She has Returned

The very first time I heard Bernie Sanders speak, I knew who he was

knew the energy he was representing

knew that he was being fed from the same wellspring of evolving consciousness by which so many of us have been being fed lately on this planet.

This wellspring offers the energy of community

fellowship

kinship

unity

wellness.

It offers the energy of equality

equanimity

truth

justice.

It offers the energy of love.

 

In a civilization that values profit about all else

this energy becomes revolutionary

but it is not by nature.

By nature, this energy is evolutionary.

There is only so long that we can continue to stumble blindly upon the Earth

eating her up faster than she can feed us

and creating so much suffering for ourselves, our kin in the community of life, and our future generations.

So it is not only unsurprising,

but also necessary

and expected

that as we approach this inevitable turning point as a species

voices carrying this energy would rise louder than ever before.

 

Bernie is a prophet.

Many of us are ready for a leader like him.

Many of us have been praying for leadership like his.

But we find ourselves on a cusp in human collective consciousness

and if we really get present

and feel, intuitively, not mentally, the energy of the planet

and the energy of humanity

and the energy of this country

we will likely feel that the tipping point in this change

beyond which we no longer need war

beyond which we no longer need poverty

beyond which we no longer need violence and control

this tipping point has not fully been crossed by the whole of our people.

We are, right now, standing in the crossroads.

 

What impatient creatures we can be!

And rightfully so, as the very lives and freedom of our brothers and sisters and children are at stake.

When we get a glimpse of where we are going

we want to be there immediately.

But are we here?

Are we present for the path from past to future?

Are we NOW?

For it is from this very place that we are able to be the most potent agents of change.

 

I advocated and believed deeply in the presidency of Bernie Sanders.

And yet, it has become clear that this is not what the energy of the planet is calling forth at this time.

Not yet.

Today, it is calling forth something else.

 

Through this election process, my rage and disdain has been provoked by and directed towards Hillary Clinton, probably even more so than Donald Trump, who has been far easier for me to simply dismiss

and I have seen the same in so many of my brothers and sisters.

We all carry a deep, underlying rage for the patriarchy, this imperialist, capitalist, mysoginist, racist captivity we have been inflicting upon ourselves for 1000s of years as a species

and we all carry a disdain for those in the public sphere that appear to embody or represent it.

Many of us have come to expect and even accept seeing this in men

but seeing all of this represented in a woman-bodied human reveals this rage and disdain in a way far more provocative than seeing it represented in male-bodied leaders ever has before.

When a woman

a daughter of the same patriarchy of which we have all been born at this point

stands and reflects these energies

we hate her even more deeply than we do the men we’ve come to expect it from.

 

I am guilty of this.

And I am sorry.

Hillary Clinton, I am sorry.

Women, I am sorry.

To all my sisters and brothers, I am sorry.

 

It is now time for us to take altitude

to zoom out and see the larger picture.

What is coming to pass on this planet beneath the surface is the tipping of the scales and the rebalancing of the masculine and feminine energies which have been severely out of balance for millennia.

What is coming to pass is that a woman is going to step into the apex of power of this civilization.

And in the symbolic, archetypal dimension

this step is an unbelievably transformative, powerful, and revolutionary moment.

 

This is a medicinal moment for humanity.

 

This statement is not an ignoring of Hillary Clinton’s sins or ignorances or dangerous choices or allegiances

nor is it a free pass for her to lead without continued immense pressure from those of us she leads to make choices that honor life, peace, people, and planet

but even with all of her shadows out in the light

Hillary Clinton is holding within her body right now an apex of the return of the Feminine

a center point of the tipping of the scales back into balance on planet Earth.

 

 

We have been praying for this moment

for Her return

the return of Woman to her rightful place in the leadership council of our people.

We have been seeing this prayer being answered in all realms of our society as women have stepped into more and more roles of power

as women leaders in something like 22 nations have stepped into the helm

as countless mothers, sisters, and grandmothers have heeded the call from the Earth and stood up.

Many of us have raised a prayer and called for a grandmother to come and rebalance the scales here, too.

Well my family, she has arrived.

Love her or hate her, a grandmother has arrived and is actually positioned to lead this nation.

How have we received her?

She didn’t show up with an angelic grace

she didn’t show up carrying a lamb

she didn’t show up pure as snow

she didn’t even show up coming around the mountain riding 6 white horses.

And if she did, would she have made it this close to the gate?

No.

She showed up with blood on her hands

She showed up with battle scars

with mistakes made

with lies told

with promises broken.

 

But

she did show up.

 

And we have been turning our backs to her.

We have been scolding her.

We have been shaming her

threatening her

abusing her.

We have been hating her.

 

The Goddess has many forms.

Woman has many forms.

She has walked through 1000s of years of oppression and dominion and warfare

and she has not come out unscathed.

Not by a longshot.

But she was carried through nonetheless

and she is standing on our door

and now is our time

our opportunity

to welcome her in

with love

and warmth

and celebration.

 

And with Forgiveness.

For we, too, all have blood on our hands.

And it is only with forgiveness present that she has the opportunity to heal

and it is only with forgiveness present that we have the opportunity to heal

and together go forth and create a new world.

 

I forgive you Hillary Clinton.

I forgive you grandmother

I forgive you Woman.

I forgive you Man.

I forgive your unwellness

I forgive mine

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Madam President, Grandmother Hillary Clinton

What a time to be alive on Earth.

