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I am another You; My Spirit protects You, beloved Redwood Forest


"Did you measure to attain your height?

"Did you use geometry to radiate your limb?

"Did you lament storm-torn branches?

"Did you inventory your leaves for the sun?

"You did none of these things.  

"Yet Man in his cleverness cannot match your Perfection."

~Deng Ming~Dao~


REVERENCE FOR ALL LIFE

THIS EXQUISITE EARTH SUSTAINS US, REJUVENATES HERSELF; TEACHES THAT OUR BODIES ALSO CAN...AND PROVIDES FOR ALL LIFE FORMS...IT IS LONG PAST TIME FOR US TO SUSTAIN HER!  SHE WILL SURVIVE, NO MATTER WHAT...WHAT WE DO TODAY FOR THE EARTH, IS ACTUALLY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDRENS' AND THEIR CHILDRENS' CHILDRENS' CHILDREN.  IT IS FOR OUR FOOD SUPPLIES; AND FOR THE INSURANCE THAT HUMANITY NEED NOT SUFFER.


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MAGNITUDE, GRANDEUR, ALL-ENCOMPASSING RESOURCE!

LUSH SOIL PROVIDES A NOURISHING PLANTING PLACE FOR FOOD 
FOR EVERY LIFEFORM.

AESTHETIC BEAUTY OF EARTH, FLORA, FAUNA  EXCELS
HER SELF-CLEANING ABILITY REJUVENATES ALL RESOURCES!

WATER REFRESHES, CLEANS, PROVIDES A COOKING MEDIUM, AND 
FROM A WATERFALL WE CAN HAVE ALL THE POWER WE NEED...AND
YET MORE CAN BE DERIVED FROM SOLAR POWER.

WALKING THE EARTH KEEPS A BODY HEALTHY, DISEASE-FREE BY 
THE OXYGENATION OF BLOOD AND LUNGS AND ALL THE SYSTEMS OF 
OUR INCREDIBLE BODILY VEHICLES.  MUSCLES ARE RENEWED, 
STRENGTHENED, RELAXED.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE IS "FERN GULLY~THE LAST RAIN FOREST."  
IT SHOWS THE HIDDEN LIFE AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES CARETAKING...
IT DEMONSTRATES THE INCREDIBLE EXTENT OF LOSS OF LIFE, AIR, 
WATER AND ALL THINGS THAT FOLLOWS THE DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS
...FOR MANY GENERATIONS~FOR THE SEVEN GENERATIONS, INDIGENOUS 
INDIANS WARNED AND STILL WARN US. 

THE SIGNS HAVE GATHERED NOW~~LISTEN, OBSERVE, NOTICE!


EVERY TREE IS AN ANGEL THAT PROVIDES LIFE-SUSTANANCE TO MANY 
INDIVIDUALS FOR MILES AND MILES.  I HONOR TREES AND ALL OF 
NATURE DIRECTLY EVERY CHANCE I GET, AND CONSTANTLY IN MY HEART.  
MY SPIRIT AND PSYCHE WOULD BE SO BLESSED IF EVERYONE DID.  

WE CAN'T EAT MONEY~~LIFE'S BASICS MUST BE RESPECTED AND 
RENEWED...WHEN A FLOOD OR EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS RESOURCES OR
INTERRUPTS DELIVERY OF GOODS PROVIDED FOR US BY BUSINESS,
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO HELP.

WE NEED TO BEGIN TO TAKE BACK OUR INDEPENDENCE.  COOPERATION
IS GOOD~~WE NEED EACH OTHER...WE NEED SIGNIFICANT OTHERS...TO
WORK WITH THOSE WE CAN, TOWARD MUTUAL BENEFIT.  DOWNSIZING SHOULD
BE DONE IN COMMUNITITES...MORE WALKING, LESS POLLUTION, BETTER
HEALTH.  FOOD IN YARDS AND LOTS...DOES ANYONE REMEMBER EMPTY LOTS?

I PLANT TREES THAT MY TEN GRANDCHILDREN WILL HAVE AIR TO BREATHE...
AND FOR YOU AND I, TOO...
FOR I PLAN TO LIVE TO BE 147, IN PERFECT HEALTH OF MIND BODY &.SPIRIT.
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW...I HAVE TO HUG A WOLF, A TREE, TO BREATHE
~~AND RECEIVE HEALING BEAUTY~~
LIKE A TREE, I EXHALE THE BEST INTENTIONS INTO THE UNIVERSE.
TREES BREATHE IN CARBON MONOXIDE, A POISON TO HUMANS; 
THEN THEY CONVERT CARBON MONOXIDE INTO OXYGEN!
I GRATEFULLY BREATHE IN OXYGEN, LOVE AND PROSPERITY OF THE UNIVERSE; 
AND INVITE YOU TO DO THE SAME WITH ATTENTION AND APPRECIATION.
(NOW, 2009, I HAVE 12 GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD...
MAY MY ACTIONS ON THIS PLANET LEAVE A WORTHY LEGACY TO THEM.)
~Windhorse~
PALE BLUE DOT
Carl Sagan
TELL THE WORLD!

