Work In Unity To Heal Mother Earth.

Posted on May 28, 2014

COUNCIL STATEMENT

This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings. This statement is written in black and white with a foreign language that is not our own and does not convey the full depth of our concerns.

The Creator created the People of the Earth into the Land at the beginning of Creation and gave us a way of life. This way of life has been passed down generation-to-generation since the beginning. We have not honored this way of life through our own actions and we must live these original instructions in order to restore universal balance and harmony. We are a part of Creation; thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves.

We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life.

Powerful technologies are out of control 

and are threatening the future of all life

The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world. It is the combination of resource extraction, genetically modified organisms, moral failures, pollution, introduction of invasive species and much much more that are threatening the future of life on Earth. The compounding of bad decisions and their corresponding actions are extremely short-sighted. They do not consider the future generations and they do not respect or honor the Creator’s Natural Law. We strongly urge for the governmental authorities to respond with an open invitation to work and consult with us to solve the world’s problems, without war. We must stop waging war against Mother Earth, and ourselves.

We acknowledge that all of these devastating actions originated in human beings who are living without regard for the Earth as the source of life. They have strayed from the Original Instructions by casting aside the Creator’s Natural Law. It is now critical for humanity to acknowledge that we have created a path to self destruction. We must restore the Original Instructions in our lives to halt this devastation.

The sanctity of the Original Instructions has been violated. As a result, the Spiritual People of the Earth were called ceremonially to come together at the home of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. These Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’ strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. We are all responsible in varying degrees for calling forth this spirit of destruction, thus we are all bound to begin restoring what we have damaged by helping one another recover our sacred responsibility to the Earth. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, offer our spiritual insight, wisdom and vision to the global community to help guide the actions needed to overcome the current threats to all life.

We only have to look at our own bodies to recognize the sacred purpose of water on Mother Earth. We respect and honor our spiritual relationship with the lifeblood of Mother Earth. One does not sell or contaminate their mother’s blood. These capitalistic actions must stop and we must recover our sacred relationship with the Spirit of Water

The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth.

We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance to prevent further radioactive contamination or worse, a nuclear explosion that may have apocalyptic consequences.

The foundation for peace will be strengthened 

by restoring the Original Instructions in ourselves

Prophecies have been shared and sacred instructions were given. We, the People of the Earth, were instructed that the original wisdom must be shared again when imbalance and disharmony are upon Mother Earth. In 1994 the sacred white buffalo, the giver of the sacred pipe, returned to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people bringing forth the sacred message that the winds of change are here. Since that time many more messengers in the form of white animals have come, telling us to wake up my children. It is time. So listen for the sacred instruction.

All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the sacredness of Life we affect all Creation

We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward. Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global community of all faiths.

We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony for all her children.

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‘Queen Of Canada’ Silent On Hydraulic Fracturing.

English: Elsipogtog (Big Cove) Health Centre, ...
English: Elsipogtog (Big Cove) Health Centre, Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted December 31, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Queen Elizabeth has been mum on what is occurring in her nation of Canada surrounding fracking. Perhaps someone can help me out here. Are reports true that the queen and the “royal” family own Canada? I realize it is a whopper of a question, and perhaps totally naïve, but I would be interested to know if it was possible that a family in 2014 can own an entire nation.

Having written a few articles on hydraulic fracturing I decided to find out what has gone on in Canada recently. The following 25-minute video report was produced by Al Jazeera English, and evidently the mini-documentary was blocked/censored for viewing by Americans. It is an excellent work of investigative journalism. Canada, like many nations around the world, has begun to accelerate fracking operations. There have been many controversies over the practice, including the so-called “Cheney” law, which protects fracking companies from being sued for certain environmental damages their operations produce.

The essential argument against fracking is about contamination of drinking water supplies. In the fracking debate of Canada during the past few weeks First Nation people have protested vigorously to stop fracking, so there is a battle of life philosophies at the heart of the conflict. On one side are corporations who stand to profit from fracking, and on the other are Native people and others who believe that water is essential to life.

What complicates things in Canada is the question of whether or not the Canadian government has properly consulted with Canada’s indigenous people before moving forward. According to the indigenous people, treaties signed hundreds of years ago contain language that requires a cooperative effort when it comes to actions which will possibly ruin land or water – language they claim still applies today in 2014.

Because there is a feeling that the provincial government in Canada where fracking may begin did not fulfill treaty language, that the government did not contact and consult with indigenous leaders, the response has been protest, blockage of highways, and skirmishes. The situation has gained international attention, especially by people in nations where similar controversies over fracking exist. In Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, Canada it is yet unknown whether fracking will occur or not.

In New Brunswick, Canada and nations around the world democracy is on trial when it comes to hydraulic fracturing. At stake is the power of citizens to organize their land and world in ways that they want, without a handful of powerful and wealthy people vetoing that people power.

If anyone reading this runs into Queen Elizabeth – the ‘Queen of Canada’ – please ask her to offer her wisdom to resolve this fracking debate in Canada in a way which will guarantee the greatest health and well-being of all the people of Canada. Surely she must possess the wisdom to suggest the highest, noblest solution to this difference of opinion. Only persons who possess the greatest wisdom in the land rise to become “royalty”.

