I thought I’d posted this video, but maybe it didn’t happen so I could post it this morning with a personal comment — as many of us in the Western World begin our lives with a sense of renewal and starting afresh on this Easter morning. Where I am living, the sun is shining brightly!
We in the Western World have mostly lost our connection to Mother Earth, but many of us are regaining it now with great speed — almost exponentially. This film is so clear about what that connection means and the responsibilities that come with it. My sense of the Bundy’s and of people involved with them is that they are people of great integrity, who also understand this — at least better than many of us. They are the salt of the earth, as personified by Roy Potter, who deeply comprehends that this ending must come peacefully. As much as possible at this time, they understand the indigenous connection to the Earth, our source of life, and they understand that the land does not belong to some government somewhere who can come in and illegally kick people off it for their own personal financial gain.
Unlike many people who have developed incredible intellects through corporate education — to the great detriment of other aspects of their being, these people are far more balanced in that their lives and jobs demand every single day that they think for themselves. Unlike many people, they don’t need to run to someone else for confirmation. Instead, they have learned to trust their ability to make on-the-spot, tough, solid decisions and then act on them — and live with the results. They are still ‘in their bodies’ in a healthy way, because their way of life demands natural, wholesome physical activity. They are still in touch with their feelings, and their hearts are still open, or at least far more open than many.
When the government messes with these people, I think in their arrogance they are foolishly opening a tinder box that if they were wiser they would keep carefully closed. (Please understand that I am now going to speak in gross generalities about areas of this country, which even so, I think have a certain over-all validity.) Unlike those, for instance, on the East Coast of this country, who have been immersed in the death-dealing structures of corporate life and education for so long, these are the people, the people of the American West, people who have not been completely inundated by cabal thinking — who are going to step to the line and say, “No more!”
Indeed, they are already doing so!
I think we all sense this, and that maybe my words here are just illuminating what is already in everyone’s consciousness. If you’re reading this, I think you already have some understanding of what I am trying to say here. I think I speak ‘truth’ when I say these people have our total support, and that it is they who are going to help release the rest of this country from its deep sleep, so we can all stand up and take back our freedom. If we will listen to the guidance of leaders like Roy Potter, I believe we can and will do this enormous job peacefully. Indeed, I believe it is essential to our integrity as a nation that we do so peacefully!
My thanks to everyone who participates here and particularly to those who have stepped up to the plate (a baseball term for those of you not familiar with this American game) to help with finding and sharing information and articles. After three years of this, non-stop, I’m a little bleary eyed and very grateful for your help. The news/information flow has speeded up to the point where I can hardly keep pace with it.
Love and hugs to everyone this Easter Sunday morning — and at this time of the Cardinal Grand Cross with all the enormous positive change that it implies,
Uploaded on Feb 14, 2008
“Our Land, Our Life” presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders, to address the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada