12 AM, 1/1,2016
Very Beloved Friends and Relatives,
As always, It is my prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness and that you are looking forward with great hope, faith, strength and courage, as we prepare to step into 2016, and continue our journey toward actualizing a New World Civilization, as promised. The emerging global challenges and opportunities for change, before us, were clearly demonstrated to us in 2015.
The increasing global environmental disintegration and natural Disasters, (completely unforeseen calamities to many who experienced them ) the growing instability and eventual potential collapse of the global economic system, the increase in the extremes of wealth and poverty, the unraveling of humanities social and cultural fabric, deepening ethic and inter-religious strife, the growing impotence and gridlock of outworn political systems that are increasing unable to meet humanities basic physical needs .
On a positive side we can clearly see the dynamically increasing Environmental and other Social Movements for Protecting and Restoring the Sacred, especially in regard to the Alberta Tar Sands, newly born Social Movements political, social and economic change. This is all being accompanied and inspired by our growing spiritual conscientiousness of the Oneness of the Human Family and all Life. As well, new scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, digital communications and innovations are dynamically increasing everywhere on Mother Earth.These will continue all to increase in 2016.
Without question there is a growing, Global Storm, unprecedented in its violence, unpredictable in its course, catastrophic in its immediate effects, unimaginably glorious in its ultimate consequences, presently sweeping the face of our Beloved Mother Earth. Its driving power is remorselessly gaining in range and momentum. Its cleansing force, however much undetected and misunderstood, is increasing with every passing day.
As we can clearly see, Humanity, gripped in the clutches of its devastating power, is shocked by the evidences of its resistless fury. It can neither perceive its origin, nor probe its significance, nor discern its outcome.
Bewildered, agonized and helpless, it watches this great and mighty wind of the Creator invading the remotest and fairest regions of the earth, rocking its foundations, deranging its equilibrium, sundering its nations, disrupting the homes of its peoples, wasting its cities, pulling down its bulwarks, uprooting its institutions, dimming its light, and harrowing up the souls of its inhabitants.
Certainly, there is no lack of recognition by national and international leaders of the world-wide character of these challenges, as a personally observed at COP 21 in Paris, which is self-evident in the mounting issues that confront them daily. And there are accumulating studies and solutions proposed by many concerned and enlightened groups, as well as, by agencies of the United Nations, to remove any possibility of ignorance as to the challenging requirements to be met.
There is, however, from my perspective, a paralysis of will to make the enviable decisions and changes needed to positively and constructively move forward ; it is this paralysis of will that must be carefully examined and resolutely dealt with. This paralysis is rooted in a deep-seated conviction of the inevitable adversarial nature of humankind, which has led to the reluctance to entertain the possibility of subordinating national self-interest to the needed requirements of unified global actions and solutions, of any form, and an unwillingness to face, courageously, the far-reaching implications of establishing a united world authority.
This paralysis is also traceable to the incapacity of uninformed masses of human beings who speak different languages and have been denied basic, universal education, and who are, thus, unable to articulate their desire for a world in which they can live in peace, harmony and prosperity with all members of the Human Family.The primary question to be resolved is how the present world, with its entrenched patterns of conflict, can change to a world in which harmony and co-operation will prevail. In essence, the establishment of a new world civilization.
This is what I would like to address, as we all step into 2016, by drawing on the best spiritual and prophetic sources that I know from Indigenous Prophecies, the Ancient of Days, Call to the Nations, a book that has been my constant companion for more years than I can remember and the Universal House of Justice. . The manifestation of this new World Civilization,based in the full spiritual recognition of the Oneness of the Human Family, promised, as well, by Spiritual Teachers and Faith Traditions everywhere on Mother Earth, will be come clearer and clearer over the coming days, months and years to each of us, in our own way and at our own appointed time. The only prerequisite, for our full success in this journey, is our full commitment to the unfettered and independent investigation of the truth for our own selves. This means the fundamental obligation of each human being to acquire knowledge and understanding with their " own eyes and not through the eyes of others!"
