Hopi Elders Speak

You have been telling 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 right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your Garden. It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community. Be good to yourself.
And not look outside of yourself for a leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing very fast.
It is so great and fast that there are those who will be afraid.
They will hold on to the shore.
They will feel that they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say that 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 we are to take nothing personally, least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth 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 that we have been waiting for.
– Hopi Elders, Oraibi, Arizona


There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street,

and being the noise.


Drink all your passion,

and be a disgrace.


Close both eyes

to see with the other eye.


Open your hands,

if you want to be held.


Sit down in this circle.


Quit acting like a wolf, and feel

the shepherd’s love filling you.


At night, your beloved wanders.

Don’t accept consolations.


Close your mouth against food.

Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.


You moan, “She left me.” “He left me.”

Twenty more will come.


Be empty of worrying.

Think of who created thought!


Why do you stay in prison

when the door is wide open?


Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.

Live in silence.


Flow down and down in always

widening rings of being.


These are the messages speaking to me right now. I am interested in your thoughts. Please leave me a comment.