Have you experienced, or can you conceive Seven Generations?
One of the Native American nations had a philosophy that suggested we make each decision as if it were to effect the next seven generations. When I heard that, I had trouble envisioning seven generations within my own family. Recently, though I had a sort of epiphany, when I heard that my nephew’s granddaughter gave birth to twins. I had held my grandmother’s hand (1st generation), and of course my father taught me what a “man’s” handshake should be (2nd). Many, many times I shook the hand of my brother (3rd), as well as my nephew’s (4th), I have also held the hand of his daughter (5th), as well as her daughter, the new mom (6th). When I see the twins, I can hold their hands as well, and symbolically pass on the handshake to the seventh generation.
Can you see seven generations into your future?
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