Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our Friend Has Gone Home

Our good friend and Spiritual Elder, Gene Artishon, has passed on  Sunday, August 19, 2012, around 9:00 PM.

Please send prayers and positive energy for his six children, his Brothers and Sisters, his wife Nancy, his step children and the many cousins, other relatives, people whose life he has touched and friends. We will all mourn his passing.
         Peace to you my Warrior friend. May your journey be swift and pleasant.

"They all will be waiting for us on the other side of the river, and we'll see them when we pass"

My Warrior friend, Gene Artishon, will stand and be waiting for me at the gates of Vahalla, where we will meet in the doorways, shoulder to shoulder, 800 strong, and we will fight again for the health and happiness of the people.

Bill Miller

I want to go where the blind can see
I want to go where the lame can walk
I want to see the sick ones clean
Where the deaf can hear and the silent talk

     Where are you going, to a ghostdance in the snow?     Are your all, maybe warriors, that are finally coming home
I wanna go where the dead are raisedWhere the mountain lion lays down with the lambI wanna stand where God is praisedI wanna ride across the plains to the promised land
      I said where are we going, to a ghostdance in the snow?     Are your all, maybe warriors that are finally coming home
Where I'm going don't need to raise your voiceNo starvation, have plenty to eatNo guns, no wars, no hateful noiseJust a victory dance, we'll never taste defeat
Where there's nothin' done or said that can't be forgivenWhere every step you take is on sacred groundWalk away from death into the land of the livingWhere all the lost tribes are finally found
      I said where are you going, to a ghostdance in the snow?     Are your all, maybe warriors that are finally coming home
I said where are you going, to a ghostdance in the snow?Are your all, maybe warriors, as they're finally coming homeAs they're finally coming home

"With one mind and one heart, let's open the door"


Peace in your heart and of all you hold dear.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A fitting and touching tribute, Spadoman. May all who read it be strengthened in spirit.

Wendy said...

So sad to lose another respected elder, I will miss his warm and friendly manner.

Kris Miner said...

Thank you for sharing Joe. What kind words, he will be sooo missed. I am so thankful I stopped at the VA on Aug 2, before heading off to Wase Wakpa Sundance. I honored his request and a flag is on the tree for him, his family, and friends.

Lea said...

My prayers for you and your circle of friends, this family, and for this beautiful man as he makes this journey home...

Andrew G said...

Forever in our hearts ... We all love u so much uncle .....

deuddersun said...

So sorry for your loss, my Brother.


Stronghearted Bear said...

The ogichiidaa our brother was would have wanted for otherz to pick up the staff where he left it lay and move foorward with the peoples needz in our heartz, this is no small task and will require the effortz of us all. Aho!

Mel said...

((((((( Spadoman )))))))))

I'm so sorry....It's hard to lose a spiritual advisor/leader.....and one so well admired and loved.
I gotta believe he's at peace and content in his journey today.

At home with G-d.....

I'm glad you got the opportunities to be present.
And I like what Stronghearted Bear shared. There's a staff to be picked up and carried with the people's needs in their heart......and with a great love.

*sending prayers and positive thoughts to friends and family*

susan said...

This is a blessed and beautiful tribute. You have my condolences on the loss of your dear friend and spiritual advisor.

My prayers are with you tonight.

Fran said...

I'm sure you will honor him/his life with a ceremony befitting.
It is hard to lose someone you care about in this life, but look to the skies, he will be watching over, soaring above this earth.

Fallingladies said...

So sorry to hear of your loss and sadness.