I just came back from the third annual Pow Wow here in Hilo, Hawaii. It was wonderful. I could sit and feel the beat of the drums all day long. The head dancer asked to speak for a moment and reminded everyone that the Pow Wow was an opportunity to connect with the Great Spirit, that it was after all a spiritual gathering. When he danced I could really feel his connection to spirit.
Since it was Memorial Day there was a moment of silence to honor all veterans. When they brought the flags in for the opening ceremony I was surprised, at a Native American gathering, to see flags for each of the branches of the US Military. It was after all the US military that displaced Native American tribes in the first place.
When I got home I received an e mail with a quote from Abraham-Hicks which I thought was very appropriate.
Two statements that will serve you very well. The first is: There will always be war. There will always be those who aggravate within others a sense of trouble in order to promote the solution that they already have their mind made up about. And so you’re never going to come into agreement as a mass consciousness that this is “the way.” There will always be disagreements; therefore, there will always be turmoil; there will always be war.
The other statement, that is our favorite is: Well-Being will always abound, so the dominant experience of the majority of people will always be one of Well-Being. So you can decide, at any point in time, in what part of this you want to play. You can use anything as your excuse to align with Well-being, or you can use anything as your excuse to not align. The thing that we think is at the heart of this discussion, is my own personal power. We think that’s what you are, sort of, struggling for and reaching for.
Every moment we do have that choice – to connect with our filter system or with our spirit. We can judge what is or see the perfection of what is. As my Aunty says, “Everything is pono (perfect) until we think otherwise.”
I had the wonderful opportunity to sit here in paradise, watching beautiful dancers and feeling the magic of the drums singing forth. I wouldn’t have had that opportunity if some people hundreds of years ago hadn’t decided to fight over some land.
I continue to bask in the perfection of the moment and to celebrate my life. May your life be filled with love, a sense of connection and gratitude as well, or war, which ever is your choice.
With love and aloha,