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So why do all these White people want to be Indians? The short answer is that it is way easier to find a Native elder than it is to find a Druid priest. In this time of awakening people are trying to reconnect with their divine spiritual self and the most easily identifiable (non-religious) source of spiritual teaching comes from recently colonized new world cultures. I have said before Natives are only 5 generations removed from
their (pre-Christian) roots and Europeans are 50 generations removed. The
feeling that you have to justify your interest by asserting some level of “blood quantum” is just our 3-D self trying to validate our attraction to Native spiritualism.
To my Native brothers and sisters none of these seekers are trying to cash in on your Status rights. At the risk of being a little too political here; first let’s give the Natives human rights, then let’s give them equal rights as Canadians. If that seems radical let’s just give them the same
considerations the Geneva Convention demands for prisoners of war. I am not daring to dream that I will see the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples being respected, here. But it is worth fighting for, which is why every Canadian who believes in social justice, supports the Idle No More movement. That is my political rant for today, back to spiritualism.
Native spiritualism will provide an introduction to metaphysical truth. The Grandfathers’ Teachings, the connectedness of Creator to creation and the connectedness of those created things to each other are also part of every other spiritual discipline. The rituals which are part of Native religion will appeal to some seekers and not so much to others. Rituals created a sense of community whether Native, Christian or Masonic. It only becomes problematic when it is used to create a sense of elitism. I’m better than you because I chant Gregorian with my Masonic brothers. You are an evil sinner because you were not baptized. I am a better NDN than you because I went on a vision quest. Rituals used properly bring a sense of connect to a community of like minded individuals, but that has nothing to do with keeping others out or making anyone less than or more than another. That is the foolishness of the 3-D existence which we are finally evolving past. Don’t get sucked back in. A thing is only good if it promotes unity, love and brotherhood/sisterhood.
In 5th dimensional terms SPIRIT HAS NO COLOUR (race). It was foretold in the 7 Fires Prophecy that the elders would once again be asked to speak. The truth of their teachings will bring together the 4 races of man (humankind). And the wisdom of their teachings will lead us into the time of the 8th Fire, an eternal time of peace, love, and prosperity for all.
Have a joyous day