A STORY FROM THE AGES
Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher — The Great Water stretches out before Sacajawea. Waves continue one after the other, pounding against her bare feet. She stretches her arms wide across the skeleton of the “Big Fish,” a whale washed ashore. She has chosen to obey her Chief, and moves to the basalt rocks jutting up from the ocean floor. What once was flowing hot lava, now are stepping stones peeking above the sand — an altar for her prayer…
“As we endure the difficult times we face on~ Jane L. Fitzpatrick
this earth right now with the Coronavirus,
it is even more important we understand
that individual choices affect us all, with
life and death impact.”
When Sacajawea walked this earth, the human condition was the same as today. She had choices to make in her life that affected herself and everyone who crossed her path. Along with joy and love, she also faced good and bad people and characters, health issues, abusive racism and injustice. But, Sacajawea chose to look past the darkness, and instead she claimed the rewards that were there for her in the Light. She understood her spirit-mind, for she was taught from her Elders and the women of her tribe, to listen, to believe her heart and to allow Spirit to guide her steps.
And, though she was human and she made mistakes, she also knew the Universal energy of the walk and the great power she held through her own choices. In the screenplay, SACAJAWEA, The Windcatcher, we see how far Sacajawea came, not just in miles, but also in her Spiritual self. She could have given up. She could have left her child. She could have hardened her heart. She could have run away. So many choices that affected so many lives, and as it turns out, her choices affect us, as well. The path she chose to walk has given us a teacher, a heroine, a mentor, a peacemaker, an example to follow, and a warrior woman spirit who stayed through time and space to bring us her story… yes, a story that will change the world.
~ Spirit Wind
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