Saturday, July 11, 2009
CREE PROPHECYWarriors of the RainbowLast century an old wise woman of the Cree Indian nation, named "Eyesof Fire", had a vision of the future. She prophesied that one day,because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come atime, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests beingdestroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would beblackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the treeswould no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but ceaseto exist. There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend,stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient TribalCustoms" would be needed to restore us to health, making the earthgreen again. They would be mankind's key to survival, they werethe "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakeningwhen all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World ofJustice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would spread these messages and teachall peoples of the Earth or "Elohi". They would teach them how tolive the "Way of the Great Spirit". They would tell them of how theworld today has turned away from the Great Spirit and that is why ourEarth is "Sick".The "Warriors of the Rainbow" would show the peoples thatthis "Ancient Being" (the Great Spirit), is full of love andunderstanding, and teach them how to make the "Earth or Elohi"beautiful again. These Warriors would give the people principles orrules to follow to make their path light with the world. Theseprinciples would be those of the Ancient Tribes. The Warriors of theRainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity,Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people inall four corners of the Earth.Like the Ancient Tribes, they would teach the peoples how to pray tothe Great Spirit with love that flows like the beautiful mountainstream, and flows along the path to the ocean of life. Once again,they would be able to feel joy in solitude and in councils. Theywould be free of petty jealousies and love all mankind as theirbrothers, regardless of color, race or religion. They would feelhappiness enter their hearts, and become as one with the entire humanrace. Their hearts would be pure and radiate warmth, understandingand respect for all mankind, Nature and the Great Spirit.They would once again fill their minds, hearts, souls, and deeds withthe purest of thoughts. They would seek the beauty of the Master ofLife - the Great Spirit! They would find strength and beauty inprayer and the solitude of life.Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy thetreasures of Nature and Mother Earth. Free from the fears of toxinsand destruction, wrought by the Yo-ne-gi and his practices of greed.The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant andbeautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers ofthe plants and animals would again be respected and conservation ofall that is beautiful would become a way of life.The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers andsisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part oftheir daily lives.The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not bytheir political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast themost, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actionsspoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom andcourage and those who showed that they could and did work for thegood of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs. They would bechosen by their "quality" and not the amount of money they hadobtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted "Ancient Chiefs", theywould understand the people with love, and see that their young wereeducated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They wouldshow them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of itsills, and restore it to health and beauty.The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great.There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and theyshall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwaveringin their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willinghearts and minds that will follow them on this road ofreturning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.The day will come, it is not far away.The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the peopleof all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Thosethat have kept the rituals, stories, legends and myths alive. It willbe with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, thatwe shall once again return to "harmony" with Nature, Mother Earth andmankind. It will be with this knowledge that we shall find our "Keyto our Survival".