youngest of which was 4 and head to Hopiland where I was to “click into mydestiny path.” He had informed me that the relationship with the Native Americanswas not about my children –it was about me and the role I was to play in the future.My purse was stolen days before I was to leave, so I had to “rebirth” myself bygetting all new identification. I climbed in my van and headed to Hopiland withinformation about the Hopi Prophecy that had been handed to me by some Bahifolks in Aspen. On the way, I saw the head of Christ in the rock formation outsideof Palisade, Colorado. I’m not a Christian, never been to church to speak of, andthere in the rock was the head with the crown of thorns. I was blown away.In that two-week trip to Hopi, I indeed came to understand my purpose and the roleof the Indian in the future of humanity, and I made friends with Hopis on the threemesas, returning for years with my son who subsequently dropped out of firstgrade. The friendships have continued and my destiny with the Hopi has still toplay out. Andrew and I share the important Hopi prophecy and way of life throughour INNsitute At Sedona, our film
IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE
and ourphotography exhibition:
Rhythms of Creation. Impressions of Indigenous Peoplesof the World.
Not long after returning from that trip I met Wallace Black Elk, whom I call a“walking phenomenon.” Experiencing the reality of this great Lakota “spiritinterpreter” I saw through his stories a glimpse into a larger reality. If he could talk to rocks and animals and learn from them, and hear the trees sing, then so can therest of us, I figured. I formed an organization called Friends of Earth People and Ibegan to create forums for visionary elders to share their understanding of thenature of the universe. People thought I was crazy. Even the Indians wonderedwhat I was talking about: A synthesis that will occur between the whiteunderstanding and the red knowing that will bring a whole new way of walking onplanet Earth – a way of walking in balance that has never been here before.(Wallace said one night after a sweat lodge – “Man has doubted the Creator sincethe beginning, and that doubt has plagued him.” It was then I knew that trueTRUST has never been on the planet and we are going to walk in Trust very soon.)This was given for me. An absolute – this WILL happen in our lifetime. We WILLcome to understand what the indigenous peoples know about the nature of thehuman heart and the workings of the universe and the melding of our gifts WILLbring Peace on Earth – Heaven on Earth. It has to, it’s all there is.An understanding of the Trust Frequency came from my association with the many