Message from Native American Lakota Elders
As I have been watching the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster over the past weeks, I have wondered what I could do to help. I knew that prayers and healing visualizations could be useful; yet, at the same time, my own prayers seemed like such a small contribution, a drop in the bucket, so to speak, in relation to this tremendous ecological disaster. This morning, I received an email from a friend who was quoting a Native American woman about what we can all do to help. I found her message to be both greatly disturbing as well as uplifting and I would like to share her message with you.
This message leaves no doubt in my mind that a "group mind of world healers," of which we are all an integral part, is being called into action. Not just by this particular caring person, but by anyone who wants to help our Earth Mother regain her health and balance. The following are bits and quotes from this email which I hope will give you some great ideas about how you, and all of us, can help and she starts by saying,
“I dreamt the other night that I was swimming in the Caribbean Sea and as I surfaced, there was sticky oil all over my arm…
“Nammu, playful Goddess of the Oceans and friend to whales and dolphins, can be called on for assistance.
“The indigenous Lakota Elders have made an urgent request that calls for all people of the Earth who care to continue living to go into prayer…
“…where a river of crude oil now bleeds wholesale, underscores a wider, ruder reality: our planetary eco-systems are beginning to collapse. In no way will our daily bread be insulated from this devastation.
“We are in danger of miscarrying our earth ascension and birth and must use all of our healing abilities to solve this predicament…
“My friends ask me, but what can we do? I reply, Never underestimate the power of prayer! Incidentally, red roses are the correct herb/flower to use for hemorrhages during or after birth. Today the Grandmothers woke me with this message and asked me to send it out. Please forward it on so we reach as many people as possible…
“We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light steady for the Gulf of Mexico, the Grandmothers said. This crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake up! they cried. Animals are dying, plants are dying, and your Mother is writhing in agony.
“If you hold the Net of Light steady at this time you will help stave off further catastrophe. You have been lulled into a false sleep, they said, told that others (i.e. B.P.) will take care of this problem. This is not so, they said. And this is not the time for you to fall into oblivion…
“Determine now to stay awake, and once you have made that commitment, think of, cast, and hold the Net of Light. Hold it deep and hold it wide. Amplify its reach to penetrate the waters of the Gulf and dive deep beneath the crust of Mother Earth. Anchor it at the earth’s core and as you hold it there, ask it to unify with the mineral kingdom of this planet. It will do this and will harmonize with all the solid and liquid mineral states on earth-including oil and gas. The Net of Light will call these minerals back into harmony. Men have wreaked havoc. They have abused the kingdoms of life on earth for many years, but this time their destruction has reached crisis proportions…
“Whatever human beings have damaged, human beings must correct, the Grandmothers said.
This is the law. We repeat: This is the law. You cannot sit back and ask God to fix the mess humanity has created. Each of you must throw your shoulders to the wheel and work. We are asking for your help.
“Several years ago we gave you the Net of Light so you would be able to help the earth at times like this. Step forward now. This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of change that are upon you, they said. First move into your heart and call on us. We will meet you there. The Net of Light is lit by the jewel of your heart, they said, so move into this lighted place within you and open to the Net of Which You Are a Part. Bask in its calming presence. It holds you at the same time that you hold it…
“Now think of magnifying your union with us. We, the Great Council of the Grandmothers, are with you now, and all those who work with the Net of Light are also with you. There are thousands, even millions now connected in light, they said. Along with this union, call forth the power of the sacred places on earth. These will amplify the potency of our joint effort. Then call on the sacred beings that have come to prevent the catastrophe that threatens to overwhelm your planet. We will work together, they said, nodding slowly.
“Think of, cast and magnify the presence of the Net of Light in the Gulf of Mexico. See, imagine or think of it holding the waters, holding the land, the plants, the sea life, and the people. Holding them all! they said.
“The Net of Light is holding them steady; it is returning them to balance. Let the love within your lighted heart keep pouring into the Net of Light and hold, hold, hold. Calmly and reverently watch as the light from your heart flows along the strands of the Net. It will follow your command and continuously move forth. As soon as you think of it, it will happen. We ask you to practice this for only a few minutes at a time, but to repeat it throughout the day and night.
“We promise that this work with the Net of Light will do untold good, the Grandmothers said. We are calling you to service now. You are needed. Do not miss this opportunity. We thank you and bless you. I will join you there in the net of love and light,
—Navajo Mother of the World
[Note: To learn more about the Grandmothers and the Net of Light, go to www.grandmothersspeak.com]
No matter what your feelings about your abilities or level of achievement in terms of prayer or visualization, please know that every positive thought you send out to the world, whether it be for Mother Earth or for her suffering children, will be received with much gratitude. Don’t think for a minute that your positive and loving thoughts are meaningless or unimportant. On the contrary, they are the very substance of this Net of Light which the Elders are asking you to cast, and to believe that the light from your heart will be flowing into its strands. As the Grandmothers are telling us, “It [the light from your heart] will follow your command and continuously move forth… As soon as you think of it, it will happen. We ask you to practice this for only a few minutes at a time, but to repeat it throughout the day and night.”