All My Relations:
This morning, I was sharing with a dear and beloved Sister (who is a Sun Dancer) my reflections upon hearing that a Sun Dance (which has been held for years and which holds a special place in my heart for being the place where the Creator gave me my ‘mission statement) had been ‘set aside’ to rest for this year because of fires. It brought to mind, once again, how things are seriously changing and how rapidly they are changing. We, as The People, have experienced much in these last few years. So many of us lost our view of the American Dream…our jobs, our homes, even our families. The infrastructure, around the world, is being shaken and shattered…and in some places, completely demolished. Intuitively and spiritually, we, as Human Beings, knew this had to happen because our old ways just weren’t working any more….they had to go to allow for a spiritual “Upgrade”.
While I ‘know’ this to be true in my heart…it is still a struggle to be open to all the possible possibilities…to stay positive…to float down ‘the River’ and know that it’s all going to be okay. Many on the Red Road speak of not feeling ‘connected’ anymore. And many beloved souls have crossed over, leaving us without their blessed wisdom. While a blossoming number of individuals see our connection to Spirit as changing…morphing, if you will…into a more Sacred and closer alignment with the Great Mystery. My dear Sister spoke of my experiences as “adventures”. I shared with her that perhaps she was right. And yet…it felt too easy to me to name it as an ‘adventure’ for it might diminish the worth of all I was experiencing. For it feels as if this is a special time…a Sacred Time. And writing that…I am reminded of something I learned from my Cherokee teachings, which I did to honor my ancestors. We were told that the Cherokee believed that, like all Relatives on Mother Earth, we would grow up to look like, and be like, our Mother and Father. And that they believed we, Human Beings, were ‘Creators in Training’. Perhaps, my Relatives, this ‘Sacred Time’ is our graduation from a spiritual “High School” into “College”. And if that is so, get ready, my brothers and sisters…because this is where the real work begins!