“When the blood in your veins returns to the sea and the Earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.”
If you aren’t already aware, the Hopi tribe is a deeply religious group of people belonging to Northeast Arizona, who also occupy parts of Novajo and Coconino counties. Their culture is so ancient that it is often referred to as being one of the “oldest living cultures in documented history”.
It is the Hopi belief that if you are not spiritually connected to the Earth, and understand the spiritual reality of how to live on Earth, it’s likely that you will not make it.
Everything is spiritual, everything has a spirit, everything was brought here by the creator. Some people call him God, some call him Buddha, some call him Allah. And some people call him other names. The Native Americans call him Tunkaschila… ‘Grandfather’. We are here on this planet only a few winters, then we go to the spirit world, which I feel is more real than most of us believe. The spirit world I believe is everything!
95% of our body is water. In order to stay healthy, you’ve got to drink plenty of fresh water…. Water is sacred, air is sacred. Our DNA is made up of the same DNA as the tree, the tree breaths what we exhale, we need what the tree exhales. So we have a common destiny with the tree. We are all from the earth, and when the earth, the water, the atmosphere is corrupted, then it will create its own reaction. The mother is reacting.
In the Hopi prophecy, they say that the storms and floods will become greater.
To me, it’s not a negative thing to know that there will be great changes. It is not negative you see, it is evolution. When you look at it as evolution, it is time. Nothing stays the same. You should learn how to plant something. That I believe, is the first connection.
You should treat all things as spirit, realise that we are all one family. It is never something like the end. It is like life, and there is no end to life.