Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Prophecies from the Americas

These are only 3 Prophecies from Indigenous cultures in the Americas. There are many more from all continents, over the world – All pointing to the same things.  Just as all the world religions are pointing to the same valuable teachings, these prophecies are yet another tool for understanding the troubles and solutions for humanity at this time.

It is important to note that ancient cultures did not have the words to describe future technologies and ways of living – so the translation of things could mean communication through the air (internet, satellite etc..) and ‘stone rivers’ as highways, etc

Hopi Prophecy

More than any other tribe in North America, the Hopi Indians have developed according to the dictates and demands of what may be called a legacy of prophecy. The predictions of the life to come do not merely pertain to the Hopi themselves but deal with impending events on a global scale. These prophecies began to be made public shortly before the mid-20 th century. The Hopi are an aggregation of clans that came together at the “center-point” ( Tuuwanasavi) in northern Arizona during the course of their migrations. Because they are not a monolithic tribe, the sources of their prophecies are fragmentary and multifarious. Part of the lack of narrative clarity also has to do with the secretive nature of the Hopi. These isolated, sedentary farmers living in unpretentious pueblos (basically stone apartment buildings) on the high desert of the American Southwest have looked into the future from their kivas (subterranean, communal prayer-chambers) and have seen some rather disturbing scenarios. Many times they simply do not wish to share these visions with the outside world. Considering the history of exploitation and genocide of Native Americans in general, this is understandable.
Like the Maya, among whom the Hopi once lived and with whom they later traded, the Hopi conceptualize the cycles of time as world-ages. The Hopi believe that we have suffered three previous world cataclysms. The First World was destroyed by fire—a comet, asteroid strike, or a number of volcanic eruptions. The Second World was destroyed by ice—a great Ice Age. As recorded by many cultures around the globe, a tremendous deluge destroyed the Third World. These three global destructions were not the result of merely random earth changes or astrophysical phenomena but of humankind’s disregard both for Mother Earth and for the spiritual dictates of the Creator. In other words, cataclysmic events in the natural world are causally connected to collective transgressions, or negatives human actions.
Unlike the Maya, the Hopi are rarely specific about the dates for the shifting of these ages. It has been said that the Maya were masters of time, whereas the Hopi are masters of space. The verb tenses here are deliberate, given that the Maya no longer follow the Long Count calendar of 394-year cycles. Instead they now use the Tzolk’in calender of 260 days—an amazingly complex system nonetheless. Living on their three primary mesas, the Hopi continue to perform a series of annual sacred rituals within their ceremonial cycle in order to keep not just themselves but rather the whole world in balance.
As time goes by, this task is increasingly difficult because our contemporary lifestyle, with its technological gadgetry and unseemly allurements, continues to erode traditional ways of life and ancestral Hopi values. Fewer and fewer young Hopis are learning their indigenous language, customs, and ceremonies. More youth are leaving Hopi-land to seek employment in urban areas. Those that do stay on the reservation are confronted with intra-tribal squabbles and, much worse, with high rates of alcoholism and increasingly available lethal street drugs. The dire signs of a Native American version of the “End Times” are everywhere.  
Many Hopi spiritual elders (singular, kikmongwi) claim that we are living in the final days of the Fourth World. For more than 60 years, different Hopis have predicted various Earth changes that signal the conclusion of the current age and the onset of the Fifth World. In 1970, Dan Katchongva, Sun Clan leader from the village of Hotevilla, who died at age 112, spoke about deteriorating conditions of our time:
“We have teachings and prophecies informing us that we must be alert for the signs and omens which will come about to give us courage and strength to stand on our beliefs. Blood will flow. Our hair and our clothing will be scattered upon the earth. Nature will speak to us with its mighty breath of wind. There will be earthquakes and floods causing great disasters, changes in the seasons and in the weather, disappearance of wildlife, and famine in different forms. There will be gradual corruption and confusion among the leaders and the people all over the world, and wars will come about like powerful winds. All of this has been planned from the beginning of creation.”

