Thursday, June 11, 2009

gather yourselves

This past weekend was a full moon and as such I found myself at the monthly full moon ritual, this time held in a coconut grove.  I've learned that the rituals vary depending on which Shamanic influence is leading the ceremony.  This month was led by a woman who drew on Native American practices to serve as her guide.  One of the readings was from Hopi Elders and it struck me in such a deep way, standing hands clasped under the moon and as I stood there I thought of all of you so I wanted to share it with you here.

These words resonated so loudly with me because of my personal journey, one where sometimes I am afraid and for our global existence, the deep sense that many including myself have that things are going to continue to change in ways we can't quite yet comprehend but we better get ready for.  And we better be ready to jump in together because it might well take all of us to see us through.  

We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

We have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell 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 the right relation?

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 onto 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 and push off and into the river.

Keep your eyes open and your head above 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 come 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 you do now must be done in a sacred manner and in Celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

The Elders, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona

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Omaha Mama said...

Wow. It's so moving to read here, I can't imagine what you must've felt during the ritual.

Jenny said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

kgirl said...

Thanks; I needed that.

Dr. Brainiac said...

Wow, Jen. That makes me want to get out there and change the world - or at least my corner of it.

Thanks for sharing.


hele said...

this and your latest post gave me goosebumps all over.

surrender to the stream, go where it may take you. this takes courage yet the reward is knowing that we are heading out of this age of abuse and into new and unexplored territory.

scary, exciting, magical.

did i mention scary? :)