The Council Fire represents an ongoing conversation and call for Mother Earth’s wisdom Keepers to come together, to spring forth from the shadows and take your rightful place around the sacred fire. It’s time that your voices are heard, time to share your wisdom and knowledge with the world.
We are at a time of immense transition, which presents humanity with great opportunities, but also brings with it great peril. We find ourselves in a pivotal period of time, where humanities next stage of evolution will be decided. This stage of evolution coincides with what is being described as a great global Awakening bringing forth a transcendental shift in consciousness .
We must evolve, we must transcend our limitations to become something more. Our very survival depends upon our recognition of the role we are playing in the destruction of our planet. We must rediscover the ancient indigenous ways so that we can come back into balance with the natural world.
In nature, all species play an instinctual role in maintaining balance and contributing to the ongoing cycle of life here on Mother Earth. Human beings are the only species that are born lacking that innate knowledge of who we are and where we fit into the circle of life to which we are all members, all Relatives.
Author Dr. Alberto Villoldo speaks to this next phase of human evolution, referring to it as becoming Homo Luminous.
Collectively, humanity has the following choice, evolve as a species or become extinct as one. This is the precipice we stand upon. Unlike previous species on our planet who have gone extinct either through natural selection, a cataclysmic event, or because of human activity. We as human beings are now conscious of the impact we have upon the natural world, and for an unknown period of time, still hold the power to change the course of our Destiny.
How do we make this transition from where we are now, to where and whom we wish to be? I believe answers await us in conversations yet to be held around the coming Council fires. I will do my part, to build these fires, to set the stage for the sages and wisdom keepers of our time. I cry out to them, step out of the shadows, share with us your sacred knowledge and timeless wisdom. I call upon an ancient archetypal energy to assist us, one who I believe still loves humanity enough to rise from our ancient memory and dance back into our lives. I call upon you Kokopelli, bringer of life, to play your flute for us once again!
The following video contains petroglyphs, depictions of the flute-playing god Kokopelli. Among Southwestern Native Americans, He is known as a the god of fertility, a prankster, healer and wonderful story teller. Some of the first petroglyphs of Kokopelli were carved over 3,000 years ago. Legends suggest that the hunch on his back depicts a sack of seeds and the songs he carries. Bringing forth life, abundant crops, vegetation and rebirth. It is believed that his flute playing symbolized the transition of winter to spring, the time for renewal.
Of legend, it’s said that Kokopelli’s flute could be heard in the spring’s breeze while bringing back warmth to the land. It is also believed that he was the source of human conception, a bringer of fertility in every sense. I introduce Kokopelli to you as a source of divine renewal, music making, of dancing, celebration and the bringer of joy to all he encounters. I ask Kokopelli to play his flute once again for us, to let his songs be heard in the wind, leading us back to our ancient roots of living in balance with the natural world. I can think of no better symbol or representation of a Piper, one that will lead humanity back to Reason.
In a tree by the brook
There’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There’s a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder, Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it’s whispered that soon, If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn , For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter. ~ Led Zepplin