This blessing is reprinted from our forthcoming book Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power which will be published November 1 by SkyLight Paths.
My name is Rachelle Figueroa and I am of the Tarascan and Arapaho Nations. I write this from my heart and offer you my hand in friendship and peace. With the utmost respect for my ancestors, Elders, and spiritual teachers that have gone before me, I would like to share with you some words of encouragement and hope. This is remarkable time on Mother Earth, offering an incredible opportunity that has never taken place on this planet. This is an opportunity to shift the consciousness of sharing, peace, and love into the Fifth World; to birth a new planet of compassion, generosity, and joy. The Indigenous/Native people of the world have been holding earth, air, fire, and water ceremonies and following their prophecies for hundreds of years for this moment in time.
Mitakuye Oyasin. To all my relations. May you always walk in beauty.
Rachelle Figueroa, Sundancer and founder of Morning Star Foundation