Well, maneuvering through life does seem kind of like swimming down a fast river sometimes, trying to keep pace with the rapids – maybe more so, lately. A friend sent me these words, spoken by a Hopi elder, several years ago, and with time they’ve taken on more meaning:
“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 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 water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.”
This Hopi message provided inspiration for the article, “2012: Just a Lot of Hype or Dawn of a New Era?” on 2012 prophesies, now available in the November/December issue of the Fort Collins-based Bella Spark Magazine.
In the article, I refer to the documentary, “2012: The True Mayan Prophecy.” This film’s producer, Dawn Engle, states: Maya elders believe “We are passing through an era of disordered time that began in 1992 and will last for 40 years.” That would take us into the 2030s – which is why I say “2012 and Beyond.” The Hopi and the Maya are known for their similar prophecies, and if any aspect of their vision is correct, I suspect the river will continue to flow swiftly through this time period, if not longer.
This blog will center around our collective ride down the river – written sometimes from a personal perspective and sometimes from a more universal viewpoint.
However frightening and chaotic the ride may be, if we can trust that the river is taking us where we actually want to go, I’m sure we’ll find that we’re not swimming alone – and there’ll be ample cause for celebration.