There have been many times I have been asked to help an individual or group on "behalf of the Indian People.." More than often, I have been hurt in that experience. I have elected to therefore as a Spiritual Elder of the Metis-Mestizo People to share this little story with the many of you who have written to me, having to learn to deal yourselves with a similar circumstance. After all, the reality road to enlightenment is not always easy.
You know it is in our nature to give and to be compassionate for our People even though as Metis or Mestizo we are often kicked and ridiculed for our mixed-lood heritage by the very same bloodlines. It can be discouraging, and People like to stomp on a dream. I don’t really know why, but I suppose it somehow seems to justify their own pain from the letting of their own dream slip though their fingers. People are people, and this Earth is, in many ways, the hospital ship for God’s lost souls…
pain all happened so long ago in their memory that they can not remember when it
was they lost their dream, all they can do is feel the pain of it and you know
heart pain, and the losing of dreams…Well, those things are not a cultural or
racial matter; in fact, they are the very things that make us realize how like
each other we are, and that there really is no difference…So my first question
is, if you got hurt trying to help someone else, why did you extend yourself in
the first place? Were you expecting something in return for that good deed?
Where you doing it for reasons of guilt? Where you manipulated into the
act…Take a good look at yourself and just ask yourself why?
Regardless of our heart commitment and respect for Prodigal, we must employ our own personal values and integrity when discerning relationships between ourselves and any outside entity. When we do something, do it because it feels right to you in the moment with NO EXPECTATIONS. Don’t expect rewards… expect results. If someone asks you to join their cause, ask yourself why? Why would you? Why would they ask you? Be certain you are cognizant of your thoughts and actions… own yourself. I for one, will no longer lend my support to any individual or group claiming to be representing a “Native Movement” unless I first receive acknowledgement of the cause by the Spiritual Elders involved.
I do so in order that I am not being fooled or swayed by my own emotions, and that I am able discern the integrity of the individuals coming to me, and their true purpose.
do otherwise leaves us open for back-talking and to be used a pawn in games that
need not even concern us or the reason we got involved. Hustlers come in all
sizes, colors, shapes and genders…even ages. As Metis we often find ourselves
little more than holding the sacred ground between the worlds, while still
having to make our own individual choices in these emotionally distraught times
that have come upon all of us. We must strengthen ourselves as individuals and
yes, let us not forget, and as Spiritual Warriors against the
mal-alignment of consciousness that might deny us the right to stand upon equal
ground as the children of one Mother- Father God. This condition is passing…
Its time has come, but ignorance is still alive and well amongst us, and the
breath of the dragon is still upon the land.
one comes to you, be certain that they look upon you and you look upon them as
equal creations in the eyes of the Creator. Don’t see them as Indian, or
Chinese, or Cute lit Inca Musician on the street corner…See the godliness in
their eyes. It is the same godliness that is in your eyes. To do anything else
is to slip into judgment. The disease of judgement and ignorance has not yet
been lifted from the souls of mankind; the condition has just become subtler,
more cunning, and exists in the silence where a generation ago it was out in the
open, black and white for us to see. Racism does not necessarily mean hating
someone’s color any more…Perhaps this is why the kids have blue, and red,
and green hair…or shave their heads completely and wear those chains from
their eyebrows…In society today, if you are different, if you think
differently, then you are a target for anyone who suffers from the Psychotic
reactions of those still stuck in the differences and the past. The strange
thing is, I find it has always been this way…so maybe we haven’t really
progressed at all.
the Americas, as well as the world, it is a simple fact that a vast amount, in
fact in many places the majority of the People, are mixed blood. Look around and
we find that here in the Americas the Metis-Mestizo are the new silent majority.
Even upon the reservations of North America and tribal regions of South America
most we meet are Mestizo. This is the case even far into the outback and remote
regions of the Himalayans, and the Andes Mountains, Australia, New Zealand,
literally in all the lands. People are becoming with each passing generation A
Global Race, for it is a fact that with the coming of this generation, we are
the global race of beings and part of a divine plan to end the pain and
ignorance of separation that has afflicted humanity for so long.
