With so much focus and anxiety on the US election ~ there was a bit of a vacuum that seemed to push everything else into categories of less importance. Now that the pendulum has swung on that matter ~ let us settle into trust and new breath and expand our awareness more deeply into equally pressing matters. I have drawn awareness to Standing Rock here previously ~ yet, along with more encouragement and suggestions on ways to get involved ~ I also ask you to see the correlation unfolding between world events. NOTHING is unrelated! All over the world, in every culture and circumstance, THE PEOPLE are saying, “hey, wait a minute, this is not ok and we will make our voices heard in things that really matter.”
What is really positive and powerful about this time is that people who have long suffered and had no voice, are rising, coming up from the shadows of oppression and injustice to band together, stand strong, fight for what is right, sacrificing personal need and comfort for the greater good. I feel quite strongly that the Earth Mother, Gaia herself, is rallying many from all walks of life to come together and take back their power to protect LIFE; including the rich and abundant resources that were meant to sustain life for all, equally! One beautiful native elder at Standing Rock wisely reminded us that more important than a focus on who owns what – is the responsibility we have to protect the Earth!
Yes, this is an opportunity for AWAKENING and also, to be aware of who WE ARE BEING. Life is providing many opportunities in this NOW to become Conscious. Becoming conscious and vibrating with light, with truth and goodness, love and compassion ~ these 2 quotients are complimentary. Light = Consciousness. Consciousness = Light. It is so very important to allow no energy to come forth that is negative. Think back over the last month ~ from politics to corporate greed and the demonstration of military force… have you been able to maintain heart consciousness and a center of peace? The problems may be old and may appear to be worsening – but the question is, can we come together in a new way?
I feel this deep deep longing simultaneously rising from within the Earth and emanating as a canopy from the Cosmos… I feel and SEE this deepening remembrance of our own humanity finding its way to a new sense of responsibility and community, manifesting as ACTION in people of all ages and from all walks of life. No matter what your culture or religion ~ this NOW is showing us pretty strongly that this is the time of the prophecy of heaven on earth. From all four directions, above and below, far and wide, life, existence, the grandmothers and grandfathers, the Ascended Ones, elementals, the waters, the nature, the winged ones and 4 leggeds – ALL are calling for an awakening in perspective and consciousness. It is a time of the coming together of ALL tribes.
Today is the New Moon ~ I AM engaging the energy of this moon to deepen the awareness and greater thing happening at Standing Rock – this event is not something happening outside of or independent of your circumstance. Please recognize and own that awareness. This New Moon is in Sagittarius (as is the Sun) and is an important moon for building community, coming together with others and sharing your gifts, your true Self, in unique ways. As you honor this grandmother moon (Neesa), may that also include a deepening prayer to love ourselves, one another, our planet AND our water. Let this demonstration of so many from all walks of life in North Dakota initiate an expansive evolution in the way we unconsciously and consciously walk on this planet; in how we treat ourselves and the way that others treat our co-existence. As always, it starts with us
As I sit and share this space with you ~ the grace of rain falls gently on the nature here in Asheville. We have had weeks of severe drought and devastating fires – this rain, as with all water, is such a gift, I feel it filling the reservoir of my heart. When the fires began weeks ago and our beautiful landscape began resembling a much different climate and environment than it EVER has ~ I let the gardens go, I became much more aware of how easily I reached for the precious resource of water (laundry, showers, washing dishes, the car etc) and both cut my consumption in half ~ and began offering a conscious prayer to the water each time I used it, holding those at Standing Rock in my heart as I did so. The point is, as we are conscious and feel deeply the beauty and abundance of our planet – there are always things we can do, big and small, to respect and offer our efforts back, in gratitude. Water IS life. I pray that the efforts at Standing Rock help us to recognize that there is also, a bigger picture and stronger voice that must be exercised on behalf of every living thing – and ALL life. Now is the time to PAY ATTENTION, greatly so, to detail – to the vibrations that we carry and that we use to create. It is not for everyone to actually GO to Standing Rock, but there are many things you can do. These are YOUR people, your tribe, your brothers and sisters – and we can stand with them in various ways, playing our part, sending our love.
The day after Thanksgiving the Army Corps gave an ultimatum and deadline of later this week to shut the efforts down. Just yesterday, they reversed that decision, stating there are no plans for forcible removal of protestors and instead stated the objective of seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location. This is not a victory per say – but it shows promise, a loosening of the grip of the old. And now thousands of Veterans are heading to Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the water protectors. This is HUGE. The pendulum continues to swing ~ seeking a new order and higher state of balance. ALL energy on our planet is seeking a higher order of being – if you are still and find the center within every outpicturing of chaos in the known reality – you will feel this deepening – this resolve, that there be victory on behalf of LIFE – of every child of the earth ~ to know peace, truth, Unity and the beauty of the Earth, always.
As we come into the season of giving and acknowledging the gift of LIFE through celebration and sacred stillness – know that your positive thoughts, intentions and prayers matter. If you are on any social media site – consider posting the following.
