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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: MOTHER EARTH IS ALIVE! | Russell Means

Video Source: Inspired

Russell Means was an Oglala Lakota and one of the most vocal activists for the rights of the Indigenous People of America. He was also an actor and the first director of the American Indian Movement. This message about Mother Earth was recorded in 1993 and echoes louder and clearer than ever before. We must listen with our hearts.




Falling in Love with Mother Earth

By Thich Nhat Hanh | Uplift Connect

We and the Earth are One

The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment–giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat, and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick. Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, and trace elements. When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis. With every breath, we can experience communion. With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life.

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things. We need to realize that the Earth is not just our environment. The Earth is not something outside of us. Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realize that you are the Earth. You realize that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Look around you–what you see is not your environment, it is you.

Great Mother Earth

Whatever nationality or culture we belong to, whatever religion we follow, whether we’re Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or atheists, we can all see that the Earth is not inert matter. She is a great being, who has herself given birth to many other great beings–including Buddhas and bodhisattvas, prophets and saints, sons and daughters of God and humankind. The Earth is a loving mother, nurturing and protecting all peoples and all species without discrimination.

When you realize the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself. This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need, and the future of the planet depends on whether we’re able to cultivate this insight or not. The Earth and all species on Earth are in real danger. Yet if we can develop a deep relationship with the Earth, we’ll have enough love, strength, and awakening in order to change our way of life.

Falling in Love

We can all experience a feeling of deep admiration and love when we see the great harmony, elegance, and beauty of the Earth. A simple branch of cherry blossom, the shell of a snail or the wing of a bat–all bear witness to the Earth’s masterful creativity. Every advance in our scientific understanding deepens our admiration and love for this wondrous planet. When we can truly see and understand the Earth, love is born in our hearts. We feel connected. That is the meaning of love: To be at one.

Only when we’ve truly fallen back in love with the Earth will our actions spring from reverence, and the insight of our interconnectedness. Yet many of us have become alienated from the Earth. We are lost, isolated, and lonely. We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption. But the Earth is always there for us, offering us everything we need for our nourishment and healing: The miraculous grain of corn, the refreshing stream, the fragrant forest, the majestic snow-capped mountain peak, and the joyful birdsong at dawn.

True Happiness is Made of Love

Many of us think we need more money, more power, or more status before we can be happy. We’re so busy spending our lives chasing after money, power, and status that we ignore all the conditions for happiness already available. At the same time, we lose ourselves in buying and consuming things we don’t need, putting a heavy strain on both our bodies and the planet. Yet much of what we drink, eat, watch, read or listen to, is toxic and is polluting our bodies and minds with violence, anger, fear, and despair.

As well as the carbon dioxide pollution of our physical environment, we can speak of the spiritual pollution of our human environment: The toxic and destructive atmosphere we’re creating with our way of consuming. We need to consume in such a way that truly sustains our peace and happiness. Only when we’re sustainable as humans will our civilization become sustainable. It is possible to be happy in the here and now.

We don’t need to consume a lot to be happy; in fact, we can live very simply. With mindfulness, any moment can become a happy moment. Savoring one simple breath, taking a moment to stop and contemplate the bright blue sky, or to fully enjoy the presence of a loved one, can be more than enough to make us happy. Each one of us needs to come back to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth. It’s not money, power, or consuming that can make us happy, but having love and understanding in our hearts.

The Bread in Your Hand is the Body of the Cosmos

We need to consume in such a way that keeps our compassion alive. And yet many of us consume in a way that is very violent. Forests are cut down to raise cattle for beef, or to grow grain for liquor, while millions in the world are dying of starvation. Reducing the amount of meat we eat and alcohol we consume by 50% is a true act of love for ourselves, for the Earth and for one another. Eating with compassion can already help transform the situation our planet is facing, and restore balance to ourselves and the Earth.

Nothing Is More Important than Brotherhood and Sisterhood

There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth. We’ve been homo sapiens for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscious. Our love and admiration for the Earth have the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation, and discrimination. Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation. We need to re-establish true communication–true communion–with ourselves, with the Earth, and with one another, as children of the same mother. We need more than new technology to protect the planet. We need real community and co-operation.

