Voices of Hope
By Audrey Hope



I come from the earth mother
I come from the sky father
I come into this circle to be all that I can be
I am I
This is my prayer
And so it is.

(Inspired by the book “Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache” by Maria Yraceburu)

The indigenous people — the ones who live profoundly on the planet, who live in respectful relationship with Mother Earth, who live in understanding of our sacred nature, who live in harmony with the greater movements of the universe — share wisdom that is far truer and more precious than anything modern science or religion could ever teach, and we must listen.

They tell us, it is time to listen. We are upon the rainbow generation, the 5th world of peace, a paradox of great purification and great possibility. The Hopi’s call this the time of Koyanasquatsi, of life out of balance. The Inca’s call this the Pachacutti, when the world will be turned upside down. The Native Americans see the dawning of the new era as 2012, the starting date of the Mayan Calendar. The wise ones foretold of this change, and the signs to follow, and they have come to pass. The eagle of the north has flown with the condor of the south.

They left us a simple roadmap to heal. And their simple truth reduces, only, the chaos of everything. And following them, we can only know all that we will ever need to know.

Their real magic, their true medicine power, is in their high philosophy, profound perspective, to think in sacred law that embraces, — one way to live, one answer, one truth — for every soul, in every country, in every time, in every heart. Only in a constant relationship with tutuskya, the great wheel of life, can we kill all duality and live a totality of all that is, in unconditional love — the reality of our true identity.

They tell us that in the silence, in the emptiness, in between our inhale and exhale, upon the bridge of the next thought, underneath the next heartbeat, is all our power in the light. That you and me, and all the ancestors of long ago, and Buddha and Christ, breathe the same breath, hear the same wind song and see the same sun.

Upon entering the silence, the Doohwaagon’ch’aada, the wind itself will teach us her soft song — that the power within us is all the power we need to create peace.

Audrey Hope is the spiritual counselor at Passages Rehab in Malibu, and is the host/producer of REAL WOMEN, an international award-winning talk show dedicated to life-altering perspectives

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