TEACHINGS OF THE RAVEN
You are seated in front, Behind you a long line of ancestors,
back to the beginning.
The struggle of the ancestors
Made it possible for you to be here, to be clear.
Once blinded, now coming out of the dark,
I see your ancestors are seeking you!
The dark is not dark any more, it is light, and they are seeing you.
They dance, they sing, your face is clear, the fire is burning bright.
You can see them too, inviting you to move into your responsibility.
You are not an ancestor. You are a human being.
One day you will be an ancestor.
But for now, you are a human being.
Find inside, YOUR direction, YOUR voice,
That source, that fire, that sacredness that is you.
writing & artwork by Paul Shilling