Michael brings his two websites to our attention: http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/ and http://www.faith-restored.com/.
I reproduce his message from the Hopi elders from his site, with thanks to Michael.
Notice how the elders are doing what Werner Erhard would call “creating context.” They do so by asking questions and using metaphors which cannot be answered or appreciated from the level of mere content. To appreciate them we have to “get” or go up to the level of context, of the unitive whole.
It’s a very subtle technique, not unlike that used often by Ch’an and Zen masters.
by Hopi Elders
Strangers in a Strange Land website, September 5, 2010, http://mnhopkins.blogspot.com/
You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered…
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for your leader.
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.
The time of the one wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ’struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
–Hopi Elders’ Prophecy, June 8, 2000