I write this for a beloved great-niece who is beautiful and inspiring. I also write this for a lovely person, who recently asked to hear more about how I saw the ancient and natural aspects of this very important social conversation which takes place, every day, within our culture today.


Everything in nature is beautiful, harmonized and evolved for a reason, including races and the many gender differences. Every human Being on this planet, on some level knows this, deep down. If they don’t consciously know it, they’re a victim of some sort of unhealthy conditioning or mental “program” that’s running in their consciousness. They are un-sane. Not to be confused with "insane."

I apologize if those words hurt but often I am a mirror by trade. What I am about to say is only said with a deep respect for nature and all things.

And you.

To nature, a human Being is no more important than a grain of sand, and no less wondrous than a super nova. And each of us has been made unique and deliberately when it comes to the evolution of things; why we were created. Everything fell into place for a reason; cause and an effect. So, it matters not what race or color you are. It matters not what gender you are. You are natural to the way of things.

We are all equal to a grain of sand and just as wondrous as a super nova.

I have many friends of many colors and cultures and genders; to me they are all a part of “me.” Because I am a part of nature. We share a life together, all of us; people, animals, plants, rocks, stars…

The cougar does not notice your color or race, it does not care and neither should you. The Bear doesn’t care if you are a woman who loves another woman or a man who loves another man. Nature doesn’t care either, because it is how it made things. Nature made people of different race and color and alternate gender and or, mixed gender consciousness, because it needed them.

If you notice the female is made perfectly, even if she chooses a life-long mate of the same gender. It the same with the male human. And, if you look closely, it is the same with transgender people. They are made perfectly; just like you and me. Though, they choose to “decorate” their outer personas to reflect their inner identities. They are shapeshifters and know exactly what they are doing and who they are.

As spirits, we all wear a “flesh body.” The body is not who we are and so it is with transgender persons, who are most keenly aware of this. As spirits, we are not male or female. We are both and we are neither. Without a body, who are you?

And yet, all things are created physically just as nature intended. It is not a choice. If you are a man who has chosen a woman as a mate, or vice-verse, you also are as you should be. That is how nature made you; it needed you as you are. You see, what I am trying to say, is we are all created deliberately by nature as we are. It is the way of things.

Races are created for physical survival. So are physical genders. But you must look at the big picture to see it is something quite unique and varied and in a way “hidden logic” when it comes to genders. We do not discuss it as avidly as we discuss the evolution of “race.”

In ancient times some of our best warriors were what we call “two spirits.” This is strictly a sacred native term. It is not to be used lightly or within the mainstream. But there is an equivalent in all cultures. These wondrous people were all necessary for tribal health and wellbeing. They were not expendable; they were cherished and respected. And they are documented in over 155 native cultures. Again, they were and still are, respected.

From Aaron: “We’wha (pronounced WAY-wah), is a Zuni Native American whose life was one of advocacy for her tribe and artistry in her craft. Some would refer to her as two spirit, a term that generally describes Native Americans who occupy non-normative or multiple gender roles. This is actually a very recent term, established by the Indigenous Lesbian and Gay International Gathering in 1990 in an effort to reclaim gender diversity and replace the derogatory term berdache, which was used by foreign intruders to shame gender variance. Not every tribe recognizes two spirit people, nor do communities all have the same traditions, terms, or roles for two spirit people. We’wha was a Lhamana (LHA-mana), the term used by Zunis to refer to male-bodied people who are “like a woman.”

Other variations of Two Spirits were those warriors of the same sex who fought in pairs, at each other’s back, as they battled to the death for “each other” as well as the tribe, during warfare. They were considered the fiercest of all because of it. Some were “female pairs.”

Many Two Spirits were Medicine People and or, leaders; both male and female in one physical form. They represented and understood perfect balance. They were seen as “whole.” Or, Holy.

And still others, who did not produce children, because of course, they couldn’t or chose not to—cared for all the tribe’s children. All children were theirs and they often relieved the burden of those who could no longer care for their own children. These people saved lives and were an important part of tribal society. Nature had a purpose for them which went beyond the physical body and what is perceived today as “heterosexual norms.”

Today, these people’s spiritual decendents live on in the modern world. Like all things in nature, they have survived the test of time and deliberate evolution. Yet, many of us have forgotten their sacredness.

When I see a gay man, a lesbian woman or a transgender person, I think back to our ancient past and I am filled with awe that nature knew exactly what was needed for “balance.” When I see many races and colors, I think back to nature and realize, we are all a gift in our diversity. All in nature is natural. We were each given special traits to help all survive and compliment nature’s grand scheme.

We are all equal to a grain of sand and no less wondrous than a super nova.

When I hear that other races or genders are “unlike this or that” I laugh. How tragic to not see the bigger picture. And how sad that we are taught, many times, to “see” in such an un-natural way. If we could all see clearly, we’d have no racism and we’d have no prejudice or find ourselves judging others who are not “exactly” like us because:

Nature does not make mistakes.

Adisi Waya