I didn't get very far into PERSEVERANCE by Margaret Wheatley before I came across this message from the Elders of the Hopi Nation that I knew I needed to share with you:
ORAIBI, ARIZONA, JUNE 8, 2000
Here is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those
who will be afraid, who will try
to hold onto the shore.
They are being torn apart and
will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore.
Push off into the middle of the river,
and keep our heads above water.
And I say see who is there with you
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 come to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude
All that we do now must be done
in a sacred manner and in celebration.
For we are the ones we have been waiting for.
As you may or may not know, I've been on the road for MyOutSpirit for almost two years now (I'll be moving for the 13th time in two years on Monday), and one of the lessons I've learned is that I really can't do it alone. I can't personally contact every pro-LGBTQ organization and business in the country! Some people suggest buying mailing lists and then sending invitations, but I'd rather build this powerful network by building community.
Which means I need your help.
If you're in the USA, please help us gather together by inviting 2 LGBTQ-affirming organizations and businesses in your community to join MyOutSpirit's VISIONARY Network at http://GaySpiritCulture.com - and ask each of them to invite two more, and so on. Friends and colleagues asking friends and colleagues to participate!
If you can also make a contribution to support my work, it's much-needed right now.