Please welcome brilliant guest author Sarah Drew, who wrote this extraordinary piece after attending a meeting of the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.
We are at the seminal moment in human evolution on Planet Earth.
The choices we make over the next moments, the next hours, days, weeks, and months, the next few short years will decide the fate of humanity on Planet Earth.
For our current way of life is no longer sustainable. It is no longer harmonious with the larger Web of Life that we are all part of it. It is no longer in harmony with the inner Essence of Life that is at the Heart of everyone one of us --- a Timeless Knowing that is our intrinsic guiding wisdom …if we choose to listen.
Recently, many of us have been experiencing a new and powerful wave of activation and wisdom arising through the Feminine Voice of Humanity. As tens of thousands of women gather in teleconferences, in online communities and in the spontaneous in person circles that are arising with as few two and often hundreds; as we gather to pray, to join hands and hearts, to vision and take action we are experiencing an ancient Timeless Voice arising within us, speaking clear and lucid to us and through us.
It arising deep through our roots, through the core of the Mother Earth, it is descending through the Light of the Sun and the Stars, from the heavens and into our bodies made of flesh and blood.
It is flowing as the river that rushes to the larger ocean and swells forth from that larger ocean of Timeless Knowing.
It is the Voice of the Ancestors, the part of our consciousness that is consciousness itself, that watches as civilizations rise and fall; as all things as we know them are created and destroyed; as they are born and die. It speaks through one and it speaks through many and it speaks through many as One.
This Timeless Wisdom flows through us, it ignites as the Flame of Transformation in times of crisis. It speaks as we call forth in prayer. It rushes forth when the system as a whole has gone out of whack…out of balance. Now is one of these times--- a turning point where we either evolve or destroy the creation which gives us life.
If we look at the records and myths of ancient cultures such as the Hopi, Maya, the Hindu there is an intrinsic code of the continual birth and rebirth of worlds. In many of these tales, when humanity is out of balance with Nature, the Divine Balance of Creation the creation and humanity is destroyed.
In these ancient records, in almost every case, humanity, is given a choice, and many creations (and humanity) do not make it through the turning through the trials that are the precedent to evolutionary awakening and growth.
In 2010, at this vital turning point, it is our collective Feminine Voice, the Mother Earth herself who is speaking loud and clear.
When it is healthy, vital and whole, Shiva and Shakti (the divine masculine and the feminine) as they are known in the Hindu tradition, are in a constant dance. Energy, flows equally and fluidly from one to the other. Sometimes Shiva is still and Shakti is the activator, sometimes Shakti is the fertile field and Shiva dances the creation into existence. They are one and they are separate forever exciting and calling each other forth in the dance of Lila (Skt) the Divine Play that creates worlds and universes, the dance the play that brings forth all creation. This dance of male and female is the continual expression, the infinite unfolding of Consciousness as it moves through us and it moves us into action in times such as these of transformation, evolution and crisis.
At this time, it is the Feminine Voice, this timeless knowing, this ancient wisdom, this deep wave welling forth at this critical moment in human history that is expressing itself through many women: Women from all walks of life who are open to activating themselves to be in service for all Beings, in the service of the Planet, Mother Earth at this seminal turning point in human history. One become empty and transluscent to become full with the Mystery. This is the true role of the Priestess from time immemorial.
This attunement, this knowing will flow through many, many women in the days weeks, and months to come. This Feminine Voice, this Timeless Wisdom, is being activated as women increasingly gather in dynamic evolving Circles where, Many become One and the field of creation is activated through our joining of hearts, minds and intent.
Listen to the voices in such a Circle and you will experience the voice of this Timeless Wisdom moving as a continual prayer--- flowing from one woman to the other, activated and deepening. Flowing like pure mountain streams that feed the body of the ocean, to rejuvenate and heal our essential hearts, for we are, in our prayers, in our opening to this larger wisdom, this timeless wisdom, allowing the healing balm and lucid powerful solutions for our planet to come forth.
The answers to our current crises are here but we must first quiet ourselves and approach in deep prayer and with humility. The infinite and the yet unknown answers for our future flow through us in our emptiness, in our willingness to place all of mind, our body, soul and ourselves in the lap of the Divine. It comes in our sincere dedication on any scale, whatever we can offer from our hearts, to dedicate our very Life to the service all Beings, to dedicate ourselves to Life itself, to empty ourselves so that we may become whole and full.
At this time, we are being asked, to deeply listen, to open our Hearts and to truly feel the impact of our actions---both our personal actions and choices and humanity’s collective actions and choices.
This is causality, the golden rule, karma---whatever you like to call it. Causality is the doorway to truly experiencing and feeling our essential and intrinsic interconnectedness. It is the intrinsic gift of our current environmental crises, our species crisis, if we choose to take it. We are being asked to fully understand the effect and impact of our actions. If we don’t we will perish.
We are creatures of water. Like our planet we are made of 70% Water. We spend our first nine months as translucent creatures floating in our mother’s wombs. Without water, we perish. And when we mourn, our tears flow as waters to the sea.
