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