All civilizations are impermanent and must come to an end one day. But if we continue on our current course, there’s no doubt that our civilization will be destroyed sooner than we think. The Earth may need millions of years to heal, to retrieve her balance, and restore her beauty. She will be able to recover, but we humans and many other species will disappear until the Earth can generate conditions to bring us forth again in new forms. Once we can accept the impermanence of our civilization with peace, we will be liberated from our fear. Only then will we have the strength, awakening, and love we need to bring us together. Cherishing our precious Earth–falling in love with the Earth–is not an obligation. It is a matter of personal and collective happiness and survival.




Chaos Theory Shows World Peace is Attainable

According to Wikipedia, Chaos Theory is defined as “the field of study in mathematics that studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions – a response popularly referred to as the butterfly effect.” In other words, Chaos Theory refers to how meaningful and profound even the most seemingly insignificant things are and teaches us that nothing is trivial.

It may not look like it, especially in the wake of the recent events in the world including Syria, Paris and Beirut, but the world is an amazing and beautiful place. The only thing going on here is as a species we are not aligned with peace; which believe it or not is our natural state of being as it is for all living things in nature, including Mother Earth herself.

So, what does Chaos Theory have to do with world peace? Well, for starters it is now elementary science that everything is energy and that like energy attracts like energy. There is also an enormous amount of research and evidence available showing the benefits of meditation to bring relaxation to ourselves in times of stress and anxiety. And lastly, with the wave of higher consciousness, we are ALL being called to look within ourselves and heal our innermost shadows. And as the numbers rise in those of us doing this soul work, so also rises the level of peace in our collective consciousness overall.

Chaos Theory or “the butterfly effect” is also what is making it appear as if there is NO hope for humanity at this time. Everywhere we look we see famine, war, suffering and meaningless cruelty. But if we pan wide…if we just zoom out from our limited perspectives and try to catch a glimpse from a global or even universal view if we so dare, we just might see that great healing is occurring on this planet. Just as in our own lives when all seems to be going to shit and we are so close to giving up does the greatest growth happen. It is only when we dig deep and get down to the roots can we ever really see what is holding us back from progression, and the Earth being alive (a sentient being just as you and I), she also heals in much the same way.

It could be said that nations and cultures are the planets various personas and as she works out the unhealed parts of herself as we each do every day of our lives, we bear witness to her growth in the form of the sometimes barbaric, collective acts of humans in the form of greed, war, genocide, etc. We are more deeply a part of the Earth than we ever learn in school, and yet our ancestors knew this and lived it. They cherish her, respected her and lived in harmony with her. But as humans do, we develop shadows with free will; we begin to believe the illusion of separation and thus begin the fall of man. There have been many cycles of this throughout our history.

Steve Mariboli once said, “The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution.” This quote is a great reflection upon Chaos Theory which would support the notion that no matter how chaotic thing appear to get, that is simply a reflection of how stable they can be as well…as all things must return to balance; to zero-point. Nature knows nothing else, just harmony and is always falling back to center. It is only when it runs into some sort of interference does discord occur. It could be said that many of man’s poor choices have definitely contributed to much of the “discord” we see in nature all around the world today.

So, how do we achieve the unachievable? How does humanity finally stop bickering and killing one another mindlessly over religion, oil, money, politics and power? The answer always has been and remains a simple one. KNOW PEACE AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW PEACE.

The only way the world will ever know peace is when every person takes ownership over their shadows and does the work to heal and integrate them. The path that leads a person to be at peace within them is ultimately the path that will also bring peace to the entire world…because it has to start with one…with each of us. It can’t be each of us looking around, waiting for someone else to make a move. There is nothing “out there”….and if you continue to believe there is, you will always see a world up in arms in chaos. But if you close your eyes for a moment…breathe, and step out onto the invisible bridge of everything inside you that you fear, hate, ignore, etc….then your life and our world will never again be the same. It will be…peaceful.

