Wise Words from the Hopi People
Oraibi, Arizona, June 8, 2000
“You have been telling 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 your leader.
There is a river flowing very fast
It is so swift there are those who will be afraid
They will try to hold onto the shore
They will feel they are being torn apart
And will suffer greatly
Know that the river has a 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 we do our spiritual growth comes to a halt
The time of the lone wolf is over
Gather yourselves together, as we are tonight
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner
And in celebration
We are the ones we are waiting for