In the Indigenous knowledge tradition, which sits closer to the naturalistic paradigm versus the humanistic paradigm, we are reminded to turn to the natural world to guide our behaviours and practices.
Although the moon comes and goes, or alternatively said waxes and wanes, she always returns. She is consistent in her path; She always wears the same face of bright reflected light; and She always provides us with love in our darkest hours. She is never two faced. This is what She teaches humans.
© Lynn Gehl, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley. She is a published author of Claiming Anishinaabe: Decolonizing the Human Spirit and The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin on the Algonquin Land Claims Process. You can reach her and see more of her work at www.lynngehl.com.