The current catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, the decimation of life and the pollution of our vital planetary waters is our wake up call. The disaster is not only yet another marker and warning sign of our moribund political system, capitalistic greed (profit over planetary well being) and our continued collective and personal negligence and active participation in the current systems that has made the current situation possible, it is also Mother Earth Lighting the Fire, giving us the warning signal that enough is a enough! And if we don’t listen this time to her warnings, Mother Earth’s signals will get louder at the cost of more life and increasingly fragility to our means of sustenance and well being to the web of life that sustains all beings.
It is time for us to circle as women and men. And, I particularly encourage women at this time. For Sisters, we are the activating field, we are lighting the fire for transformation and profound planetary evolution. And in that sacred receptacle, this Circle of Life---Men you activate and ignite us. As humans we are two halves of a whole.
Women, sisters as we circle we become beacons and voices for this TIMELESS FEMININE WISDOM that is our human birthright. It is here and we know it when we are speaking it. For it speaks from the HEART, it speaks for the benefit and service of all beings. It is fearless, it is strong and it is compassionate. It catalyzes because it speaks directly to people’s hearts. It speaks to the eternal HEART inside every human being that is boundless which has no shore. The HEART that explodes in light ten thousand times and still…continues to open and open.
This Wisdom flows like Water.
This Timeless Wisdom, intrinsic is in every one of us, is reached by the quieting through the Silence of Self. By tuning our frequencies, our vibration to the natural rhythms of Life… Our vibrations, rise and Life becomes Alive. You see it and experience it as radiant luminous light moving through the elements which is our earthly signature. This is the frequency of Mother Earth’s Essential Aliveness.
The frequency is a clear, sapphire blue light and attunement the color of our Planet Earth as seen from afar, the color of our Oceans of Life. This frequency resides in the center of the brain right behind the third eye, (often experienced as a sapphire blue orb) expresses itself as a resonant activated vibration in the body that is vibrant activated alive and deeply, deeply at peace. It is born and it becomes fully alive, with the opening and flower of the HEART.
In many Earth cultures, humans are depicted as a TREE. Our roots reach down deep into the core of the Mother Earth and our arms and branches hold the vast expanse of stars. Heaven meets Earth, in the Heart we become alive in the HEART, this is the seat of our essential humanity.
HEART wisdom this connection between heaven and earth is the wisdom of our current times. It is how we will move through this next cycle by feeling first the emotion in our HEART and then, opening, opening and opening, to deeper and deeper levels of universal acceptance and wholeness. First it will feel like a breaking. For at first when it opens, our heart does break. It is can be painful, physical, visceral, but then it cracks open and there is release, perhaps washed in many tears and then there is Light and Life.
Our HEARTs may break open many times, both in personal and collective grief but over time the openings become more and more subtle like the petals of a flower of light, bursting blooming open as we connect deeper and deeper with all Life.
The Heart is vast and infinite. It has no bounds and it can encompass all life and Beings. This is the gift of the broken—open HEART.
Unfortunately, humans to date, especially over the last few centuries, have proven themselves to be, extraordinarily poor guardians of our planet. Our only choice as we move foreword, is to understand that we are part of a deep web of interconnectivity; we are but one of many species, many forms of life on our Planet Earth, in the universe.
As we experience ourselves as but one expression of divine consciousness that is part of a web of deep interconnection with all Life, we will begin to function and live much differently.
This is the integral and essential shift that humanitymust make now at this juncture in our evolution.
What does our deep interconnection with all Life, look like, like feel like, taste like? For our transformation, our reintegration with Life will not occur, it will not reach our hearts if it is only concept, theory or ideal.
This is one of the blessings of crisis whether it is the current oil spill or the destruction of the Twin Towers. These crises provide collective wake-up calls, a rip in the fabric of reality which pulls us (at least for a moment) from the current dreaming. It ignites in our HEARTS the free flowing up-swell of e-motion and compassion for many beings. It allows people to step outside of themselves, and for a moment perhaps deeply, uncontrollably feel.
This is essential: we must feel the effects of our actions if we are to come back into balance with the Mother Earth. We must (even if it is for a moment) fully, truly feel humanity’s collective effect on the balance and well being of Mother Earth. Our polluted waters, the decimation of our precious rainforest, the mounds of trash growing every day, the effects of GMOs on our essential food security: What does it smell, like, feel like, taste like, sound like?
What is the world we are leaving to our children?
Last night, in the 13 Grandmother’s Council, there was a beautiful ancient image-activation ---the Sacred Hoop the Full Circle of Life. In that call, importance was given to the elder generation teaching the younger generation, directly and daily…as wisdom flows.
We are sadly breaking that sacred hoop, that sacred circle by creating a world that may not be livable for our children.
When the waters go so do we and this my dear friends in the message of the Gulf.
What is our dreaming for the future?
What is our collective creation?
Now is the time for us to choose.
Love and courage,
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