The single biggest event to prove the concept of this blog is playing out before our very eyes. Barely a decade ago, our (supposedly elected) overlords took us to war against a Middle Eastern tyrant on faked evidence of weapons of mass destruction. And, boy, didn’t that turn out great?
I was fully prepared to declare myself a conscientious objector seven years ago when I was faced with an unavoidable deployment to that insane, illegal, slaughter in the desert. Lucky for me, I was eligible to retire before they could cut my orders. My heart bleeds for the honest men and women still in uniform who have little to look forward to but more sandy, hot, meat grinders where we inevitably find ourselves fighting Israel’s enemies…again, and again, and again.
In honor of the current painfully loud historical rhyming I offer the following bit of wisdom as an antidote. Find something in it to take with you. Make your future better. Fight the rhymes. Live for peace.
“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?
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “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 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. And I say, 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.”
Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation