02 March 2009

rainbow warriors

There was an old lady, from the Cree tribe, named Eyes of Fire, who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.

There would come a time when the 'keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs' would be needed to restore us to health. They would be mankinds’ key to survival, they were the 'Warriors of the Rainbow'. There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit.

The 'Warriors of the Rainbow' would spread these messages and teach all peoples of the Earth. Warriors would give the people principles or rules to follow to make their path right with the world. Warriors of the Rainbow would teach the people of the ancient practices of Unity, Love and Understanding. They would teach of Harmony among people in all four comers of the Earth.

Their children would once again be able to run free and enjoy the treasures of Nature and Mother Earth - free from the fears of toxins and destruction. The rivers would again run clear, the forests be abundant and beautiful, the animals and birds would be replenished. The powers of the plants and animals would again be respected and conservation of all that is beautiful would become a way of life.

The poor, sick and needy would be cared for by their brothers and sisters of the Earth. These practices would again become a part of their daily lives. The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom, and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders or Chiefs.

They would be chosen by their 'quality' and not the amount of money they had obtained. Like the thoughtful and devoted 'Ancient Chiefs', they would understand the people and see that their young were educated with the love and wisdom of their surroundings. They would show them that miracles can be accomplished to heal this world of its ills, and restore it to health and beauty.

The tasks of these 'Warriors of the Rainbow' are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning the planet to beauty and plenty - once more.

The day will come, it is not far away. The day that we shall see how we owe our very existence to the people of all tribes that have maintained their culture and heritage. Those that have kept the rituals, stories, legends, and myths alive. It will be with this knowledge, the knowledge that they have preserved, that we shall once again return to harmony with Nature.

- Lelanie Fuller Stone 'The Cherokee Lady'

Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know, that he cannot eat money
- Cree Indian Saying


Nitin said...

good stuff...utopian and dystopian at the same time...hehe...I think the principle of living in harmony with nature is a good one, but I don't think we will necessarily return to the old way of doing things...but I might be wrong, nobody can predict what will happen...my opinion though, is that technology will have some role to play in getting us out of this mess....but yea, the wisdom and knowledge of these tribal people is surely valuable and should be tapped into...

Akhila Vijayaraghavan said...

you're right nitin, technology is the answer. i dont think a new-age myth is going to save us. but the cree indians never said anything about the rainbow warriors not being a nanobot ;)