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Hopi Prophecy and the End of the Fourth World ~ Part 1

This just in from reader Kate:

Hi Laura,

I have trouble posting to WordPress, but this article seems in sync with a lot of the info you have been posting.

Happy Samhain!

http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/hopi-prophecy-and-end-fourth-world-part-1-002280

 

The article is strictly copyrighted, so I cannot reproduce it here, but it does go right along with information I’ve been posting — in part, because I’ve been acutely aware of the Hopi Prophecies for quite a long time, watching as they eerily unfold. The article discusses Grandfather Dan’s warning: “When earthquakes, floods, hailstorms, drought, and famine will be the life of every day, the time will have then come for [either] the return to the true path, or going the zig-zag way.” I’ve posted (and reposted) this message before in the video “Hopi Prophecy of Coming Fifth Age and the Blue and Red Star Kachinas,” but the article shows original Hopi artwork, some history, and discussion of the Sun’s role, along with exact quotes from Hopi Elders.

Some of these prophecies are a lot to take in, so the Hopi have listed “Four Easy Steps for Surviving the Earth Changes and All the Prophecies:

1. Keep your eyes open.
2. Let go of fear.
3. Learn all you can.
4. Live your spirituality.”

As they say, “This can be a good time.”

Please click  here to read the Hopi Prophecy and the End of the Fourth World, Part 1.

A Note About Food Security and Solar Flares

I’ve mentioned before that a large cut in food stamp benefits begins on November 1, 2013. Depending on where they live, various people in the know have begun to sound alarms about the potentially severe impacts of these cuts — not just on those who can’t afford to buy food, but also the ripple effects into the communities. Hungry people with hungry children can behave in desperate and ugly ways. If you live in the US and are in a position to donate food to a local food pantry, church, or soup kitchen, the month of November — especially early November — would be an excellent time to do so.

Here in Goshen, several of us began talking about food security in late Spring, but we’ve ramped up our efforts in tangible ways that now involve a council of church leaders, the main soup kitchen in town, the college social work program, a low income housing program, the farmers market, and many other groups and individuals coming together to address holes in our community safety net. If you are at all able, I strongly urge people to begin networking within your own community, helping to raise awareness about the value of keeping well stocked food pantries as a way of keeping the peace and building community in these wild times. You’ll likely meet some incredible, like minded, caring, trouble-shooting people you wouldn’t otherwise have known exist, and who knows, those people could become good friends or part of your tribe.

Obviously, if you have the means to do so, please make sure you have some non-perishable food supplies available for your own use as well. In addition to the food stamp issues, we’ve got some wild space weather predicted for November, including one of the top astrological economists sounding the alarm about how November 13 — when the US government just happens to be having a comprehensive, national grid down scenario drill — shows the strongest likelihood of a solar kill shot he’s ever seen in hundreds’ of years worth of charts. Though not a guarantee of grid down, his accuracy in other areas, as well as similar nudges and synchronicities to be prepared for widespread power outages, is enough for me to pass along another suggestion to stock up on food, water and cold weather essentials. Another high solar kill shot date is December 19, 2013, plus or minus two days on either side of each prediction.

I debated whether or not to post the video/audio interview with Arch Crawford (the astro-economist) and have decided to do so. It’s a fascinating interview, although the sound quality’s not quite balanced, and Arch does share some potentially alarming details. No guarantees, and, of course, being prepared is not the same as freaking out! I’m not.

However … I did take this interview as yet another synchronous message along the lines of: “We’re all safer, happier and healthier if we live in a community that cares for each other and that recognizes a need for people to come together to address and begin to resolve areas of vulnerability.” For most communities in the US right now, the glaring vulnerability is food security. Grocery stores keep 1-3 days worth of food on hand, and we have millions and millions of people on food stamps. People who live EBT payout to EBT payout usually do not have more than a day or two of food on hand. Any disruption in the infrastructure, for any reason at all, could cause some serious food shortages and the possibility of riots. Even people not on food stamps often live paycheck to paycheck without putting away more than a day or two of food. After Hurricane Sandy, people began looting and rioting and claimed to be “starving” after only 3 days. Hard to believe, yes, but there you have it.

Knowing these facts, we can do our best to shore up supplies, communication systems and community networks so that a small or even large scale emergency reveals just how well we all work together instead of how badly FEMA can fail yet again. In NYC, after Sandy, the Occupy Movement was more organized and did a far better job distributing food and water to those who needed it than the Red Cross or FEMA.

However you feel about Occupy, they stepped up during and after Sandy. How were they able to do so? Because they already knew each other. They already had networks in place. They knew how to organize events together. They knew how to talk to neighbors and regular people down on their luck. You don’t need to join Occupy to participate in a similar way in your own community. Part of the evolution offered to us at this time is to find ways to support ourselves and support each other — ways that preempt and make obsolete the global New World Order that would love to take advantage of (or even cause) any and all crises headed our way.

Forewarned is forearmed. As the Hopi say, “this could be a good time.”

