Traditionally the Navaho believe that each of us is animated by a wind soul. The wind enters us in our mother’s womb; the circular patterns on our fingertips and toes are the mark of the wind like the tracks of
a dust devil across a dry Southwest plateau.
The winds speak to us throughout our lives, warning us of danger, advising us of the right path. The worst fate that can befall a human being is to be abandoned by the wind.
"Suffusing all of nature, Holy Wind gives life, thought, speech, and the power of motion to all living things and serves as the means of communication between all elements of the living world."
Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy, James Kale McNeley