[Sticky] Post Hall of Fame - Posts we want to remember
Posted by @laura-f, this is part 1 of 2:
07/30/2020 11:31 pm
Saw a posting on FB that I found downright inspiring. It is supposed to be from a Hopi Elder, however I cannot find a link to the initial source of this essay. All I find is a lot of white people re-posting and recounting it. That being said, it's worth reading regardless of whose words they are.
Message from White Eagle regarding Hopi Prophecy:
“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.
If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.
When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.
Posted by @laura-f, this is part 2 of 2:
There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand -- the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.
Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven't stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don't feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.
You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.
You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.
This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.
This is what is asked of you:
Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do -- serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.
Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and love."
This was posted by Jeanne, on 8-5-20, in The Great Unraveling thread. I am posting it here, because it important to remember that when bad things happen in the present, it doesn't make the bad things that happened in the past any better.
I agree that Trump is a category of bad until himself. But I think you are too kind and forgiving in your description of Bush as a good man or the positives about Ronald Reagan. Perhaps the nightmare of the last four years makes people forget the damage and bad will of GW Bush and Ronald Reagan. Well I don't think people should forget what they did lest it happen again.
For the record: GW Bush. He may be a nice guy at a party. He may enjoy doing art now because it's another fun adventure in his vacuous privileged life.
But he came into the presidency as an arrogant rich kid, a spoiled brat, who thought, what the hell, I can be president even though I never studied in school and don't know much of anything. Bush clowned around in the front of the cameras on the day he launched a bloody attack on Iraq under false pretenses. For him, the presidency was a lark. He was religious, and said about his decision to attack Iraq, that he "prayed about it." Over million innocent people died because of what he claims God told him to do. He is also a war criminal.
Reagan ran a hate campaign against the poor, deregulated the banks, and large corporations, was anti-environment and ramped up climate change and climate denial. Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House because of important research that showed that some time in the early 21st century, we would be heading towards an apocalypse because of what we were doing to the earth.
But Reagan, denying the science and pandering to the oil barons, took down the solar panels and opened us up to the climate denial movement.
Reagan ruined our chances of saving ourselves from global warming. He reversed the bipartisan movement that had started to protect the earth.
He also opened the floodgates to billionaires to run this country. They harmed the country and ruined lives. He also presided over special operations in Central America that propped up corrupt regimes and the murder of innocent people.
Neither of these two men have apologized for what they did. They do not earn the title of good men who meant well.