2018 is already proving to be filled with new adventures and challenges with two Blue Moons this year. The first one is at the end of January and will also be a Lunar Eclipse, a Super Moon and a "Blood Moon". Phew! The is a lot!
Then at the end of March, there is another Blue Moon, Both are "Supermoons" which means they are at the closest to the Earth they can be in their elliptical orbit. We are in for a heck of a ride this year!
The Moons are all about the Feminine, the Goddess and Grandmother energy, as well as our Emotional Bodies and Inner Children. it is important to stay calm and clear this year, not to fall into fear mongering that goes on within the media coverage.
I am feeling an urgency to represent the teachings and the Ancestors in a good way. And the Universe is pushing me to go out there and speak. I do not go looking for these things, I let them come to me. I follow the way of the Dreaming. But one thing leads to another and it seems that I will be on CKCU, Carleton University Radio on Friday, January 5th at 8 am. Then again on February 3rd at 10 am.
This is not something I went looking for, in fact I prefer to stay home where it's quiet and calm. I like my Bear cave. But I am committed to serving the Ancestors and the Teachings. I can only share from my experiences and what I learn from my Teachers, Spirit and the Dreaming, but these things need to be talked about.
We are focusing a lot of energy these days on how horribly our Indigenous People have been and are still being treated. And that definitely needs to be brought to the mass consciousness. But I do not want to forget the beauty, the sacredness and wisdom of the Indigenous ways,,, the Sacred Circle Ways. These too need to be shared. They contain the information we need to help the planet, to bring awareness of the damage we are doing to the air, earth and water and ourselves and how to change. We need to find new attitudes and new perspectives. The Red Race are the Keepers of the Earth after all.
It is time that the general public started listening to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. If our European Ancestors had come to Turtle Island to learn and integrate with the millions of inhabitants already here, we would not be in this mess today. Instead they came to conquer, take and destroy. They were welcomed with open arms and were taught how to survive on this land, but it was not enough. They wanted it all and they wanted the people here to get out of their way. Well, guess what, we are still here! If anything Indigenous people are great survivors!
The persecution, neglect, prejudice and negative stereotypes of Indigenous People still persists, but we are beginning to speak up and things are just starting to turn around.
The world needs what the Indigenous people have to offer. They need to learn how to live in harmony with Natural and Cosmological laws, to be in tune with the forces that are bigger than us. Native people were not perfect but they never destroyed the environment. The reverence for Mother Earth is paramount to all Indigenous Traditions. It does not make sense to kill someone you are dependent on for your survival. This is insanity. We do not need to go back in time, but to work with what we have left. Start where we are at now.
This past few decades we have been seeing the long term results of human greed, the need to take, dominate and control. The pressure is building and we all need to find our place and take measures to counteract the panic, fear and greed. We need to stop being consumers, we have to downgrade, take only what we need and leave the rest.
We need to stop hurting our Mother and start respecting Her. She has been screaming at us for decades and more so in the past few years.
Each small act we do makes a difference: composting, recycling, not over-consuming, driving less, eating locally... if anything it makes a difference for US and OUR connection to Mother Earth, and most of all... to our very own Souls. In the end, I just want to be able to say, "I did my best".
Take care of Mother Earth and she will take care of you.
Ride out the Blue Moons and stay centred and calm.
Do not, I repeat - DO NOT contribute to the panic.
* (The above image is a quilt called "Red Moon Rising" by Jean Jergenson
**Info on Moons