These ancient ones give us oxygen, clean our air, and also hold our soil together.
Clear-cutting is robbing Generations of people and animals of well-being!
THE VALUE OF A TREE
~~~~~
A tree is worth $196,250- according to Professor T.M. Das of the University of Calcutta
in India.  A tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250- worth of oxygen, provide $62,000-
worth of air-pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of
$31,250-.  A tree will recycle $37,000 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth
$31,250-.  This figure does not include the value of the fruits, lumber or beauty derived from
trees.  Just another sensible reason to take care of our Forests!
 
 

SHE'S IN YOURS...BUT REALLY, YOU ARE IN HERS!

Magical transformations occur by grace of Mother Earth

We plant seeds that she has offered, and they open into new life 

when we till the land, water and honor the plants.  

Earth is all we need  to feed and nurture us. 


 

I feel a message in this beautiful work of Liza's...of how Nature gives so freely to us.

MUSHROOMS

copyrite:  Barbara Dickinson, 2007, printed in We'Moon 2009

"Fungi are seemingly small, innocent creatures, and yet they are actually the largest living organism on earth, made up of mycelia, strong singled-celled strands of fiber, snaking below ground in web-like formations.  They are powerful enough to create visions, healing of soul, re-vision of the earth's soil.  Some mycelium networks are so vast, they are only visible from great heights--evidenced by the blooming of their mushrooms flowers in huge fairy rings.

It is said that mushrooms can help heal the world--that they, in fact, have been doing so for longer than we know.  They've been keen and efficient composters for eons.  Now, given the opportunity, mycelia eat and transform the leavings of "civilization"--oil, pesticides, industrial waste--breaking these chemicals back down to their elemental building blocks, once again harmless and available to create life.  Mushrooms are being brought into areas taht are in need of soil remediation, places like New Orleans, into land fills and unstable hillsides where trees have been stripped, leaving the earth depleted of nutrients and susceptible to slipping away in heavy rainfall.  Mushrooms thrive in these places, soothing, healing these scarred and poisoned landscapes.

Bless you, silent menders of a planet

torn by strip mining, clear-cutting, toxic waste dumping, soil stripped of nutrients,

your web, of strongest single-celled strand mycelium,

unseen but for the fruiting of your mushroom flowers,

you hold us, mend us, heal us.

~Barbara Dickinson, 2007~

Learn About Mushrooms

As shared in We'Moon 2010 Calendar, I quote:

"I looked at the Okanagan decision-making process in its traditional sense...when we approach the decision-making process, one component is reserved for the land...we have people who are called "land speakers."  We have a word for it in our language.  I was fortunate in that I was trained and brought up as a land speaker in my community...We have different people, trained as part of the family system, to be speakers for the children, for the mothers, for the Elders, for the medicine people, for the land, for the water--for all those different components that make up our existence.

My part has been to be trained by my Elders to think about the land and to speak about the land...Each time a decision is made, even the smallest decision, my responsibility is to stand up and ask, How willl it impact the land?  How is it going to impact our food?  How is it going to impact our water?  How is it going to impact my children, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren, what's the land going to look like in their time?  So in that process of en'owkinwiwx, there's a built-in principle in terms of how we interact.. . .Someone had to ask those questions.  That's their responsibility.

When we include the perspective of land and we include the perspective of human relationship, one of the things that happens is that community changes.  People in the community change.  The realization that people and community are there to sustain your creates the most secure feeling in the world."

Excerpts from An Okanagan Worldview of Society by Jeannette Armstrong from Original Instructions:  Indigenous Teachings for a sustainable Future edited by Melissa K. Nelson copyrite 2008 Bear & Company (now Inner Traditions) in collaboration with Bioneers.

We are all one...what we do to the Earth, our Air, our Water...Animals, Winged Ones, Plants, Trees, Forests, Mountains...another Human Being...WE DO TO OURSELVES.

Consider.  Choose Carefully.  

It is good to live in the Present...while remembering the Next Seven Generations.


 

Today, more than 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed and is gone forever. The land is being cleared for cattle ranches, mining operations, logging, and subsistence agriculture. Some forests are being burned to make charcoal to power industrial plants. More than half of the world's rainforests have been destroyed by fire and logging in the last 50 years. Over 200,000 acres are burned every day around the world, or over 150 acres every minute. Experts also estimate that 130 species of plants, animals, and insects are lost every day. At the current rate of destruction, it is estimated that the last remaining rainforests could be destroyed in less than 40 years.

Oil giant Chevron is facing defeat in a lawsuit by the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, seeking redress for its dumping billions of gallons of poisonous waste in the rainforest.

Take action now:

Sign the petition

http://www.avaaz.org/en/ch evron_toxic_legacy/98.php? CLICK_TF_TRACK


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Our precious Redwoods should be preserved at all costs...They are the True Elders that are holding Space for All Life on Earth and Earth Herself.

I did not want to leave the shelter of this Tree...we blessed each other, and are together still.

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