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Flourishing Diversity: Indigenous Earth Summit. London Sept 2019

“If you listen you can help the turning time”
They had come so many and so far, for the sake of the earth, for the sake of us all, with a
message for our time. Maori, Aborigine, Idu Mishmi, Bishnoi, Puyanawa, Ashaninka,
Guarani, Sami, Arucho, Okiek, Ewe, Yuroba, Lokota, Sioux, Ponka and Mayan Wisdom
Keepers. They gathered in London this month for the Flourishing Diversity summit, bringing
us the original ways of seeing and being. Urging us to put aside our differences, to silence
our monkey minds, and allow our indigenous selves to emerge. To stop talking and to start
listening.
The summit opened with a walk with intention for the Thames, the life blood of London,
from Kingston to Greenwich. The grandmothers held ceremony, each calling in their
medicine through song, for the task ahead. As they spoke the wind built, the trees leaned in
and the geese arrived. Tourists were filming the Grandmothers on their phones, one of
them was crying saying this is for real.
The walk ended at sunset on the Greenwich Meridian Line, the place where the troubles
started when time was carved up. The Grandfathers, the Mamos, made ceremony with coca
sending the darkness into the core of the earth and inviting in the light. When they finished,
the geese appeared again, flying in formation over us and into the sunset sky over the
Thames with the silhouette of Canary Wharf towers against the sunset to their right.
The Elders spoke for five days with translation in real time. They called for right relationship
and reciprocity with the land the water and the air. For reconciliation with the earth, with
each other and with ourselves
It’s not about ‘we the people’ it’s about ‘we the planet’. You have to ‘be’ peace if you want
peace with the earth. Energy is being given to you. A magical exchange of energy. We are
being given a second chance. To change our attitude to earth. Change our ways so we can
be humans together. We need to know the world from a different way. Start with yourself.
Seek your roots, know where you come from, know who you are.
The new way that’s coming means that we don’t have to compete for time and space. We
have and we are being dreamed into place. Let false things fall off us. Call back the wisdom
from the ancestors. There are teachings to guide us through these times. We must
collaborate together, share currency, and bring back reciprocity to the planet.
We don’t have to pay nature to look after us and we don’t have to kill her to survive. Nature
gives you what you need as long as you look after her with harmony and love. When we
adore this divinity, things come back to us. Ask for permission to enter the forest and take an
offering. Go with respect. Don’t take more than you need. Tread carefully. And share what
you have got. Be responsible for what you eat and drink – this is how you show dignity. Don’t
have what you don’t need. We invite you to come into the struggles to reforest the Amazon,
and to reforest our hearts our minds and our own bodies, because more than the forest,
what has been deforested is us as human beings. We have the sacred inside of us along with
the plants and the animals. We are ALL indigenous people.
There is no division between us and the land, no borders. We have to give up false divisions
we have been taught. Learn to live with everything – this is the law of divinity. The Four
Directions must come together now. The rise of the feminine. The return to balance. We
need to simplify how we live. Stop scheduling. Allow life to navigate, to flow, don’t control.
Lose arrogance – be humble. Learn to forgive. Don’t be afraid, be prepared.
Come back to community where you are working with the earth and listening to your
intelligence. Call in the goodness that is ready to birth through us each day. Stop thinking
with your minds and start thinking with your hearts. Don’t make a ‘plan’ or put an organic
process into a box. Just start with the seed. The seed is about relations. Start there and
everything will unfold. Once you say ‘yes’ you can’t stop until you have planted what you
have been given to carry.
There is an ascension of humankind into a new awakening. A new consciousness is rising.
The sacred feminine and sacred masculine is rising and there is big change coming.
If we really listen everything is being told to us. Prophesy has instructions for the time you
are in. Start to follow it, listen to it, instead of trying to navigate and be in the fast lane
If you listen, you can help the turning time. Give it all your focus, all your heart, all your
spirit, all your prayers. We only have this moment.
In the past some of these traditions have been in conflict, but now the elders from every
group have come together and formed a treaty to work together as one on behalf of Earth
at this critical time. They ask for our solidarity and support in this work.
Don’t fight for her – stand up for her. Join us – we are on the best side!
These are just fragments from the five day summit. Written by Sharon Brittain
For more information and follow up information go to:
www.flourishingdiversity.com

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Notes From The Flourishing Diversity Indigenous Earth Summit London 2019

The Flourishing Diversity Summit – Sat 7 September – Wed 11 September 2019
Representatives came from the following people:
Maori (New Zealand), Aborigine (Australia), Idu Mishmi & Bishnoi (India), Puyanawa, Ashaninka (Brazil/Peru) Guarani (Brazil/Argentina), Sami (Sweden) Arucho Mamos (Columbia) Khoisan (Namibia), Okiek (Kenya), Ewe (Ghana), Yuroba (Nigeria),Lokota, Sioux, Ponka, Yuroba (USA), Mayan (Mexico)

