What are we doing?

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” – Hopi Elder

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.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled and said, “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 onto the shore.  They will feel they are being torn apart and 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.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.  At this time of history, we are to take nothing personally.  Least of all ourselves.

For the moment 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!


HOPI ELDER WISDOM – Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Nation


12 thoughts on “What are we doing?

    1. Thankyou so much Eliza, my source was:
      Which doesnt give much information on this particular piece, but I did find this: It started showing up around 1999 on the internet. The line “We are the ones we been waiting for” has been attributed to so many people, it’s hard to say. Some have attributed it to Twylan Nitsch. Since the Hopi have a very long oral history it is probably theirs.

      I would love to know more about the time is was written and it authenticity. In the end I just loved the message it had for us and our life.

      1. I totally agree it is a great message. There is a native American legend from the 1800s genocide that in 7 generations, the world would come together as one. I can’t remember who it is attributed to, but I thought of it because it’s been the requisite amount of time.

  1. Karen I love the idea of letting yourself be taken into the middle of the river of life and to deal with what may come. This is beautiful thank you. I just wrote piece about a river of life, we must be in tune today.

  2. Reblogged this on Lead Our Lives and commented:
    This is… beautiful. After you read this and reflect upon the power of its message for each and everyone of us, I encourage you to read this blogger’s story at “My journey – walking through grief.” Grief is something that we all face and it is also in us. We carry the pain of many experiences which we bury, rather than fully grieving or feeling any of the emotions associated with those experiences. This will invite you into yourself. Like this post, her story is…beautiful. Thank you, Karen. ❤

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