The Two Life-Paths On Prophecy Rock
Another spiritual elder from the same Third Mesa village, David Monongye, who may have lived even longer than Grandfather Dan, had warned: “When earthquakes, floods, hailstorms, drought, and famine will be the life of every day, the time will have then come for [either] the return to the true path, or going the zig-zag way.”
The “zig-zag way” refers to a line found on Prophecy Rock, a panel of ancestral Hopi petroglyphs (rock carvings) in northern Arizona. The zig-zag is the upper of two parallel lines. It supposedly represents the path of the Two-Hearts, who are wreaking havoc on our Earth Mother and living contrary to ecological principles and the laws of Nature. The lower line, on the other hand, is the path of the One-Hearts, who are close to soil and the growth of corn, beans, squash—that is, adhering to the true Hopi way. The upper path is divorced from the natural world and totally immersed in the synthetic, manufactured reality of iPhones and Xbox 360s. In essence, it is a lifestyle that the Hopi call koyaanisqatsi, which means “world out of balance,” or “life of moral corruption and turmoil (regarding a group).” The lower way, rooted in earth-based rhythms, finds solace and spiritual sustenance from corn pollen, sunlight, soaking rains, and vast desert vistas—a life in accordance with the Creator or the Great Spirit. 

This large sandstone panel facing due east was incised in ancient times with various arcane symbols. The petroglyphs were carved on the vertical surface of the boulder. (Caveat lector: What follows are merely possible interpretations. They are by no means an official Hopi reading of the symbology, nor are they sanctioned by the Hopi themselves.) The figure at the lower-left is Masau’u (Masaaw), the Hopi god of death, fire, and the earthly plane. He carries a bow with his arrow pointing to the underworld (previous Third World). His left hand holds the path to the current Fourth World. The circle to the right represents the Earth or rim of the horizon. The Christian cross signifies the Spanish (Catholic) incursion of Hopi-land. The square represents a village, pueblo, plaza, or the Hopi territory.
The two parallel lines positioned obliquely refer to the two life-paths humankind may take at the end of the current Fourth World. As previously mentioned, the upper line is the path of the Two-Hearts. On this line are four figures with enjoined hands, the last figure appearing to have two heads (hearts?). This line ends in a zig-zag up in the air. The lower line is the path of the One-Hearts. Resting on this line from left to right, are three circles, which represent three “world shakings,” or three world wars. To the right of the last circle are a corn stalk and a Hopi man tending corn. This line extends to the right across another section of the rock, whereas the upper line is not extended. The line on the right between the two parallel lines and perpendicular to them represents the last chance the Two-Hearts have to descend to the true path on the lower line.
Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma from the Fire Clan of the Hotevilla village on Third Mesa stated to a group of us in front of Prophecy Rock during the summer of 2011 that this lower line represented “everlasting life” and the rising sun. Indeed, I did a quick compass-check of the extended lower line (see upper-right of the graphic) and found that if one stood at that point with his/her back to the rock, one would directly face the spot on the horizon where the sun rises on the summer solstice. The Hopi say that at this time Taawa, the sun god, is the strongest and resides in his Taawaki, or “summer house.”
Signs that the Fourth World is Winding Down
Some other predictions made public by various Hopi elders in the 20 th century include the possibility of the Fourth World’s demise. These involve an increasingly erratic climate and a few specific signals or signs of social and political imbalance. The prophesized Earth changes include earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, record flooding, wildfires, droughts, and famines. Pandemics are currently on the minds of many. The 2014 ebola virus epidemic in West Africa has already claimed over 5,000 victims as of the end of October, 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects as many as 1.4 million fatalities by January of 2015, although this may be a worst-case scenario.
The Hopi also predicted a number of technological changes that would signal the end of the Fourth World. Long before it happened, the elders said a “gourd of ashes” would fall on the Earth. This refers, of course, to nuclear explosions—first the atomic test blast at Trinity Site in New Mexico, then the dual holocausts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and finally the other hydrogen bomb tests on Pacific atolls and in the American Southwest (with their carcinogenic effects on the “down-winders”). Hopi prophecies include the fact that people would ride in “horseless wagons” on “black ribbons” (vehicles on asphalt). In addition, aerial vehicles would travel “roads in the heavens” (pathways in the sky, either benign contrails or deleterious “chemtrails”). The Hopi also stated that one of the final signs is that People would be “living in the sky” (International Space Station).
Hopi elders also foresaw numerous social changes. They said that Hopi delegates would travel at four different times to the “House of Mica” (the U.N. building in New York), but each time their pleas for peace will be ignored. The socially conservative Hopi culture also believed that the end of the Fourth World would be signaled by women starting to wear men’s clothing (Women's Liberation Movement, etc.). Finally, a Hopi friend of mine in his 50s said that his grandfather had predicted in the 1960s what seems to refer to 9/1l/2001. He said that an event would happen when America was sleeping, and the country would wake up to a thunderous eruption of war. –

