In September Vic and I traveled to the north shore of Lake Superior or known in Ojibwe as Chigaam (Gitche Gumee) meaning 'big lake'
While camping in Pukaskwa National Park we hiked the Bimose Kinoomagewnan trail around Half Way Lake. Along the trail there are sign posts sharing the Seven Grandfathers Teachings which are Humility, Bravery, Honesty, Wisdom, Truth, Respect and Love. The teachings added a whole new wonderful dimension to the hike.
I'd like to share them with you, here's #1 ~ Humility
Humility is represented by the wolf. For the wolf, life is lived for his pack and the ultimate shame is to be outcast. Humility is to know that you are a sacred part of creation. Live life selflessly and not selfishly. Respect your place and carry your pride with your people and praise the accomplishments of all. Do not become arrogant and self-important. Find balance in within yourself and all living things.
The painting is from the highest point on the Bimose Trail.
Titled ~ Walk of Teachings
Size ~ 30" x 30"
Medium ~ Oil on gallery wrapped canvas