The New World Civilization, that Indigenous Peoples and other related prophecies speak of is not to confused, even remotely, with the various new world orders that are fearfully alluded to by various contending sources, whether it be 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.
This New World Civilization, whose advent was foretold by our Indigenous Peoples the Ancient of Days and Family, including the 2012 Mayan prophecies, The Reunion of the Condor and the Eagle, the Eighth Council Fire, the Return of the White Buffalo, the Prophecies of Black Elk , Deganiwida, Quetzalcoatl, Sweet Medicine, Handsome Lake, the Hopi`s, and many others, are firmly and unshakably rooted in the spiritual understanding and consciousness of the Oneness and Prior Unity of the Human Family.
From this spiritual understanding and consciousness naturally unfolds the realization of the Equality of Men and Women, the Balancing of the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty, the Elimination of All Prejudices, the Unity of Science and Spirituality, Universal Education, the Independent Investigation of Truth, Unity in Diversity and a New World Civilization where the voices, the wisdom and vision of Indigenous Peoples are justly and respectfully represented.
We know from teachings of all these prophecies that a New World Civilization can only be founded on an unshakable consciousness of the Oneness of Humankind, a spiritual truth which all the human sciences confirm. Anthropology, physiology, and psychology recognize only One Human Race, although infinitely varied in the secondary aspects of life.
The full recognition of this fundamental truth requires the abandonment of all prejudice -- prejudice of every kind -- race, class, sexual orientation, color, creed, nation, sex, degree of material civilization, everything which enables people to consider themselves superior to others. This is a great spiritual challenge for all of us.
Yet, the acceptance of the oneness of humanity is the first fundamental prerequisite for the reorganization and administration of the world as one country, the home of humankind. Universal acceptance of this spiritual principle is essential to any successful attempt to establish world peace. It should therefore be universally proclaimed, taught in schools, and constantly asserted in every nation as preparation for the organic change in the structure of society which it implies.
From my perspective, the recognition of the Oneness of Humankind calls for no less than the reconstruction and the demilitarization of the whole world -- a world organically unified in all the essential aspects of its life, its political machinery, its spiritual aspiration, its trade and finance, its script and language, and yet infinite in the diversity of the national characteristics of its federated units. This will take some faith, vision,patience and time.
The implementation of these fair-reaching measures were shared in prophecies, that extend far beyond 2012 or even 2020, more than 150 years ago by the Ancient of Days and others. In essence, these prophecies said, “The time must come when the imperative necessity for the holding of a vast, an all-embracing assemblage of human beings will be universally realized. The rulers and leaders of the earth need to attend it, and, participate in its deliberations. They must consider such ways and means as will lay the foundations of the world’s Most Great Peace among all members of the Human Family.” Whether or not the world leaders of Humanity are willing or not to consider these issues, they will be eventually be considered by the Human Family!
The unity of the Human Family, as envisioned by these prophecies, that were given when our Indigenous ancestors still rode free on the high plains of North America, clearly outline the establishment of a world commonwealth in which all nations, races, creeds and classes are closely and permanently united, and in which the autonomy of its state members and the personal freedom and initiative of the individuals that compose them are definitely and completely safeguarded.
This commonwealth, as visualized, will consist of a world legislature, whose members will, as the trustees of the whole of humankind, ultimately control the entire resources of all the component nations, and will enact such laws as shall be required to regulate the life, satisfy the needs and adjust the relationships of all members of the Human Family in a sustainable and harmonious manner.
A world executive, backed by an international force, will carry out the decisions arrived at, and apply the laws enacted by, this world legislature, and will safeguard the organic unity of the whole commonwealth.
A world tribunal will adjudicate and deliver its compulsory and final verdict in all and any disputes that may arise between the various elements constituting this universal system.
These prophecies said that a mechanism of world inter-communication would be devised, embracing all of Mother Earth, freed from national hindrances and restrictions, and functioning with marvelous swiftness and perfect regularity.
That a world metropolis will act as the nerve center of this new world civilization, the focus towards which the unifying forces of life will converge and from which its energizing influences will radiate.
