Newsletter September 2016
Dearest Tribe of Many Colors,
As the leaves begin to turn shades of red, yellow, orange and brown, we feel our beautiful Mother Earth begin to quiet down. The plants begin to draw their energy close and slip into sleep. The energy is supposed to be quieting down, becoming still and sleepy. However, as many of us have noticed, the energy is stronger than ever, even a bit too powerful for our fragile bodies and minds. There is a lot happening on our beautiful planet at this time. So many people are calling, emailing, texting and coming to me with very similar questions. Why is my life experience so difficult right now? Why am I having so many headaches? And especially for women, why am I SO fatigued? Why are my menstrual cycles so very heavy and erratic? Why are my ovaries painful? You can’t imagine how many times I have heard these same questions from people all over the world. To be honest, I have never in my life had someone ask me why her ovaries were hurting and now I’m getting swamped with the question. I myself have felt the very same thing. So why? Well the answer to that is simple. Whenever the Elders and tribes gather together for worldwide prayers and ceremonies are performed in all corners of the Earth for the Healing of Mother Earth to honor and bring back the Sacred, to pray for the waters of our planet, something is going to happen!
When the Elders put out a call to the world to go to our sacred sites and honor these sites, to begin ceremonies and prayers for Mother Earth‘s healing and we do this, things are going to change, and often “change” is not a smooth transition. Hundreds of Native American tribes have gathered to protect and pray for the water supply and sacred sites at Standing Rock. When we were asked to gather and join the September 22 Fall Equinox Medicine Wheel Ceremony, we joined in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux “Water is Life” ceremony. This ceremony was to stop the proposed DAPL oil pipeline that would run through their sacred sites, burial grounds and threaten their water supply and Mother Earth. Over 280 tribes joined in unity to pray for our sacred sites and for the water of our planet. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the carrier and protector of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, recently put out a worldwide decree to begin going back to our own sacred sites so we can connect to and protect these energies again.
It is not every day that the world’s leading Elders put out a worldwide call to us all to do something. When they do, we must listen! Many people have asked what to do if there is not a sacred site near them. The answer is simple: Make one! No matter where you live, no matter who you are, no matter your age or your background, you and all of us have access to Mother Earth. If you cannot find a sacred site, create one. Simply find a place outside. Make a place where you can pray, where you can give blessings, honor and gratitude for your Mother. Pray for her waters to be healthy again, her creatures to be protected and for humanity to live in love.
I remember an Elder once telling me that there is only one rule to doing a ceremony or offering your prayers: you must do it perfectly. And the only way to do something perfectly is if it comes 100% from your own heart. We do not have to be with indigenous people. We do not have to perform a ceremony as they do. We do not have to use their words. Pray from your heart, offer your own deepest and most sincere prayers and you will be doing it perfectly!
So much is happening on our planet, dear brothers and sisters. Many powerful ceremonies, prayers, healing and gatherings of hundreds and hundreds of Indigenous tribes are happening, all for the purpose of protecting our water and our Mother. No wonder we are going to be feeling the effects. The planet’s surface is 78% water. Your body is made up of 78% water. We and our Mother Earth are one! When we pray for the feminine to be healed, we as women are going to feel that, especially during our menstruation. The feminine also represents the ocean, the waves, birth and rebirth and the moon cycles. As we all know and feel, there is a lot going on with the energy on our planet. Shifting energies take a lot out of us all. Remember, what happens to the Mother happens to us. As long as you are in this body, living on this planet, you will be connected to her energies. Therefore, we feel the effects of change. So whatever you are going through at this time, remind yourself that the feminine, our Great Mother, is feeling the effects of our conscious work. The energies ARE beginning to shift. We are making the change and all our effort and focus are having an effect!
It is very easy to see the effects of the things we do wrong on our planet. We can literally see the pollution in our waters. We can see the sick animals. It is not so easy to see the positive effect we are having through our prayers, but we can feel them! It might not be on the news or on our TV screens but, make no mistake, our prayers and our work to feed love consciousness, to heal our waters and to stand as the strongest of the strong are working! The energies are changing and we all know in order for the new to be brought forward, the old must crumble. We are living in the time when the old is beginning to fall apart. With each and every ceremony, every moment we feed love consciousness, we are knocking down the old walls that have kept us imprisoned. Keep yourselves grounded. Go outside and get your feet on the Earth. It might be a bumpy ride but it’s a ride we will all take together. Let us support each other, love each other and help hold each other up. We chose to come to this planet to help bring in a new era of love, compassion and change. Never give up! Just keep getting stronger!
Your prayers are working! Be proud of yourselves and keep up the good work. Listen to the Elders and what they are asking us to do. We are the Tribe of Many Colors, The Ones We Have Been Waiting For. We are The Strongest of The Strong and we are going to change our world!