Seven fires

Changing Paths blogging challenge day 20: hopes and fears.

When I chose this prompt, I was thinking of the position in the solar cross Tarot spread that corresponds to hopes and fears.

But now, with the news that we will be crossing the 1.5°C global warming threshold in the next few years, I’m reminded of the Seven Fires Prophecy of the Anishinaabe:

“It is this time that the light skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. One road will be green and lush, and very inviting. The other road will be black and charred, and walking it will cut their feet. In the prophecy, the people decide to take neither road, but instead to turn back, to remember and reclaim the wisdom of those who came before them. If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love, brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people.”

— the Anishinaabe Seven Fires Prophecy

I hope that we will choose the green road. I fear that we will choose — are choosing — the destructive road.

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