Through out the ages humanity has sought out the prophecies of the spiritually gifted, the visionaries, to provide insight of things to the future, to provide hope and a vision of things to come. Many prophecies come to us foretelling of disaster, hopelessness and the annihilation of mankind. Others create a vision of joyful transformation through quantum leaps into love and light. Prophecies of power and vision reveal the potential for both the best and the worst in us.
The Rainbow Bridge Prophecies of Turtle Island are Visions of power foretold over 2,000 years ago with startling accuracy. They reveal the probability of occurrence of certain events through time. Most importantly, however they challenge us to wake up, claim the best of ourselves and carry the excellence as a banner for peace, harmony and individual autonomous freedom for all life on this planet. The flip side is not a pretty picture.
These prophecies are a part of the lineage and heritage of knowledge, medicine, magic, and beauty that is the Sweet Medicine Sundance Way. In 1254 BC in Oaxaca, Mexico, these Prophecies were recorded by a council of 144 enlightened elders of Turtle Island (north, south and Central America) and 12 Elders from each of the other seven Great Powers on the planet. The elders of Turtle were powerful “Seer-Naquals,” shamans and magicians, both men and women, form over 375 tribes. Earlier they had formalized their knowledge in a system of teachings they called the sacred shields of dreaming of the Rattlesnake School of Knowledge. It was later renamed The Sweet medicine Sundance Path of The Twisted Hairs.
For three years prior to 1254 BC, they dreamed and worked together with the Ark of the Crystal Skulls to “see” the potential and probable paths of evolution for humanity and planetary destiny. Their collective vision, recounted by a trained orator, is 24 hours in the telling.
The prophecies are told as a metaphor of a horse race with eight horses of different colors representing mankind’s different choices at critical turning points in our interaction with each other, with nature and life in general. In the original speaking of the prophecies, the sweet Medicine animals were seen as dogs for the dog is the “keeper” of the belief systems of a people.
As a result of the impact of the Spanish destruction and conquest and the introduction of the horse to this continent, the elders saw that the “medicine” or alchemy of the race would change. The medicine of the horse is that it is the “carrier” of the belief systems of a people; thus it became a Race of Horses.
Of the eight horses in the race, there are four that represent the four directions of the wheel of life and they hold the balance in the race. They are The Red Horse, which carries the earth changes. Earthquakes, floods, droughts, reactivated volcanoes, critical changes in weather patterns - all these are the earth’s way of rebalancing and purifying herself. These have escalated in the recent years both in frequency and intensity, as she has to deal with the destruction and imbalance humans continue to propagate.
The White Horse carries the impact of economic, industrial, technological and scientific forces on people and countries. The sacrifice of nature and people’s freedoms and inalienable rights worldwide on the altar of profit and power are the legacy of this horse and feeds directly into the impact of the Dark Horse.
The Dark Horse carries the dark energy of mankind. Quite simply, it carries the worst in us.
The Gold Horse carries Beauty, Power, Individual Autonomy and Freedom in Peace. It also carries humans living in harmony with each other, caring for and protecting the Earth and the life she gives to us. It carries a world without ignorance, war, poverty, pestilence, and famine. The Gold Horse carries the best in us-our shining, our potential for greatness as enlightened humans, as Rainbow Warriors.
The Prophecies speak of the need for the collective presence and intent of 144,000 rainbow Warriors, i.e., awakened humans, fighting for peace, harmony, and individual autonomous freedom to bring the Gold Horse to victory.
According to the Prophecies, the Dark Horse is leading the race at this time and lunging ahead of the Gold Horse. What does this have to do with you and me, really?
The overwhelming challenges that confront us world wide from ecological disaster to war to famine and disease to technological suicide to drastic earth changes appear to have no easy or immediate solutions. Yet many of us yearn for the flip side of the scenario and constantly look for ways to contribute to making our dreams of harmony, balance, brotherhood/sisterhood and beauty a reality. We are inspired by our own dreams and a vision of a fuller life and a better world. Unfortunately, many of us assume that someone else will do it for us, or we are overcome by the enormity of the task and throw up our hands in frustration.
The task of meeting these external challenges, however, we must start with the great work of our own inner awakening within each person. In our efforts to do good we often miss the mark because we are looking for solutions outside ourselves. We may choose to contribute time, money or energy to our favorite cause or charity, for example. This is a good thing, but the degree of impact we make will only be in proportion to the degree of awakening with in ourselves. Let’s suppose you make a donation to your favorite ecological charity to support their direct intervention to stop destruction of the rain forests. The effectiveness of your contribution will be successful only to the extent that at the same time you are cleaning up your own personal ecology. In order to effect change in our “battle between the sexes” we must better understand and come into alignment with our own inner masculine and feminine energies. We contribute to organizations that fight disease-heart disease, cancer, AIDS, etc., yet we create those same diseases in our own bodies through stress and a loss of our innate naturalness. I could go on endlessly.
What this means is that we cannot create significant change on any level, particularly a planetary level, if we are not willing or able to make significant changes in ourselves. It is out of this individual stretch for excellence and self-healing that the 144,000 Rainbow Warriors can emerge as a collective rallying force for the Gold Horse.