Saturday
The summit opened with a walk with intention for the Thames (the life blood of London) from Kingston to Greenwich. The grandmothers held ceremony, filling everyone with energy and medicine for the task ahead. As they spoke, the wind grew and the geese came in. Tourists were filming the Grandmothers on their phones, one of the elders was crying saying “this is for real, this is for real”

The walk ended at sunset on the Greenwich Meridian Line. The place where the troubles started when time was carved up. The Grandfathers, the Mamos, made ceremony with coca sending the darkness into the core of the earth and inviting in the light. When they finished, the geese appeared again. The night ended with sunset sky over the Thames with the silhouette of Canary Wharf towers against the sunset to the right, and the huge V of the geese flying into the sunset to the left.

 

Throughout the five days the elders spoke for themselves. The words in italics are their words, or the words of the translators who were translating real time

Guarani Nation – Amazon Rainforest
Eunice Kerexu
When we adore this divinity, things come back to us
Women are the guardians of the culture, the language and the seeds
Warriors went to war and did not come back
Warriors are still dying in attacks on the amazon
Women left preserving
Women had to make a stand & put a sustainable proposal together for the world
Women have organised the tribes to work together
2000 indigenous women came together
We need protection because we protect the world

We pray in our language
Spirituality is in the language
Words are seeds and we are stewardesses of words and seeds
Join us – we are on the best side
No machine can give us pure water, clean air, trees

We have the sacred inside of us along with the plants and the animals
I invite you all to plant lives, sew lives and reconnect so we can live a little bit longer.
If we go on like this there will be no more life left

Brazil’s indigenous people are under attack!
Brazil’s rainforests are under attack!

Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil


www.yvyrupa.org.br

Ashanininka Nation –
Amazon Atlantic Rainforest
Nature gives you what you need as long as you look after her with harmony and love
Don’t have what you don’t need
Nature gives us knowledge, so much wisdom, so much to teach
Not through logic and reason
There is no division between us and the land, no borders
Our Divinity is very unhappy, this is a very sad time for all of us
We pray for all of us.
We are one people
We belong to one planet
Animals plants and stones all have protecting spirits and guardian angels

We don’t live by clocks – Day is to ‘do’ – Night is to pray and rest
We live in 2 cycles –
Spring/summer is New Time,
Autumn /Winter is Old time – We withdraw and reflect and think of the future New Time
New Time is when we have rituals and baptisms of seeds and children
Name is given by the shaman who is told the name
The forest is our life and we are part of the forest + the cycle of nature
EG I need permission from divinity to cut a tree or I am doing something wrong
Land and water are sacred like blood
The river in Sao Paolo is a corpse
Now we are told we are invaders of our own land
We are here with a cry for help
Asking you to help us so the amazon can be saved
The shaman say “man is killing our mother”
We are the guardians of the forest and mother earth is crying for help
A call for us to reforest our hearts our minds and our own bodies
The hope for us is in the Divinity
We are ALL indigenous people
Stop the assault on the spirits of the land

We need to know the world from a different way – scientific has made the planet sick
We must cure the illness that is inside our minds and inside our feelings
We need to simplify how we live

The earth has life because of water, forest, and fungus
No distancing between any of the parts
Learn to live with everything – this is the law of divinity

HOW CAN WE CURE THIS ILLNESS?
Look at what you drink. Look at what you eat. Where does it come from & what are you throwing away?
How are you going to use what we have been given?
Use one tree for your needs and plant another for your children
For every plant tree and animal, you kill, put one back.
We must learn where we came from
We must learn the human language and the language of birds and animals and fish.
We don’t have to pay nature to look after us and we don’t have to kill her to survive.

Be responsible for what you eat and drink – this is how you show dignity

A centre of creation has been made to save the world, and we have put into practice.
The minority are protecting the world for the whole of humanity
We must change and restore
What are you eating? What are you drinking? How are you getting rid of your waste?
We (the Ashaninka) live in an invisible world, an enchanted world which you will never know if you don’t look inside of yourselves.
We are sure about who we are and what we want
We are able to create new planes and new plans
Spirit and strength has helped us reclaim our history
Wake up – lets live
Without lived spirituality and lived culture it grows very difficult
A great alliance of indigenous people is coming together
All ‘Nations’ are planting trees
Our power comes from songs and chants
9 women received communication that we must save the traditions, the rituals and the culture to save the earth.
Everything comes from women
We come from a drop of water

 

