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May 7, 2017

Hopi Wisdom

I have a favorite passage that seems to circle around at critical times.  I love the messages.  It is entitled: Hopi Wisdom.  It clearly speaks of feeling the flow of life when we feel stuck or we are holding on to ‘something’ too tightly.

We are called to allow for ‘the flow’… the flow of life… and the flow of the universe that is in everything and connects us to everything and each other.  It is like the river current that takes us down life’s many paths and beckons us on… and on…

Many live life working against the current… feeling that there is a best way and holding on to the shoreline in a sense that allows for our need to control… control the path… control the outcome…

When we let go of the shore and allow ourselves to ride the flow of the current… it takes us where we need to go and places us where we need to be…

There is no prescription or rule book, just a willingness and courage to let go and go with the flow… and feel our connectedness with Spirit…connected to a force greater than ourselves…and in so doing…          allowing for the feeling that where we are and where we are going is ‘just right’…

Please experience Hopi Wisdom…


A Hopi elder speaks:

“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.”

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 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 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 for the lone wolf is over.  Gather yourselves!  Banish the word struggle from you 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.”


— attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder

Hopi Nation

Oraibi, Arizona