“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 you 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 Arch Crawford interview follows:

Thoughts on the “Retirement Crisis that will Shake America to Its Core”

I’ve now read and had forwarded to me various times today an article called, “The Tip of the Iceberg of the Retirement Crisis that will Shake America to Its Core,” by Michael Snyder, published on the extremely uplifting and aptly named (hehe) Economic Collapse Blog. 😉

Since people keep asking me my opinion on such things, I’m just going to share one of my responses here. Make of it what you will. LOL, I am adamantly not an economist, and I have minimal interest in the fiat money system and all its ponzi scheme tendrils. Please take whatever resonates and leave the rest, realizing that I do live my life in a different way than most people do, and I put my faith in very different things than the average person even recognizes as “real.” For example, when I need rain, I request it from the Nature Spirits — and receive that rain. This works for me and has also been successfully employed by others looking to remedy a drought. If you can be in tune enough to influence weather, don’t you think that gives a little more security than say, $50K of fiat dollars doomed to an inflation bubble burst? I do. 🙂

Whether or not anyone else on this planet agrees with me, people keep asking for my opinion. Here’s my response, so I can stop emailing my replies:

I don’t know why anyone my age or younger would save or invest into the current system. Heirloom seeds, silver, real estate with land to grow crops on, water, local community, spiritual/esoteric Reality creation abilities, shamanic/natural healing gifts, and practical, barter-able skills and products are the safest investments these days.

It really baffles me that people continue to put ANY faith in the government or financial sector right now. Playing along while realizing it’s a game, sure, but for security?! Wow. If I had a retirement account or money to invest, I would long ago have cashed it in for actual silver, a boatload of herbal antibiotics/remedies and essential oils, long term food supplies, a colloidal silver generator (CS is a renewable and powerful antibiotic), and as much off-grid technology as I could possibly afford to implement. Actually, I have done this to the extent I’ve been able.

I’d want solar panels NOT attached to the power grid in any way, or at least with a switch to make them independent. Most solar panels will stop working if the grid goes down. I’d probably stay in Goshen, since we selected this area knowing it could survive economic disaster. We do need to get several rain barrels so that we can store water. I also got our Berkey water filter in part because I figured fresh water is something I can trade.

One reason I want all the medicinal herbs growing on our property is because that is also something I can trade, and it takes my know-how to identify them, make the remedies and know what they’re for. That’s insurance against thievery from most people for whom those plants would be useless or even poisonous.

It’s also why I’ve learned how to identify and eat weeds. Even if someone completely raids our garden, we still have food that the average person doesn’t know how to eat.

Anyway, this is something I’ve long considered and is one reason why I never felt called to “save for retirement.” I figured it was a complete waste for my generation and that I’d never see the fruits of all that labor. I may have had financial struggles at times, but at least I have transferable skills, adaptability and even some ingenuity. That’s MY insurance … plus the fact that some of my gifts are extremely unusual and the worse society gets the greater the demand for some of these gifts. 🙂

Develop some useful, practical skills, pronto. Oh, and offload debt in whatever way you can. Get rid of it before the “safety nets” declare bankruptcy on YOU…

Bizarre times, huh? I’m still an optimist, but some things are going to change permanently, because they are just unsustainable at the core — and have been for a long, long time. I always remember the words of the Hopi Elders, Grandfather David Monongye & John Kimmey:

“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.

“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 onto the shore
They will feel they are being torn apart
And they will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
Push off into the river,
Keep our eyes open,
And our heads above water.
Look around, 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 of 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 have been waiting for!”

THE ELDERS
ORAIBI, AZ
Hopi Independent Nation

Love,
Laura

We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

A friend just sent this to me, and I thought it was worth reposting, as I’ve had a number of recent synchronicities surrounding the Hopi. Those of you who’ve followed my blog for awhile might also remember that the title line forms part of the threshold coding of Door Number 10 (the Sun card with a Hopi theme). The idea of “the time is now” or “this is The Hour” is also a theme of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu.

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.

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 being torn apart, and they 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 the water. 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 of 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.

—The Elders Oraibi
Arizona Hopi Nation

Text copied from here.

Door Number 10: Hopi/Jewel in the Lotus

Someone commissioned Door Number 10 from me, and I finished it about a week and a half ago. The photos are posted on Facebook, but I’ve had some requests for a more complete write-up here. Ask and you shall receive. 🙂

Door Number 10 by Laura Bruno

Back of Door Number 10 by Laura Bruno

I really enjoyed painting this door! As my first commissioned door, it gave me a chance to code and design a portal to someone else’s intentions and dreams. This part of the process was as fun and rewarding as I anticipated. Once we decided on a theme — The Sun tarot card— I started asking her questions about quotes, mantras and important symbols in her life. By spending time in her home, I got a feel for her decorating style, and I also noticed that she happened to have a sun tattooed on her upper back. I decided to incorporate her tattoo into the door design, but at her request added some extra rays to make it look more like an alchemical sun from old texts.

