I love this prayer and will write more about it over the next few days. but it speaks to me- every line- in quite profound ways. In my earlier post I talk about the need to be joyful and celebrate with my community that is in the water with me and the gifts that I have been given. The blessing of the 1500 visionaries is testimony beyond words. I am grateful! and I am challenged to be a better person and a person worthy of the gifts. I realize and promise to continue to celebrate with those of you in the water with me and most important, I realize that "we are indeed the ones we have been waiting for".
Let me share the words of this Hopi Indian Prayer with you:
We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
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.
—The Elders Oraibi Arizona Hopi Nation