Let’s go on a little audio-visual, interactive journey together…
It’s okay if this hurts a little, or maybe more than a little. Stay with your emotions, let your emotions (pain, anger, sadness, grief) move into flow. Let your feelings flow, let your breath flow, let your tears flow.
STAY with me. Lean in. This will be good, I promise. I will lead you in and then out the other side to a better place.
So start here. With the most compelling call to listen to your gut, your own deep intuition/wisdom – no matter what pressures come to squeeze, mold, or frighten you – that I have ever seen:
Can you believe a video this compelling, this crucial, this important to the awakening of the oppression Americans live under, has had less than 5,000 views in the two years since it’s release?
And now, as your heart is aching, as you rail against the horror, the fear, the anguish… watch this brilliant adaptation of Maya Angelou’s famous poem, Still I Rise:
Each of us, in our tiny corner of the world, has a place, or series of little places, where we can rise. If you are a man, then this video poem is a clarion call to your feminine. We have ALL allowed the masculine to run riot over this earth, without balancing it with the power and wisdom of our feminine.
- Standing Rock
- The drugging of America
- Traditional schooling
- Mono-culture crops
- Black lives matter
- Factory Farming – animal abuse
These are all areas where the feminine – of men and women – needs to rise. If each of these areas was informed, led, and policies/laws set by the soul-space of the nurturing feminine… imagine how our world would be.
For me, right now TODAY, here is an opportunity to allow my feminine to rise: We have a new pipeline our federal government has just approved – that will run alongside an existing oil pipeline – for the purpose of transporting tar sands bitumen from Alberta, down onto ships in Vancouver.
When the tankers spill the bitumen (which they WILL as history has proved; 14 oil spills per year) into our oceans, “…the heavy bitumen sinks to the bottom, so conventional clean-up techniques had little effect. At the same time, the chemical dilutents such as benzene evaporate and cause toxic clouds in the air.” As we saw from the Enbridge spill in 2010, the effects on wildlife and ocean life are devastating.
So I will be joining our local Kwantlen Indian band for their planning meeting next week as to what to do to prevent Kinder Morgan from trespassing on First Nations land. I figure, the more of us we can get mobilized at an earlier date, the less chance we have of escalating to a Canadian version of Standing Rock.
I think what many people don’t understand is that our elected politicians need our help to be able to stand against big money operators. We think our Prime Minister or our President has power, when in reality… not so much. So the politician needs to be able to point to the massive civilian protest and say, “I’m sorry, but look…. what can I do? The people won’t allow this. We can’t go ahead or we̵