We must remember that Hopi prophecies are not contemporary readings of world events, but statements made centuries or perhaps millennia ago. These disturbing commentaries on our current state of global affairs were simply relayed through the generations to the present via the Hopi oral tradition, with very few alterations made in the process.

The Nine Signs of White Feather’s Prophecies

In the summer of 1958 a minister named David Young was driving across the Four Corners region of the U.S. when he picked up an old Hopi man named White Feather by the side of the road. This spiritual elder of the Bear Clan (the most sacred of all the Hopi clans) confessed that all his sons were dead and that the Hopi ceremonial cycle was slowly becoming extinct. After sensing Reverend Young was trustworthy, he decided to pass along nine primary Hopi prophecies that together would herald the destruction of the Fourth World. White Feather stated that these “Nine Signs” would mean that the Fourth World was about to come to a close. He said that his ancestors had foretold the coming of all of the following events, long before they arrived:
  • White-skinned people would take possession of the land and carry thunder-sticks that strike like lightning (rifles and pistols).
  • Spinning wheels with voices in them would come (whirring wagon wheels and/or whining car tires; or, alternately, the spinning of records and CDs).
  • Huge, strange beasts would appear, looking somewhat like buffalo but with long horns (cattle).
  • “Snakes of iron” would spread across the land (railroads).
  • “A giant spider web” would crisscross the land  (telegraph, telephone, power lines, and now the Internet—the World Wide Web).
  • “Rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun” would crisscross Hopi-land (concrete highways in the desert with their mirages of water).
  • The ocean would turn black and all the living things in it would die (summer 2010, Gulf oil spill).
  • Young people with long hair would come to Hopi-land to learn Native ways (the counter-culture revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s).
  • A “dwelling place in the heavens” would crash to earth, thereby producing a brilliant blue star (Sakwa Sohu). The Blue Star Kachina would remove his mask in the village plaza during a sacred kachina dance. After that, all Hopi ceremonies would cease entirely.
 (Note: Kachinas—also spelled katsinam, plural, and katsina, singular—are spirit messengers between the world of the gods and the world of humans. They are analogous to angels in the Christian religion.)
All these portents are not strictly chronological, but the final sign will certainly conclude the series and may trigger the end of the Fourth World.

