A topic that is on many a mind is the Mayan Calendar that ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. Are the Mayans the only culture that has a prophecy of the ending of the world as we know it? No, there are several cultures that have shared prophecies over the centuries that call for a change in the world to come and there are many who believe that we are in that time of change now.
Native American traditions have many prophecies that foretell of the current world ending and a new world beginning. Depending on which tradition you follow, we could be seeing the coming of the 5th or 6th world experience for Mother Earth.
As the weeks and months get closer to December 21, 2012; I will be doing some posts on some of the prophecies that I have studied and share them with you. Many are quite fascinating and some seem to have already come true.
Last year around this time, I talked about Signs Of White Buffalo Calf Woman so we will explore that prophecy more in the next few weeks. I’ll also tell you about the Rainbow Warriors and other prophecies that we should be paying attention to.
In my last post we discussed the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman. We discussed briefly the story of this Native American holy woman and how she came to earth to teach the Lakota Sioux their Seven Sacred Rituals and left them the holiest of all worship symbols – the Sacred Pipe. Before she left The People she promised to come back to earth one day and that we would know she was coming when a white buffalo calf was born.
On August 20, 1994 a white buffalo calf was born along the Rock River in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was named “Miracle” and the world took notice. In fact by the autumn time of 2000 there were 7 white buffalo calves born onto the world stage. Some, might say this lessens the significance but many think these births are quite worthy of taking note. Is it just a coincidence that there were 7 born and there are 7 sacred rituals?
Miracle lived for 10 years and gave birth to 4 more white calves. To give you some idea of how phenomenal this is let me share some statistics with you. In the days when the buffalo herds were numerous, pre 1800s, the chances of a white buffalo calf being born were 1 in 10 million. Due to them being hunted to near extinction by the 1800s the odds became too high to even calculate. So, for the world to be seeing these calves being born more often at this time in history seems like a sign to me and millions of others who embrace the teachings of the indigenous peoples of North America.
Perhaps at a time when our world seems to be driven by greed and mankind has embraced too many unholy ways, it is time for Pte San Wi to return to us and she is giving us signs to open our minds and hearts for her return. We need to understand and embrace her teachings that the Great Spirit lives in all things, gives life to all forms, and supplies energy to all things of creation. We are reminded by these white buffalo calves and their coming that the Lakota saying of Mitakuye Oyasin has real meaning and real significance to the survival of mankind here on Mother Earth.
White Buffalo Calf Woman, to many, is a sacred woman. Some might call her a prophet or a messiah. She is a central figure in the Lakota religion or tradition. White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the extended Lakota nation of the Teton Sioux their “Seven Sacred Rituals”.
The ancestors tell us that long ago there was a time of famine. The chief of the Lakotas sent out two scouts to hunt for food. As the scouts traveled they saw a figure in the distance. As they approached they saw that it was a beautiful young woman in white clothing. One of the scouts was filled with desire for the woman. He approached her, planning to embrace the woman. If he found her pleasing, he would claim her as a wife. His companion warned him that she appeared to be a sacred woman. To do this would be a big mistake. The scout ignored his advice.
The companion watched as his friend approached and embraced the woman. A strange white cloud covered the pair. Then the cloud disappeared and only the mysterious woman remained. The remaining scout was frightened but the woman beckoned him forward. She told him that no harm would come to him. She pointed to a spot on the ground where the other scout’s bare bones lay. She explained that the Crazy Buffalo had compelled the man to desire her, and she had annihilated him.
The scout became even more frightened. The woman explained that she was Wakan and his weapons could not harm her. She explained that if he did as she instructed, no harm would befall him and that his tribe would become prosperous. The scout promised to do what she instructed. The woman told him to return to his encampment and to call for a Council and to prepare a feast for her arrival.
The woman’s name was PtesanWi which means White Buffalo Calf Woman. She taught the Lakotas many sacred rituals and gave them the sacred pipe which is the holiest of all worship symbols. After teaching the people and giving them her gifts, PtesanWi left them promising to return one day. The People would know she was coming when a white buffalo calf was born.
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My next post will talk about the coming of White Buffalo Calf Woman…