EP145 Your First Language is your Spiritual Language

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In this episode, I discern and clarify the differences between our first spoken language and our spiritual language.

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BOL 145


Episode 145


KC:  Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host, and today’s topic, today’s story is called My First Language Is Not Lakota.

So one of the chiefs or I should say the chief of the chiefs out in Rosebud, South Dakota where we go and pray each year for Sundance is Chief Crow Dog and one year, we were out there at his land, out there praying. It’s a multi-day ceremony and he’s a Lakota man and also speaks English.

Lakota are very proud, very proud people. He was talking over the loud speaker one day and he said, “My first language isn’t Lakota,” and everybody was kind of looking at each other and being like, “Wow. Is he going to say his first language is English? It doesn’t really make sense.”

So my first language isn’t Lakota. It’s the spiritual language and it has just really struck me that day and it really just sat with me. I love the way he teaches because he always – there are two things. He has such a deep and passionate belief for what he’s teaching, but he’s also very clear with his messages. It’s simple.

My first language isn’t Lakota. My first language is the spiritual language. My first language is having the ability to get out of the chatter of my mind and listen to my heart. My first language is the ability to let go of my own personal wants, needs and desires, and listen to that whisper.

My first language is not Lakota. My first language is love. My first language is compassion. My first language is unity, harmony. My first language is not greed or selfishness or power over others. My first language is power of the divine. My first language is the universe, the university of the universe.

My first language is simple. My first language doesn’t scream. It isn’t as loud. In order to listen to my first language, I have to quiet myself. In order to listen to my first language, I have to constantly bring myself back to it. That was what I heard when he said, “My first language is not Lakota. My first language is spiritual. It’s with the creator. It’s with the divine.”

At that moment, that’s why I understood why we spend so much time in ceremony. We go to ceremonies for a long period of time. We stay in prayer for a long period of time, because if we don’t, that language dies out. That power dies out. That connection dies out.

Some of us see tragedy in our life and then we realize that what it actually is, is something that’s bringing us back to our first language, our original language.

All we have to do is remember because we know that language. That language is built into our hearts. It’s implanted on our hearts. It sits there. It’s waiting. It’s waiting for us to quiet our minds. It’s waiting for us to get out of the chatter of the daily life, the fears, the anxieties, the tensions, depressions. So we can listen to our first language.

On a personal note, I just want to close and give a heartfelt gratitude for Chief Crow Dog and my ability – all the years that I have been able to be close to him and learn from him and learn that first language and for you, I hope that you have heard it. I hope that you are nurturing it and if not, it just starts by listening. It starts by asking. Really it is that simple, getting back in touch with our original language.

Have a beautiful, beautiful day. We will see you on the next episode. Peace!


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