“Crazy Horse is coming. Crazy Horse is coming!” Off toward the west and north they were yelling “Hókahé!” like a big wind roaring, and making the tremolo; and you could hear the eagle bone whistles screaming.” ~ Black Elk as transcribed by John Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks
It is often said that the Lakota phrase, Hókahé, was Crazy Horse’s battle cry to mean today is a good day to die but this is incorrect. Hókahé loosely translates to let’s go! yeah! I’m not afraid, and let’s unite!
Oh how my heart aches, how my skin crawls, and how my mind cannot begin to make sense of what is going on in the US. I am not one to cry easily but every time I see a post or an article on DAPL or Trump, the tears fall. Trump’s attitude of leading the country as a greedy dictator, who has not the resume or qualifications for his “new job”, confuses me to no end. DAPL’s inhumane and sickening behavior in their attempt to greedily consume and endanger our county, our planet, and all her inhabitants’ rocks me to the core, of which, incidentally, Trump is a share holder. Trump’s idea of making America great again is an act of undermining all of the amazing successes and evolutionary events that have been accomplished over the past seven decades in order to restore us to the so-called Golden Age. We cannot allow his misplaced nostalgia to trump the rest of us.
Back in 2009 I wrote a blog called Freedom from the Machine. The original post, (before I had temporarily removed all my posts from the internet during my own rage against the machine), had received about 90 comments from readers who are sick to death of being controlled and manipulated while history repeats itself over and over again.
While we are each able to attain our own individual freedom, turn a blind eye, and look away, even that is no longer possible and reeks of self-importance. We have to band together and unite, just as the protestors are doing in North Dakota. They are the example, the precedent and catalyst for what’s to come, and they have my deepest respect as they connect deeply with the Earth, our Source, in order to protect her and all of us. The Earth is where it all begins and it’s no accident that this protest is the driving force of what we are headed for. Pilamaya! Thank you to my tokala (warrior) brothers and sisters who are standing rocks at Standing Rock for your bravery, courage, and fortitude.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse has called for all people to join him at Standing Rock on Sunday, December 4th, for an Interfaith Day of Prayer. Whether you align with intent, pray, meditate, chant, sing, cry, hold a c’anupa (sacred pipe), or just plain light a candle, it is time to unite all of our energies with the intention of creating an incredible shift of the assemblage point, one that will show the world that we, the people, are more than just sheep within a flock.
The Earth is our Source, not a resource, and as Carlos Castaneda said, The refocusing of the Earth’s attention is the product of the combined action of many generations of naguals. The new seers conceived of it as a possibility, and discovered that it was part of the Rule. They incubated it with their intent, and determined that now is the time to begin it. To move the fixation of the planet is the only way out from the dramatic state of slavery to which we have been reduced. The course of our civilization has no exit, because we are isolated in a remote location of the cosmos. If we don’t learn how to travel along the avenues of awareness, we will come to such a state of frustration and despair that humanity will end up destroying itself. Our options are the way of the warrior, or extinction.
The protestors and tokalas of DAPL know this and are in the front lines undertaking this humongous task. We all have the energetic potential to incubate it with our intent.
In know it’s difficult but Keep Dancing! Hókahé!!!