I Dreamed of A Time…
We say that we want to leave behind a world that is free from prejudice and fear, that is clean and organic…
I put to you that you are not just leaving this world to the children of today but to yourself of tomorrow.
What you create today you will find on your return. Olwynne Cade 2014
We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For is the title and final line of a piece of powerful wisdom by Thomas Banyacya Sr. (1910-1999); Speaker of the Wolf, Fox and Coyote Clan Elder of the Hopi Nation.
When I read his words I feel a resonance deep inside me as if I have been spoken to by something very ancient and powerful. They speak to me across time and space as if I was calling to myself from all my lifetimes, to remember why I had been born, lived and died then and why I am here now.
To incarnate here is a courageous decision made and acted upon by all of us. It is one of many leaps of faith we consciously make along the path of our souls journey.
Why do we take it you may ask? Because we can. Because it is how we learn and grow. Each day of our lives is an act or courage and determination.
I know now that I was going to need a lot of courage to live this life I had chosen. It would take everything I could muster to get through the early years and what got me there was my dreams of a better life.
I dreamed of a time as a child, when my home would be free from violence and we could get some help. Where society wouldn’t turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the cries of my mother, my siblings and I and also my father who had no help or understanding of what was causing his behaviour or how to change it. Denial and indifference from within our extended families and society as a whole allowed the family violence to occur.
Thankfully the time has come where all involved can seek the help and understanding of others to change their lives should they choose to do so. Women can now get benefits to help support themselves and their children. There is recognition of their situation and help available from so many other sources to assist them to leave their battered lives far behind. Men can seek help too to learn a new way to live their lives that don’t harm those closest to them.
I dreamed of a time when women wouldn’t have to hide in shame if they had a child out of wedlock and give that child away because society frowned upon the woman and the child but never the man.
I dreamed of this because by the age of 17 I had given birth to two beautiful girls and given them up for adoption.
I dreamed of a time when my mother’s words wouldn’t ring in my ears, “that after what I had done no decent man would want me”. So I chose my relationships accordingly. Until I finally saw the love in myself, for myself and the consciousness of society had changed enough that my ‘shameful actions’ were no longer such a terrible moral crime.
Women of today are having children alone and out of wedlock. They are raising their children without the prejudice of the masses and surrogacy is a normal part of our lives.
The time has come now to heal that gaping wound in my soul and I have thankfully been reunited with my daughters who are have grown to become beautiful women.
I dreamed of a time when I could step up into my creativity and share it without fearing the criticism of others. The criticism and judgement began in my home. I would turn down my light so as not to cause strife and remove any kind of conflict both with those who criticised me and within myself. All that did was hurt me and leave me feeling sad and lost. I decided early on that I wasn’t going let their judgement stop me from doing what was in my heart. I am appreciative of their part in galvanising me to do what I had only dreamed of.
I decided that I am prepared to disappoint everyone but myself and now I couldn’t do or be anyone else if I tried.
I have come to learn that not everyone will like what you do or agree with it. Dr Wayne W Dyer said “live your life independent of the good opinion of others.” He was right. Thank you Dr Dyer.
I dreamed of a time when there would be no more abuse of power over children. Where children had a voice. I dreamed of a world where abuse of children by those who had power over them was no longer acceptable and that these people would be brought to justice. That time has come as we witness the bringing to the light of the abuse of the innocent and the world is horrified and so it should be.
I learned very early on what it was like to live in a powerless situation but I decided that I was not going to live a powerless life.
Living a courageous life is not just about going to war or doing dangerous deeds rather it is having the courage to stand up for something that needs to be changed. It is to me about having the passion and vision to imagine a time when acts and beliefs that cause harm to ourselves and others will be brought to the light and will no more hold us prisoner to those who perpetrate them. To live a meaningful life requires courage and belief.
I am reminded of this saying as I write…
‘Courage doesn’t always roar.
Courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that's saying,
I will try again tomorrow.' Mary Anne Radmacher
It is challenging enough to get through each day but to affect change we must step up a notch and live with passion, act with purpose and be mindful of our thoughts and feeling and conscious of our intentions before we act upon them.
For every action there is a consequence. The intention behind that action will determine the outcome of the consequence.
Some call this Karma. The law of cause and effect. But that subject is for another time.
I don’t know about you but I want to leave this world a better place than I found it. For me leaving this world a better place when I depart, is not just about a clean green earth free from pollution, it is about how I lived this life and the impact my actions and intentions had on all things I came in contact with.
I know that I have had to do a lot of soul searching for my actions have not always been saintly. I have hurt others by my selfish fear filled ways.
But the more I embraced the idea of reincarnation and that I was ultimately responsible for my life and everything I did, so began my need to atone and clean up my act. My consciousness of all things grew and as it grew so did the realisation that I was not just a blip on life’s radar, but an integral connected part of something vast that had purpose and order to it. That my actions had consequences and the consequences would return to me as my future.
I invite you to ask yourself these questions – what if reincarnation is real? What if you do return to live on Earth over and over? What if you are going to return here in 100 years or 10 years after your death? What will you find on your return? And do you have any power to create a world that you would want to return to? If you aren’t happy with what is happening here in your life now, will you be happy with the next life if you do nothing about this one?
Change is about our willingness to want a better life. A more healthy happy and spiritual life. It is about our own consciousness and the mass consciousness of all that is.
