We Are the Rainbow Tribe
Full Moon Greetings ~
When I was 13 years old I read a Native American prophecy that deeply imprinted my being and shaped who I was and how I wanted to live my life.
In the book The Quest, by Tom Brown Jr., four signs were given by a Native American elder that would signify the destruction of the Earth if mankind did not change its ways and restore harmony for the Earth and all beings.
The coming of the third sign, the "night of the bleeding stars," meant that we had passed the tipping point and life on Earth as we have lived it would come to an end. At that point the "children of the Earth" must run away to the wild places and live in harmony with the Earth while everything else was destroyed.
My mantra became "when the sky turns red, we shall run."
And I watched for the signs. When I was twenty I had a vision of red clouds billowing towards me. I heard horrific wails and saw billions of suffering souls at the bottom of the cloud formation. I was petrified. Rising higher up in the clouds the images and energy shifted and morphed into layers upon layers of diverse energetic forms. At the top I saw beautiful, soft hues and multitudes of angelic and celestial beings.
My fear melted away as I realized that I was seeing the vast spectrum of human emotions and experience, and that this many layered reality was all one. The dark and the light...it was all God/Goddess. My heart opened. There is no separation, creation is brilliant, and it all is okay.
The vision left me with many spiritual insights, and a loud and clear call to service. Although the sky had turned red and our planetary condition was not getting any better, I experienced a fierce sense of hope. We are all in this together and the intensity of our plight is an integral part of our evolution. Each and every one must do our part to help.
Another Native American prophecy is calling now - the Prophecy of the Rainbow Tribe.
"When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow."
And we are coming together - the rainbow tribe. There is so much to heal to restore harmony on our planet. There is so much to forgive. There are so many wrongs to right. And our prayers and actions are powerful.
This weekend we journey to South Dakota to join in prayer to right wrongs committed many generations ago to this land's native tribes. We will participate in a Ceremony of Apology and Forgiveness, and celebrate the uniting of hearts and hands for the restoration of our Earth.
We invite you to join with us in this prayer. Even if you cannot be at The Unity Concert in person, please take some time to light a candle and connect with the Rainbow Tribe in the spirit of restoration and healing. I
f you feel called, create your own ceremony of apology and forgiveness. The Hawaiian healing process called ho'oponopono is a wonderful resource for clearing deep wounds. Ho'oponopono means to make right. It is traditionally used to make things right with the ancestors, or with the people in your life.
Practice: Forgiveness Ceremony
Feel the places in your body that hurt when you reflect on a specific situation or dynamic. Stay with the feelings as you say the following four statements with enthusiasm:
- I love you.
- I'm sorry.
- Please forgive me.
- Thank you.
Continue until the distressful feelings are alleviated and you feel at peace.
Blessings on the path,