Metis we have the genetic memory of our ancestors, and many of us perceive the
world we live in through their ancient eyes, again by choice… And that takes
courage and substance. We enjoy practicing of the Ceremonials and Spirituality
of our ancient heritage. For we are an unbroken line to the Source from which we
all came. We have become, in many instances, the bridges between worlds. Often
we are to be found at the cutting edge of evolutionary change and expression of
the new Hu-manity.
are paradigm breakers and traditional believers in the Sacredness of our Earth
Mother. We are the Children of one Mother and one Father… For we represent all
the cultures in one embodiment. We are often times ordinary People with a deep
and special courage to live at the lonely edge of society. The light distracters
are many and those who support our efforts are often less then few.
seek spiritual unity while learning to find truth where it no longer exists to
the naked eye. We are creating a new global society and changing the way that
People think. We stand alone with Creator as our only ally at the abyss of
forever, the very chasm of change. For many like myself, there is only the Red Road before us, and there is no end in sight. It is a narrow
path but it is the pathway to forever.
did not all choose to live in this age of self-destruction, but some of us did
and we came back to help disassemble the tyranny, and free the spirits of
mankind/womynkind, for destiny dictates that we cannot allow ignorance to
perpetuate. Many of us know that we are the voice of all the children of mankind
crying for a vision, and a universal returning to a natural way of living….
The way of harmony, and goodness…. The way where Spirit walks within the
flesh, as God -man, God-womyn realized.
If we as a Hu-manity do not turn around the direction we have been headed, we will all perish and all life forms upon this Earth along with us. There are many, perhaps at times it can seem that there are too many, people who stand idly by criticizing and not participating in the effort to remedy the pain and suffering. But, fortunately, there are those individuals who have made the choice to correct the commonly accepted paradigm of greed, living in pollution, overpopulation and diseasement and corrupt social environment. Many of us have made the conscious choice to correct our environmental and social imbalances. Fortunately there are enough of us who have said we can live the dream; as well, we can perpetuate the nightmare…we have a choice.
ancient wisdom that has stood for millions of years and survived through all
civilizations remains with us today. This memory that is within all of us, will
work its medicine wherever we are needed and called upon by our Mother. The
Earth Mother herself is directing us. The Father himself is calling us to The
Awakening… For as Metis-Mestizo Children we know we have been here before
in many expressions, playing out many roles in this Hu-man drama we call life.
We know that we are Spiritual beings
having a Human experience…
Metis we represent all People, in every culture, for the fibers of our Light
touch all that we have been as they stretch to the potentiality of all that we
will become, for we are beings beyond time. We are in every level of life….
From hobos to blue collar workers to those in positions of great political and
financial power. We are starving upon the reservation, and composers of the
music that spills forth from the airwaves of the radio.
have standards living in this natural way that follow divine laws. We are and
must be addiction free. We do not abuse our families, our women, our children,
our elders, our prophets. We are a sovereign People who accept no handouts from
the government, OTIPEMSIWAK . We are those who own themselves, and this
is an old code. We walk the beauty path, for this world was a miracle realized
in the Creator’s mind and birthed from the Mother’s womb.
perform our ceremonies which are thousands upon thousands of years old, handed
down form one generation to the next in a living covenant…. Ceremonies that
the grandfathers and grandmothers themselves taught us, so that the ways of this
sacred path would continue into forever like an unbroken chain. We hold the
highest regard for our ceremonies, and found the deeper connection to all of
life through touching all of life around us. You all have the right to express
your dream as you see it remerging… very simple rules, honor everyone’s wish
to do likewise, and bringing no intentional harm to any living thing. We hold a
Sacred perspective of life and our connection to all of the cosmos, as many of
us are remembering who we are and where we came from.
Mother has acknowledged us many times through ceremony giving us direction and
answers where there appeared no logical way of continuing the struggle against
ignorance and corruption. Through ceremony we have seen some strong warnings,
and all along that path the Prophecies left to us by our ancestors have proven
themselves time and time again.
as Earth People, as Metis, are a People composed of a mixture modalities but we
have a common belief, and a oneness in perception. We also understand that our
technology as well as our Spiritual strength is needed in this time to turn
around the cycles of self-destruction we have been born into. There are days for
certain that the courage it takes to face tomorrow with optimism and seeing the
beauty cannot be measured. It is a power that must come from within, a power
that cannot be conjured from the illusion without. We are creating a world that
will exist without fear, for we know we are forever and the laws of the seven
generations are older than humanity itself.
are in the age of communication and find that we are reawakening to knowledge;
this knowledge is changing us. Often times it has been said, and I find it a
great truth, that the only natural enemy to humanity is its own ignorance. We
are in a new Renaissance; we are experiencing The Awakening. The quest for
Freedom and Spiritual fulfillment is nature based, and we are awakening to our
ancient truths and wisdoms. The Promise of the eternal Mother and Father of us
all is as a beacon before us as we bring our crippled fleet of broken angels
home once again. Like migratory birds we are following the frequency of Source
back home, and it is a Great Mystery as to how this Great Miracle is unfolding.
