At the DeYoung museum recently I got to see one of my favorite pieces, a shamanic sculpture by Inuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben called Passage of Spirits. It’s a carved boat with sea goddess Sedna in the bow and some humans and animal-headed beings as paddlers.
Humans, animals, and spirits. Sharing the same world, interconnected. If we go back for enough, we are all descended from shamanic indigenous people. We all have roots and cellular memory of being nested in Nature.
Societies that get disconnected from Nature suffer from a fatal sickness. Extreme drought, flooding, and fire are Earth’s way of showing us how out of balance we often are in the so-called developed world. This blog is about the expansive healing of our home and our own spirits.
“The more we understand the One Idea, how all of life is interconnected and interdependent, the more we can act in positive ways for the good of all.”
― Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action
One of many citizen actions that inspire me is the gathering of intertribal people and allies at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They’ve created Sacred Stone Camp to take a stand as protectors of the waters of the Missouri River and all rivers that are the lifeblood for native peoples. The Dakota Access Pipe Line is being forced on native people, where white communities refused.
To stand with the indigenous spirit in all of us, to help the people protecting the waters of North America, I invite you to please donate:
Your prayers for the free flow of clean, safe water are also appreciated.
Mitakuye Oasin. (All My Relations – we are one!)