WHERE IS REALITY?

A Traditional Native American Tale from the Sioux Tribe

 

The Creator has gathered all of creation and asked for advice.

 

“I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”

 

The eagle said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the moon. They will never find it there.”

 

And the creator replied, “No. One day they will go to the moon, and they will find it.”

 

Then the salmon said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the bottom of the ocean. I will hide it there. They will never find it.”

 

And the creator replied, “No. One day they will go to the bottom of the ocean, and they will find it.”

 

Then the buffalo said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the middle of the great plains and bury it there. They will never find it.”

 

And the creator replied, “No. One day they will cut into the skin of the Earth, and they will find it even there.”

 

Then the bear said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the mountains and I will hide it in a cave. They will never find it.”

 

And the creator replied, “No. One day they will level the mountains, and they will find it there.”

 

Then Grandmother Mole spoke up, and everyone was quiet because everyone knows that Grandmother Mole, even though she has no physical eyes, sees with spiritual eyes, because she lives in the breast of Mother Earth herself. Grandmother Mole said, “Put it inside of them.”

 

And the creator said, “It is done.”