People are not driving, which is a gift to the trees, and the very air we breathe. Mother Nature takes care of herself.
Is it a hardship to be forced to stay at home with the family when we are fortunate enough to have one? Perhaps it is a time to build family relationships. What a gift it is. Life is so fleeting.
Now is a time for meaningfulness. Meditation, prayer, and ceremony are enlightening ways to wake up. In the morning is the time to ask our Creator what is expected of each of us today? Listen. It is not the time to ask what our God can do for us. Listen and practice living to your higher purpose.
All the unnecessary chatter and all the running around, have come to a standstill. Give thanksgiving for the silence, the better to listen. Turning inward opens the heart and allows us to hear, truly hear the heart’s messenger. Photo white cedar copyright Mary Ellen Ryall
To: Members in 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all over the world
Join Us! October Travels with The Grandmothers Council grandmotherscouncil.org
October 1st -3rd
The Indigenous Grandmothers’ Call to the Women of the World
We will be celebrating the Grandmothers and many other indigenous women from around the world, with a women’s conference, sponsored by the Global Mother Divine Organization (GMDO), the women’s wing of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement.
Global Mother Divine Organization honors the revered indigenous mothers as those who hold the seat of Mother Divine on Earth in the humility and dignity of their nourishing power. www.gmdousa.org
October 8th -11th
Four Days of Drumming and Prayers: Turtle Women Rising in Partnership with the 18th Annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth
Washington Monument, Washington, DC
UPDATE: 24 September – * Update * Correction* Members of the Grandmothers Council will be present to offer prayers on October 9th.
(not the 10th)
We Cannot Demand Peace. We Can Only Become It. We invite you to join us in Washington D.C. as we build community for 4 days of drumming, singing, praying and honoring our Veterans- past, present and future.
The heartbeat of the drum begins at sunrise on October 8th, with the lighting of the ceremonial fire. Join us as Turtle Women Rising hosts the Grandmothers Council in our Stand for Peace as we raise vibration together. www.turtlewomenrising.com
October 10th -15th
Wisdom of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the timeless wisdom of indigenous elders joining together in sacred space to pray for all life and for the next seven generations to come.
This special week of traditional prayer, meditations, silence, ceremony, and council is open to all women and men of goodwill. Throughout the retreat, the 13 Grandmothers offer prayers and teachings from their own unique wisdom traditions—traditions that have served their people for hundreds of years, and are needed now more than ever—in an effort to ease war, environmental degradation, and social ills. www.eomega.org
To learn more about The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Please Visit their beautiful Website : www.grandmotherscouncil
Excerpts – July Newsletter 2010 by Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer
A Message from the Grandmothers:
In these times of great chaos we need to use our lives as a walking prayer…..singing and dancing our prayers….give thanks to the blessings that we have and bring peace into our hearts through bringing balance within…..we need to stop looking outside of ourselves for leadership ….for each of our paths are unique… The Creator gave us all a great purpose… it is up to us to find that purpose…. it is within….
The Grandmothers have came forward….they are marching now into the hearts of those that are aware of the need to bring balance onto Our Earth….for our Mother now needs help for the ones that are running out of control….for control….As we strengthen the powers within, the Yin energy…we will meet the strength of the Yang with has put a tilt into the world. AHO!
Within Our Sisterhood:
As a Sisterhood we wish to offer support in all facets of loving compassion. We are wishing to reach out to stand by our sister Sharon McErlane as she is taking care of her very ailing mother. We are with you Sharon, Love and Light, The Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites.
Let us give our condolences to our Dear Sister Mary Ellen, Butterfly Woman. Her husband past gently away last week and smiles down upon his most beloved. Let us comfort her in her time of need and show her that we love and care for her through prayers of compassion.
As we collectively join our minds together as ONE for the Highest Good of the Whole; we choose, envision and live in a New Earth where Peace, harmony and love prevail…….as we continue to meditate and hold the Vision in all thoughts and all things, our universe automatically aligns with the Highest and Greatest Good for all, manifesting Heaven on Earth…” Whitefawn Star
Sunday, July 11 at Sunset Open your Hearts
Remember to stand outside with palms and hands up to the heavens to receive the Star Nation People on July 11,th 2010 at Sunset…..welcome them with open hearts for they are coming to help our Earth Mother.
Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer’s prayer shared here for everyone.
Great and Eternal Mystery of Life, Creator of All Things,
We give thanks for the beauty. You put in every single one of Your Creations
We are grateful that You made every stone, plant, creature
and human being a perfect and whole part of the circle of life.
We are thankful that You have allowed us to see the strength and beauty in everything.
Our humble request is that all of the Children of the Earth
Learn to see the same perfection in themselves.
May all of Your children know that Creation is an extension of Your Perfect Love.
Many Blessings to all of the Sisterhood of the Planetary Water Rites….
Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer, Susan Amari Gold, and Steven Andersen