Our world is changing in significant ways, increasing the stress and uncertainty many people experience in their jobs, as well as their personal lives. Yet, what's happening is not a surprise to indigenous people in various parts of the world, who have passed down prophecies or stories that this time was coming, so I'd like to share the essence one of these stories with you.
The Achuar tribe of Ecuador is an ancient dream culture still living in harmony with their ancestral land-- nearly two million acres of tropical rainforest. For many centuries, the prophecy of the eagle and the condor has been passed down within their tribe. The eagle is the bird that represents more materialistic, intellectual, human-oriented societies, and the condor represents more spiritual, intuitive, heart-centered societies connected with nature. According to the story, which can be traced back many centuries, the eagle would fly in the sky alone for many, many years, but there would come a time when the eagle and the condor would fly in the sky together. The Achuar people, and other indigenous tribes around the world, have said we are in that time, a time when we need to bring these two worldviews together within ourselves and in our communities. By combining the best of our minds and hearts, we can create a sustainable future for everyone in how we live and work.
So, what does this have to do with you?