What is TAO/MITAKUWE OYAS'IN?
"Tao / Mitakuwe Oyas’in", (that you see as the theme of this website and this particular section), is a combination of two words that represent philosophies that have greatly influenced my spiritual journey and my music. Tao means "the way" or "the path". Mitakuwe Oyas’in (sometimes spelled "Mitakuye Oyasin") is Lakota for "all of my relations included" or "all of my relations". It is often used as a closing or blessing. So, together you have a path or way of relating appropriately with ourselves and with our relations. When we all relate harmoniously with each other , everyone involved receives the blessing.
Tao is the way of spiritual truth and virtue in its highest expression and the Lakota forms of ceremony and ritual are simply a way in which I have given expression to this truth over the years as a means of focus and centering. The inner truth is always the highest expression; the forms are simply the tools we use in our organic world to align ourselves with this truth.
In this section you will find:
The "TAO/MITAKUWE OYAS'IN Newsletter Archive which includes articles about appropriate relationship to Spirit, to self and to each other. Included are affirmation prayers that you can use if you wish. Also a "Featured Song" section in which Denean shares insight of the story behind the song. (Current News and Product Releases are also included). To Subscribe Click Here