We Are The Ones

The excerpt below is taken from the website of the relocalization organisation, I have neither added nor changed it…

It is beautiful and so very clear…


Community Works
A Hopi Elder Speaks

“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.”

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 on to the shore. They will feel they are 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. 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 for 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.”

– attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder

Hopi Nation
Oraibi, Arizona

The Relocalization Network is an Initiative of Post Carbon Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the United States with groups all around the world sharing wisdom hopes, fears, futures…

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  1. Thanks for sharing the link to the Relocalization Network. I have read about the Transition initiative before but hadn’t seen this site. I live in Portland, OR, where there is a large community of people working on progressive politics, local food initiatives, renewable energy, and other issues you cover on this site. It’s good to read about what’s going on in other parts of the world.

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for dropping by. I traveled through Portland some years ago on my way to Vancouver Island, I approached the city at night from the south and it was such a pretty sight at the river with the city lights in background.
      I did pick up a local newspaper at the time, I always found that an interesting way to find out a little about places that I was driving through and I remember thinking that there were lots of interesting things going on in the city.
      I had a wee wander around your site too and enjoyed your writing very much.

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