Saturday, June 19, 2010

13 Indigenous Grandmothers

It's the time of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and for us here in Oz - the winter solstice - an important time for us all. A time to gather and meet one another in our sacred spaces and take the opportunity to give healing and attention to our Mother Earth.

The Thirteen Grandmothers ...
Chosen to represent the world’s indigenous peoples, these grandmothers are a source of great wisdom and blessing, reminding us of deep spiritual truths and calling our attention to what is most important. They work together on healing our planet through prayer, ritual, community and engaged activism on pressing social and environmental concerns.

This virtual meeting of these 13 women chosen to represent the indigenous peoples, promises to be an enlightening and healing event. We need this connection and this uplift now more than ever. Join the call if you can, or sign up to listen to the download afterwards if you cannot join in person.

Here is their Mission Statement:

WE, THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS, represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.

As Flordemayo says (one of the grandmoters on the call) -
Humanity is at a crossroads, we can only go one way, as one can't go in two directions at the same time. We do not know what we need to do as a human species, there is only one place to go and that is into the light, as one tribe.

Be sure also to check out the trailer for the Shift Movie here

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