Appreciating Our Planet: Investing in Our Future – Part 3/3

In Part 2, I introduced the Dongria Kondh tribe in India, and discussed a bit about their battle against a resources company to prevent a planned bauxite mine that would have had a huge impact on their land and way of life. Here I continue that story and sum up the themes I discussed.

You can read Part 1 here; Part 2 here, 

The tribe eventually received support from various sources, one of them being Survival International, who helped create a documentary film “Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain,” about the tribe’s life and this struggle. Survival brought in well-known British stars Joanna Lumley to narrate the film and Michael Palin help promote their cause. (6)

This article/blog post is based in concepts from my books

“Your Journey to Peace … “ and Why We Are the Way We Are”

About my Books HERE.   (Cover images are below)

The film shows that the Dongria Kondh people are autonomous and actually thrive in the area their people have occupied for centuries, contrary to the popular belief that rural tribes and those living isolated from civilization are all characterized by hardship. The proposal to go ahead with the mining project was denied.

This denial has set a precedent and now has an international impact for future companies whose intention is to encroach on tribal lands for profit.

The extensive research that was done throughout the tribe’s struggle brought to light the necessity of fully investigating the effects projects of large corporations have on tribal and native peoples and their way life.

Our Countries’ Harmonies Are Linked to Indigenous Peoples’ Healing

In North America, most of us were not taught and therefore have not been aware of the extent and repercussions of the abuses the Indigenous peoples suffered when colonists came from Europe in search of a better life and took over their land.

The settler’s conquests paved the way for comfortable lives for themselves, and now ours. To ensure we create a good and safe future for all of us it is important to acknowledge and address what our ancestors did as they settled.

 

It is arrogant, even ignorant of us to complain about immigration and how those seeking a better life are changing the cultural landscape while we have not righted the wrongs made when our ancestors not only changed the Indigenous peoples’ cultural landscape, but in many cases eradicated some tribes completely.

If we want a harmonious future with those who are now immigrating into our countries as well as ensuring that our laws and the spirit of them are upheld, we must connect the dots between how we acted in the past towards the Indigenous people we usurped, the karma this was created, and what we want for our future.

Past karma can be overcome – when we choose to hold to positive attitudes around similar concepts and if we address the repercussions of past negative attitudes and their actions.

We Must Be Wise, Hopeful, and Open to Alternatives

Most of us understand that we have to change our ways to protect our environment and we do what we can, but fully embracing sustainable living while at the same time keeping our mouths fed and our houses heated and/or cooled is a complicated issue; it will not happen overnight. In the meantime,

  • we can educate ourselves;
  • we can start making wiser decisions;
  • we can support others in their quests for environmentally safer choices;
  • we also have to believe in the possibility of creating a cleaner and safer world for our children and their children;
  • while at the same time face the fact that some of what is familiar to us may disappear;
  • and we do this by being open to alternatives.

For example, we can exchange our lush green lawns and properties that require much watering to those characterized by various decorative alternatives to grass and plants.

Kelowna, B.C. (a dry, arid area in the Okanagan valley) has some beautiful properties that use a combination of different colored pebbles, small rocks, mulch, and small flowering and cactus-like plants and shrubs to create beautiful gardens. I’m sure other dry arid places have adopted similar practices.

With a little foresight and imagination there are many alternatives we can implement that are better for the Planet and that will also satisfy us – we just have to be a little flexible and open to new ideas.

Ideas and insights like this will start to be birthed in us once we make the decision to do what we can for our home. Gaia wants to survive – to thrive.

The energy of the planetary evolution we are in is inspiring us to reach for viable alternatives.

There is enough of what we need for all of us to go around, we just have to use what our Planet has bequeathed to us wisely – as the Indigenous peoples are asking us to do. (See below for links to my articles: Planetary Evolution and The Concept of Enough) ).

Eisenstein also tells us that the Indigenous mission has not been to change the world, but to act as a signpost showing us the way.

And although many tribes have disappeared, and most of them and many of us are saddened by this, their assignment was only to continue to exist long enough to show us how we as humans can live in reciprocity with nature and Gaia.

He says that as a whole, they have no awareness of this, but they do feel and have felt sorrow and the unfairness of what we have put upon them and the Planet.

As we all should! Not to focus on past mistakes based in ignorance – but using newfound knowledge and understanding to look to creating a better future for all of us.

See here for link to article, Our Planetary Evolution, and here for The Concept of Enough.

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~ Rosemary McCarthy© originally August 2018, updated Nov 16, 2020.

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ENDNOTES:

(6) Mine, Story of a Sacred Mountain, narrated by Joanna Lumley, (Survival International) http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/mine

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Practices, Relaxing/Healing Music, Meditations, Qi Gong, Etc.

Practices, Relaxing/Healing Music, Meditations, Qi Gong, etc.

There is much available today to help us shift to feeling happier, more relaxed and peaceful, be more loving, and empowered

in life so that we make good, solid decisions and choices that bring us long-term happiness. Here are a few that have helped me 

PRACTICES

My Breathwork Practice (to help relieve stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression, apathy, etc.).

Daily breathwork helps keeps stress away, and allows us to tap into peaceful feelings more easily. When done regularly our being remembers it, and peaceful feelings return more quickly.

Our in-breaths invite in life. Our out-breaths expel stress/fatigue/depression, etc.

Do for 2 -5 minutes for a quick pick-me up. For 15-20 minutes to overcome a stressful situation.

To begin, always invite in your Best Self, Higher Self, Spirit, or your preferred Deity.

 Breathe in from the bottom of your belly all the way up to the top or your head.

Breathe IN slowly and deeply for 3 seconds.     Breathe OUT slowly and fully for 5 seconds.

Follow the in-and-out-breaths with your mind – or even your hands.

Allow the breaths to calm you … or energize you.

Repeat until you feel calmer, more relaxed, centered, or energized.

This little Practice is from my October 2020 Newsletter message, The Value of Deep Breathing, You can find this one and my past messages HEREwhere you can also Sign-up to receive my Newsletter messages.

©Rosemary McCarthy, October 2o, 2020.

MEDITATIONS

From Melanie Beckler

8-Minute Morning Meditation, October 20, 2020 HERE

Embody Your Higher Self: Access your Inner Love and Self-Mastery, 7 minutes, With Archangel Michael,  See HERE  

Blockage Removal: Accessing Light Codes, 17 minutes: HERE

Emergency Call Meditation, 12 minutes. (Use for specific concerns, like health, finances, issues with others – whatever we are concerned about or want help with  HERE

From Eckhart Tolle

Presence group mediation, 30 minutes (Watch him during video – only close eyes at end when he says to. Seeing him brings an energy I felt it: HERE

HEALING/RELAXING MUSIC

Healing Music, 3 hours. HERE  

Spiritual Awakening Music – from Spirit Tribe Awakening. 3 hours. HERE (They have many on their site

Qi Gong,

Marisa’s – 17 minute guided practice HERE:

I hope these are helpful to you.

I will update this list as I find new ones that have been helpful to me.

Blessings and stay safe and well.

Rosemary🙏🌈🧡