The Vision of Elder William Commanda to Create

"A CIRCLE OF ALL NATIONS: A CULTURE OF PEACE"

This difficult age we live in was foreseen by spiritual visionaries across the world. My ancestors warned us about the years of struggle that would lead us to a crossroad and to the choices we would be called upon to make at the turn of the century. This vision was inscribed in the sacred Seven Fires Prophecy Wampum Shell Belt in the late 1400s.

The Seven Fires Prophecy holds a vision for a future where we:

  • HONOUR OUR RELATIONSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY TO MOTHER EARTH AND ALL CREATION,

  • CELEBRATE OUR INDIVIDUAL GIFTS AND DIVERSITY, AND STILL

  • RECOGNIZE AND RESPECT OUR PLACE WITHIN A CIRCLE OF ALL NATIONS

    The steps to this future are few:

  • FIRST WE LOOK WITHIN, SO WE KNOW OURSELVES BEST. WE RECOGNIZE, ACKNOWLEDGE AND FORGIVE OURSELVES OUR SHORTCOMINGS AND ANY FAILIURE TO ACHIEVE OUR BEST POTENTIAL

  • WE FORGIVE OTHERS FOR ANY HARDSHIP AND PAIN THEY MAY HAVE CAUSED US AND OUR COMMUNITIES; WE TRUST THAT THIS ENERGY WILL TRANSFORM THEM SPIRITUALLY

  • WE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS AFFECT OURSELVES, MOTHER EARTH AND ALL CREATION, AND WE EMBRACE PEACE MINDFULLY

  • WE LISTEN TO OUR MINDS BUT WE TRUST OUR HEARTS ABOVE ALL

    This path will lead us to love, sharing, respect, responsibility, compassion, healing, justice and reconciliation.

    It is of crucial importance that the people of the world:

  • RESPOND IMMEDIATELY TO THE PLIGHT OF THE MANY OPPRESSED BY EXPLOITATION, SOCIAL INJUSTICE, RACISM AND WAR;

  • ANIMATE THE HUMAN CAPACITY FOR FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION, LOVE AND RECONCILIATION; AND

  • CREATE A GLOBAL SYNERGY TO ENSURE THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE LIVES OF ALL

    We shall then light the Eighth Fire together and we will become:

    ďA CIRCLE OF ALL NATIONS: A CULTURE OF PEACE"