Chapter 2 - Prophecies of The Rainbow Warriors
For a very long time I have been fascinated by mysteries. In fact from my earliest memory as a three year old I was often rummaging in the dirt for fossils, pondering how an animal from millions of years ago ended up being a stone. At the age of ten I began to collect a series of Brooke Bond Tea collectible cards called Unexplained Mysteries of the World, amongst these forty cards are mysteries which even to this day captivate my attention. I suspect that the hunger for answering highly peculiar questions was something already ingrained into my blood from birth.
Due to my insatiable curiosity in regards to world mysteries and other obscure arenas of thought, I have researched an enormous range of fringe and alternative subjects. In fact most anything with reasonable evidence that has been dismissed by the greater population and by our infernal mass media tends to be of interest to me. This has over time led me to become something of a supernatural researcher and also a man of spiritual inclinations. Much of my research time is spent looking into areas that even fellow fringe researchers seem inclined to avoid. I have often said that my field contains everything from aliens to zombies, Akhenaton to Zoroaster and Astral travel to Zen. For me there has been no fear in taking seriously the data from mystical arenas as well as the so-called hard data that comes from culturally accepted scientific studies. Personally I do not hold to the idea of scientific sacred cows or no go areas of thought, this being a real problem to progression of our understanding of the universe inherent in our modern culture. There is only one Earth and it's big enough for both hard science as well as investigations into more taboo arenas of thought not so easily put under a microscope.
Prophetic material is perhaps one of the most disdained forms of data available to any fringe researcher. We are all doubtless aware that this type of supernatural predictive information is not accepted in the consensus view of how reality and time function. Though there is regional variation in acceptance of mystical communications, for example Asian people being typically more open to such, the majority of human beings put little stock in grand sounding future predictions. Even those whom might be open to fortune telling or astrological readings tend to feel there is a limit to what can be gleaned of major events in the far future and will be sceptical of far off major global events being foreseen. Though it may stretch some minds to accommodate this idea, it certainly seems that many of the current difficulties we are now facing as imminent catastrophes were seemingly foreseen somehow. Typically prophecy come from those peoples that live most in tune with the planet and thus with cosmic forces, having a balanced and holistic spiritual cosmology. Perhaps then we that have fallen away from such living need to take a great leap, a consciousness shift, backwards into such a healthy way of thinking. In fact many of today's wisest elders from amongst indigenous peoples around the globe, suggest that such a consciousness shift is the path required by their own tribal prophecies to prevent disaster, this being the only viable solution to healing mankind from his self-destructive behaviour.
So let us now examine some of the most worthy indigenous prophecies from the Americas, or Turtle Island as it was once known by its original inhabitants, and let us try to enter a state of mind which allows us to sense the heart of these wisdom teachings from the past. Please do not worry if you struggle to make logical sense of some of the material instantly, it may well be that upon pondering you find yourself later having a few 'aha moments'. If you simply do not resonate with any of the material then of course by all means discard it.
Some years ago whilst investigating indigenous American prophecies I stumbled upon what is known best as the prophecy of the Rainbow Warriors. We start here with this particular set of predictions as they are the most all-encompassing of the current global problems, also they are the most inclusive regarding target audience being that they specifically clarify they cover all races of mankind. On a personal note I must admit that upon first reading the message contained, tears came unbidden to my eyes and intense vibrations passed through my body. For me at least it would seem that in this prophecy I found an important truth regarding my true identity and purpose, beyond any social labels and projections. It was this prophecy that inspired all of my further works including the journey in hand with this current investigation.
There are slightly differing versions of these prophecies held by various tribal groups located all around the America's and the Caribbean. Though each variant adds something to the mix we will tackle just a selection due to having so much more yet to examine on 2012 topics. There is more than enough in the following accounts to give us the essential theme. Let us then contemplate these visions and make note of the events predicted for us to see come to pass, during these days of the prophecies final manifestation.
“When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, the Rainbow Warriors will come to save them.”