The Mamos
Our mission is to look after birthing elements
The sacred world is reflected in our genitals
From the beyond we are born from the water
And we materialised when we reached the earth
There is a positive charge in our Right-Hand side, and a negative charge in our Left Hand side – these are the tools we have to heal the earth.
We were born with the elements and the elements are now in danger
Help us preserve this way of thinking

When we talk about the earth we talk about ourselves
Placenta is the origin where we feed ourselves form the sacred
The baby must be registered in all four elements to be an ingredient in mother earth to help in her salvation
To work we must ensure the physical wellness of the placenta
The placenta is the personal sacred place

Mamos have direct access to the origin
A change coming will affect the next 9 generations
A new structure will be born we need to baptise into nature
Mamos are involved in the birthing part

There is a rule – if you leave a legacy of destruction, there will continue destruction
This mission is of great importance to mother earth.

MAORI
I am the river and the river is me
The whites are going nowhere – very fast!
Water of the mother and water of the father make fire in the heart
This is the Maori understanding of creation
1 From the night and 1 From the day and remain in a loving embrace
From that embrace the forest, the weather, the keeper of all humanity, the water, the keeper of all cooked food, uncooked food and of medicine still in the womb of papatua
The first land you own is the placenta – every human being owns land
The life-force is from time immemorial
From the source
The movement of the ‘knowing that moved’
Give us back our land – if you don’t we have the biggest military force known to man – Mother Earth!
Give us back our land and let us teach you how to be with yours
The lifeforce comes from the source of love – so get your love stuff back!
Stop being afraid!
Learn to forgive
Extinction Rebellion – learn to forgive

MAYAN (‘may’ means corn)
Kya-Xe’ Zelaya Dudney
The prophecy of the rainbow corn – (detail to follow)
Weeks after the vision/experience the grandmother was in Guatemala and gifted a new corn cob from an all white cornfield. When she opened it there were red white yellow and black kernels all mixed together
The 4 directions must come together now.
The rise of the feminine
The return to balance
Stop thinking with your minds and start thinking with your hearts
No water – no life
Build community
Flow
Stop scheduling

GRANDMOTHERS OF THE WHITE CORN
Elin Teikus (Sami Sweden)
If the reindeer are good, I am good
We speak earth

Jyoti Vision Keeper (N America)
Energy brings a story so we can respond not react
Seek your roots, know where you come from, get yourself adopted by a ‘good’ mother
The new way that’s coming means that we don’t have to compete for time and space.
We have and we are being dreamed into place.
Yesterday was about where we are at and there was a lot of shame and guilt.
Today is about possibility hope and dreams
Don’t fight for her – stand up for her
Watch your dreams
Lose arrogance – be humble
Allow life to navigate, to flow, don’t control
Don’t be afraid, be prepared, receive, clear fear
Living a life guided by dreams is not always an easy one, but is a significant one
Did you forget that you are holy?
Once you say ‘yes’ you can’t stop until you have planted what you have been given to carry
The underworld of abuse is a great teaching
The water is working – work with the water
Timing in alchemy is the ultimate thing

Come back to community where you are working with the earth and listening to your intelligence
Step out of the box
Let false things fall off us
Don’t be afraid – pay attention
Do we burn the karma or roll around in it?
Call the matriarchal system back and the wisdom from the ancestors – stories to keep your life fed
Return the economic system to original form
Come back to the original form of currency – healers, grandmothers, doctors, lawyers – all form of currency
Have the humility to sit at the same table and share currency + bring back reciprocity to the planet
Don’t make a ‘plan’ or put an organic process into a box.
Just start with the seed
The seed is about relations
Start there and everything will unfold
There are teachings to guide us through these times. We must collaborate together and share currency.
Mantra – to be spoken every morning before anything else
“I am the divine mother
She lives in me
And everything she needs
Comes to me easily”
Call in the goodness that is ready to birth through us each day

GRANDMOTHER OF THE BLACK CORN
Luisah Teish (Iyanifa & Oshun chief, Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora)
Representing the unrepresented African/Americans who are not seen as indigenous to anywhere
If you want to protect the earth but don’t know how…
Which element do you belong to and are responsible for?
Which element /deity were you born to serve?
How do I serve?
Where in nature do I feel most comfortable/connected?
Where do I show up most of the time?
Where do I go to restore?
The Archetype of Oshun and the Divine Feminine
-YouTube