We have much to grieve, much to celebrate, and much work to do.

May we continue to walk behind a prayer for peace, harmony, truth, justice, and love  to reign.

 

I’m with her.

*Author’s note, added three months after original post, on the eve of the 2016 election:

To think that a woman preaching “peace, people, and planet” could ascend to the presidency of a military-industrialist corporate-oligarchy so steeped in patriarchy that no woman has held the position in its 200+ year history, before a woman that is speculated to have played just as dirty as the men and played by the secret rules of getting ahead in the system, seems truly absurd and deliriously impatient. And when the future female presidents, who actually are openly aligned with peace, people, and planet inevitable arrive, they will surely know they would not have had a chance to walk through the gates unless Hillary Clinton, or some woman just like her, had spent a lifetime being absolutely vilified and hated for being a woman reaching for the highest position in the world, and succeeding. Evidence that no woman could get even remotely this close to the Oval Office without doing every single shady thing Hillary has possibly done in her career is that she is the only woman to have gotten even remotely this close. I am wholeheartedly excited that she will win the election tomorrow, not because I have some delusion that she is going to do all the work for us of defeating the corporate, military stranglehold that our nation suffers from, or elevate our indigenous kin and brothers and sisters of color out of their systemic oppression and into their rightful place in our national family and leadership, but because it is time for women to start leading this nation, and we must start where we are, and where we are is with Hillary Clinton. May she be the first in a long, glorious string of women presidents we elect that will slowly but surely redirect our sick nation into a future of true peace, sustainability, wellness, and freedom.

May peace reign on Earth.
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From Silence into Action

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On Wednesday

December 10th

I participated in the Climate Silence Now vow of silence

the vision of a 11-year old boy named Itzcuauhtli

pronounced Eat-Squat-Lee

that I met at the Arise Music Festival in Colorado this past summer

He and his older brother

15 year old Xiuhtezcatl

make up a hip-hop band

Earth Guardians

whose straight-from-spirit, conscious, evolved, powerful music brought me to tears

and to movement

and to inspiration

as I watched an older white woman in her 70s

in cowboy hat and cowgirl boots

dancing and swaying and raising her hands to the sky

along with hundreds of other peoples of all walks of life

while these two young descendants of the Aztec peoples

two young warriors of courage, love, Earth, heart, justice and truth

poured their music medicine into the air and soil and water of the place we all gathered

it is truly a new day

these two are youth leaders in a youth-led organization

united in establishing justice for the planet and humanity

this is their mission statement:

Earth Guardians is an organization of dedicated youth from around the world. We are committed to standing up to protect the Earth, Water, Air and Atmosphere so our generation, and those to follow, inherit a healthy, just and sustainable planet. We are focusing on weaving together the synergy of individual grassroots youth driven projects around the globe, to create one international, intergenerational movement for effective change.

15 and 11 in earth years

and leading us all home

to a sustainable and compassion humanity

On October 27, 2014 Itzcuauhtli stopped talking

and has not spoken since

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“My name is Itzcuauhtli (Eat-Squat-Lee) and I am 11 years old. I am on a silent strike until world leaders take action on Climate Change… By world leaders, I mean us. 

We have waited too long for our so-called “leaders” to take action. We now face a crisis that threatens all of our futures. Despite my activism, I felt like I wasn’t being heard. So I stopped talking completely on October 27, 2014. The so-called world “leaders” are failing. Now, it’s up to all of us to lead. Each one of us has to be a world leader.  

If you feel the way I do and are ready to be a leader, join the December 10th Worldwide Silence Strike.  Commit to be silent for a day – or even an hour.  When you break your silence, step into your role as a leader and speak up about climate change. We will continue to organize worldwide actions leading up to the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris in December of 2015. “

http://www.climatesilencenow.org/

This 11 year old boy is brave and strong and true

I joined him, with many others, in sacred silence on Wednesday

and I am profoundly grateful for what came of the experience

and what is continuing to come from it

My time in silence allowed me to listen

to my body

to my heart

to my mind

to the silence

to the earth

to our people

and I was shown

that all this feeling sorry for ourselves

in the micro our own personal lives

and in the macro as a species

is not necessary

or helpful

it displays a lack of trust in Life and Spirit and Source and Creation

and a lack of trust in our own selves

and an ignorance

of the truth

that there is a new way forward

that there are many new ways forward

into the future

that establish harmony

and peace

and wellness

for all people

animals

plants

and our planet

Mothership Earth

Everything we need to walk this path is right here already

Nothing has ever really gone anywhere, ever

just transformed

We can walk in truth and peace and reverence and humility

in all we do

and with all we meet

and we can carry that vibration

and ground that vibration

and be that vibration

and we change the frequency of the whole species

just like that

the work is being done

we are here

saying yes

and it is working

As our young brother Xiuhtezcatl says,

“Change is inevitable.  Our movement in on the rise.”

On Thursday, December 11th, Itzcuauhtli broke his silence

and called the world

each of us

to break our silence

our silence that marks that which we refuse to look at within ourselves

and our silence about what is happening in the outer world

it is all connected

 

the new way forward is here

now

together

it is time to say yes

and reclaim our place within the beauty of harmonic Creation

the earth is calling all children home

aho

please go to the Earth Guardian’s website here:

http://earthguardians.org/

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