-Chief Seattle, Suquamish and Duwamish tribes
“When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe shall come unto the Earth from many colours, classes, creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again.
They will be known as... the Rainbow Warriors”.
Immediately we are presented with the all too familiar idea of an animal extinction event, as mentioned in the first chapter of our journey. Scientists consider us to now be in the most profound extinction event process since the loss of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. It is estimated that by the end of this century human beings will have brought about the disappearance of half of all species of life on this planet. This is due to our ravaging of the biosphere, largely for foolish aims. It is also true that across the class spectrum and racial divides have come eco-warriors, people dedicating their lives to turning back the tide of destruction, as well as a growing level of informed purchasing choices by a section of the general public that has helped check the wholesale devastation wrought by some corporations.
“A time will come when the blue sky and the waters turn black and green things turn brown and die. Animals and fish will disappear and birds will drop from the sky. This devastation will come as a result of man's greed and disrespect for Mother Earth.
Among the few who possess inner strength to resist the mass unconsciousness, will rise up a new neo-indigenous people. Prophesies foretell of a people who will rise from earth's ashes like the thunderbird symbolizing rebirth. They will bring balance and harmony back to Mother Earth. The first of these beings will come as teachers and storytellers to remind us of ancient truths of the star people and beyond. They will be pathfinders leading the way to a new universe, a new reality.
Great leaders, Warriors and Shamans of many nations will be born and they will cleanse the earth for rebirth. Next will come the Planters sowing seeds of truth, justice and freedom. The Storytellers, Warriors and Planters will live in the way of the Great Spirit and teach ways to keep Mother of the Ground sacred forevermore.
They will be called Rainbow Warriors for they will gather the four sacred directions, all distinctly separate but forever connected in the Circle of Life. They will bring together the four races of man to live in peace.
The four sacred directions and the four races of man are symbolized by the magnificence and glory of the rainbow. The neo-indigenous people of the Rainbow will give praise for the blessings of the Creator's loving grace.”
-Lee Standing Bear Moore, Manataka American Indian Council
Here then we have a particularly interesting paragraph which suggests to us that the Native American peoples foresaw both industrial air pollution and oceanic pollution including such events as oil spills. Even more interesting perhaps is the reference to birds and fish dying, something I have read elsewhere in prophecies from tribes in the jungles of South America. In very recent years there have been a number of inexplicable deaths of entire flocks of birds and massive schools of fish. Examples of this for birds last year were the 5000 found dead in the town of Beebe, 500 in Louisiana, dozens in Falkoeping, and 1000 in Faenza and 200 in Texas. Whilst for fish we had millions of dead sardines at King Harbour in Redondo Beach, 100,000 on the Arkansas river, millions dead in Chesapeake Bay and a huge number of assorted species washing up on a Brazilian beach. This is really just scratching the surface as in the last couple of years we have seen an incredible number of mass deaths of birds and fish from all over the planet, generally the attempts at explanations have been laughable, such as fireworks or maybe scared into dangerous areas by predators. What is of course quickly avoided is any possibility that there may be a singular cause for most of these events, such as an energetic shift of our planet.
“The sky is clouding, the grass is fading,
People in anguish, the dark is rising.
The Earth She writhes beneath the claws
of the minds that are poisoned
Her children tossed on the waves
of cruel desire and corruption
It could be you, don't shrink away
from the need of the hour
Don't turn away from the hand
stretched in pain of your Mother.
Her name means freedom, her body earth green,
Her blood clear water, her voice is birdsong.
The Earth cries out, can't you hear,
take your courage in hand now
Our deeds must speak of the love for all beings
waxing strong now
We can't allow the heartless ones
to destroy this great wonder
Slaughtering whales, felling trees,
with no thought for the future.
Here rule the demons, they love no creature,
Their words are poison, they weave dark futures.
