The Hunters Moon inhales responsibility and exhales gratitude.

The old people remind me that the full moon in October signals a time to prepare for the coming winter.  During this time we hunt, gather and harvest for provisions that will take us through a long winter. But these things like all others are as spiritual as they are physical. We are connected to all things in creation. Harvest for us meant the ultimate sacrifice for our relatives, and this was never taken lightly. The plant and animal relatives that sacrificed themselves for our continued health were thanked for their gifts with tobacco or tea. In this way balance was maintained and respect for all things was modeled for generations to come.

Photo credit this week goes to Wolfgang Hasselmann and his work can be found on

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.