Warfare With Those Who Possessed the First Light of Wisdom

White Feather furthermore said that the conclusion of the Fourth World would be accompanied by great wars and mass destruction. He believed this would especially occur in the lands where the “first light of wisdom” appeared—perhaps the Middle East or the Near East? Fiery columns of smoke would rise, which might remind us of either the surrealistic scene of Saddam Hussein setting his oil wells on fire during the first Gulf War or the “Shock and Awe” campaign of the subsequent, disastrous Iraq War. Remember, this humble Hopi man was talking in 1958.
These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands—with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. [italics added] There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying. Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe.
Thus, the territory in northern Arizona in the vicinity of the Hopi reservation will apparently be a safe haven during the transition between the end of the Fourth World and the beginning of the Fifth. White Feather’s account is corroborated by a passage from the classic Book of the Hopi, written by Frank Waters and Oswald White Bear Fredericks, published in 1963.
World War III will be started by those peoples who first received the light [the divine wisdom or intelligence] in the other old countries [India, China, Egypt, Palestine, Africa]. The United States will be destroyed, land and people, by atomic bombs and radioactivity. Only the Hopis and their homeland will be preserved as an oasis to which refugees will flee.
(The brackets in this quotation were inserted by the author Frank Waters.)
We need not be reminded of the early 2011 turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East known as the “Arab Spring.” Mass protests and unrest resulted in the deaths of innocent people who sought to throw off the yoke of dictatorship, military rule, or repressive theocracies. Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and Syria may be the lands with the “first light of wisdom,” to which the Hopi elder referred more than a half century ago. The complexities of the various factions and issues unfortunately preclude any easy political or diplomatic answers or actions.         
Meanwhile the apocalyptic strife continues to occur right before our eyes. The human suffering, mass executions, and deplorable hunger that we see on our TVs and computer screens naturally makes us recoil in despair. It is as if we are paralyzed by what someone has called “fear porn.” To make matters worse, a small minority of the general populace has assumed the role of fear monger, who interprets every major political or social event with some sort of conspiracy theory, some “false flag” operation. These purveyors of paranoia believe that nefarious truths lurk behind every headline, keeping many of us in a perpetual state of anxiety.

Universal Trial by Fire

On the other hand, let’s not pretend to be New Age Pollyannas. The Hopi basically believe that humankind must go through a very rough period called the Purification—a kind of universal trial by fire. This ordeal will essentially separate the wheat from the chaff, or more pertinent to the Hopi, the spiritual corn (maize) from the materialistic stalk.
So the end of the Fourth World will be hard—harder for some than for others. Another spiritual elder named Dan Evehema, also from the village of Hotevilla and also over one hundred years old when he passed on, talked about the cosmic results of what today we call “income inequality.” He claimed that the Day of Purification (the Apocalypse?) would “…culminate either in total rebirth or total annihilation—we don’t know which. But the choice is yours, war and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among peoples of the world and in balance with nature. In this crisis rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals in order to survive.
Most Hopi people ultimately believe, however, that this transition between world-ages will not mean the total “end of the world ” as we know it, but rather the beginning of what they call the Fifth World—a time of peace for humanity and pristine harmony with Mother Nature. Leaning more toward the possibility of renaissance (literally, rebirth) and regeneration rather than annihilation and desolation, Grandfather Monongye describes this Purification and its ultimate outcome.
“It will then open our hearts and minds when a new age is about to be, with people renewed and purified through fire. It will be like the pure gold of a new day. But fire is red, and when it takes command, it will set the forces of nature in motion. We will then know purification day has come. We all are the caretakers of life. The balance of nature depends on us. The world will be what we want it to be.”
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Mayan End Age Heralds a New Age of Spiritual Enlightenment

"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear."— Joseph Robert Jochmans

"An Apocalypse (Greek: 'lifting of the veil' or 'revelation') is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted."

"All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. It will change, everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.

At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions."

The Mayans realized all cycles were perpetual and they established mechanisms based on long periods of time that allowed them to foresee repetitive events in the future.
When referring to the “end of times,” the Mayans didn’t evoke the destruction of our planet, merely the end of an Era which will give birth to a new state of consciousness that will accelerate human’s evolution on Earth. Their predictions serve as a legacy for us to become aware that changes are needed as we progress through the various stages of our evolution.
The Mayan Prophecies are based on the Long Count Calendar, which is only one of 17 Mayan calendars. The current cycle of 5,125 years started in 3113 B.C. and ends on the Winter Solstice of 2012 in the northern hemisphere. The last 20 years (or one Katun in Mayan terms) started in 1992, and is the final period of darkness in which mankind is to make the necessary adjustments before entering into the New Dawn.
The date 2012 is important in many cultures, and refers to a major astronomical event which John Major Jenkins called the Galactic Alignment. This astronomical event will happen when our Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way which only happens approximately every 26,000 years and is equivalent to five “Long Count” cycles of the Mayan calendar.

