Native American Spirituality
Teachings that will protect us during the coming times…
The prophecies, instructions and warnings given to us over 1,100 years ago by
Maasau can be viewed as a “Spiritual Ark” in theses troubling times. The
Spiritual Ark that consists of carefully chosen thoughts, words, deeds and
promises. The sharing and existence of this Ark, is what makes the giving of the
prophecies understandable, and elevates the Hopi prophecies to equal, or
possibly superior, standing with the rest of the prophetic field of information
at this time.
Maasau told the Hopi to be alert and watchful, and he named specific things they
should do to protect themselves. As we consider these wise specifics, we will
see that they are cautions that we should exercise too.
Make Careful Choices:
When new opportunities are introduced and new advantages
come, be cautious and accept the least harmful things. Choose which path you
will follow — the materialistic way or the Creator’s way. Do not get careless
as time passes and forget your vows to the Creator and the spiritual laws. If
you do, it will be a sign you have forsaken the Great Creator.”
Do not be tempted into anything that will harm your way of life, get you into
trouble, or produce problems. Even though temptation is evil, desire is strong
within us and hard to control. As we pass into the worlds of different ideas,
temptation will weaken us. Avoiding temptation is a key to survival. If you
cannot escape new changes, use them wisely. Don’t let them destroy the valuable
elements in your life.”
We often step into these very traps because we think they will improve our
lives. On the contrary, they can drain our mind and strength. Deceit is common
among world leaders. Advantageous lifestyles often lead us astray. Modern
concepts will not help balance the natural order on earth and in the universe.
Listen To Your Elders:
Listen to your elders, and you will learn that Divine laws and religion are
important. At one time Hopi learned wisdom, knowledge, and prophecy through
their elders in order to live wisely. It is a pity in these changing times, that
they hear no more, see nor more, nor do they understand. Yet these wise
teachings are the key to happiness and health.
Be Self-sufficient so that you are not dependent upon others for survival. Don’t
rely on supermarkets for food and don’t be entirely dependent on wages. What
will happen to you if some day the White man’s world collapses?
Prepare In Advance:
Take time to review what has happened to you and try to predict what might
happen during the coming year. Once you have done this, ask yourself how you
will handle each thing that does occur. The ancient Native Americans followed a
ritual calendar that forced them to think ahead and prepare in advance, so that
they would not be caught unprepared. Pray for guidance to the Creator, Maasaw,
Mother Earth, and other helper deities.
Use Ancient Teachings As A Guideline:
We look upon our ancient teachings as a guideline used in order to avoid a
downfall for our mistakes. We have learned that through our conduct we can
accomplish good and bad deeds. The old ones say that we have gone through at
least three world catastrophes and each world was destroyed by the same error in
Protect The Laws Of Nature And Spirit. Respect All Living Things:
We must carry on our purpose to protect the laws of nature and spirit which is
our highest priority. Other think that what they’re doing is harmless. We think
they are destroying the link between Nature and Man. The signs of warning are
evident in many parts of the world. We all are to be blamed, for we are abusing
our Mother Earth by our mindless actions and by our irresistible urge to better
our way through our own inventive thinking. We have forsaken the warnings of our
ancient fathers, gradually leading ourselves to ruin. We all should hang our
heads in shame.
What we say will pain most people, but we hope it will help them to understand
themselves and reverse their ways toward better behavior for the good of lesser
man and for the survival of our world for the coming generations. We have
learned and believe that one cannot communicate with Nature unless your
existence and behavior are in harmony with the will of the Great Spirit, that he
who knows his heart will also find his way in the future.
Don’t Try To Control Others:
Trading blame drains our planet of spiritual energy and causes great harm to all
land and life. Don’t try to control others. The spirit dwells within all of us.
Be Satisfied With The Pattern Of Life Given To Us By Our Great Creator:
Be satisfied with the order of our Great Creator, whose light does not blind us
and does not lead us into confusion. Instead, His light brightens the road, so
that we can absorb its great wisdom and live like humans… Perhaps there is
still time for this land to live on under the laws of our Great Spirit and our
Great Creator. These are the things we desire. We are very sad for our life of
today; it is heading down the direction you have created for us. The tide is
gathering, and the high tide which sweeps us away may not be far off.
Our prophecies foretell that times will come when we will periodically recover
our senses and find that some vital element is amiss. Then we will retrace our
steps with fear, not bearing to look back and where we have been. So we will go
forward, backward, forward and backward, our decisions uncertain. This is
happening today in Hopi land, as it is happening in the rest of the world.
So time passes on, and the prophecies of our ancient people begin to unfold.
Many great events lie before us, and we are witnessing with astonishment today
the fact that our ancient’s words were right. Live long, for there are great and
exciting adventures awaiting us.
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HOPI SURVIVAL GUIDE
Blend With The Land And Celebrate Life
Only through peace is the survival of mankind and our planet Earth possible…
At time’s end … there will be a new dawn of time when the world will bloom
1. As you board the Ark, make your own Covenant with the Creator and Maasaw.
That does not mean you will exchange what you are going to do on the Ark for
your own religious faith. While the Ark does function in a relationship with the
Creator, it is not a place of specific religion, nor does it recognize any
religion as superior to others. You do not even need to have a specific
religion, believing in a Divine Creator is enough! This message now is not about
eternal matters, or the afterlife, it is about one thing, SURVIVAL.
2. Live simply, as Maasaw himself lives and don’t let materialism control your
3. Practice self-denial.
4. Practice self-sufficiency. Each of us should possess whatever margin of
preparation we need to get us over humps that may last for long periods of time.
We who live in cities must ask ourselves what we would do if all of our food
supply sources closed down tomorrow. Practicing this is something the
Traditionalist Hopi do as a natural way of life, and it is one of the strategies
that has enabled them to endure for thousands of years. Having learned from long
experience that circumstances can change drastically from one year to the next,
they lay aside enough food each Fall to get them through the next year. If the
worse happens, they are ready. We too are advised to stock our shelves with
enough non-perishable foods to sustain our
families when the prophesied emergencies strike.
5. Change your priorities. Make careful choices.
6. Recognize that it is the Creator’s wish to rescue us, and that together with
the Hopi we can rescue the world.
7. Think of attitude as being an equal partner of application. What you think
about what you do may be even more important than what you do.
8. Make your attitude regarding life and the environment a reverent one.
9. Throughout the Ceremonial Cycle there will be dancing in the Ark. This
pursuit we are following has a serious nature, but we know it will be
successful. This awareness keeps us in a state of joy and fulfillment.
10. During the first part of December say prayers for the well being of the
entire world. What is being done during this season is to prepare the atmosphere
for the coming year. During this period, you will be blending with the world,
and your consciousness of this state will enfold you and affect everything else
you do during the coming year. If people all over the
world are doing this, think of what the effect will be.
11. On December 21, do initiations to bring others aboard the Spiritual Ark.