Statement from The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation

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.

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 being torn apart, and they 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 the water.
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 of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your 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.

-The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation



  1. Nick Dobbing
    December 22, 2009

    You know, I don’t know of any path which banishes struggle; or none which most of us can readily walk. Of course, I don’t know all paths.

    Part of what we have to do now, I think, is accept struggle and conflict — become capable of sitting in some peace with that. Or maybe I’m saying the same thing a different way!

  2. Lorene Garrett-Browder
    November 21, 2009

    This statement is so true. We are the ones we have been waiting for. The time for preaching hate, and blame has passed. We must come together to heal our country, each other, the earth, and the world.

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