I stand with Standing Rock. The Dakota access pipeline must be stopped, the voice of the people heard and our clean water – protected! #nodapl #waterislife #standingrock #istandwithstandingrock
Additionally, here is a list of petitions, needed supplies and ideas to help you take action! I gathered these from various postings on FB – more evidence of a community coming together for the greater good! ???? If you have more supports to add – please do so!
sign the white house petition: bit.ly/standingrockwh
sign to stop the dakota access pipeline: https://www.change.org/p/jo-ellen-darcy-stop-the-dakota-access-pipeline
sign to stop militarized response to standing rock water protectors: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-stop-militarized-response-to-standing-rock-water-protectors
sign to tell obama to stop the dakota pipeline: https://actionsprout.io/56591e
support no dakaota access pipeline amendment now: https://actionsprout.io/3f75af
sign to ban dangerous oil pipelines: https://actionsprout.io/168b09
support the sacred stone camp with contributions
contribute to legal defense fund: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/d19faf
contribute via gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
donate to the dapl fund. donations will be used for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=trnyf3eqbkpj2
contact the following people and request to rescind the dakota access pipeline permit
call the white house at (202) 456-111 or (202) 456-1414
email at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
call the army corps of engineers (202) 761-5903
call north dakota governor jack dalrymple at (701) 328-2200
call or email your congressional representatives and senators
contact denis mcdonough, chief of staff to the president: email@example.com (202) 456-3182
contact jo-ellen darcy, assistant secretary of army corp of engineers: firstname.lastname@example.org (703)697-8986
tell the executives of energy transfer partners, l.p. to stop building the pipeline
lee hanse, evp (210) 403-6455 email@example.com
glenn emery, vp (210) 403-6762 firstname.lastname@example.org
michael (cliff) waters, lead analyst (713) 989-2404 email@example.com
vicki granado, public relations (214) 599-8785 firstname.lastname@example.org
call the morton county sheriff’s office
the sheriff’s phone number: 701-667-3330
contact ferc (federal energy regulatory commission)
call the governor of north dakota
the governor has called for support from the national guard which may raise tensions and militarize this peaceful protest to protect sacred water. ask the governor not to do this. also, tell the office of governor dalrymple the job of state police is to protect the water protectors.
office of governor
state of north dakota
http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us [to send an email]
you can send supplies directly to sacred stone camp from their amazon wishlist.
supplies, cash, or check donations can be sent to:
sacred stone camp p.o. box 1011, fort yates, nd 58538
202 main street fort yates, nd 58538
>>at this time they have a surplus of clothes and are only seeking very warm, good condition coats, sweaters, and other winter wear.
FIREWOOD (PREFERABLY OAK, MAPLE, ASH)
TIPIS/TIPI POLES/TIPI LINERS FOR WINTER
PICK-UP TRUCK W/ 4 WHEEL DRIVE
TRAILERS/CAMPERS (FOR WINTER SHELTERS)
SNOW TIRES – VARIOUS SIZES
GIFT CARDS FOR LOWES OR MENARDS (THERE IS NO HOME DEPOT NEARBY)
WALL TENTS WITH WOODSTOVES AND POLES
SLEEPING BAGS FOR SUBZERO TEMPERATURES (INC. MILITARY STYLE)
FULL SUPPLY LIST
BANNERS, SHEETS (WE LOVE IT WHEN YOU MAKE BANNERS AND SEND THEM TO US!)
BATTERY PACKS FOR CHARGING PHONES
CANVAS – HEAVY DUTY ONLY PLEASE
CARTS AND WHEELBARROWS FOR HAULING WOOD
CIGARETTES-MARLBORO REDS AND CAMELS
FIREWOOD (PREFERABLY OAK, MAPLE, ASH) <<< THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST WINTER NEEDS
TESORO GAS CARDS
GIFT CARDS – LOWES/MENARDS, AMAZON, VERIZON
INSULATED CARHARTT TYPE COVERALLS, OVERALLS, COATS
MATERIAL FOR TOBACCO TIES (ALL COLORS)
PAINT (INC. SPRAY PAINT)
PICK UP TRUCK
PROPANE HEATERS (SMALL)
ROPES, TIE DOWNS
SHIPPING CONTAINER 20 FT
SLEEPING BAGS (FOR 0 DEGREES F AND LOWER – PLEASE NO WARM WEATHER BAGS AT THIS TIME)
SNOW TIRES (INQUIRE FOR SIZES)
SOLAR CHARGERS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
SOLAR PANELS, INVERTER
STORAGE BINS – HEAVY DUTY – ALL SIZES
TARPS – HEAVY DUTY ONLY
TENTS (THAT CAN STAND UP TO HIGH WINDS, SNOW, SUBZERO TEMPS)
THERMAL BED ROLLS
TIPIS AND TIPI POLES
TIPI LINERS FOR WINTER
WALKIE TALKIES WITH LONG RANGE, CB RADIOS
WATER BUFFALO (TANK)
WATER TANK WITH HEATER
WINTER COATS (FOR VERY COLD TEMPS, GOOD CONDITION ONLY PLEASE)
WINTER SALT FOR ROADS
WOOD STOVES (MOSTLY SMALL ONES FOR TIPIS)
*organize community actions to support a clean energy future.
*get inspired by these action points to raise awareness around reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and securing a clean energy future.
*attend your local or town board meeting, get climate change and renewable energy on the agenda host a community screening of an environmental documentary.
*choose solar and wind to support your home energy needs
*organize a fun and entertaining street theatre performance about climate change at your local community center or highly trafficked public area, such as a park or mall
*switch to a more fuel efficient transportation alternative
*actively choose to positively effect the climate once a day, whether it be by using alternative transportation, eating a vegan meal, or having you and a friend sign a petition
*visit nature (without harming it)
*read the works of john muir, martin luther king jr, malcolm x, susan b. anthony, bill mckibben
*carry your trash for 5 day challenge
*commit to going plastic free for a month
*make an awesome protest sign for the next rally
CREATE CHANGE – this is a BIG timeline shift qualifier ushering in 2017!
CREATE CREATE CREATE
SMILE OFTEN ~ GIVE FREQUENT HUGS – TELL EVERYONE THAT YOU LOVE THEM!
OM SHANT OM SHANTI OM SHANTI ಌॐಌ One Love ~ DeAnne