If that feels too big for you to consider then start where your life began.
With your arrival here. Your family/tribe/whanau. Our principle soul lessons begin within our tribe/family. They begin within the intimacy of the four walls of our family home.
Mine certainly did and what took place within them has shaped me and continues to do so to this day.
I know now that our principle lessons begins with our tribe/family. That they are our first teachers and we must embrace them, for they along with us, have chosen to join together in this lifetime and play the roles we chose together in spirit so that we can all learn and grow. Through this process hopefully we can leave the world better than we found it and move forward in our consciousness to find a more holistic world on our return.
I know that this lifetime is a reflection of past lives resonating through time and space within my psyche.
I discovered that in a previous incarnation, under the orders of my country of the time and the direction of my superiors, I and my fellow soldiers committed unspeakable acts upon innocent and defenceless people of a country we invaded. On my return to my own country of the time, I vowed to never, never, never to follow another person blindly again. Never to act upon their directives without question.
That I would stand up for defenceless people even if it meant the loss of my own life. And my present lifetime has reflected that vow to me, which of course began in my family, at the closest possible point for me to remember my ancient vow. I believe it is no mistake that I incarnated into a violent home where I would stand up for my family members and myself. In my present lifetime I have found myself as a leader or lone wolf. Never a follower. I question authority and don’t make a good employee.
I learnt a great deal from my father and I am grateful that he agreed to play his role in teaching me to remember the pledge I took all those lifetimes ago. There is no greater influence in our lives than our parents.
Since 1958, the year of my birth, so much has changed and acceptance of issues that were plaguing us as a Human race of people are beginning to come to the light with rapid frequency. I believe this is because we are growing in awareness and raising our consciousness.
In other lifetimes I know that I have been persecuted for my beliefs. Tortured, shunned by family/society and left to die all because I remembered who I was and wanted to express it.
Throughout those lifetimes, I dreamed of a world that would allow me to embrace my spiritual beliefs without fear of death or persecution. I dreamed of a world where there was equality of opportunity for everyone. A world where we were free to express our true selves without fear of reprisal.
Maybe in all my lifetimes my desire for change caused me to act in some way that has brought about the changes in this one. I hope so.
There is no better time or place than now to embrace our spirituality in our own unique way. There is still so much more to do.
I want to leave a world where everyone takes responsibility for themselves. Where we don’t have to compete with each other for power. We can learn to use our power with love as opposed to our power without love. Both are equally powerful. That to me is a sign of spiritual maturity.
I am heartened by the opening of our hearts and minds to the infinite possibilities that are available to us. I am so pleased that what I could only dream of as a child has become a reality. It was all worth it.
We must seize the day. We are the idea whose time has come and we should not hold back from the pursuit of our truth… that we are spirit being human and that we have lived before in many times and places and will continue to do so. We are our own ancestors and will become our descendants. That no one sits in judgement of us when we die, and that our natural state is love, peace, joy and forgiveness. We do not have to go through anyone to find God or The Is or whatever name you may give the divine consciousness to which we all belong; we are already in direct contact with whomever we need to help us on our journey.
There are no need for trappings to express our divinity, we are all we need. Our arrival into the earth plane was humble. The only physical trapping we had was our body and we leave that behind when we depart.
What we do leave is our imprint on everyone and everything we come in contact with.
Everyone throughout all time, when faced with adversity and strife dream of a time when that will not be so. When it no longer needs to be an action, belief or consciousness of the world and themselves. That acts of power without love are no longer acceptable in our family, our community, country or the world at large. If enough people become willing to be open minded and raise their awareness of themselves and others, then change will happen without violence or force.
All it takes is one person to ignite the flame and then pass it to others who have the courage to light a torch from it and pass it on to others with love, hope and faith.
It is time to stand in our power and embrace the lives we have chosen to live for We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting for. We are the voices and hearts of those who can bring about change. It is never too late to make a difference. ©Olwynne Cade 2016
‘I have a dream.’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr.
Keep shining brightly.
We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For - Thomas Banyacya Sr. (1910-1999); Speaker of the Wolf, Fox and Coyote Clan Elder of the Hopi Nation.
You have been telling the people,
That this is the eleventh hour.
Now, you must go and tell the people,
That THIS is the hour,
And there are things to be considered.
Where are you living? What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in the right relationship?
Where is your water?
Know your garden ...
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community,
Be good to each other.
Do not look outside yourself for a leader.
There is a river flowing now very fast,
It is so great and swift.
That there are those who will be afraid,
They will try to hold onto the shore.
They will feel they are being pulled apart,
And will suffer greatly.
Understand that the river knows its' destination,
The elders say we must let go of the shore.
Push off into the middle of the river,
Keep our eyes open and our heads above water.
And I say; see who is in there with you,
Hold fast to them and celebrate!
At this time in history,
We are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves!
For the moment we do,
Our spiritual growth and journey comes to an end.
The time of the Lone Wolf is over!
Banish the word 'struggle' from Your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done,
In a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are all about to go on a journey,
We are the one's we have been waiting for!
Olwynne is a Soulologist and Life Coach, Teacher, Speaker and Writer who specialises in the soul's journey through the fields of reincarnation, past lives, life between lives, life after death, human consciousness, intuition, spirituality, health and well-being. She has studied and practised for 28 years in these fields.