The story of Oshun is all about protecting the divine feminine
We need to protect the water
We are responsible for protecting the ‘sweet’ water (fresh water) not the salt water
Only 2% of the earth’s water is fresh water and most of that is frozen in icebergs
Fresh water is like liquid diamonds
We have to give up false divisions we have been taught
Every child is my child. A hungry child is my child
How to find out what your work is? – When you feel an impulse to do something ‘because it is the right thing to do’
Energy is being given to you to eg clean up the water, clean up the beaches.
A magical exchange of energy
Oshun is the goddess of second chances
We are being given a second chance
To change our attitude to earth
Change our ways so we can be humans together.
Truth telling – This is what has happened, this is what has been done, and this is what we are going to do about it.
This year a message came from Oshun:
“The women must be in the lead”
If you shut your monkey mind and breathe, there is an opening for your indigenous self to surface. Ask for permission to enter the forest and take an offering.
Go with respect.
Don’t take more than you need
Tread carefully
And share what you have got

GRANDMOTHER OF THE RED CORN
Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Ogala Sioux
Sit down at the still point of the heart, of what is
The fontanelle is the most sacred place on the body
The hair is most sacred

The balance between men and women must learn to get along
Scha – masculine – is the movement in everything
Wawha – feminine – the law in everything

The natural law keeps everything in balance
Rites of passage – seven sacred ceremonies
Women own the world and men are the gifts.

The white, yellow, black and red people – their palms are all the same colour
You see that palm print all over the world
Ceremonies are to give, not to keep
Bless your water – always be holy, always be pure

Otomi-Toltec
Xiye Bastide – Mexico
Bringing personal stories into the data creates personal change/creates policy change
A new way of life we have to be living
It’s not about ‘we the people’ it’s about ‘we the planet’
You have to ‘be’ peace if you want peace with the earth.

Listening session with Grandmothers
The ones that are coming are very old beings
Ascension of humankind into a new awakening
A new consciousness is rising
The sacred feminine and sacred masculine is rising
Big change coming in 2026
A collective…..forth – men, women, old, young from the four corners
If we really listen everything is being told to us
Prophesy has instructions for the time you are in
Start to follow it, listen to it
Instead of trying to navigate and be in the fast lane
If you Listen you can help the turning time
We only have this moment
Give it all your focus, all your heart, all your spirit, all your prayers

 

In the past some of these traditions have been in conflict, but now the elders from every group have come together and formed a treaty to work together as one on behalf of Earth at this critical time. They ask for our solidarity and support in this work.

These are just fragments from the five days.
For more information and follow up information you can go to the website:
www.flourishingdiversity.com

 

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EMOTIONAL RESILIENCY HANDBOOK : In An Era Of Climate Change by Leslie Davenport

Although the environmental and physical effects of climate change have long been recognised,
little attention has been given to the profound negative impact on mental health.
Leslie Davenport presents a comprehensive theory, strategies and resources for addressing key
themes specific to the psychological impact of climate change.

She explores the psychological underpinnings that have contributed to the current global crisis,
and offers robust  interventions for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression,
trauma and other clinical mental health conditions resulting from environmental damage and disaster.

She emphasizes the importance of developing resilience and shows how to utilise the many benefits
of guided imagery and mindful presence techniques, and carry out interventions that draw on expert
research into ecopsychology, wisdom traditions, earth-based indigenous practices and positive psychology.

The strategies in this book will cultivate transformative, person-centred ways of being,
resulting in regenerative lifestyles that benefit both the individual and the planet. Link

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FACING EXTINCTION by CATHERINE INGRAM

Catherine Ingram is a Buddhist dharma teacher and former journalist
who has a very strong grasp on the science of climate breakdown.
Not an easy read,  but she writes eloquently about
moving beyond blame and living love. Link

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ROBERT MACFARLAINE: Speaking of the Anthropocene

Listen to the podcast here Emergence magazine

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BOOKS: THE MYSTERY OF NATURE SERIES Peter Wohlleben

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.

 The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben’s personal experiences in forests and fields. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us-and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.

Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter? In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? Wohlleben shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes. 

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THE HUMAN SWAN

TEDx talk. Sacha Dench recounts her journey from Artic Russia to Britain. She flew in a paramotor alongside the migrating flocks of Buick swans for  7000 miles back to Britain in order to better understand their rapidly declining numbers. She also engaged with the people she met along the way to help preseve them and their wetland habitats.

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ECO – ANXIETY

Here’s a quote from an article on eco-anxiety:

… scientists such as Owen Gaffney, co-author of a paper which details achievable steps and suggestions for governments, businesses and individuals to change their behaviours to slow warming, believes that people should not feel hopeless about the situation and that individual choices can have a positive impact on the planet.
He told BBC Three: “Eco-anxiety is the right response to the scale of the challenge. But I am an optimist. We live in an age where individuals have more power than at any time in history. Look at your sphere of influence – employer, networks, family – and influence them. We don’t need to convince 100% of people, only 25%, then an idea can go from marginal to mainstream.” BBC ARTICLE

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