We are a vanishing breed, those of us who follow Traditional Indigenous Ways. The modern world moves too fast, is too superficial, too busy, too crowded, too demanding... There is no place for us old timers who live according to Natural and Cosmological Laws. We do not speak the same language as the general population, nor do we follow the same path. We are preparing to leave the planet. Extinction means there is no coming back.
Mother Earth is in a stage of purification and she is ridding herself of humans along with many other species of creatures.
Humans are not disappearing like the dinosaurs did, but we are mutating, into what we don't yet know. But the values, traditions, lifestyles of our Ancestors are no longer valid or even relevant in these modern times. No wonder the young people do not respect or listen to Elders anymore.
What can we give them that will help them survive in a world of technology?
We can teach them morals, values, respect, discipline, patience, kindness, work-ethics.... but they seem determined to do things their own way and stumble along without any guidance or advice from the Elders. I am speaking of the majority here, not everyone. I feel bad for the generations to come. The world and life is getting more difficult and nature is changing, along with human nature. Everyone wants to lead but no one wants to follow. Everyone wants to be heard but no one wants to listen.
Extinction of the old ways is inevitable. Everything must change eventually. I am just grateful that I was born in a time when the air. land and water was still pure and we didn't have the worries of today like overpopulation, food that does not carry the nutrients it is supposed to have, people not knowing how to inter-relate because they spend all their time alone on computer, tablets or cell phones, people not wanting to go outside because the mosquitoes carry diseases, or because it's too hot or too cold or too wet.... We are attached to indoor controlled climates and the outdoors feel foreign. Anyway it is all littered and trampled under, destroyed and dying a slow lingering death. Depressing isn't it? But there is always something to appreciate and cherish in life.
I am in my final chapter and I am conserving my energy these days for what is important to me. I no longer need to be sociable, to go to all the events that are out there or to participate in causes. I am winding down.
The dinosaurs went extinct not just because of comets, but because of the rising land masses that allowed them to migrate across continents and infiltrate other territories, bringing their foreign bacteria to those who had no immunity to them. Or the overpopulation in one area causing battles to the death, territorial issues and loss of food supplies. Extinction does not happen overnight, but I am ready to face whatever comes and I hope that others are too. We need to be strong, aware, cautious but knowing whom to trust, to develop survival skills without losing our integrity and honour.
I feel like I am losing so much already; my youth, my vitality, my memory, my health... yet I remember and retain what I need to get me where I need to go. I have lived a full and adventurous life and it's not over yet by any means, but I am no longer exerting energy in external pursuits and I can no longer give unconditionally to those who do not give back or who dont value what I have to offer.
I do one Grandmother Lodge a month and only if there is enough interest and someone else organizes them. I don't have the energy to go out and make new contacts like I did in the past. I am truly a Grandmother now, even if I don't have grandchildren.
There is melancholy in looking back at this phase of my life, but also wisdom and gratitude for all that I have lived, where I am now and where I am going, and whom I am going there with. IF we listen to our guidance, life takes us where we need to be to learn, heal and grow into our power, even if the journey is not what we want or expect. It gets us to where we need to go in the end.
I wish you all the very best in all that you do. I pray we all find our way home, that we walk in balance upon Mother Earth in this time of imbalance, uncertainly and chaos. Roll with the changes, let go of the hurts and wounds, find your power, voice and community without blaming or harming others for your pain.
Be where you are supposed to be and Spirit will take care of you and guide your every step, whether you believe in Spirit or not. Know now that you are not alone, you are being watched over by a higher power.