Hopi Prophecy

To My Fellow Swimmers
Here is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid,
who will try to hold on to the shore;
they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has it’s destination,
the Elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river
and keep our heads above water.
And I say, see who is 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 vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration;
for we are the ones we have been waiting for.


A Prophecy from the Hopi Elders spoken at Oraibi AZ, June 8, 2000. I (Meg Wheatley) received this directly from Fireweed Eagle Woman, a “pipe carrier,” in March 2009; she had just returned from a gathering where the prophecy was again discussed.


Artwork by Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, “Journey of the Human Spirit” (2001)