of the Feminine through the Ancient Teachings of the Sisterhood, p. 185:
"Setting Sun Woman is the Keeper of Tomorrow's Goals and Dreams. She is the Clan Mother of the Ninth Moon Cycle, which falls in September and is connected to the color green. Green is the color of will; Setting Sun Woman shows us how to properly use our wills to insure the abundance of the future. She teaches us that the will to live, the will to survive, the will to be impeccable in preserving the Earth Mother's resources are paramount parts of our Earth Walk.
This Clan Mother teaches us how to LIVE THE TRUTH and sits in the West of the Medicine Wheel. . .
As the Guardian of Unborn Generations, Setting Sun Woman gives us many lessons on how to use only what we need. She teaches us the sacredness of using every part of anything we harvest; never wasting anything usable. This Ninth Clan Mother shows us how we can depend upon the Mother Earth to provide for our needs if we are also dependable children who honor and give thanks for that abundance. She shows us how to provide for the next Seven Generations by saving seeds for next year's planting. . . .
Setting Sun Woman teaches us how to go within and find our personal truths. This Clan Mother shows us how to meet the future without fear because we have taken steps daily to ensure a bright tomorrow. The darkness of the night sky is the Starry Medicine Bowl or womb of the feminine principle that holds all of the potential of our future. . .When we find our personal truths in the darkness inside ourselves, we determine which visions we will bring to Earth in manifested form. Setting Sun Woman walks with us across the Milky Way, which is comprised of the campfires of the Ancestors. When we travel with her, we rediscover the ancient truths of preservation and inner knowing that guided those who walked the Red Road before us.
Keeper of tomorrow's dreams
Mother of the star-filled night
Show me how to live my truth
And bring my dreams to light.
Teach me how to use my will
Living the truth I find within
Discovering all the parts of me
Where light and shadow blend.
Let me sing the song of the future
with concern for what will be,
Upholding all to nature's laws
For creatures, stones and trees.
Mother, I see you in the sunset
And I hear you in the rain
You teach me inner knowing
Through your heart's sweet refrain." (Artwork: "The 13 Clanmothers by Tina Bettison and "Setting Sun Woman" by Signe Urdskilde)