Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle commented a few days ago on the current si tuat ion:

′ ′ This moment humani ty is experiencing can be seen as a door or a hole. The decision to fal l in the hole or walk through the door is up to you. I f you consume the news 24 hours a day, wi th negat ive energy, constant ly nervous, wi th pessimism, you wi l l fal l into this hole. But i f you take the opportuni ty to look at yourself , to rethink l i fe and death, to take care of yourself and others, then you wi l l walk through the portal . Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect wi th your spiri tual home. When you take care of yourself , you take care of everyone at the same t ime. Do not underest imate the spiri tual dimension of this crisis. Take the perspect ive of an eagle that sees everything from above wi th a broader view. There is a social quest ion in this crisis, but also a spiri tual quest ion. The two go hand in hand. Wi thout the social dimension we fal l into fanat icism. Wi thout the spiri tual dimension, we fal l into pessimism and fut i l i ty. Are you ready to face this crisis. Grab your toolbox and use al l the tools at your disposal . Learn resistance from the example of Indian and African peoples: we have been and are exterminated. But we never stopped singing, dancing, l ight ing a f ire and rejoicing. Don' t feel gui l ty for feel ing blessed in these troubled t imes. Being sad or angry doesn' t help at al l . Resistance is resistance through joy! You have the right to be strong and posi t ive. And there's no other way to do i t than to maintain a beaut i ful , happy, bright posture. Has nothing to do wi th al ienat ion (ignorance of the world). I t 's a resistance strategy. When we cross the threshold, we have a new worldview because we faced our fears and di ff icul t ies. This is al l you can do now: - Sereni ty in the storm - Keep calm, pray every day

- Make a habi t of meet ing the sacred every day. Show resistance through art , joy, trust and love.

(courtesy of B.H. in our chat group whose Mom sent i t to her last week)

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