"Together with the Twelve of us, you make Thirteen "
Many times over the past few months the Grandmothers said to me, "This is the end of an era." And though I didn't really understand what they meant, I had grown accustomed to hearing them say it. But now they have begun to explain themselves.
"This is the end of an era-the beginning of a new era," they said, "and in all periods of transition (like this one) there will be moments of confusion, disagreements with one another, fears, etc. Growing pains. Expect this," they said. "Expect it in yourself and expect it in others. Do not be concerned when disharmony rears its head. At times like these, it will ," they shrugged and smiled. "So much is changing now that the mind becomes uncomfortable, and when your mind is uncomfortable, you revert back to the yang-based patterns you were taught. Then the judgments flare," they laughed, the power struggles ensue, fears, angers, a need to 'control' others, to 'control' situations, and to 'control' your own feelings--all of these come up," they said and laughing, threw up their hands. "None of them are pleasant, but during times of transition they show themselves. So as you move through these changing times," they said, "be easy on yourself and easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being.
"You will find that you will be working less in the yang modes you are accustomed to," they said. "For example, you will not be planning and working so hard to get from point 'a' to point 'b' the way you have in the past, but will instead spend more time experiencing the whole and your place in it. Instead of traveling toward a goal 'out there,' you will instead voyage deeper into yourself.
"Your mother's mother's mother knew how to do this," they said. "Your ancestors from long ago related to the whole of life. They knew the power of the Feminine Principle and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom, this way of being is already within you. Call on it," they said. "Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang-based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble, look up. A Breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings.
"And call on us, the Grand Mothers," they said, smiling benignly. "Together with the twelve of us, you make thirteen. You are the thirteenth one," they said and beckoned to me, "so take your place with us. You are not separate from the Divine. Over and over again you will take your place in the circle with us--both men and women will do this," they said.
"Come sit with us. Sit and share our teachings, and as you do, all sense of separation, all the old thoughts of 'them vs. me' or 'I am alone/no one understands me' will dissolve into Oneness. Our teachings will protect and guide you as this work begins to live inside you. We promise that once you get a glimpse of the greathearted one you are, you will never miss your old yang-based perceptions of yourself and others. Instead," they laughed as they swung their skirts from side to side, "you will be free. You will live each day in the One Love."