This prophecy states that our world, as we know it, will undergo major changes before the end of the Great Cycle in 2012. The Mayans understood that our Sun (Kinich-Ahau) is a living being that breathes and can synchronize itself with a larger entity of which it is a part. The first prophecy says our solar system will receive a synchronizing beam from the center of our galaxy, which will result in an end to materialism. In this period, humanity will have to choose between destroying ourselves and our planet or evolving towards a New Era of harmonious integration with the entire Universe. The prophecy talks about the end of fear once we begin to understand the way the Universe operates so we can move toward a higher level of consciousness.
Humanity has entered into the “Great Hall of Mirrors” which is a period when we are facing all aspects of our personality, are questioning our own existence, and are beginning to understand that each one of us is responsible as an active participant in this major shift.

SECOND PROPHECY – Changes in Human Behavior
The total solar eclipse on August 11, 1999 and the “Grand Cosmic Cross,” when most planets aligned with the center of the Earth, are considered the starting point of the acceleration of the process of transformation. During this transition nature will suffer significant environmental disasters which will accelerate major changes. Our Sun will experience physical changes, which will affect human behavior on Earth.
This prophecy states that by changing our perception and behavior, the drastic changes will be neutralized and eventually decrease in intensity.
The solar eclipse in 1999 and the intense energies received from the center of the galaxy altered our brainwaves and emotions, representing for many an awakening, and for others the feeling of constant imbalance.

THIRD PROPHECY – Climate Changes
The third prophecy relates to important climate and social changes brought about by the increase in temperature in our planet. Global warming will be the result of industrialization, human’s careless behavior toward nature, and the increasing activity of our Sun.
The change in temperature will generate climatic, geological, and social alterations on a global scale. These imbalances will create devastating effects on nature and its cycles as well as damaging the ozone layer, and reversing the Earth’s magnetic field. Contamination of our natural resources will put in danger our air and water which are crucial to our existence.
Scientists have confirmed major physical changes in our Sun and the Earth which are not visible to the naked eye, in addition to increasing natural disasters we have been witnessing since the beginning of 2010.

This prophecy states that global warming, caused by human’s negligent actions towards natural resources and the increasing activity of the Sun, will cause the ice caps at the north and south poles to melt resulting in increased intensity and frequency of floods all over the planet.
As stated in the previous prophecy, the hole created in the ozone layer that protects our planet from the radiation of the Sun, is becoming less and less effective. The sun’s rays intensify as they reach the surface of our planet causing the oceans’ temperatures to increase. The result of the increased ocean temperatures is the acceleration of the melting of the ice at the north and south poles.

FIFTH PROPHECY – Changes in Social Systems
Current social, political, and financial systems based on fear, hostility and competitiveness will start to fail and become obsolete in the New Era. The fifth prophecy explains that our social systems will become dysfunctional and money will start losing its power. Information systems based on technology will collapse, as the Sun’s increasing activity damages satellites.
Our minds will evolve into a higher state of awareness, allowing humans to communicate through telepathy.
Religions will also enter a period of crisis, transforming rigid religious dogma into Spirituality and Oneness.

SIXTH PROPHECY – A Comet Might Impact the Earth
The Mayans saw comets as great triggers of change and transformation, allowing the collective consciousness to evolve.
The sixth prophecy forecast the possibility of a comet hitting the Earth that will put in danger humanity’s existence on planet Earth. This prophecy has also been prophesized by several cultures and religions.

SEVENTH PROPHECY – Birth of a New Consciousness
The thirteen years between 1999 and 2012 will serve as an opportunity for humanity as a whole to rid itself of all illusions and move toward a more peaceful coexistence of all countries and communities. A more tolerant and harmonic global government will eventually be created, integrating all nationalities.

Once our solar system leaves the darkness, our planet will enter into a new Galactic Dawn. Human minds will evolve enabling them to vibrate on a higher frequency level.
The intense light emitted from the center of the galaxy will synchronize all life on Earth allowing human beings to accelerate their transformation while creating a new reality.
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The Prophecy of the Seven Fires

"This is a retelling of the Great Migration of the Anishinaabe peoples from the Atlantic coast.  Seven great radiant and iridescent Miigis (symbolized by the cowry shell) beings appeared to the peoples in the Waabanakiing (Land of the Dawn, i.e. Eastern Land) to teach the people.  As told by Tom Dostou, July 11, 2000, based on the Teachings of his Teacher William Commanda (1913-2011).

In 1970 William Commanda was appointed keeper of three Algonquin wampum belts: the 1701 Agreement belt, the Seven Fires Prophesy belt (c1400) and the 1794 Jay Treaty Border Crossing belt and he began to teach the meaning of the wampum belts to bridge the gap between cultures. “We must come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination,” he said."
What does the Seven Fires Prophecy say to Anishinaabe people and how does that relate to people living in North America? First, the Seven Fires Prophecy is not only addressed to the Indian people of this land, it was meant for people of all colors. It is a warning and at the same time a promise of better things to come if all of
us living on Turtle Island can learn to put aside our egos, our cultural and racial bias and come together as a people, one people, for our collective healing and the
healing of Mother Earth.

The first three Prophets who came among our people brought a warning. They told us to be aware that a race of people, referred to as the "Light Skinned Race" would be coming to these lands. They advised the Anishinaabe that in the interest of security for our people and our nation, it would be wise if we divided our population into two groups. One would leave and go deep into the interior of this continent and wait until the intentions of the Light Skinned Race were made known. The other would wait and greet the newcomers as brothers and sisters. These Prophets also told the Anishinaabewhere they would travel and how they would be guided to their ultimate destination. They told of a sacred Miigis shell that would appear and lead the way to a series of islands where their journey would end. The final destination would be at a spot where the "food would grow on water." That area turned out to be the Great Lakes region where
"pagwadjanomin" or wild rice grows on water.

