Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Prophecy of White Buffalo Calf Woman

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a white buffalo born May 12, 2011 during a thunder storm. The news of the white buffalo brought over 2,000 Native Americans from all over the U.S. to a farm in Greenville, TX.

White buffalo are considered to be sacred in several Native American religions. They are said to have great spiritual importance. Lightning Medicine Cloud is said to be only the 3rd white buffalo to be born. He is named after a white buffalo born in 1933 Big Medicine.

Lakota Sioux believe Whope, goddess of peace, appeared in the form of a white buffalo calf. They believe the goddess will return, once four such calf’s are born bringing a new age. Some believe the end of the world.
Chief Standing Strong said, the white buffalo is very sacred in Native American history. He also went on to say, this is the third one ever born. When four specially marked calf’s are born Whope will reappear, uniting nations and bring a new age. According to Indian legend it’s the beginning of the end of time.

The calf is unusual it is not an albino; it has a dark nose, eyes and dark markings on the tip of its tail.

Little Soldier said, he had to be a male, he had to have a black nose, eyes, and a black tipped tail. He had all the features, he’s the pure blessed bull whose been sent here with the message and prophecy.

The Lakota people have a prophecy about the white buffalo calf. How that prophecy originated was that we have a sacred bundle, a sacred peace pipe, that was brought to us about 2,000 years ago by what we know as the White Buffalo Calf Woman. 

The story goes that she appeared to two warriors at that time. These two warriors were out hunting buffalo, hunting for food in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, and they saw a big body coming toward them. And they saw that it was a white buffalo calf. As it came closer to them, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl. 

That time one of the warriors thought bad in his mind, and so the young girl told him to step forward. And when he did step forward, a black cloud came over his body, and when the black cloud disappeared, the warrior who had bad thoughts was left with no flesh or blood on his bones. The other warrior kneeled and began to pray. 

And when he prayed, the white buffalo calf who was now an Indian girl told him to go back to his people and warn them that in four days she was going to bring a sacred bundle. 

So the warrior did as he was told. He went back to his people and he gathered all the elders and all the leaders and all the people in a circle and told them what she had instructed him to do. And sure enough, just as she said she would, on the fourth day she came. 

They say a cloud came down from the sky, and off of the cloud stepped the white buffalo calf. As it rolled onto the earth, the calf stood up and became this beautiful young woman who was carrying the sacred bundle in her hand. 

As she entered into the circle of the nation, she sang a sacred song and took the sacred bundle to the people who were there to take of her. She spent four days among our people and taught them about the sacred bundle, the meaning of it. 

She taught them seven sacred ceremonies. 

One of them was the sweat lodge, or the purification ceremony. One of them was the naming ceremony, child naming. The third was the healing ceremony. The fourth one was the making of relatives or the adoption ceremony. The fifth one was the marriage ceremony. The sixth was the vision quest. And the seventh was the sundance ceremony, the people's ceremony for all of the nation. 

She brought us these seven sacred ceremonies and taught our people the songs and the traditional ways. And she instructed our people that as long as we performed these ceremonies we would always remain caretakers and guardians of sacred land. She told us that as long as we took care of it and respected it that our people would never die and would always live. 

When she was done teaching all our people, she left the way she came. She went out of the circle, and as she was leaving she turned and told our people that she would return one day for the sacred bundle. And she left the sacred bundle, which we still have to this very day. 

Mike Morris

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