Raised on a back country ranching homestead on the Crow Reservation in SE Montana, I fell madly in love with our Mother Earth and the whole family of life there. That deep love and profound connection has moved me into my work in the world for Mother Earth, and sent me to our human family who are the vital key in caring for All of Life.
Given that background and baseline, this is a most remarkable and shocking time we are in. It’s interesting that we humans seem to need to be pushed to the edge in order to change our ways! As it is, we have created the 6th Great Extinction, with almost 50% of our Earth family having been destroyed. What a sad thing to have done. That kind of destructive behavior is bad enough just as is, yet in addition, it means that we are killing the very life that supports us here on this beautiful planet. And my indigenous elders, as well as scientists, are telling us we have only about 20 years before we human, too, will be extinct ~ IF we do not come into harmony and regenerative stewardship of the Earth and All Life. Wow, talk about dancing on the edge!
Oh my, what do we do? We certainly need to step up in many different ways. Taking positive actions in the physical world is vital: 1. Stopping some things ~ like using Roundup and deeply harmful glyphosates on our food crops and lawns; using those dryer sheets whose neocotinides go up the exhaust and kill our bees and beneficial insects; using plastics and allowing them to eventually pollute our oceans — the list is almost endless. 2. Doing positive things – carrying your own bag to the grocery store; using solar and other more sustainable energies; encouraging regenerative farming by buying from and working with your local organic and healthy food producers; again, so many possibilities.
Then there is a more subtle and many times very powerful way of approaching the issue, which has to do with the baseline CONNECTION we have with the Circle of Life. We understand from White Buffalo Calf Woman and also modern quantum physics that we are all ONE ~ absolutely connected regardless of space or time. Thus, coming to wonderful, natural places like Feathered Pipe Ranch is often a remarkable catalyst for us to truly FEEL that connection, find our calm beneficence, and then be able to act on it from a more loving, honoring and respectful place.
At that level, we can also act in the spiritual or shamanic realm ~ doing ceremony and prayer in a way that moves beyond the laws that govern form to create on a shamanic, quantum level. This also is a profound kind of action to take.
May we all step up in heartful, caring and loving ways that nourish and renew All Life!
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About Brooke Medicine Eagle
Brooke Medicine Eagle is a legendary Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, catalyst for wholeness, and ceremonial leader. She is the bestselling author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance. Over the last 40 years, her many music recordings, teachings, writings, conference appearances, and wilderness spiritual retreats have touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world. In January of 2000, in recognition of her remarkable contributions in bridging cultural gaps in our world, Medicine Eagle was one of 30 people to receive the special Magical Blend Millennium Award.
Brooke is a sacred ecologist with a focused interest in living a harmonious, sustaining lifestyle, as well as dedication to the preservation of our sacred waters. Having been born in a homesteading family, she loves simple, clean country living; aboriginal skills; as well as crafting and artistry. She has recently passed on the stewardship of her beautiful FlowerSong Garden Sanctuary, and is now expanding her love and connection to All Our Relations by traveling, exploring, deepening and teaching internationally.
Learn more about Brooke: medicineeagle.com