FROM THE ELDERS OF THE HOPI NATION
“TO MY FELLOW SWIMMERS”
We 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 the 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.
Here is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those
Who will be afraid, who will try
To hold on to the shore.
They are being torn apart and
Will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore.
Push off into the middle of the river,
And keep our heads above water.
And I say see who is there with you
At this time in history,
We are to take nothing personally,
Least of all ourselves,
For the moment we do,
Our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from our attitude
All that we do now must be done
In a sacred manner and in celebration.
For we are the ones we have been waiting for.
- Hopi Nation Elders