For those of us who were to stay and greet the Light Skinned Race the 4th, 5th and 6th Prophets gave these warnings and prophecies. "If they (Light Skinned Race) come bearing nothing in their hands, you must still be cautious for they may be smiling, but in reality they may be wearing the face of Death. Do not accept them readily but wait and see. You will know them by their actions. "If they come with the face of Brotherhood, you will become one people. Their knowledge of the material world and your spiritual wisdom will be joined together to create a mighty spiritual nation and you will be joined by two other races, (we believe) Asian and African, to create the mightiest nation of all. If, on the other hand, the Light Skinned Race comes wearing the face of Death then a great calamity will befall the people of this land. Great suffering and pain will be visited upon your people. The very cup of Life will almost be overturned. "You will know which face the Light Skinned Race is wearing when the fish are dying and the water's unfit to drink."The 6th Prophet warned that the Natural People of this land would be attacked by a Light Skinned Race and that a great period of suffering would ensue. He foretold of a darkness, which would overshadow this land, and the suffering, which would be inflicted on the Anishinaabepeople, as well as on all indigenous peoples.”
At this time the 7th and final Prophet came to the Anishinaabe. "He was different from the others and had a strange light in his eyes." He came with a message,
not only for the Anishinaabe
people, but directly for the Light Skinned Race "At the time of the Seventh Fire, a
new people will emerge. They will retrace the footsteps of their ancestors and will try
to find those things which have been lost along the way. They will approach the
Elders in search of guidance. It will not be an easy task but if they are of good heart
and pure intentioned they can prevail. Some Elders will be sleeping and have
nothing to say, others will say nothing out of fear.The New generation must be fearless in their quest. The Light Skinned race will be at a crossroads. If they continue down the road of Materialism, it will be their destruction and for all humanity as well. But if the Light Skinned Race chooses to join with the Natural People of this land on the Spiritual path then they will again have the chance to create a nation, the greatest spiritual nation ever to have existed. Two other races will join these two races. Together, they will light the 8th and final Fire an eternal fire of Peace, Harmony, Brotherhood and Sisterhood. We believe that the road towards blind materialism, the choice for the majority of humanity and especially the Light Skinned or European/American, created an environment where Nature and Natural People have suffered immensely. In the end, it can only lead to our collective destruction. Our way is above all a Spiritual Path. We are not, nor have we ever, been slaves to the material path. Our strength lies in our native ability to go beyond all that happened to our people for over 500 years. The joining together of the material knowledge of the west with the spiritual wisdom and values of the Indigenous Peoples of this land is a path of healing and survival for all humanity.The choice is in our hands. Reconciliation is the first step in accomplishing our vision as Anishinaabe people of a world where the grass is once again green, the waters fit to drink and the air pure. Our people, the Indigenous peoples from the Arctic to Terra Del Fuego, share a common vision to stand united in our hearts for the healing of our pain, as well as the pain that all humanity endures.
We have been through the fires of oppression. We have felt the whip of hate. We have tasted our blood and tears as it ran into the bosom of our sacred Mother, Earth. The history of our two peoples, one Red, one White has been written in blood and suffering. The lands where the Anishinaabe lived from "time immemorial" were taken by armed force. Our people were killed. Genocide,incarceration, disease, was and, still is in many parts of this hemisphere, the price to pay for being Indigenous. We must forgive. There is no option. By forgiving we liberate, not only ourselves, but also our oppressor. By forgiving we open the door to those who desire forgiveness. It is not that we believe we are superior to those people who, because of their fear, blindness and isolation did not see us as we are, their brother and sister, their father and mother, their lover, their friend. Through forgiveness we allow the spirits of our ancestors to accomplish their mission, which began so many centuries ago on these very shores.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Non-Worry & The Meditation Myth

Why does anyone want to meditate?
Most people want the results of meditation, without really having to 'do' or 'not do' something to achieve those results. Kind of like: no one really wants to go to the gym to get fit, but they do anyway because that's what we're told works - and it does, for people who actually like going to the gym. The word meditation is old school; it conjures up gurus and crystal bowls and incense and special pillows - which is nice, for those of us who like those things. Even the word mindfulness is a misnomer; we've gone past the new age sweetness and light place of trying to be in a constant blissful awareness - that place where one can ignore pressing issues because, well, it's easier to stay away from pesky contentions rather than dealing with 'negativity' in a productive way.

The ABC's of Mediation:

A. You do not need a quiet place to sit (cross-legged or otherwise) - unless that's what you want to do.
B. You do not need to focus on anything - unless that's what you want to do.
C. You do not need to set time aside - unless that's what you want to do.

Unless you actually want to do something, the action you take will not empower you, or teach you anything, or calm you; in fact, it will undermine your whole reasoning for why you are doing it in the first place. There are times we have to do things we don't want to do, but if we come from a place of centredness (one of the main goals of meditation) even those things will empower us or create a feeling of accomplishment. Replace 'meditation' with Non-Worry, and we see a larger perspective of being able to go through the daily grind, while being centred.

Worrying is the worst. Get rid of it. You can now sit quietly and just be, or work, or do the dishes, or look out the window, or ride the bus and observe, or read, or talk with people - You can now do anything you want to do, and even the things you don't want to do, without being bogged down with worry about fill-in-the-blank. This is easier said than done, because worrying is like a gauge used to make decisions - If your decisions are coming from a place of worry, you are probably not making the best choices, and in turn, creating more things to worry about.

Observing your mind as it wanders is another point of meditation. It's a good point, and this can be done always, if you remember. Next time you trip over something, or cut your finger when chopping vegetables, notice if your mind was wandering while it occurred - chances are, you were worrying about something...

Retrain your brain: Notice what you're thinking - Feel your emotions - Don't worry about them...
You are more than your Thought & Emotion.