In this article, Joseph White Eagle shares with us the sacred teachings of his Hopi and Cree Ancestors which are shared by the Ancestors of many Turtle Island Indigenous people – the prophecies of the 5th through 8th fires – which reflect our recent past and the point where we as a human family have come. – ed
When you read this prophecy you know we are in this time of the ending of the seventh fire. What path will we take? Ekosi.🌎🔥🌎
In the time of the Fifth Fire there will come a time of great struggle that will grip the lives of all native people. At the waning of this Fire there will come among the people one who holds a promise of great joy and salvation.
If the people accept this promise of a new way and abandon the old teachings, then the struggle of the Fifth Fire will be with the people for many generations. The promise that comes will prove to be a false promise. All those who accept this promise will cause the near destruction of the people.
In the time of the Sixth Fire it will be evident that the promise of the Fifth Fire came in a false way. Those deceived by this promise will take their children away from the teachings of the Elders. Grandsons and granddaughters will turn against the Elders. In this way the Elders will lose their reason for living … they will lose their purpose in life.
At this time a new sickness will come among the people. The balance of many people will be disturbed. The cup of life will almost become the cup of grief.
It is this time that the light skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. One road will be green and lush, and very inviting. The other road will be black and charred, and walking it will cut their feet.
In the prophecy, the people decide to take neither road, but instead to turn back, to remember and reclaim the wisdom of those who came before them. If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood.
If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people.
After we get through this troubled time and the virus is starved of its power we will come to a crossroads. It will be a individual choice for all of us. Will we light the Eighth fire and finally have peace, love, harmony and the decision to go back to the old ways?
Or will we go back to materialism, division and our continuing destruction of Mother Earth and the life that lives upon her skin?
For the time of the seventh fire is waning and the fire keeper no longer stokes the fire. And this virus is just the first plague of many that are coming if we do not light the Eighth fire.
This prophecy that has been passed down by many generations says the Elders will no longer be listened to and they will lose their purpose in life, then a new sickness will come to the people and than we will be at the crossroads.
Well this virus has revealed the abuse and how the Elders have been discarded, while a new sickness has come to the people.
The time has come to learn from our mistakes or to repress it and go on with life like we have.
Joseph White Eagle is a Cree spiritual leader and teacher of traditional Native wisdom medicine who grew up in Saskatchewan and now lives in British Colombia with his wife and family. We are deeply grateful for his contributions to Bird Clan Messenger and to all of humanity. A’ho.
More information about the 7th Fire and 8th Prophecies is here.