The Grandmothers of this world are shaking people awake.
Flordemayo - a frequent presenter at international conferences who since 1999 has been part of the Wisdom of the Grandmother’s Foundation spoke eloquently. Her words touched me greatly when she said:
"We are making a declaration for the rights of the earth.. she is an intelligent being and we need to hold this in our prayers."This declaration has already been done in Brazil and we seek it for the rest of the planet. We must recognise that the planet is a living breathing Being that requires our utmost respect.
It was an incredible feeling to be linked with so many people all with one heart. Until a call like this comes through, we don't get a real sense of how many of us there are and we hear that there were over 15,000 people signed up for the call and the energy was palpable.
We were very privileged to receive significant messages from the two grandmothers who were there in person. Many of the other grandmothers had been held up or otherwise occupied with important ritual days. sweat lodges and sun dances and ceremony for the Solstice. However it gave an opportunity for the organiser of the event to open the space up to hundreds of other grandmothers on the call. Some were chosen at random to offer their prayers for the earth.
Much was said of caring for the water.. including mention that the water holds all the Earth's memories. It holds the history of our earth and can hold our intentions. We were called to pray for the courage to do what needs to be done and to very importantly to forgive each other. And Rita Long of the Lakota people invited us to become involved in our own areas in the preservation of our precious waterways and oceans.
And on that note support the Wilderness Campaign to keep big industry out of James Price Point.