Right?…

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(Thanks to Courtney Harrop @ YouTube)

A Gardener Who Cares A Lot.

Vandana Shiva, Samdhong Rinpoche, and Satish K...
Vandana Shiva, Samdhong Rinpoche, and Satish Kumar, 2007, Dehradun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted December 26, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

“Understand that Mother Earth is a living organism just as we all are. For that reason she responds to our thoughts. Once this attitude of oneness and peace is accepted by the entire world, all will work together and accomplish great things. Future generations will see this time as the one where the greatest accomplishments in human history were made.”

– Hopi

After viewing “Four Horsemen” I decided to learn some more about one of the men in the film – Satish Kumar. The film mentioned that he was the founder of Schumacher College. I thought, because the film was about financial and economic issues, he was certainly a professor of economics or finance. So, add another instance where my first impression was wrong.

Mr. Kumar was born in India in 1936, left his family at age 9 for study as a Jain monk, and joined a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi at 18. This was after he read a book by Gandhi on non-violence and land reform. In the early 1960’s he became involved in the nuclear disarmament movement, indigenous people’s rights, and the ecology/environment movements. He lives in England, and has been the editor of Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine for over forty years.  The magazine has gained the reputation as the artistic and spiritual voice of the world’s green movement.

Listening to Mr. Kumar for the first time in the following short interview, I find his enthusiasm for permaculture gardening refreshing, as the growing worldwide movement to ban GMO foods has gained traction in recent months. He was one of many men and women celebrating recently on International Permaculture Day 2013. His suggestion that every school have a garden and classes for food growing is an excellent one. This would instill a greater appreciation for all life forms in the coming generation(s). Not only because the more people are growing their own food the more will demand an end to GMOs, but there will be an increase in the number of people who are living healthier.

“Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve more of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians together.”

– Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Healthier because of consuming good organic food, some good exercise, fresh air, and sunshine. Healthier because of a closer relationship with nature and the Mother Earth, a greater awareness of life’s seasons and circular cycles. Mr. Kumar is 77 years old, healthy and energetic – an example of the health benefits of growing good organic food for many years on a 2-acre garden with his wife. Many are aware of the difference in taste between organic and non-organic produce. Thankfully many are becoming aware of the dangers of eating GMO foods – with an increasing number of cities, counties, states, and countries banning them.

Plant an organic farm next summer

Many people have begun growing their own food in recent years. Most all are happy with their decisions, finding gardening a very enjoyable activity, while being surprised at the good amount of food that is eventually harvested on small plots of land. For those who live in cities without any land for a garden, many people have gone into community farming. People living in urban areas have transformed parking and vacant lots into beautiful gardens, providing abundant, nutritious organic foods.

People are even growing vegetables inside their homes with newer plant-growing technology. So, as Satish Kumar mentions in the interview, “permaculture is the future, organic farming for you.” Make the decision to get in on the future – permaculture gardening.

Perhaps this short post will have “planted a seed” in men and women who have considered growing food in their own gardens – if that seed grows well resulting in some actually doing it I will be happy. Here’s to plenty of rain, sunshine, and a bountiful harvest. Whether your garden is on your land or backyard, a worked and enjoyed community garden with other men and women, or inside your home – please share your surplus with those in need and your neighbors.

“The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”

– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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(Thanks to Permaculture Day @ YouTube)

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Native American Spirituality.

May 30, 2013 /  by Jerry Alatalo

Soul Of An Indian.

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ApsarokaHorse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 We came across a book with the title “Soul Of An Indian” written by Charles Eastman (1858-1939) which shares the nature based philosophy and spirituality which humanity is now in the process of returning to. The religion of the Indian is the last thing about him that the man of another race will understand. We know that all religious aspiration, all sincere worship can have but one source and one goal. We know that the God of all spiritual traditions is the same God. Every person that fears God and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

The original attitude of the American Indian toward the eternal, the Great Mystery that surrounds and embraces us, was that he was the supreme conception, bringing with it the fullest joy and satisfaction possible in this life.

No priests are authorized to come between a man and his maker. Worship is solitary and silent. No man may meddle with the religious or spiritual experience of another. No creeds are forced upon any other; there is no preaching, proselytizing or persecution. There are no churches, temples or shrines among us but those of nature.

He needs only the cathedral of nature. Solitary communion with the unseen Creator, God is the highest expression of religious life that can be seen as the “consciousness of the divine.” Young Indians experience the vision quest, which is similar to confirmation or conversion in the Christian tradition.

The young person prepares for the vision quest through purification in the sweat lodge (like a sauna or steam room) where there is the removal of as much human influence as possible. The young man would then seek out the noblest height, the most commanding summit in the region. Taking no material things but sacred tobacco to offer God, he showed humility by wearing no clothing but moccasins and breechcloth.

At the solemn hour of sunrise or sunset he begins a two-day vision quest naked, erect, silent and motionless. He may chant a hymn or offer the filled ceremonial pipe. Facing the Great Mystery in this holy trance the Indian mystic found his highest happiness and the power of his purpose for existence.

