“Crossing Over” by Donna Gentile – Native Spirit-Inspired Medicine Song


Crossing Over is an honor song that is meant to give our loved ones wings. It was inspired by Tecumseh's (Shawnee) “Live Your Life” teaching, which states: “Prepare a noble death song for the day you go over the Great Divide… and sing that song like a hero marching home.” Gentile told her Dad she would write him such a song. Then realizing the depth of the promise, she prayed to ancestors for medicine.

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