The Hopi Prophecy: "There is a river flowing now very fast"
I've seen this prayer/prophecy many times and I got the call to post this today. Our communities continue to form and we are each stepping into leadership roles in our own ways. Here's what the Hopi had to say:
We Are the Ones
We've Been Waiting For
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
- Where are you living?
- What are you doing?
- What are your relationships?
- Are you in right relation?
- Where is your water?
- Know your garden.
- It is time to speak your Truth.
- Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
--The Elders Oraibi Arizona Hopi Nation
This reminds me of what Tom Cowan said about how important it is for us recognize our Shamanic communities now in "The Journal of Shamanic Practice" that we wrote about a couple of months ago.
But when we look around and ask, "Who is practicing shamanism today?" The answer is simple. Us. And we are practicing in ways that are both old and new. We continue to walk into the future adapting our shamanic knowledge, practices, and wisdom in changing times. We are the indigenous people of this century, this place. Whatever communities form around our work are the right communities.
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