In honor of the US Pluto return this week, when transiting Pluto returns to its place in the US chart (a planetary configuration which has been building for quite some time), I offer these words from a spiritual leader of Native American descent. The philosophy of karma isn’t typically found in western culture, but Newton’s Law, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, reflects the idea that for every action there is a consequence. The seeds that are sown will grow fruit – will we plant seeds which grow love and tolerance, or will we plant seeds which grow hate and fear? This is the choice of free will.
Meanwhile, the world is changing all around us and I found this piece of writing to be spectacular in the face of it. I hope you too will find it inspirational!
“Something sacred is coming this way.
That is how my ancestors would have said it. In the midst of all this turmoil and confusion, when we cannot clearly see the path before us, when we feel trapped in a situation we cannot control, then I believe the wise elders of my holy heritage would climb to the high place of the heart, draw the circle of reason and faith around them, and stand to sing their prayers into the open sky of the history to come.
They would not shrink into a corner afraid, but rise up to catch the first light of what was coming into being all around them.
We are living in a time of emergence.
We are the witnesses to a great renewal.
The world is full of the fear of birth and change, but that transformation will one day be our blessing.
Do not be afraid, but be believing. Come to the place where the ancestors are already standing.
Come and see.
Something sacred is coming this way.”
~ The Right Reverend Steven Charleston, Choctaw