ONE LOVE TO YOU ALL. <3

TamaraRant_150x200Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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We Need a Revolution: It Starts with Falling in Love with the Earth

By Thich Nhat Hanh | Uplift Connect

We and the Earth are One

The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment–giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick. Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and trace elements. When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis. With every breath, we can experience communion. With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life.

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things. We need to realise that the Earth is not just our environment. The Earth is not something outside of us. Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realise that you are the Earth. You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Look around you–what you see is not your environment, it is you.

Great Mother Earth

Whatever nationality or culture we belong to, whatever religion we follow, whether we’re Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or atheists, we can all see that the Earth is not inert matter. She is a great being, who has herself given birth to many other great beings–including Buddhas and bodhisattvas, prophets and saints, sons and daughters of God and humankind. The Earth is a loving mother, nurturing and protecting all peoples and all species without discrimination.

The Earth is our mother
The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment.

When you realise the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself. This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need, and the future of the planet depends on whether we’re able to cultivate this insight or not. The Earth and all species on Earth are in real danger. Yet if we can develop a deep relationship with the Earth, we’ll have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change our way of life.

Falling in Love

We can all experience a feeling of deep admiration and love when we see the great harmony, elegance and beauty of the Earth. A simple branch of a cherry blossom, the shell of a snail or the wing of a bat–all bear witness to the Earth’s masterful creativity. Every advance in our scientific understanding deepens our admiration and love for this wondrous planet. When we can truly see and understand the Earth, love is born in our hearts. We feel connected. That is the meaning of love: To be at one.

Only when we’ve truly fallen back in love with the Earth will our actions spring from reverence, and the insight of our interconnectedness. Yet many of us have become alienated from the Earth. We are lost, isolated and lonely. We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption. But the Earth is always there for us, offering us everything we need for our nourishment and healing: The miraculous grain of corn, the refreshing stream, the fragrant forest, the majestic snow-capped mountain peak, and the joyful birdsong at dawn.

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5 Super Easy & Yummy Summer Veggie Recipes

By Tabitha Alterman | Mother Earth Living

spring recipes

One of the very best things about summer is the abundance of fresh, local, homegrown foods we get to enjoy. At this time of year, a visit to the garden or farmers market is enough to inspire us in the kitchen. The following recipes from Vegetable Literacy all feature summer flavors and ingredients that can be swapped out in smart ways with whatever you have available in abundance. Enjoy the simplicity and health of the freshest summer produce.

Related Article: 50 Delicious Summer Vegan Recipes 

Braised Fennel Wedges with Saffron and Tomato 

Vegetable Ragout of Radishes, Leeks and Peas 

Beluga Lentil Salad with Purslane and Green Coriander Buds 

Cooked Lentils Recipe

Dill-Flecked Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Get the recipes here…




Becoming an Earth Keeper


barbara-sinclair-mother-earth

www.barbarasinclair.com

Last weekend I traveled again to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. I wanted to return after having a wonderful experience there just a few weeks ago. 

Serendipitously, my friend Robin mentioned that she would be there attending The Great Shamanic Initiation. I checked Omega’s website and immediately signed up. I had no idea what to expect, but that little voice I’ve learned to pay attention to was surely guiding me to attend.

I arrived a day early so that I could spend time in Nature – walking the grounds, sitting by the lake, lying in a hammock, hiking in the woods.

I was supposed to go on a group hike but when no one showed up, I took the map and headed into the woods alone. Did I say I have no sense of direction?

barbara-sinclair-becoming-an-earth-keeperYep, I got lost. Blissfully lost.

I will admit to feeling moments of panic as I searched the trees for the faded orange dots that (kind of) mark the way. The trail itself was practically unrecognizable – covered with fallen leaves, and sometimes gurgling water underneath.

I remembered the Omega employee telling me “You really can’t get lost out there. You’re never very far from campus.” Hmm. I felt pretty lost.

They really need to repaint those dots.

I’m sure the fact that I was in picture-taking heaven due to the brilliant changing leaves might have made me lose my way. So, I put my camera away and earnestly tried to get my bearings – using the sun (yes, the sun!) to guide me.