Gather all ye who love the world
from distant lands beneath the tall sky
In visions past I have seen you awake the spirit moving
Gather all ye who love the world
from distant lands beneath the tall sky
In visions past I have seen you awake the spirit moving
And now the wind is shifting, the tide is turning,
The mist is rising, a rainbow forming
Rainbow warriors, the stars are calling
Rainbow warriors, the trees are falling
Rainbow warriors, the spirit dying,
Rainbow warriors, the world is crying out in pain.
And I shall never rest in peace till this cruel reign is ended
And all the children of the Earth shall be free,
Her wounds all mended.
Your time has come, make the Earth green again,
don't delay now.
Victory has been foreseen for the people who do.
Rainbow warriors, create new Eden,
Clear rain a'falling, blue sky unending,
Unfearful faces, starlight revealing,
Small creatures dancing, glad voices singing,
Free children playing with chains that are broken,
Rainbow warriors, the future lies within your hands.”
-Eyes of Fire, Ininiwok/Cree
This powerful call for unity and concerted loving action echoes much of what we have already covered. Two points raised here that stands out are firstly the idea that we are actually under the tyranny of evil beings of some sort, referred to here as demons. Secondly we are clearly told that Earth is a sentient entity of some kind which has awareness and wants us to assist her.
Now we might be tempted to brush off this idea of a demonic tyranny as just symbolising human beings doing bad things out of greed, however the idea of an actual dark cabal is reinforced within several lines. This leads me to the conclusion the speaker definitely believes there is a consciously directed effort to attack mother Earth, headed by evil beings that are possibly not human. The really empowering aspect is that victory has been foreseen in her vision, as long as enough of us take heart and step up to the plate. Seemingly the planet can still be healed, perhaps even returned to a pristine state as difficult as that is to believe. The future freedom of many generations of human beings will depend on our actions at this crucial time as will the indefinite continuance of the Earth’s biosphere.
“The ancestors said that... there would come a time when the Earth would become very sick. Because of this unrelenting greed of the new culture, the Earth would be filled with deadly liquids and metals, the air would be rendered foul with smoke and ash, and even the rains, which were intended to cleanse the Earth, would plummet in poison drops. Birds would fall from the sky, and fish would turn belly up in the waters and whole forests would begin to die.
Under the symbol of the rainbow, all of the races and all of the religions of the world would band together to spread the great wisdom of living in harmony with each other and with all the creations of the Earth. Those who taught this way would come to be known as "the rainbow warriors". Although they would be warriors, they would carry with them the spirits of the ancestors, they would carry the light of knowledge in their heads and love in their hearts, and they would do no harm to any other living thing. The legend said that after a great struggle, using only the force of peace, these rainbow warriors would finally bring an end to the destruction and desecration of Mother Earth and that peace and plenty would then reign through a long, joyous and peaceful golden age here on Mother Earth.”
-Patricio Dominguez, Pueblo
When we consider the current destruction of the planet's rainforests, the poisoning of the oceans, human induced animal extinction, strange animal deaths, oil spill disasters and air pollution, it becomes more and more difficult to dismiss the prophetic vision of the Rainbow Warriors as given to us by so many different tribal groups. Even if one still resists excepting these prophecies as being genuine super-normal predictive phenomena, there is still little doubt that such a trans-formative human movement is desperately required. I personally have no doubt that these are genuine warnings from beyond normal perception, especially considering many were uttered before the modern era. In my mind there is no doubt that some others will like me have a strong sense of having incarnated at this time to be part of just such a progressive effort.
Despite what some may think at first there is no egoistic glory to be had in taking up the mantel of a Rainbow Warrior, it does not denote any super powers or messianic position, no praise or admiration will come from simply adopting the name. In respect to this prophecy it is clear that only our actions and deeds will raise us above others in the fullness of time, when we are duly judged for our merits. This particular prophecy is perhaps most important in that it serves to remind us that we each have a part to play in healing this wonderful planet for future generations, it is not the role of some singular saviour. Jesus is not coming to save us. Buddha is not coming to save us. Krishna is not coming to save us. Mohammed is not coming to save us. The Hopi people have a saying which fits our current situation perfectly, ‘We are the ones that we have been waiting for.’
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