This is for my younger sister. She is always in my heart
For the strength of the pack is the wolf
And the strength of the wolf is the pack
The Hopi Poem
THIS IS THE HOUR…
You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour. Now you must go back and tell people, 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 yourself
Do not look outside for a leader
This could be a great time!
There is a river flowing very fast
It is so great and fast that that there are those who will be afraid They will hold on to the shore
They will feel as if they are being torn apart and they 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, keep our eyes open
and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate
Gather yourselves. Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your vocabulary
All that we do now must be done in sacred manner and celebration
At this time, 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.
We are the ones that we have been waiting for.
~The Elders, Oraibi, Hopi Nation.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”