Eventually I found a trail marker that said “shortcut to campus” which I thought wise to take since I’d been gone for 2 ½ hours.

I never saw another soul.

The trees were mostly golden with splashes of red here and there, mixed in with all shades of green. It was crisp and cold, intensifying the fragrance of the pine trees.

barbara-sinclair-fall-forestAcorns were raining down from the oak trees.

This city girl was in a state of bliss. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face if I’d tried.

There couldn’t have been a more perfect preparation for the weekend before me.

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words how deeply an experience affects you. Changes you. I still have goosebumps.

It is rare for indigenous shamans from South America to leave their countries to share their traditions and wisdom. In The Great Shamanic Initiation, we have the unique opportunity to receive teachings for personal transformation and renewal directly from the Q’ero shamans from the high Andes in Peru.
— Omega Institute

Alberto Villoldo and Marcela Lobos of the Four Winds Society had brought four Q’ero shamans to initiate us as Earth Keepers.

Throughout the ages, secret societies of Native American medicine men and women carefully guarded their ancient wisdom teachings and acted as stewards of nature. These “Earth Keepers” existed in many nations and were called by many names; in the Andes and the Amazon, they are known as the Laika or shamans.

Earth Keepers teach us how to rewrite our stories about our lives, to do what the shamans call “dreaming the world into being”.
— Alberto Villoldo

I don’t know how it happened, that in my sixth decade of life I should become so deeply in love with Mother Nature. I don’t think I’m anything special – I know this phenomenon has happened to a lot of my friends.

But I take very seriously what’s happening to our beloved planet. It’s dying because of us. 

in fact, the sad news from the Q’ero shamans as they prophesied in “The Pulse of the Earth” is that it’s too late to reverse the damage we’ve done. Mother Earth (Pachamama) is already set in motion to right what has happened. To heal herself.

According to the shamans, the outcome of events has been cast. 2016 will see a continuation of extreme climate events – especially in wind and water. “What will come, will happen”, they say.

Even if you don’t believe this, surely you can see with your own eyes. 

The oceans are dying, man is decimating areas vital for our survival like the Amazon, all in the name of money and greed. Cataclysmic weather has become the norm. And on and on.

So, what can we do? 

When I began studying energy medicine several years ago, I learned that the most important thing i could do was to work on raising my own vibration so that it would ripple out towards others.

It is our collective positive vibration that will allow us to weather this greatest of storms.

We must open our hearts, heal ourselves, send love, be love, pray and give back to Mother Nature in any way we can.

I, along with about 200 other Earth Keepers, was given The Star Rites, or Mosoq Karpay (The Rites of the Time to Come). 

Following the “despachos” (ritualistic offerings of mesa, or medicine bundles) in a ceremony, the shamans administered the Mosoq Karpay to each of us, one at a time, transmitting the energies originating with the ancestors of their lineage.

“The transmission of the Mosoq Karpay is the ceremony representing the end of one’s relationship to time. It is a process of the heart

This process of Becoming is considered more important than the prophecies themselves. The Karpay (rites) plant the seed of knowledge, the seed of Pachacuti, in the luminous body of the recipient. It is up to each person to water and tend the seed so that it can grow and blossom. The rites are a transmission of potential; one must then make oneself available to destiny. The Karpays connect the person to an ancient lineage of knowledge and power that cannot be accessed by the individual. It can only be summoned by a tribe”.
— Prophecies of the Q’ero Inca Shamans

These shamans could have stayed hidden on their mountain. But their beloved Pachamama is dying, due to our selfish ways, and so they’ve traveled far from their home to share their wisdom.

“The new caretakers of the Earth will come from the West, and those that have made the greatest impact on Mother Earth now have the moral responsibility to remake their relationship with Her, after remaking themselves.”
–Don Antonio Morales, a master Q’ero shaman

So, I’m asking now, “Who’s with me?”

