Many indigenous cultures
of the world share a two-thousand year old prophesy about the
Eagle and the Condor. It is known in Mayan Peru as “the
Coming of the new Pachacuti”, an interval of roughly
500 years. The prophesy foretold of tremendous conflict throughout
the Americas from around 1500 to 2000. During this time, the
Eagle, representing the mental and materialistic, has driven
the Condor, representing the spiritual, heart-centered and
nature(Earth)-oriented, almost into extinction.
The Eagle represents the modern, technological world; the people
of the Eagle developed the intellect at the expense of the heart.
They have developed technology to an extraordinary level, bringing
material wealth and accomplishment, but they also find themselves
spiritually impoverished as a result.
The Condor represents the indigenous people of the world living
close to the land, with the heart and wisdom that come from being
attuned to the natural world. They have an unparalleled depth
of Spirituality and Wisdom that is an expression of their profound
connection to nature. These people are spiritually rich but materially
impoverished. The forces of the developed world now threaten
their environment, and they must develop some of the intellectual
skills of the Eagle.
According to the prophecy, now is the beginning of the “Fifth
Pachacuti”, a time when the Condor will rise and again
fly wing-to-wing in the same sky as the Eagle. The world will
come into balance. It is a time of partnership, love, healing,
and a transition out of an era of conflict and turmoil into
more sustainable and Earth-honoring ways. It is a time of great
transition but comes with some dangers. The Condor will not
soon forget the domination of the Eagle. The Eagle must also
change to help restore the balance.
Our task now is to return to the Heart-Wisdom ways of the Condor;
to individually and collectively begin to fulfill this prophesy.
We need to “come to our senses,” and listen with
our hearts to what the Earth is trying to tell us. We need to
begin to look at and understand how the choices we make perpetuate
the destruction of the Earth and contribute to our sense of unhappiness,
stress, and isolation from each other. We must begin now to help
the Condor soar…..
And so I begin with my Open Heart, with my Healing Practice,
with my Consciousness, and with my Listening….