Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rollin on a river

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 will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. 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 in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personal, 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.


Oraibi Arizona
Hopi Nation
September 2001

I'm reminded of this prophecy these last few weeks once again. It's hard to believe it's now 11 years old. These words are not new to me. I've produced a video about it and written about it here quite a few times.

The river is once again flowing very fast indeed. The last time it flowed this hard and this fast my father passed away suddenly. We are all still recovering. I became a caretaker for my Mother's grief. And I became more introverted in my own. My friends were also losing loved ones. In fact, the day my father passed away the family waiting room was filled to the brim with sniffles and tears.

There have been energies reminiscent of that time these last few weeks. A friends neighbor suddenly died and left behind a wife and 2 young children. A well known seemingly healthy person in my community suffered a mini stroke. She's 26. Panning back outside my community to the national news and it's two trains collided here...A raging river up over there and 8 wildfires raging in one state.

And that's all in the last 24 hours.

So how do we get through it? Like always. Do not hold tight. Let go of the "brain -branch" that clings you to the shore of all that you know. Yes, the river is Mighty but it will take you where you need to go. Let go.

Instead of worrying where it's taking you or how long it will take to get there or who will be there...just put your head back and rest. Smile. Laugh. Be present and see who's there with you. Deep breaths. Be still. Do not be afraid.

If everything looks exactly as it always has but feels completely different don't worry you are not going bonkers. Like the rear view mirror disclaimer says "objects may appear larger then they actually are"

If the news makes you more uncertain turn it off. We made the decision as a family to try no TV for a while. And a week and half in we're all enjoying the peace & quiet. And the games. And the stories. And the music. We are playing so much more music around here! The only good that comes from news gathering is the knowing that the River is strong. And that life is sacred. We do not know when our time will come suddenly.

So don't waste one minute in hesitation or fear. Do not speculate on the gloom and doom that awaits you at your workplace or your doctors appointment or your street corner. Banish fear from your vocabulary and your being. Be Joyful. Drink it in. Bathe in it. But absolutely Let go. Let go. Let go and the change it will come with ease. No matter what is happening around you...YOUR journey will be joyful and in fact, magical.

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