But when you know, there is little need to seek explanations… Does the bird
ask why it is flying?
follow not the ways of patriarchal hierarchies that have led us down this road
of suffering under the tyranny of those who surrendered their souls for temporal
material comforts and false social status. For we acknowledge the God within all
beings, not the altered God. Oppression of Hu-man Spirit, and the enslavement of
the Hu-man race is a policy that has seen its time. Separatism has seen its
final hour. We are emerging from the age of darkness, knowing that our Cathedral
is the Earth herself, and our maps are in the stars that light the darkness in
the heavens above us.
of our Medicine, we are reminded by our ancestors….
"Before there was even a thought to have the word there was Tunkashila. What we are able to perform is what we allow Tunkashila to fill us with, it is the divine breath of life itself… Without Tunkashila we are nothing…...these powers and ways are given to us to be passed on to others. To think or do anything else is pure selfishness. We only keep them and get more by giving them away, and if we do not give them away we loose them.'
Chief Frank Fools Crow
Lakota Holy Man
Frank Fools Crow for those of you who may not know, was one of the greatest of
the Sioux Nations Holy Men. He was mainly responsible for the rebirth of the Sun
Dance, and the awakening to our Spiritual ways along with those elders who
assisted him, who never excluded anyone from ceremony because their gender,
their color, or their bloodline. Frank Fools Crow was gifted beyond reproach by
Creator as evidenced by his Spirit calling abilities. He could sit before the
stones in the Inipi (sweat lodge) and
breathe into the stones the fire of life, they would glow read hot with heat and
no physical fire was necessary. Often Fools Crow would travel many miles to hold
ceremony for Natives and non-natives, whoever so sought his counsel with good
Crow Was the Spiritual grandfather to all Meti-Mestizo people …….and in many
ways helped awaken a then sleeping Rainbow Nation to their call to action. He,
as well as the great men that stood by him such as Eagle Feathers, worked
tirelessly and without self-compromise for the unity and co-operation of all
Peoples and the rebuilding of the Sacred Hoop.
we are finding the courage to cast off old fears and we are once again stepping
out and catalyzing the advancement of consciousness in the new millennium. In
many places upon our Mother where once there was a vacuum, the energies of
ceremony are awakening. Once again Mother is feeling the feet of her children
dancing upon her. She is awakening to the sounds of their songs as they sing
their spirit out to the universe, as once was done in the Good Old Days.
We are Metis; we are a Rainbow Nation, the Wigmunke Oyate. We are
learning what Earth Mother has to say…She is teaching us what she desires,
teaching us how she can be revered and protected. She is telling us what she
needs and how to administer the cures for her and her children.
There are those who oppose us… Those who are stuck in old realities of
separatism and still follow the patriarchal regimes of tyranny and fear
enslavement. We will love you in spite of those limited attitudes. That will not
change, although the rages of time will wipe away your attitudes like the wind
carves the mountains. We are about honor, integrity and love in the image of the
Father- Mother principle.
I will tell you this. We are here to stay, for we are the Earth; we are
the Hu-man; for we remember in our souls the original teaching that Living God
is living man.
Learn to expand your realities, learn the oneness of it all, or like the
dinosaur if you choose to remain in limitation, you will only be spoken about in
the camp fires of our children as ghost stories.
So as grandfather would say, “Hanta Yo”….Clear the way..A new day
has arrived; the purification is here; soon it will be a different world. If we
are strong and remember our teachings it will be one world, one people, one
heart, one song, one People… Let’s go out and meet the day, we have an
appointment with Destiny.
From the Heart of the WOLF….AHO !
I am Otipemsiwak one who owns them self
I am not alone …….together we are the nation without borders