18. WHIRLING RAINBOW - Unity, Wholeness achieved
To the Navaho and the Hopi, the whirling rainbow woman is the bringer of friendly rains that nurture the three sisters, corn, squash and beans - during the summer so that the people will be fed. Many times an image of the whirling rainbow is created in sand paintings, an ancient healing art performed by the medicine clans of those nations. The whirling rainbow woman comes from all four directions and curves like a swastika covering all directions. The outside of the sacred circle is protected by another whirling rainbow woman bending her body in the space below creating a cup shape to catch the rain and protect the circle. Without the rain, the three sisters will die and the people will not be fed.
The whirling rainbow is the promise of peace amongst all nations and all people. The rainbow race stresses equality and opposes the idea of a superior race that would control or conquer other races. The rainbow race brings peace through the understanding that all races are one. The unity of all colours, creeds working together for the good of the whole, is the idea that is embodied in the whirling rainbow woman. When all pathways to wholeness are respected by all cultures, the prophecy of the whirling rainbow will be completed.
When I lived in mexico and worked with the grandmothers, the dreamtime buffalo society or sisterhood had many prophecies derived from seers and dreamers that had come down through the ages. The prophecy of the whirling rainbow was very specific. when the time of the white buffalo approaches the third generation of the white eyes children will grow their hair and speak of love as the healer of the children of the earth. These children will seek out new ways of understanding themselves and others. They will wear feathers and beads and paint their faces. They will seek the elders of the red race and drink from their wisdom. These white eyed children will be a sign that the Ancestors are returning in white bodies, but they are red on the inside. They will learn to walk the Earth Mother in balance again and reform the ideas of the white chiefs. These children will be tested as they were when they were Red ancestors by unnatural substances like firewater to see if they can remain on the Sacred path.
The generation of Flower Children have moved through this part of the prophecy and some have remained on the Sacred path. Others were lost for a while and are now returnng to the natural way of being. some were disillusioned and have forgotten the high ideals that gave them life when their hearts were young, but others are still waking up and quickening to the remembering.
Grandmother Cisi would look at me with her obsidian eyes piercing my soul when she spoke of the Whirling rainbow prophecy, and I would feel my heart skip a beat and then fill with promise and love. She would tell me about the return of the Buffalo to Turtle Island and how the herds would once again be numerous. After the time when the Buffalo returned the generation following the Flower children would see the dawning of the Fifth World of peace. Grandmother Cisi called the beginning of this fifth world the wobbly pony that on being born would try to use its legs. She said that the wobble would be felt by the earth mother and changes would occur in the soil and waters. Inside the Children of Earth, the wobble would create rolling emotions and feelings would bring the quickening and the remembering. Colourful dreams would be brought to the sleeptime and dreamtime dreams of these newborn Warriors of the Rainbow and they would begin to learn how to Walk in Balance. The changes in our Earth Mother would create fear in ther children which would later lead to the understanding and unity of One-planet-One-people.
Grandmother Berta would giggle when we came to this part of the prophecy because my eyes would be round as saucers and i could not sit still. Granmother Berta would urge Grandmother Cisi to stop for the day and leave me hanging on the cliff edge just to tease me. Cisi would finally begin again and slap my knee to make me pay attention to the rhythm of the prophecy because my mind would be spinning with probabilities and my own projections. I wanted to ask so many questions about how, when, where and why. I wanted to know details details details. I was twenty two and very impatient but I kept my silence so she could continue.
The whirling rainbow will appear in the form of a Sun Dog for those who are ready to see. The Sun Dog is a full rainbow circle around the sun that has bight white lights at the four directions. The Sun dog is a rare natural phenomenon that was named by the Native Americans. The name is now used by scientists all over the world. Many sun dogs will be seen around the Time of the White Buffalo, which will be the Sky language sign that the Secret and Sacred teachings are to be shared with all races. Enough of the Children will be awakened to carry the responsibility of the teachings and the healing process will begin in full swing.
Grandmother Berta would smile with a faraway look in her eyes, knowing she would be in the blue road of spirit when the time of the white buffalo came. Grandmother Cisi would also be in the Other Side camp, but both promised they would be assisting me in bringing out the things they had taught me when the time was right.
Both Grandmothers spoke of the change in feelings the Children of the Earth would have during the wobble or healing proces as the Whirling Rainbows permeated their dreams. They said "Many will remember their purpose for being on this Earth walk and will learn to develop their gifts to assist the whole of humanity. Truth will shatter the bonds of seperation and goodness will prevail. Some details of Earth changes will come into the dreams of those who are being warned to move where they will be safe. Others will be told that their talents will be needed in areas where the changes occur. Everyone will have to trust their personal vision and follow their hearts in order to assist the whole. Each person will be able to use their gifts with joy and share equally in the bounty created by all working together." The other teachings of the prophecy of the Whirling Rainbow will be released at a later time when more have awakened to the potential they carry.
In our Seneca Tradition, Grandmother Twylah has taught us many uses for the Whirling Rainbow of peace. When we are having difficulty in any situation, we visualise the rainbow of peace encircling the situation, the people involved and the disharmony. Then we twinkle our eyes with joy, sending our inner-peace to the situation. In using this technique and following it with ceremony we place our intention inside the Whirling Rainbow of Peace.
Our intention follows the Iroquois Peace Confederacy Tradition that uses the Twelve Cycles of Truth to bring peace. The twelve cycles are
learning the truth
honouring the truth
accepting the truth
observing the truth
hearing the truth
presenting the truth
loving the truth
walking the truth
and being grateful for the truth.
When we invite total truth into our Sacred Space, we shatter bonds of seperation and illusion that create discord. The Whirling Rainbow of Peace destroys the lies that have made the children of the earth distrust each other and replaces the illusion of separation with the truth of unity.
When the Whirling rainbow woman of the Navaho and Hopi brings the cleansing and regenerative rains to the earth mother, her children are also cleansed and healed. When the Rainbow of Peace of the Seneca encircles each persons Sacred Space of others and the harmony of living on the earth will be restored. These knowing systems are the teachings of the Warriors of the rainbow who are Sisters and Brothers uniting the Fifth world and working for Peace.
The application of the card:-
if the whirling rainbow has appeared, you are asked to remove any type of discord from your life in order to grow. Don't feed the negativity. Look at any lessons being presented at this time, learn from them, focus on creating beauty and abundance in your life andd do not allow yourself to be caught in the quicksand of petty tyrants. A true worthy opponent will present lessons to make you grow beyond any high drama into a sense of untiy within the Self. Other petty tyrants are not worthy of your attention or your energy. You need not take on the issues of others when the discord is lack of unity within themselves.
Encircle any discord with the Whirling Rainbow of Peace and consider the unity you have with the Great Mystery when you keep your eye on the goal and your feet on the Sacred Path of Beauty, Remember, any challenges to unity are equal to your ability to overcome them.