I watch many news feeds each day, one of them being Activist Post, and i am very aware of what is going on in the world at this time. Although i haven't published any hard political news here, i used to spend many hours each day reading news feeds and maintaining a website where i posted and commented on what i thought were the most important news items of the day.
I feel like the world is literally burning with rage, discontent, war, death and change, and, unlike a year or so ago, i'm no longer exactly sure what to make of it all. I've learned that the truth in a political and historical sense is most often 180 degrees off from the version we are told. As a researcher, this makes the task of filtering out the truth from the garbage a very difficult one since there is so much disinformation and misinformation mixed in. Who do you trust? Personally, and on a larger scale than specific names and dates, i think there is a huge amount of truth to be found in the writings of ancient and indigenous peoples. In this regard i have the highest respect for the Hopi who are prolific profits and whose prophecies have shown to be accurate.
Activist Post published a short article today titled The Occupy Movement & The Hopi and i found myself reading through it a couple of times, very carefully, because it really resonates with me and contains what i feel is a vital piece of information from the Hopi, for whom there is no question of trust in my mind.
The Hopi quote was not new to me, but what followed it was. First though, here is one of the many things the Hopi have said regarding this time:
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered:
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.
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 on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they 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. 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 attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Following this quote is some information in the The Occupy Movement & The Hopi article which completely took me by surprise however. I am well aware of the fact that crime, at least in the U.S., is declining, though the main stream media would like us to believe the opposite is true. What i didn't know, and which seems to fly in the face of what i read every day, is that crime, including deaths from war, are declining on a global basis. Here is a quote:
The number of people killed in battle — calculated per 100,000 population — has dropped by 1,000-fold over the centuries as civilizations evolved. Before there were organized countries, battles killed on average more than 500 out of every 100,000 people. In 19th century France, it was 70. In the 20th century with two world wars and a few genocides, it was 60. Now battlefield deaths are down to three-tenths of a person per 100,000.
— The rate of genocide deaths per world population was 1,400 times higher in 1942 than in 2008.
— There were fewer than 20 democracies in 1946. Now there are close to 100. Meanwhile, the number of authoritarian countries has dropped from a high of almost 90 in 1976 to about 25 now.
It would be interesting to research this deeper, and i do not like insinuation that democracy = peace. A lot of people here in the U.S. believe that we live in [under] a democracy when, in fact, the founding fathers knew that a democracy was tantamount to tyranny, which is why we were given a republic — not a democracy. The best description i have read comparing the two is something like this: A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. A republic is two wolves and a sheep with a gun voting on what's for dinner. Of course all that has changed over the years and we no longer have a republic or a democracy. We have fascism, socialism and communism instead, as does much of the rest of the world.
Anyway, i think the article is an interesting read and i hope you will read it carefully. I think it has a very important and deep meaning.