Indigenous Peoples Hold The Key To Our Survival.
We live in a time of great tumult and rapid change upon the Earth. Only a few generations ago people existed in a world with significantly lower population, an agricultural based economy and a simple way of life. Now the complexity, rapid population growth and out of control technological “advancements” have put the earth on the brink. The old ways have been forgotten by modern people.
For countless centuries we lived as one with the Earth. People were aware of the spiritual aspect of nature and the fact that we ARE nature and everything is connected. There was respect for the land, the heavens, the animals, the plants and even the stones. It was common knowledge that everything was imbued with spirit. When we ate animals or took down a tree it was done with the greatest respect and care for the entity. Prayers of thanksgiving were offered up and every part of the entity was used in respect for the life form giving itself for the nourishment of mankind.
But over time so called “civilization” took over the Earth. People forgot that they are part of the matrix and western religions called for dominion over the Earth. With intense arrogance the western monotheistic religions thought mankind was here to rule over nature and use all the bounty of the planet for its own selfish gain. We forgot to honor our Earth mother and all its inhabitants and we desecrated her. The indigenous people who still honored her and took care of her were humiliated and forced to worship the western God. Those indigenous people who had advanced spiritual systems and a symbiotic way of living in harmony were mocked and killed as “savages.” Who were the real savages?
Now, the Western mind and philosophy rules over the planet. And look at the destruction we have brought. The rivers, oceans, and lakes are polluted and dark with decay. The skies are ripe with chemicals and thousands of invisible poisons choke our lungs with Asthma,...