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Dear Beloved Friends and Relatives,
As always, it is my hope and prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness and that 2014 will be your best year ever.
Our heartfelt and loving welcome and thanksgiving to all the relatives past, present and future for sharing and learning together in our Four Worlds International Community. Your Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Friendship is deeply appreciated!
May the links above be doorways to further upliftment,illumination,wisdom, sharing, love, unity and understanding.
With Warm and Loving Greetings,
Brother Phil Lane Jr.
Four Worlds International Institute
I give my heartfelt thanks giving to our Beloved Creator, that I can say at 69, as my beloved father always told me, “Son we are only here for a short time!" Or like Crow Foot said, "Life is like the breath of a Buffalo on a cold day or a fire fly on a warm summer day or the shadows vanishing before the setting sun!" Then we travel to other planes of existence as different from this physical world as this physical world is different from the womb world in which we were conceived! When we leave behind our "Earth Suit" we only take with us those spiritual qualities that we have developed on our spiritual journey in this physical world.
It is my experience and understanding that these spiritual qualities are primarily manifested through our selfless service to the spiritual upliftment of our beloved Human Family and our dedication to possessing a “Pure, Kindly and Radiant Heart" that we each may be a "Sovereignty, Ancient, Imperishable and Everlasting!"
As difficult and painful as it is to accept, sometimes, the more spiritual tests and difficulties we are given the greater the harvest of spiritual qualities and gifts that we will take with us when we journey to the “Other Side Camp!" Understanding this, I have the utmost faith that Wakan Tanka and the Ancient of Days truly love all of those "Walking the Red Road", far, far beyond the “murmur of syllables and sounds!"
by Phil Lane Jr.
First International Indigenous Sexual Abuse Conference
February 13, 2003
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
My Very Beloved Relatives,
With a grateful heart, I want to extend a warm, respectful, and loving greeting to each of you who have gathered here from the Four Directions to further unite, deepen, expand, and empower the healing and transformation process of our Indigenous Peoples and communities. It is a great honor and inspiration to be with you as we fulfill the sacred prophecies of the wise visionaries and spiritual leaders of all our tribes and nations. These ancient prophecies promised that after a very long, difficult, and painful wintertime our Indigenous Peoples would fully arise from the ashes of our suffering and play a great role in the spiritual transformation of the entire Human Family.
“The New Global Civilization, now unfolding, that the Prophecies of Indigenous Peoples and the Ancient of Days have long envisioned is not to be confused, even remotely, with the various new world orders that are fearfully alluded to by various contending sources. This includes a new world order where the extremely wealthy or a secret elite enslave most of humanity for their own selfish and greedy purposes, or a new world order where everyone is forced to look, act and think the same, or a new world order dominated by any one nation state or a new world order created by an Anti-Christ prior to an Armageddon.
These Indigenous prophecies include the Mayan, the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, the Eighth Council Fire, the Return of the White Buffalo and the Prophecies of Black Elk , Deganiwida, Quetzalcoatl, Sweet Medicine, Handsome Lake and the Hopi`s. It is important to note that all these Prophecies are firmly rooted in the spiritual understanding and consciousness of the Oneness and Prior Unity of the Human Family.
With this spiritual understanding, perspective and consciousness, it is clear to see that the unshakable foundation of the New Global Civilization, that is now unfolding, includes the Equality of Men and Women, the Balancing of the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty, the Elimination of All Forms of Prejudice, the Harmony of Science and Spirituality, Universal Education that is culturally and spiritually respectful of all Members of the Human Family, the Independent Investigation of Truth and Unity in Diversity! A New World Civilization where the voices, wisdom and vision of Indigenous Peoples and other marginalized members of the Human Family are fully, justly and…Continue
Prior to the arrival of the first European explorers an Indigenous kinship network based in spiritual and cultural relationships and protocols existed for centuries across the Western Hemisphere. Through this network of many networks, this Hoop of Many Hoops, Indigenous Peoples shared knowledge, capacity and resources for mutual aid, trade and development. This ancient network, based in life-preserving and life enhancing spiritual values and principles, known by many Indigenous Peoples across the Hemisphere as the Union of the Condor and Eagle, was broken apart by European colonization and the subsequent decimation of Indigenous Nations and Peoples across the Americas.
The prophecy of the Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle is retold by many Indigenous Nations and Peoples. The Q'ero People’s prophecies, for instance, say that when the Eagle of the North and the Condor of the South fly together, the Peoples of Mother Earth will awaken. They say that the Eagles of the North cannot be free without the Condors of the South.
All of these ancient prophecies predict, after a long and bitter spiritual wintertime, that the “Reunion of the Condor (Indigenous Peoples of the South), and the Eagle, (Indigenous Peoples of the North),” will be realized. It is promised that when the Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is fully realized, a great era of peace, well-being and prosperity will follow for all members of the Human Family.
The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle is intimately connected to other Indigenous prophecies across the Americas. These include the Time of the Eighth Council Fire, the Hopi Prophecies, the…Continue
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