It dazzles me, the commonality of message among wise-men and women the world over. From the Dalai Lama to an aborigine shaman - those with profound inner knowledge speak the same language, offer the same sage advice. In the often chaotic landscape of the 21st Century, don't we need to take heart and direction from the Wise Ones? I know I do.
A friend of mine shared with me these words spoken recently by a Hopi Elder from Oraibi, Arizona. It hit me where I live. This kind of message is not for everyone (so I appreciate your indulgence), but for some it may be meaningful as well:
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 the 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.
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled and said, 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.
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. And I say, see who is there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves! For the moment 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.