Taiowa is the breath, humankind is the mouthpiece
to carry the sounds of creation to the far reaches of eternity.
The people are the building material,
bringing on their wings the lessons of time.
Timelessness, selflessness, oneness are
the rhythms of the song the ancestors knew well.
The preceding excerpt from Powamu: The Last Myth of Creation is on a poster I bought at Chaco Canyon in 2001. This song is in Meditations with the Hopi. Chaco Canyon was the center of the great Anasazi culture in New Mexico.
The words of this ancient song speak to me deeply today as they did on that day so many years ago as I watched the first light of day shine through an opening into the Great Kiva and strike the wall beyond as it had for centuries. A great civilization lived in that place. As I think about it today, I am struck by how the time in which we live is significant in relation to the future of mankind. As a result, I will take each stanza of the song as the theme for my blog post this week and for the next two weeks, exploring how the ancient wisdom relates to us now.
What Changes Will We Make in the World
We are experiencing huge changes in physical and spiritual world. We are in a process of ascension, a change in individual and world consciousness. We are approaching the end of the Mayan Calendar, another signal that we are moving into a new paradigm. So who will we be in this time and what do we wish to contribute to our new world?
We are the mouthpiece through which the holy speaks. We are the individual expression of Spirit. When what we create comes from Spirit, we become who we really are: beings of Love and Light. Although we are but a moment in time, our voice travels through all eternity. When we are gone and our civilization is only miles of ruins, what will the scholars have to say about who we were?
What sounds will we choose to carry to the far reaches of eternity? Will they be the sounds of falling buildings, the explosions of weapons, the cries of the dying? Will we carry our obsession with self-destruction into eternity? Or will we choose to carry the sounds of peace? To choose silence over noise so that we can hear the sound of the bird’s flight and the fish slipping quietly through the waters? Will we choose competition or cooperation? When will we begin to listen to the holy within ourselves, to hear our own heartbeat and follow its guidance?
The Dance of Our New Life
The time is now to decide how we will dance in this new life. Ancient peoples danced for every celebration, for it put them in touch with the eternal spirit in themselves. To dance in this life is sometimes as simple as listening to the sound of the birds and sharing the laughter of a friend. It is often about awakening to the choice to see what is positive in an experience and focusing on that. It is about dancing as a community where we care for others and they care for us. This is the energy we need to take into our new world, spreading the joy and hope wherever we go, committing ourselves to creating new structures that equally meet the needs of all people, and caring responsibly for the resources we have.
Being the Mouthpiece of Spirit
We are the mouthpiece of Spirit, and our words and choices carry the sounds of our creation into the far reaches of the future. Despite the chaos around us, we have the power to reinvent our lives, our cities, and our relationships. Let us choose wisely and lovingly as we create this new world. It is time to create an opening for the Light to come through and venture into a transforming way of life. Join the dance as we move into this higher consciousness.
What is your vision of a new world? How are you helping to create it?
© 2011 Georganne Spruce