In a world where we first need to understand the “why” of why we choose to be here first, there are some who don’t even want to understand that. It just is, right? Everyone is interchanged and has an effect and that ripples out energetically. Some people you know you are spending an evening with and some you are investing in. I am speaking to all forms of relationships, after my second divorce I really need some withdrawing from the crazed court antics. This is when I dove into my PHD intention full on, it took 11 years from then with many stops and starts.
Today I am not speaking as a professional, today I am Mom and I am diving into the #NoDAPL full on. There is nothing conventional about the way I AM. Even as I was formatting this article we went from #NoDAPL to #DAPL. That is the power of the collective. It is understood that what was halted by President Obama can be undone by the President-elect as he is know to not only support the pipeline but have invested interests.
I firmly believe that what is happening at Standing Rock is the beginning of a global movement of not only resistance against antiquated systems of civilization (namely fossil fuels) but more importantly a movement FOR the Earth. With the indigenous leading the charge, we are witnessing one of the most powerful movements in human history. This is not swelling with an ANTI energy but rather an eco-spiritual warrior love that loves our home planet so much and the perpetuity of life (human and plant and animal) that it is willing to die to protect HER. Yes HER. This is not new age hubris but the bringing forward of the ancient tradition of wisdom of acknowleding that this planet is a living Goddess.
We as a species need a global unifying principle and it was always going to be the environmental crisis as catalyst for it renders for us the common ground of the planet on which we ALL live. Moreover, it wasn’t going to be colonial culture but the indigenous who would lead because they still understand that the EARTH is sacred. Ironically, our own Prime Minister, currently under fire for his pipeline approvals (in betrayal of his original intentions) in his first few weeks of office asserted that it would be the indigenous that would lead us out of the climate crisis. And even more, First Nations elders I’ve learned under also said it was prophecy that people would come to Turtle Island/Canada NOT to colonize actually but to LEARN from the indigenous how to re-indigenize themselves. There’s even a part of me that feels that Trudeau is approving the pipelines to intentionally wake up this movement in a kind of reverse psychological tactic. Either way, it’s working: the moment the government approved the pipelines, indigenous leaders and other immediately affirmed stridently ‘Um yeah that’s not going to happen’ setting the scene for what will inevitably become Standing Rock Canadian edition. Get ready!
And this will spread. Mark it!! There will be Standing Rock movements all over the world in time. This will be more powerful than Occupy by infinite-fold because this movement is not just AGAINST something but FOR something very clear and very galvanizing that every human being can get on board with–the EARTH. And once they are victorious (and they will be), places like Standing Rock can become new eco-spiritual communities; New Earth settlements spreading great waves of hope and glory.
As Mother Tereasa said “We can do not all great things but we can do small things with great love” I also believe some of our most creative minds have visualized these times and movements of resistance with movies like The Matrix, Avatar, Interstellar just to show you a snippet of the ever pull of ebb and flow. The critical mass has reached a point of no return and this bravery will no longer tolerate the greed and destructive disregard exemplified by those in positions of power that even arrogance would find offensive. Save our Mother Earth and Father sky you say? The Indigenous have always been connected, they are our Avatars if you will and they know Mother Earths heartbeat and sacred universal and karmic laws. The energy of that reverence can only be felt. The victory witnessed this week is the beginning of pulling out of the muck and mire. Protests around the globe now focus on the various sources (roots) of funding by pulling and closing bank accounts. Countries are finally banning the Rothschild and Rockerfellers banks in their countries. This is how WE as a collective can peacefully protest. With every turn the response needs to be articulated with precision and love. Greed and those that can be bought are so far from source energy and love that they will fight for whomever paid them before they will ever succumb to the natural state in which they were born into. Some don’t want to endure the pain of what it feels like to love and be loved.
Jennifer Leigh Ballard PHD