It has been just about a month since the car accident. I have another week and a half with the splint, but this is my last blog referencing the accident. I am ready to move on. This poem provided by my life coach beautifully illustrates what I intend to do.
Margaret Wheatley writes about The Hopi Elders prophecy in her book, Perseverance. She received it directly from Fireweed Eagle Woman, a “pipe carrier,” in March 2009.
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 that the river has its 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
At this time in history,
we are to take nothing personally,
least of all ourselves,
for the moment we do,
our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude
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.
My coach asked me this question and now I ask you: Are you willing to push off into the river?