Now that the circus of the American elections is over and already the clown voted in is reneging on many of his promises, its time to focus again on important issues.
And the issue is ‘Standing Rock’, though not merely the place in the USA, but the numerous Standing Rocks in our own backyards.
I ‘Running Eagle Feather’ am feeling a lot of fire and pain in my heart and solar plexus, when I see how my sisters and brothers are treated at Standing Rock.
I was fortunate many moons ago to be blessed by a Lakota Sioux elder and become a brother to their tribe. It was then that my Indian name ‘Running Eagle Feather’ came to be, as in my younger days I used to run and call out to the bird tribes whenever they past by, asking them to drop me a feather from the sky.
How can America ever call itself the land of the free? That notion died a long time ago; in fact that notion never existed.
America, the land stolen from many Indian tribes is now being raped and stolen again. The land’s caretakers are not even safe in the few crumbs fed to them by an ever greedy and dominating white nation.
The few pieces of land awarded to them by the conquer are not even theirs to live in peace
And the crime committed by these loving people is their will to defend the sanctity of earth and water. Their wisdom in knowing that human dose not live on money and gold, but on fertile earth, crystal clean water and pure air.
The people of standing rock, I know that you know the sad truth. Many say that they are with you, but only few have gone beyond words and illusion and the quest for self rather than community.
For if all the people that say they stand with you, really stood in their daily deeds and actions as true protectors of life, the situation at Standing Rock would have not come to be.
We have been cowed into submission. We have stopped believing in our power and the power of magic. We have surrendered to a life of going for what is possible, rather than striving for the miraculous unimaginable.
I call on all of us to stop being part of the agenda. Stop being fooled by their theatre, by their misinformation that seeks to divide us, so we are easily controlled.
I ‘Running Eagle Feather’ affirm again and again that my life is in service to ‘Mama Gaia’. That my work is the work of an earth protector and lover. Let us all affirm this together and stand up for our Standing Rocks wherever they may be.
Standing rock, I stand with you fully. Not as a LIKE on facebook, but with my deeds and words and actions.
In the lands that I live in, there are so many Standing Rocks that need immediate attention. In Australia there is Pine gap and Adani coal mine and many more. In Slovakia, after we kicked them out of the west, Monsanto is establishing itself around Detva with the weird silence of the organic community there. And so many other issues that need attention with stealing Slovak water and resources. In India the land is falling apart with a Prime Minister that sees trees as a waste of space.
The list of Standing Rocks is endless. This is the main theme in my Novel ‘I Crow River’, a book dedicated to saving the earth. We talk, we sing, we pray, but we do not act, and the highest most profound prayer is action.
I remember years ago, being part of the NEFA movement in Australia. There were perhaps 50 dedicated activists and we saved million of hectares of forest, imagine if we were 500 dedicated activist! Imagine if we were 5000 dedicated activists!
In Slovakia a few years ago, we worked as Siet Dobra (network of goodness) to kick Monsanto from their newly established research centre. It took 10 activists and a few months and it was done. Imagine if we were 100, or a thousand or 10,000!!! Slovakia would be GMO free and own its soil and water again.
Yes, its time to imagine wild and think big again.
So it is nice to see so many brothers and sisters standing with ‘Standing Rock’ in the cyber unreality, but please, look around, Standing Rock is everywhere, close to your backyard, so stand up and be counted. Think Globally and Act Locally!!! For without action we are just a basket of blab la, and the powers that be would walk all over us, as they cheer their investors all the way to the bank.
Remember what we all thought was possible when we were young – us the tribe of peace and love, the tribe of colour and music, us the tribe of fantasy and song. And what happened, did we allow life to grind it away.
It is possible, it is more than possible, it is the only choice and Standing Rock is the call of the wild demanding our full attention again.
It is asking us to reconnect with our true dreams, and farfetched visions. Our true belief that we were born to be torch bearers, caretakers, leaders into a space where harmony and love, truth and simplicity, community and sharing, replace the insanity permeating as normalcy in the world today.
Another world is possible, stand up and be counted!