As I read the Indigenous Elders Council Statement on Fukushima reflections and comments of others, and held them all in my heart, I began to journey with my memories
of travels with elders around the world. I was reminded of an email I received from Diane Longboat,
Six Nations Grand River Territory, about a year ago:
Unless we come back into right relationship with each other as Nations, reconcile and rebuild, there will be no
peace for anyone. There will be no peace for Mother Earth and Her Creatures. We as a human family
are out of balance with Natural Law and Spiritual Laws. The ceremonies of Indigenous Nations
are more needed now than ever before. As we reconcile as the Living, our Ancestors can reconcile in
the High Heavens of the Spirit World. This is our path as human beings. It cannot be overlooked
or amended by anything less than ceremonial reconciliation. Everywhere in the Americas, our
people are waiting for society, praying for society to awaken to the greater purpose of human life;
To live in peace, in the spirit of love, brotherhood, unity with each other and all of creation. Nothing
less will please the Creator!!!"
And the honorable Vusamazulu Baba Credo Mutwa, a Zulu traditional healer and High Sanusi from South Africa, a few years ago when he asked a question
to a small group of us visiting him in South Africa, from the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network, among
the group were Mr. Hale Makua and Auntie Poe Poe, traditional elders, now ancestors, from Hawaii. He asked the
question: “What must we do honorable ones? The world is hungry. The world-- is needing
our brains. ..Our brains are poisoned by fear. There are certain powers that we have lost honorable
ones. How do we get them back and give them to our children?"
contemplate from my deep heart space, I must answer the question first in silence, breathing deeply, exhaling
long. Breathing in again, I turn inward to reach that space of remembering, remembering to the point of experiencing
the unified field of the Creator where everything is intricately connected – so much so that there
is no beginning and no end, only ongoing folds of creation. In this place of remembering, I see clearly
that everything I do, everything I think and feel, I do to the whole. It is here that I, the collective
whole, know that my love of the whole, with Mother Earth at my core, must now hold a greater vision for evolving
into “stewardship” of balance and harmony. And, no matter how complicated I try to make it,
stewardship of balance and harmony is simply loving all of creation as myself. So to do harm in any direction,
externally or internally, is to do harm to the whole. Rooted in this level of awareness, I see clearly.
The honesty of my observance demands the expression of my deepest truths – as prayer, as ceremonial participation
and as advocacy of this deep truth.
Mr. Makua once said to me, “…The
first level of training for a warrior is learning to be a healer.” He said, “A warrior cannot
break what he cannot fix.” So in my truth, I must learn. My “eyes and my heart must be opened”
so that I can discern when something is in harmony or not. And, when I am clear, I must speak my truth
and act in the way the truth demands to restore the balance, the harmony, beginning from the inside out. I
must reconnect with the spiritual practices that sustain my balance, my peace; and give me the courage to hold
the space of truth with love as we build a unified effort to assist in the healing of Mother Earth and
all of life. I must practice compassion so that my “engagement” honors diversity and builds
upon the gifts of difference.
Quoting from the Elders,
We are the People of the Earth, united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to protect
and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing
deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually.
We must work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony for
all her children.
We are in this together. I pray that together, we are mindful of how we walk on Mother Earth, mindful
of the footprints we leave behind for generations to come.
My guest on Peace Talks on NOWTIME Radio on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013, was Mataji of Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center in Los Angeles. Mataji is calling forth a global prayer and fasting vigil for the Pacific Ocean and all of Mother Earth,
in the after math of the radiation being leaked into the Pacific Ocean from the TEPCO Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan
and its potential impact on all of life. She has been conducting ocean ceremonies for over 25 years, unbroken, on every full
moon. Recently she recently received a spiritual message from the “Mother” that she is compelled to share with
our global family. Please listen and share the program with others. Here is the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nowtimeradio/2013/10/30/peace-talks-on-nowtime-radio
Mataji teaches the metaphysical doctrines of Jesus the Christ from the ancient,
eastern text of the Aramaic Bible. Her life is dedicated to the uplifting of World Peace, Non-Violence and rooted in the Holy
Scriptures. She gives the message of Oneness, Compassion and Universal Wisdom. We discussed Mataji's call for prayers
for the Pacific Ocean and of its life forms due to the major Earthquake/Tsunami that hit the TEPCO nuclear power plant in
Fukushima, Japan in March 2011. As a result, the nuclear reactors
have been leaking massive radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean and are causing major toxicity with long term implications
for ocean life, yet the impact of the radioactive contamination continues to be minimalized by the media.
single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive
material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain." (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/28-signs-that-west-coast-is-being.html)