Meditations With the Hopi
by Robert Boissiere.

Long before Pahana, the white man,
ever set foot in the Americas,
long before the hegemony of the red race
had been challenged by light-skinned people
as the prophecies told us it would,
a spot in the immensity of the desert,
a center of Spiritual power,
was Hopi.

The land of the peaceful ones.

The continent was different then -
much space, few to occupy it.

But the energy coming from Hopi
is in realms where communications
are not of this world;
in dimensions set by Taiowa
and expressed by Massoua.

Hopi is the thread,
the bridge,
the place of peace
and balance.

If perhaps there is a name,
a word,
that can show the world
what Hopi peace is -
it is balance.

The world must grow,
but it must do it
in balance.

Otherwise, nature,
the great regulator,
will take over,
as it is now,
with floods,

This is nature at war,
nature that will convince humankind
of the need for balance,
to set in motion
positive energies
to reestablish a world
in balance.

In the beginning, we are told,
Taiowa, the Creator,
gave us his life plan,
as it is written on the Rock of Oraibi
which we call the prophecy.

If we hold fast
to the sacred way
as he devised it for us,
what we have gained,
we will never lose.

But still,
we have to choose
between the two ways.

This is the balance
of Taiowa's way.

For he will always meet us halfway.

That is why on the sacred petroglyph
he is portrayed holding in his hand
the thread
of the sacred way.

In the other hand is the bow,
for it was the Bow Clan
which led us
out of the Underworld
at the beginning
of the Hopi Way.

That is what the arrow
shot from the bow
means on the rock.

The diagram shows two lines:
the lower line is the path
of the Great Spirit,
for in its last end,
a man is bending
on the cane the old ones use,
pointing to the corn,
which is the sacred food
that nourished us from the start.

The old one shows
he was the first
and he will be the last.
And so will we
if we hold fast
to his pathway.

But next to him,
beware of the other way,
the way of life
of those who do not pray.

It is easy enough to see
that their heads
are not fastened on their body,
as it happens with people
who use their mind,
instead of their faith
in the spirit way.

As Taiowa's life plan shows,
their line ends
in a zig-zag way,
in the void of the mind
of the faithless life
and the fruitless.

But there is another line
on the sacred map drawn on the rock -
a vertical line
that connects the two ways.

It is like a ladder
that some might use
to change ways,
to go from the way
of peace and balance -
Taiowa's Way -
to a path that seems
to many a much easier one.

Finally seeing
that the Hopi Way of balance
is the only chance,
many will choose to climb down the ladder,
to go through the Great Spirit gateway.

This time of confusion,
in which many will choose either path,
is called a time of purification.

The prophecy says the earth
will shake three times:

first the Great War,

then the Second One,
when the Swastika rose
above the battlefield of Europe
to end in the Rising Sun
sinking in a sea of blood.

The end of an Empire ....
or perhaps the beginning of another?

Now what would the third one be?

This, the Prophecy does not say.

For it depends
on which path humankind will walk:
the greed,
the comfort,
and the profit,
or the path of love,
and balance.

When strong-hearted people
keep on singing the Song of Creation,
they will find the true path,
forgotten by many,
so Grandpa David says.

When prayer and meditation
are used rather than relying on new inventions
to create more imbalance,
they will also find the true path.

Mother Nature tells us which is the right way.

When earthquakes,
and famine
will be the life of every day,
the time will have then come
for the return to the true path,
or going the zig-zag way.

Long ago, Massoua told us,
"Remember the Pahana, the white brother.

He has the other stone tablet,
but he has not returned it,

He will be sent
so the people who held fast
to the Hopi Way
can be spared from destruction.

He is the purifier,
for people to go on
with the Great Spirit life plan.

It will then open
our hearts and minds
when a new age is about to be,
with people renewed
and purified through fire.

It will be like
the pure gold
of a new day.

But fire is red,
and when it takes command,
it will set the forces of nature
in motion.

We will know when purification day has come.

We all are the caretakers of life.

The balance of nature depends on us.

The world will be what we want it to be.