A world language will either be invented or chosen from among the existing languages and will be taught in the schools of all the federated nations as an auxiliary to their mother tongue.
A world script, a world literature, a uniform and universal system of currency, of weights and measures, will simplify and facilitate intercourse and understanding among the nations and peoples of the Human Family.
In such a world society, science and spirituality, the two most potent forces in human life, will be reconciled, will co-operate, and will harmoniously develop.
The press will, under such a system, while giving full scope to the expression of the diversified views and convictions of humanity, cease to be manipulated by vested interests, whether private or public, and will be liberated from the influence of contending governments and peoples.
The economic resources of the world will be organized, its sources of raw materials will be sustainability tapped and fully utilized without waste, its markets will be coordinated and developed, and the distribution of its products and services will be equitably regulated.
National rivalries, hatreds, and intrigues will cease, and racial animosity and prejudice will be replaced by racial amity, understanding and co-operation.
The causes of religious strife will be permanently removed, economic barriers and restrictions will be completely abolished, and the inordinate distinction between classes will be obliterated.
Destitution on the one hand, and gross accumulation of ownership on the other, will disappear.
The enormous energy dissipated and wasted on war, whether economic or political, will be consecrated to extend the range of human inventions and technological developments, to the increase of the productivity of humankind, to the extermination of disease, to the extension of scientific research, to the raising of the standard of physical health, to the sharpening and refinement of the human brain, to the sustainable development of the unused and unsuspected resources of the Mother Earth, to the prolongation of human life, and to the furtherance of any other agency that can stimulate the intellectual, the moral, the cultural, the artistic and spiritual life of the entire human race.
A world federal system, ruling the whole earth and exercising unchallenged authority over its unimaginably vast resources, blending and embodying the ideals of both the East and the West, liberated from the curse of war and its miseries, and focused on the sustainable and harmonious development of all the available sources of energy on the surface of Mother Earth(On the Surface!), a system in which Force is made the servant of Justice, whose life is sustained by its universal recognition of one Creator and by its allegiance to one common, never ending Revelation — such is the goal towards which humanity, impelled by the unifying forces of life, from my perspective, is undeniably and swiftly moving.
A difficult challenge? Yes! But what is the alternative?
With this understanding and vision, we must remember, though the path that the Creator has traced for us seems, at times, lost in the threatening shadows that are now enveloping a stricken humanity, the unfailing light that the Everywhere Spirit is continuously shining upon us is of such brightness, that no earthly darkness can ever eclipse its splendor.
Though we are small in numbers, and circumscribed as yet in our experiences, powers, and resources, the Divine Force which energizes our mission is limitless in its range and incalculable in its potency.
Though the enemies, which every acceleration in the progress of our unified work must raise up, be fierce, numerous, and unrelenting, yet the invisible Spiritual Hosts which, if we persevere, will, as promised, rush forth to our aid and in the end, enable us to fully vanquish any hopes of our destruction and annihilate the forces of disunity.
Though the ultimate blessings that will crown the consummation of our ultimate victory, be undoubted, and the Divine promises given to us are firm and irrevocable, yet the measure of the goodly reward, which every one of us is to reap, will depend on the extent to which our daily exertions will have contributed to the expansion of the mission at hand and the hastening of its triumph.
Though the task be long and arduous, yet the prize which the All-Bountiful Bestower has chosen to confer upon us is of such preciousness that neither tongue nor pen can befittingly appraise it.
Toward this ultimate vision and the fulfillment of the prophecies of our Indigenous Peoples, the Ancient of Days and Family, may each of us be fully assured, no matter what may happen in this temporal, plane of existence, that we will be and are always together, both in this world and the spiritual worlds, yet to come.
Again my heartfelt thanksgiving to the Call of the Nations by the Guardian, that have empowered my words and our Indigenous Prophecies!
As always, it is my prayer that you and your beloved ones are in the very best of health and happiness and that 2016 will be our best and most joyful year ever!
With Warm, Respectful and Loving Greetings,
Brother Phil Lane Jr.
Ihanktowan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations