In Ancient times, the Creator gathered all the animals and sought their advice. The Creator had created a new creature, the human, and realized belatedly that the humans were never happy – always discontented, seeking happiness in temporary things, and complaining about pain and suffering from simply existing. The humans were always seeking the Creator’s help to fix everything, so the Creator wanted to hide her ‘godself’ from humans until they were ready to see.
“I want to hide myself from the humans until they are really ready, when they come to the realization that they create their own reality.”
The Eagle said: “Come with me. I will take you to the highest mountain and keep you there.”
The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will conquer the highest mountain, and find me.”
The Salmon said: “Come with me. I will take you to the deepest ocean and keep you there.”
The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will explore the deepest depths of the ocean, and find me.”
The Buffalo said: “Come with me. I will bury you in the heart of the great plains and keep you there.
The Creator replied: “One day, humans will rip open the earth, and find me there.”
Finally Little Grandmother Mole who lives within the heart of Mother Earth and sees with her spiritual eyes (rather than her physical eyes) spoke up:
“Why don’t we hide you inside the humans? That is the last place they will look.”
The Creator laughed, and replied in an instant: “It is done.” And she hid within.
~ Sicangu Lakota Oyate ~ (An Old Sioux Legend)