“This is The Hour…”

My friend Jane posted this from a shut-down Manhattan. It’s a quote from an elder of the Hopi Nation. And it sends shivers down my spine.

“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.”

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  • Simone Waddington says:

    What an uplifting post this is. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am reminded that I am in control of what I do and absolutely we can’t keep going along as we have been. We do need community, not just a limited self selected one but a truly inclusive community that supports all. At first I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read this post because I was concerned that it may not be good for my mental health during this challenging time. Now I am so glad I read it. I feel ready to move forward without fear of the much needed changes ahead.

  • Jane Davis says:

    Interesting: though times are jarring, in the past week when I’ve ventured out, there seems to be a vibe of kindness and interconnectedness, as there is within the Corona Comfort sessions, which is why this comes to mind: “I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be as one” (Crazy Horse, Lakota leader, c. 1840-1877).

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