“The study of nature is intercourse with the highest mind. You should never trifle with nature.”
– LOUIS AGASSIZ (1807-1873) Swiss-born, American naturalist
Recent events involving the Bundy ranch out west in America/Arizona and the family’s dealings with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made front page news, while the nightly ABC, CBS, and NBC 6-o’clock news broadcasts featured a string of reports. John Stewart and many other comedians on the late-night talk shows made hay with Cliven Bundy, as Americans talked about the latest “Bundy news” around the company water cooler; the situation has since, like most news stories, fallen off the radar and replaced with the next irrelevant reporting.
I admit to having no researched knowledge of the facts surrounding the Bundy situation, having, frankly, not enough interest to look into it deeper. Like similar controversial situations, opinions have become expressed both for and against the Bundys as well as the BLM, people travelled to the ranch with weapons to protect the rights of the Bundys, while others view the family as deadbeats who are not paying grazing fees, etc. and deserve no sympathy. So, I have no idea what the real facts are.
Americans didn’t see the same worldwide coverage of the experiences of Carrie and Mary Dann. As a matter of fact, their story received little to no news coverage at all back some 7-10 years ago, when the western Shoshone sisters became subjected to some very raw treatment by the American government. They too, were ranchers who had lived and survived in the American west, but the land their family lived on and which gave them sustenance was subject to a treaty signed between the western Shoshone and the U.S. government.
The following short documentary about the Dann sisters’ experience, where the U.S. government took actions to allow for massive gold mining by the world’s largest corporations on land where the sisters and their ancestors lived raising animals and earning a living, gives viewers an example of how multinationals and their owners team with government enablers to force unwanted changes to people’s lives, and in too many instances cause deadly pollution of the environment, social unrest, violence, and wars.
In the case of the Dann sisters, violence was never a consequence, unless one takes into account the spiritual violence done to two elder sisters who see the Earth as our mother who must be treated with care for future generations. The film successfully shows the sharp contrast between two very different life philosophies, and leaves the viewer with much to consider.
Given the historical evidence that proves wars are fought for natural resources and the wealth that goes with the various metals, energy, woods, foods, banks, etc., the Dann sisters’ story is one which holds a great deal more relevance than the Bundy story when one considers the implications for the human race and its relationship to the environment on Earth. The film, though short in duration at approximately 25 minutes, lays out eloquently a lot that is wrong in the world – and a lot that is right.
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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