What are the 7 Sacred Laws?

The Seven Sacred Laws are important teachings in our cultures as the Original People of Turtle Island.

These teachings honour spiritual law and bring us back to our connection to the land.

The Seven Sacred Laws are represented by seven animals. Each animal offers a special gift and understanding of how we as people should live our lives on Mother Earth. The Turtle Lodge has initiated the return and sharing of the Seven Sacred Laws in this very special time as we search for peace. The Seven Sacred Laws form the foundation of all Turtle Lodge programs.

Buffalo

RESPECT

Buffalo

Respect all life on Mother Earth, respect Elders and people of all races. The essence of respect is to give.

Eagle

LOVE

Eagle
Always act in love.  Love the Creator.  Love the Earth.  Love yourself, your family, and your fellow human beings.

Bear

COURAGE

Bear
Listen to your heart.  It takes courage to do what is right.

Sabe (Bigfoot)

HONESTY

Sabe
Never lie or gossip, be honest with yourself and others.  Speak from your heart.  Be true to your word.

Beaver

WISDOM

Beaver
Everyone has a special gift.  Show wisdom by using your gift to build a peaceful world.

Wolf

HUMILITY

Wolf
Think of others before yourself.  Humble yourself to the Great Spirit by being thankful.

Turtle

TRUTH

Turtle
Always seek truth.  Living the truth is living the Seven Teachings.

These 7 Sacred Laws are important for all peoples to remember on the journey of the Human Spirit.

Click here to learn more about the Journey of the Human Spirit.

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