Much love,
Barbara

barbara-sinclair-with-q'ero-shaman

 

Barbara Sinclair is a visual artist, holistic health counselor and energy healing practitioner with a passion for Ayurveda.  Barbara was able to heal herself from fibromyalgia by learning and implementing ancient holistic practices, including Ayurveda. She is now pain-free and eager to share these methods with her readers and clients. You can contact her for an Ayurvedic consultation or energy healing session, or to read more articles on her blog, at barbarasinclair.com. Sign up HERE to receive Barbara’s monthly newsletters as well as weekly practical Ayurvedic tips.

 




10 Sioux Indian Chief Quotes That Shatter Our Idea of ‘Modern’ Culture

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Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles EastmanBlack Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.)

Like his above mentioned contemporaries, however, his native roots were deep, leaving him in the unique position of being a conduit between cultures. Though his movement through the white man’s world was not without “success” — he had numerous movie roles in Hollywood — his enduring legacy was the protection of the way of life of his people. By the time of his death he had published 4 Books and had become a leader at the forefront of the progressive movement aimed at preserving Native American heritage and sovereignty, coming to be known as a strong voice in the education of the white man as to the Native American way of life. Here, then, are 10 quotes from the great Sioux Indian Chief known as Standing Bear that will be sure to disturb much of what you think you know about “modern” culture.

  • Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried manner.
  • Children were taught that true politeness was to be defined in actions rather than in words. They were never allowed to pass between the fire and the older person or a visitor, to speak while others were speaking, or to make fun of a crippled or disfigured person. If a child thoughtlessly tried to do so, a parent, in a quiet voice, immediately set him right.
  • Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that ‘thought comes before speech.’…and in the midst of sorrow, sickness, death or misfortune of any kind, and in the presence of the notable and great, silence was the mark of respect… strict observance of this tenet of good behavior was the reason, no doubt, for his being given the false characterization by the white man of being a stoic. He has been judged to be dumb, stupid, indifferent, and unfeeling.
  • We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’. Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.

Read the entire article here.

 




Noosphere: the Planetary Mind of Gaia (Lilou Mace Interview)

Source:  Lilou Mace

In this interview with Stephanie South, we are directed to look to the sun and our 5th dimensional bodies for guidance through this time.

The Noosphere – literally, “mind-sphere” or Earth’s mental sheathe – is a word and concept jointly coined by Édouard Le Roy, French philosopher and student of Henri Bergson, Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Russian geochemist, Vladimir Vernadsky, in Paris, 1926. At the root of the primary definition of noosphere is a dual perception: that life on Earth is a unity constituting a whole system known as the biosphere; and that the mind or consciousness of life – the Earth’s thinking layer – constitutes a unity that is discontinuous but coextensive with the entire system of life on Earth, inclusive of its inorganic support systems. A third critical premise arising from the first two is that the noosphere defines the inevitable next stage of terrestrial evolution, which will subsume and transform the biosphere.

How this evolutionary shift might occur is at the crux of the experiment, Noosphere II. Though little else is known concerning Édouard Le Roy, our ideas about the noosphere and the transition from the biosphere to the noosphere are largely derived from the perceptions of Teilhard de Chardin and Vernadsky, along with the work of American Physicist, Oliver Reiser.

There will come a time when the birds will fall from the trees, the rivers will be poisoned and the wolves will die in the forests. But then the warriors of the rainbow will appear and save the world. – Prophecy of the Cree Indians

More information on Stephanie South https://www.lawoftime.org/




The Other Mother’s Day

Neil Rogin – Pachamama Alliance

The Oxford dictionary defines Mother’s Day as “a day of the year on which mothers are honored by their children.”  That would also be a good definition for Earth Day, would it not?

Which is why I often refer to Earth Day as the Other Mother’s Day.

Somehow, this year, as we honor everyone’s mother, it seems especially important that we also honor the Mother of everyone.  After all, our long suffering and infinitely patient planetary matriarch has done what all mothers are supposed to do — she birthed us, nurtured and protected us, given us food and shelter, and provided us with everything we need to survive and to thrive.  And how do we repay this complete and utter generosity?  Don’t get me started.