The other symbols are also near and dear to her heart: replicas of some Hopi jewelry she showed me, a Hopi Kachina, and the Jewel in the Lotus Mantra on the inside of the door. Not only does she love this mantra, but it’s one she actually says, so the door resonates very closely with her interior life, just as the Jewel in the Lotus now graces the interior of her bedroom. Some synchronicities led to the inclusion of the four aspects of the Om Mani Padme Hum path, which are placed around the four edges of the inner door. (More explanation of that later.)

Overall, she wanted something bright and cheerful, but not overwhelmingly so. The door needed to fit within her surroundings. I got the idea to paint it quite vibrant and then “brown down” the colors, giving the suggestion of a faded deck of cards or a rare book. I used mountain colors because she feels a particular draw to the Pagosa Springs region of Colorado. Each of the colors suggests something naturally found in this area so special to her and her family.

Door number 10 also marks my first “functional” door, in that it leads in and out of the master bedroom. When she crosses this threshold, she actually moves through the energies of the door. We decided to work with the molding, too, creating even more of a 3D “portal” effect by using a contrasting color around the door itself.

As you may remember, doors 1-9 are standalone, discarded panel doors. By contrast, the tenth door offered a blank canvas, with no predetermined layers or frames. I initially found this challenging, because I enjoy the inherent guidelines forced upon me by panels. As corny as it sounds, I spent about a day tuning in to this panel-less door, so that I could learn its character. I walked through the threshold, lay down in front of it, stared at it from down the hallway, until I had a real sense of what the door itself wanted to express. Once I felt that, I combined all of the patron’s intentions and requests with the door’s energy and the surrounding colors and a clear image came to mind. The colors divided the door instead of panels.

That’s a bit of the background. I find it difficult to explain my entire process, since it mostly comes from a right-brain, intuitive and spiritually channeled, synchronous place. Music plays an important role as well. This door is most infused with two albums: U2’s The Unforgettable Fire and Krishna Das’ Heart as Wide and the World. Although I listened to other music, those albums wanted to repeat themselves most often, and I probably listened to each of them at least 6 times.

I’ll show some close-up shots below, with a little more explanation. Because this is a commissioned piece, I am grateful for the opportunity to share any photos and explanation here. Some of the intentions are quite private, and they are encoded in Runes as texture and words. I am only describing those elements she has given me permission to share publicly. The door is actually much more complex and layered than I’m letting on here, but out of respect for her privacy and gratitude for her willingness to share, I’m only focusing on the more universal elements.

Although the doors look like artwork, the use of Runes, Sanskrit, Sacred Geometry and ancient symbols directly speaks to the subconscious mind. In this way, the doors do act as portals, because they intentionally program the subconscious mind to accept and embrace desired experiences or states of being. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am using ALL of my education and all of my brain — melding right with left, major nerdy book learning with intuitive flashes, and language with art. Many thanks to my anonymous patron for allowing me to share so much with you!

Doorway Number 10 by Laura Bruno (open)

Doorway Number 10 by Laura Bruno

The woman’s teenage sons were so cute, too. They said the squiggly lines around the sun were “male” and thus represented them being added to their mom’s tattoo. They were really excited to find themselves in the painting.

Closeup of Kokopelli and the Hopi Starblower

Close-up of the Doorway Number 10, Kokopelli, Starblower, Crow Mother Kachina and many, many Runes! As a side note, one reason the water seems to move is that I coded its texture with a Rune that subconsciously corresponds to “flow.”

Buddha Door Quote and Crow Mother Kachini

Out of focus BlackBerry shot of the bottom of Doorway Number 10. It shows the bottom of a Hopi “Starblower” along with a Crow Mother Kachina. The background texture is coded with Runes specific to the owner’s intentions with this portal. The quote says, “There are two mistakes one can make on the road to truth … not going all the way and not starting.”–Buddha

Threshold Coding

Threshold of Doorway Number 10, showing part of the Runic coding, which runs from top to bottom. It spells out the Hopi elder saying, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” The photo is a bit misleading as the inner room is white and the threshold is cinchilla blue.

Jewel in the Lotus by Laura Bruno

The back side of Doorway Number 10, which is in the master bedroom. It features the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra, which the owner says on a regular basis. The Sanskrit on the sides (and on top and bottom not shown in this photo) lists the four aspects of this path: karuna (compassion), maitri (loving kindness), upaika (equanimity) and mudika (joy).

Thanks for sharing the journey with us! I’ve had some other tentative requests for doors, too — some of them with the possibility of painting Dutch doors. (Those are the ones that split in half and swing separately.) Door number 11 is also a blank canvas (no panels) already planned and set to start painting later next week. Each door reminds me that portals are so unique. They involve not just one element, but so many possible functions, energies, intentions, love and desires. I truly feel blessed to have stumbled upon such a powerful and unusual means of expression.

Many Blessings and if you’d like your own portal door, please contact me privately for details. Cost varies according to travel, complexity, size and style of each door. I would love to create something for you or teach you how to create your own.

Namaste.