pipelines, fracks, and liberation

The KeystoneXL pipeline drama has been intense and interesting and upsetting and exciting
I kept hearing today “the pipeline failed.”
umm…no
this particular attempt to get the pipeline bill approved failed
we must remain encouraged and engaged
and yet
not celebratory
those that call themselves “our leaders”
have not done away with the KeystoneXL pipeline
they have continued the delay on it
and when it fails to get approved
because the people of this land
not the “representatives” of the people of this land
will be laying themselves down every foot of the way
TransCanada
the corporation attempting to build this atrocity
will reroute
and try to blaze the trail through their “own” country
to the western coast of Canada
i do not know “the people of Canada”
but i know human beings
as a grateful member
and there will be people of the land
laying themselves down
every step of the way
there too
the time has come in which those who hoard what they call and wield as “power”
can no longer just step over us
the collective us of humanity
there are no more veils to hide behind
no more places to bury the evidence
we are coming into a prophesied time of unification
and we are uniting in our shared aliveness
to protect the waters
protect the soils
protect the air
protect our DNA
protect love
family
protect life
as she has protected us

this is not about a pipeline
the pipeline is an example
of an old way of being human on the planet
a way of being human that has been tested thoroughly for centuries
(millennia, really)
and has proven itself not to work as a sustainable model of co-creative survival on Earth

what good are the comforts of preserving this old way
when perpetuating it will leave the generations that follow us
nonexistent
?

this pipeline
to carry oil
from tar sands
is in good company
with many other examples
of utter rape and pillage of our mother planet here
violations against life itself
fracking
seems to be the next level of atrocity
for instead of just the oil consequences
now we are contaminating our water
OUR WATER
THE WATER THAT SUSTAINS ALL LIFE
THE ONLY WATER WE HAVE
THE SAME WATER THAT HAS BEEN HERE FROM THE BEGINNING OF CREATION ON EARTH
NOT A DROP MORE
NOT A DROP LESS

WATER IS OUR SACRED BLOOD OF EARTH
WATER IS LIFE

this blocking of the bill that occurred
is a reflection
of the changing tide of humanity’s consciousness
and the momentum of something so vastly interconnected and miraculous
can only flow in one direction
and we must all be willing vessels of the flow
and find the places within ourselves where we obstruct the flow
of our consciousness awakening into the next dimension of presence, love, interconnectivity, compassion, and harmonic, co-creative evolution
find those places in our selves
and clear the path
clear the way for water
which is really just a remembering
because we are 71% water
the salinity of our blood is the same salinity of the ocean
the only reason any life
our species included
has been able to leave the oceans and live on the land
is because we found a way to carry the ocean within us
carry it in each cell

i read today that the federal government just opened up the George Washington National Forest to the oil companies to frack
i flurry of emotions rose
and fell
and rose
and fell
this land
the national parks and forests
was promised to us
the people of so-called “America”
as OUR parks and OUR forests
which is of course laughable in true context of how we came to believe this land was “ours” in the first place
and i see all the reflections of yet another “treaty” broken
another promise made to “the people” to keep us allowing the rich rich rich to “govern” as they please
until it was no longer convenient to honor or keep
always for money
or control of resources
if i walk through a national park and throw litter on the ground
which i would not do
but if i did
i would be fined a shocking amount of money
and yet
frack away oil companies
the government says its ok
contaminate those waters that allow life in that land
for money
and control of resources
its ok

what good is money
and control of resources
when the children stop coming to us
because there is not a place for them to be alive and well
?

for many years i prayed for warrior courage
and never was quite sure why
but this is why
i pray for warrior courage for my self
i pray for warrior courage for all of my brothers and sisters
which is only truly warrior courage
with warrior humility
and warrior compassion

we must
and we are
awakening to this wellspring of courage
to rise up
and say NO
WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE POISONING OF THIS SACRED WATER ANY LONGER
not “we will not allow YOU to poison this sacred water”
we will not allow ANY of US to poison this sacred water any longer
starting with our very selves
in every way we perpetuate and participate in the violations of her
we are embodying this courage as we strap our bodies to the earth
lay our lives on the line
to speak
to act
to transform

collectively, we have shown ourselves not to act until the pain is too great or the experience too jarring
and we either willingly transform or are dragged through the transformation
either way we get there
somehow
to the other side of that
in one form or another
dead or alive
we have often not lost the weight until the heart attack
or not done the meditation until the nervous breakdown
or not been affectionate with our loved ones until one of us dies, or almost dies
it would seem that this way of learning
this “wait until the consequences” way of learning
“wait until we’re on the verge” approach
it seems both logically unsound
but also hugely likely to be perpetuated
in our process of slumber and awakening to the way we live and engage with and upon the planet and with all the other life here

it is likely that things are going to get a lot worse in the coming decades
in terms of corporate pollution and control of resources
and its consequences manifest in the ecosystems, including, and most noticeably, for us, in human communities
and
that’s just the “bad news”
from a detached place
that is the rub
from a very attached place as a compassionate loving human
the rub is a lot worse than a rub
but a full on trauma
much life lost
and destroyed
human
other animal
plant

but we win
we won, actually

hope is useless
hope implies “we might be fucked”
but we aren’t
this time of awakening
and interconnectivity
still just beginning to be merely reflected in the miracles of technology
invites us to step into a larger context and expanded understanding of our place in time and space now
and really now
it is about survival
not necessarily of us personally
yes, that is preferable for those of us still interested in being incarnated on this planet at this time
but it is more important that our species survives
and that is what the awakening reveals to us
there will be causalities on this path
but
life is, 100% of the time, a fatal experience in physical form
so our job
is to keep the fire alive
no matter what
as long as we are here
the fire of truth
love
reverence
compassion
integrity
simplicity
patience
equanimity
humility
keep that fire alive
in our hearts
and in the hearts of our brothers and sisters
and in the hearts of the children
and teach the children
how to protect
and nourish
and use
the fire
so that they can teach their children
how to teach their children
how to teach their children

that is our job
and it only takes a handful
and we have countless more than a handful
and we will carry on
and grow
and evolve
into our next phase of evolving humanity
and evolving consciousness on earth
and beyond

the medicine is already here
for all the poison
the healing is already happening
for all the wounding
the liberation simply is
not becoming
or falling away
liberation
is
already
here
now

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