Given the destructive impact our gifted species has thus far had on the health and well being of our common Mother, it would be easy to embark on a well-deserved guilt trip. But that would not be useful.  And in a way, would be getting us off the hook.  Feeling bad is the price we pay for doing wrong, especially in the unique relationship we have with our own mothers.  I am reminded of the time when I forgot my mother’s birthday.  I called the next day to apologize.  I said, “Mom, I feel terrible about what happened.”  She responded, “Well, as long as you feel bad, that’s all I can ask.”  Hmmm.

What would be useful is to turn and face unflinchingly into the truth of what we are doing.  And to recognize that if present trends continue, there is a word for the impact we are having:  Matricide.  I don’t think it is possible to feel bad enough to balance that one.

If the story of our species were to be written today, it would be a Greek tragedy.  But that story is still unfinished.  We are at what in Hollywood would be called a “plot point” a moment of choice that takes the action into an entirely different direction. In this part of the story we are being asked to cast our vote on a kind of cosmological referendum on the human experiment.  The Future: Yes or No.  Are we destined to be Easter Island writ large? (Google it.)  Or will we take our place in the great community of life as we were intended, and become the caretakers, the stewards of this miraculous planetary being within whom we are so intimately embedded?

It would appear the human race really is a race — a race to get somewhere that no one seems to be able to define, a race between artificial intelligence on the one hand and artificial stupidity on the other.  Will we use our technical brilliance to choose between, as futurist Buckminster Fuller called it,  “Weaponry or Livingry”? Will we harness our genius in the service of our fear or of our connectedness?  Will we continue in our delusion of separation and suffering? Or will we see humanity as it truly is, the way our indigenous partners see us  — as an ethnic group, each members of the same family who live in gratitude for and service of the Mother of us all? Both Earth Day and Mother’s Day converge, as we at last honor the Mama in Pachamama, and become who we really are – not merely human beings, but Humankind.

Keep in touch with the work of the Pachamama Alliance

NeilRogin

About Neal Rogin: Neal Rogin is a multi-award winning writer and filmmaker whose work has reached millions of people around the world. He is also the co-author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Trimtab Factor, with Harold Willens (Wm. Morrow & Company, New York), The Owner’s Manual for Your Life, and You Don’t Have to Rehearse to Be Yourself, both with Stewart Emery (Doubleday, New York). You can learn more about his work at The Awakening Universe.

 




Earth Day 2014: A Global Meditation

Christine Segal | Huffington Post

Many years ago I sat, frustrated, in traffic on the way to class. I was impatient, annoyed and angry that I would be late. In the passenger seat was my elderly neighbor who was also attending the lecture. As I looked around wondering if I could drive on the shoulder, she reached her arm out and pointed to a cascading branch that was covered with ice and snow. “Look at the magnificence,” she said. “Isn’t it just breathtaking?”

For a moment, I looked at her like she was crazy. Then, I looked at the branch. It hung before us, the ice crystallized and reflecting; glistening and sparking in the late afternoon sunlight. As I sat there in awe, my attention directed away from the traffic. I learned a very important lesson that day. Often we are so caught up in the mundane activities and responsibilities of life that we do not see the beauty that is right before our very eyes.

Humanity is in the process of change as collectively our consciousness is rising. Together we are seeing life through much different eyes. The Mayans predicted this change for they saw that the world, as we knew it, would end. The Mayans knew once we collectively saw the beauty that our souls would become enlightened.

Technology has advanced humanity and connected us in ways we never thought possible. Our world that once seemed very large and disconnected now feels smaller. Having the ability to connect and converse with people all over the globe has made us realize that we are the same and are really one big family. No matter where you call home, no matter what language you speak, no matter what your traditions and customs, we all share the same love in our hearts. This love we all share with the planet.

When you experience the Earth’s beauty, it becomes part of your consciousness; for you are in harmony with the Earth. You radiate that energy wherever you go. Radiance is contagious. Thus, you will uplift those around you. The Mayans knew at this precise time in history, humanity would evolve as people came to appreciate all there is.

We have a great opportunity to come together in unison to focus our positive thoughts for Mother Earth and Humanity. On Earth Day, Tuesday April 22nd, the world is invited to join together in meditation for our planet.

Click here for details of the meditation…