June 5, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo
The Original Teachings.
In order to offer a contrasting, alternative vision to the harrowing vision of GMOs described in Parts 1 and 2, we will share with you the Native American Hopi Indian viewpoint. We pray that you are strengthened spiritually by these thoughts and words. The perspectives contained will show a clear contrast to our present Earthly reality. The people of the world must choose between the two perspectives.
We will begin with the Hopi legend of Maasaw. Maasaw is the Hopi God, deity, spirit who gave the Hopi people their original instructions. Maasaw had only four possessions. They were his digging stick, his seeds, his water and his cloak. Maasaw said, “If you live as I live, you can come and live with me.”
The message Maasaw was giving to the Hopi and all people was one of simplicity.
How can we describe the life of simplicity? The simple life calls for not taking more for oneself than what is required to live. It attempts to avoid misuse and waste of resources. A simple lifestyle is one which has nothing that is self-serving or selfish. Where is the concern for our brothers and sisters around the world? The survival of humanity depends on our desire to share this planet’s abundance with all.
Then the entire planet will return to its original beauty.
Make your spiritual agreement with your Creator, be it Allah, God, Great Spirit, Source or Prime Essence. Make your decision to live your life as simply as possible. Make the decision to become as self-sufficient as possible. If you have any unnecessary material things give them to someone who needs them, deny yourself those things not necessary.
In any way that you can do it bring about a relationship with Mother Earth. Begin to regularly celebrate that relationship then you will develop a deeper respect for the rest of the Creation. Then you will develop a new attitude toward all of life.
Pray for the purifying of yourself and all so that this world will become a peaceful world. Pray for abundant food, health and happiness for all of Mother Earth’s inhabitants. Love all of Creation and then you will find the Creation returning that love to you. The Hopi people believe that the world’s spiritual center is Hopi land. To those who own the trained mind and sight, world changes will be visible in Hopi land.
The following Hopi prayer was spoken to the United Nations General Assembly along with the United Nations People’s Assembly. Imagine what this Earth will be like when all live in accord with the honorable spirit of this prayer’s words:
“Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance, humbly we ask you to help us and fellowmen to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled deceitfulness by humankind. Help us all to love, not hate one another. We ask you to be seen in an image of love and peace. Let us be seen in beauty, the colors of the rainbow. We respect our Mother, the planet, with our loving care, for from her breast we receive our nourishment. Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearteds, the destroyers of mind, the haters and self-made leaders, whose lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness…”
“…Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence nor battlefield. It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and Earth, so that the Earth will bloom once more. Let us show our emblem of love and goodwill for all life and land. Pray for the house of glass (the United Nations), for within it are minds clear and pure as ice and mountain streams. Pray for the leaders of nations in the house of mica who in their own quiet ways help keep the Earth in balance. We pray to the Great Spirit that one day our Mother Earth will be purified into a healthy, peaceful one. Let us sing for strength of wisdom with all nations for the good of the people. Our hope is not yet lost, purification must occur to restore the health of our Mother Earth for lasting peace and happiness. Techqua Ikachi.”
Find it in yourself to bring about a real, reverent attitude toward all life and our environment here on the Earth. The Creator wants to rescue us, so we must rescue the world. When you pray make your prayer be for the well-being of the world. Try to remember to always use good words when talking with or about people. Stop yourself from ever saying words which are harmful or hurtful. Come to the point where you have respect for yourself, for others, for all things and the Mother Earth herself.
Understand that Mother Earth is a living organism just as we all are. For that reason she responds to our thoughts. Once this attitude of oneness and peace is embraced by the entire world, all will work together and carry out great things. Future generations will see this time as the one where the greatest accomplishments in human history were turned into a reality. The Hopi were to remain watchful.
“The most important factor that we were instructed to watch is mankind because he will become the most mindless and heedless foe of Earth and nature.”
Mankind must be watchful of its actions.
“The present crisis of world events is an unfoldment of life cycles which we set in motion through our own behavior.”
“Let your hearts be filled with happiness, enjoy your lives to the fullest, for this is the best medicine for sickness. Live long for there are great and exciting adventures awaiting you. So time passes on, and the prophecies handed down by our ancient people begin to unfold. Many great events lie before us, and we are witnessing with astonishment today that our ancients’ words were right.”
“Often we are sad and discouraged that our voices are not being heard, so we try not to grieve. Instead, we gather strength from the teaching we learned: that we must neither lose sight of our prayers or the divine laws of the Creator, laws which never change or break down, that often bring miracles when one meets obstacles which seem impossible to pass. For better or worse we must struggle on until our prophecies are fulfilled.”
“The wisdom accumulated by anyone who is willing to stand up and be counted is respected. Anyone with a strong Spirit and strength who is unafraid of reaching our goal of destiny, which is for the good of the Earth and all life, can understand the tasks involved, and can count on support from others. There is a saying, if one or two be strong, three or four will be greater under the banner of the Great Creator.”
For years, the Hopi elders say,
“Our founding fathers have passed the knowledge of survival from mouth to mouth, which is to respect all living things, for we are all one and created by one. It seems like now people have forgotten this concept of the right way of survival. They have replaced it with defensive tactics, and as a result are always running behind. They are racing steadily downhill to ruins. We mean that all nations on Earth are doing this. People must skid to a stop and look around. There might be a dried-up old root (Hopi elder) visible near you; get hold of it for support until you see the light.”
Peter Kater “Improvisation #2 in A Minor”
- Survival International: Sacred object returned to Hopi after shameful Paris auction (bsnorrell.blogspot.com)