After returning to camp he would re-enter the sweat lodge for purification before talking with his friends and guides. The vision or sign was not spoken about unless some aspect needed to become publicly fulfilled. At times, an old man, standing on the brink of eternity, may show to a chosen few the oracle, his vision, from his long past youth.

The Native American practiced a religion which forbade accumulation of wealth and luxuries. To him the love of possessions was a snare, a needless peril and temptation. The rule of life was to share the fruits of his skill with his less fortunate brothers. His spirit was not clogged by pride, envy or greed.

He carried out the divine decree; the divine law. This was a profoundly important matter to him.

Concentrated populations are seen as the mother of evils, both moral and physical. Food is good while overindulgence kills; love is good but lust destroys. He dreaded the loss of spiritual power which resulted from too close contact with other men.

The Indian divided mind into two parts, the spiritual mind and the physical mind. The sun represents the universal father and Earth the universal mother where are found the embryos of plants, animals and men. Our love for the sun and Earth is an extension of our love for our parents. This is a form of physical prayer where appeals become made to the sun and Earth for gifts we may desire.

Nature’s forces of wind, fire, water, ice and lightning are regarded with awe as spiritual powers. We believe the Great Spirit is in all creation and that every creäture possesses a soul, although perhaps not conscious of itself. All of creation is to be revered and honored. He would honor the spirits of those animals that would voluntarily sacrifice their bodies to preserve his own.

He saw miracles everywhere-the miracles of life in seeds and eggs, the actions of nature. The virgin birth would be seen as miraculous as the birth of every child that comes into the world. A single ear of corn contains the same miracle as the loaves and fishes.

We of every spiritual tradition must still face the greatest miracle-the origin and principle of life. Our attitude must the same or similar to the natural philosopher who feels awe when experiencing the divine in all creation.

Jesus’ hard truths about the rich man would have been understood by the Indian. As for the moneyed church where those who attended participated in displays and self-aggrandizement, the Indian had no use for such actions. The Indian would not fail to contrast the lust for money and power with the spirit of the meek and lowly Jesus.

No priest assumes responsibility for another’s soul. Parents were to assume the responsibility for the souls of their children. The mother would teach the newborn soul to love the Great Mystery and brotherhood with all creation. Silence, love and reverence are the first lessons. She later teaches generosity, courage and chastity.

The child thinks that he is a blood brother to all living creatures while the wind is the messenger of the Great Mystery. At the age of eight he is taught by grandparents the wisdom and experience of the human race. The old are teachers and advisers; the young love and revere the grandparents.

The Indian had one inevitable duty-the duty of prayer-the daily recognition of the unseen and eternal. This was more important than daily food. Each soul must meet the morning sun and the new Earth in the great silence alone. In the course of the day if he comes to see striking beauty he stops for an instant to worship. There is no awareness or thought of setting apart one day of the week because all days are God’s.

To the Indian every act is a religious act. He sees the spiritual in all creation and draws spiritual power. He respects the eternal nature of his brother, the animal, and prays in honor to the spirit of his brother whose life was needed to sustain his own.

Friendship is the most severe test of character for it is a bond without thought of gain or pleasure. If need be, each takes a vow to die for the other. We understand now what Jesus was saying when he said “Greater love hath no man than this; that one lays down his life for his friends”.

For the Indian two ceremonies were universal and fundamental, the sweat-lodge and the sacred pipe.

The sweat-lodge (like a sauna or steam room) is essential to the Indian for his effort to purify and recreate his spirit. Used by both healers and patients, every man who is facing death, danger or spiritual crises must enter the cleansing bath; the sweat-lodge. Everything used in the sweat-lodge is held sacred or adapted to spiritual use.

The sacred pipe is reverently used by warriors to acknowledge miracles, give daily thanks or to receive good faith during times of difficulty. It is a form of holy communion where the incense of tobacco is found in place of wine and bread.

The Indian believes profoundly in silence, the sign of a perfect state of intellectual and emotional balance. Silence is the absolute equilibrium of body, mind and spirit. Silence is the Great Mystery; holy silence is his voice. Silence results in self-control, true courage, patience, dignity and reverence. He has learned the lesson where when one guard’s his tongue in youth when one grows older he may mature a thought that will be of service to the people.

It is believed that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. The child must learn the beauty of generosity where he must give away that which he prizes most. Public giving is a part of every important ceremony. Orphans, the aged and the unfortunate are cared for both by family and by all.

In matters of crime such as stealing, lying or murder all adhered to the fact that the Great Mystery knew all things, so people did not hesitate to give themselves up for fair punishment. Long ago lying was considered a crime punishable by death. Believing a deliberate liar was capable of committing any crime, the person was put to death so that the evil might be stopped then and there, allowed to go no further.

The truly brave man yields neither to fear or anger, desire or agony. He is at all times master of himself. His courage rises to the heights of courtesy, loyalty, honor and real heroism. He would not allow cold, hunger, pain, danger, fear or death itself prevent him from doing a good deed.

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