“A long time ago, our world was very different from the way we see it today,” the wisdom keeper began. “There were fewer people, and we lived closer to the land. People knew the language of the rain, the crops, and the Great Creator. They even knew how to speak to the stars and the sky people. They were aware that life is sacred and comes from the marriage between Mother Earth and Father Sky. In this time, there was balance and people were happy.”
I felt something very ancient well up inside of me as I heard the man’s peaceful voice echo against the sandstone cliffs that surrounded us. Suddenly, his voice changed to a tone of sadness.
“Then something happened,” he said. “No one really knows why, but people started to forget who they were. In their forgetting, they began to feel separate – separate from the earth, from each other, and even from the one who created them. They were lost and wandered through life with no direction or connection. In their separation, they believed that they had to fight to survive in this world and defend themselves against the same forces that gave them the life they had learned to live in harmony with and trust. Soon all of their energy was used to protect themselves from the world around them, instead of making peace with the world within them.”
Gregg Braden tells this story about his encounter with a Native American wisdom keeper he met serendipitously while hiking in New Mexico. What wisdom! We forget our connections are sourced WITHIN us. Learn to go inside, to tap into the wisdom that lies there, to trust your own intuition and you will find that we are all connected. This is why it is so important to live your Life Purpose – it is connected to all the others’!