Sunday, October 29, 2006

Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse

happy sunday. this is a week old but certainly still worth a read. pray for our Earth today. see Her happy, alive, green, healed.


Mitakuye (my relative),

I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nation, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to unite the global Community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.

We have been warned from Ancient Prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been given a very important message about a solution to turn these terrible times around.

To understand the depth of this message you must recognize the importance of Sacred Sites and realize the interconnectedness of what is happening today, in reflection of the continued massacres that are occurring on other lands and our own Americas.

I have been learning about these important issues since the age of 12, upon receiving the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its teachings. Our people have striven to protect Sacred Sites from the beginning of time. These places have been violated for centuries and have brought us to the predicament that we are in at the global level.

Look around you. Our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations, and we are on the brink of destroying the possibility of a healthy and nurturing survival for generations to come, our children's children.

Our ancestors have been trying to protect our Sacred Site called the Sacred Black Hills in South Dakota, "Heart of Everything That Is," from continued violations. Our ancestors never saw a satellite view of this site, but now that those pictures are available, we see that it is in the shape of a heart and, when fast-forwarded, it looks like a heart pumping.

The Dine have been protecting Big Mountain, calling it the liver, and we are suffering and going to suffer more from the extraction of the coal from there and the poison processes used in doing so.

The Aborigines have warned of the contaminating effects of global warming on the Coral Reefs, which they see as Mother Earth's blood purifier.

The Indigenous people of the rainforest relay that the rainforest are the lungs of the planet and need protection.

The Gwich'in Nation has had to face oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, also known to the Gwich'in as "Where life begins!"

The coastal plain is the birthplace of many life forms of the Animal Nations. The death of these Animal Nations will destroy Indigenous Nations in this territory.

As these destructive developments continue all over the world, we will witness many more extinct Animal, Plant, and Human Nations, because of mankind's misuse of power and their lack of understanding of the "balance of life."

The Indigenous people warn that these destructive developments will cause havoc globally. There are many, many more Indigenous awarenesses and knowledge about Mother Earth's Sacred Sites, her Chakras, connections to our spirit that will surely affect our future generations.

There needs to be a fast move toward other forms of energy that are safe for all Nations upon Mother Earth. We need to understand the types of minds that are continuing to destroy the spirit of our whole global community. Unless we do this, the powers of destruction will overwhelm us. Our Ancestors foretold that water would someday be for sale. Back then, this was hard to believe, since the water was so plentiful, so pure, and so full of energy, nutrition, and spirit.

Today we have to buy pure water, and even then the nutritional minerals have been taken out; it's just empty liquid. Someday water will be like gold, too expensive to afford.

Not everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to appreciate and honor our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and gifts that lay underneath them as if Mother Earth were simply a resource, instead of the Source of Life itself.

Attacking Nations and having to utilize more resources to carry out destruction in the name of peace is not the answer! We need to understand how all these decisions affect the Global Nation; we will not be immune to its repercussions. Allowing continual contamination of our food and land is affecting the way we think.

A "disease of the mind" has set in world leaders and many members of our global community, with their belief that a solution of retaliation and destruction of peoples will bring Peace.

In our Prophecies it is told that we are now at the crossroads: Either unite spiritually as a Global Nation, or be faced with chaos, disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives' eyes.

We are the only species that is destroying the Source of Life, meaning Mother Earth, in the name of power, mineral resources, and ownership of land, using chemicals and methods of warfare that are doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is becoming tired and cannot sustain any more impacts of war.

I ask you to join me on this endeavor. Our vision is for the Peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace.

As each day passes, I ask all Nations to begin a global effort, and remember to give thanks for the Sacred Food that has been gifted to us by our Mother Earth, so the nutritional energy of medicine can be guided to heal our minds and spirits.

This new millennium will usher in an age of harmony or it will bring the end of life as we know it. Starvation, war, and toxic waste have been the hallmark of the Great Myth of Progress and Development that ruled the last millennium.

To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide.

You alone - and only you - can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.

Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger?

Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less? In a Sacred Hoop of Life, there is no beginning and no ending!

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Saturday, October 28, 2006

the view from here

october is fading and november stands in the wings, ready to usher in the season of holidays, snowbirds, and (brrrrr) 40-degree weather.

my life is not busy but has the potential to be; soon i will open my own massage office space! this has been a long time in the making. i'm finally starting to believe that i am good enough to be on my own.

there are many people who come to the Prov specifically to see me, because they love what i do and how i do it. there are people who used to see other therapists but once they had a treatment from me, have become regulars. there are even people who used to be private clients but who come in to see me there because it's more convenient to their schedule to do so. in any given week, about 95% of my clients are "requests" meaning that they asked for me when they called to make their appointment.

i'm not saying this to be big-headed, but to declare simply that it is time to build on my own dreams. i have worked well at the Prov and will continue to be there 2 shifts a week. i am grateful for all i've experienced in the 4 years i've been there. i have matured as a therapist and as a person, plus i have learned a ton! it's been very rewarding.

right in the midst of making vague plans about getting my own space, i got a nice raise. this was very confusing to me as i wondered if i should just give up the idea and keep working there--maybe even pick up some more shifts.

then i remembered how tired i am after doing 3 massage treatments in a row and how much i want to expand my Jin Shin Jyutsu practice.

my intention is to do a lot more Jin Shin Jyutsu in my new space, but i will also offer massage. and while i will still be tired after doing 3 massage treatments in a row at my own office, i will also be making approximately 50% more of the green stuff.

and with that, i can buy a lot of Epson salts!

Monday, October 09, 2006

more about the last post

i found the author and am linking him HERE. please feel free to copy and distribute these inspiring words!

life is good--there's a lot going on internally with me right now.

the animal family is great, except the dogs have become 'tick magnets,' even with that liquid stuff that's supposed to repell/kill ticks and fleas. so i have a jar of rubbing alcohol and water that acts as the final swimming hole for those crawly little bloodsuckers, and i go over the dogs twice a day scritching and scratching and searching for them.

ewww, i bet you could have gone all week without reading about that, huh?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

this says it all


We are here.

We are waking up now, out of the past, to dream a bigger dream.

We are friends and equals.

We are diverse and unique, and we’re united for something bigger than our differences.

We believe in freedom and cooperation, abundance and harmony.

We are a culture emerging, a renaissance of the essence of humanity.

We find our own guidance, and we discern our own truth.

We go in many directions, and yet we refuse to disperse.

We have many names. We speak many languages.

We are local. We are global.

We are in all regions of the world. We’re everywhere in the air.

We are Universe being aware of Itself. We are the wave of evolution.

We are in every child’s eyes. We face the unknown with wonder and excitement.

We are messengers from the future, living in the present.

We come from silence, and we speak our truth.

We cannot be quieted, because our voice is within everyone.

We have no enemies. No boundaries can hold us.

We respect the cycles and expressions of Nature, because we are Nature.

We don’t play to win, we play to live and learn.

We act out of inspiration, love and integrity.

We explore, we discover, we feel, and we laugh.

We are building a world that works for everyone.

We endeavor to live our lives to their fullest potential.

We are independent, self-sufficient and responsible.

We relate to each other in peace, with compassion and respect; we unite in community.

We celebrate the wholeness within and around us all.

We dance to the rhythm of creation.

We weave the threads of the new times.


--Unknown Author