To my fellow swimmers,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 that they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has it’s 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.
And I say, “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 vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
—Oraib Arizona, Hopi Nation • September 2001