The Waves is a
newsletter reporting on the explorations of the Sea Life community. Sea
Life, the main web forum at Dreampeace, aims to bring together a circle
of dreamers from around the globe, collaborating in mutual dreaming
adventures, and 'dreaming with and for the earth itself'.
During the Rhythmic Moon, we participated in a 'Healing Journey to
Yellowstone', in which we shared our thoughts and dreams, and contributed
ideas as to how we might bring a healing change to the Yellowstone National
Park, an area which the indigenous elders are calling for our prayers and
healing to be directed to.
LETTER TO THE SPIRITUAL PEOPLES OF MOTHER EARTH. NOVEMBER 17, 2003
Our Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are calling for our prayers.
Many of you understand the relationship of the energy grid lines of heaven
and earth. They are like the nervous system of our bodies. Bad vibrations
of development, construction, war, ECT has stressed out Earth Mother and us,
as well. The words that have been given in prophecy by the Hopi, tell us,
"We are the people we have been waiting for."
My name is Bennie LeBeau and I am from the Eastern Shoshone Nation, in
Wyoming, and a member of the Council of The Spiritual Elders of Mother
Earth. The Grand Tetons and the Yellowstone National Parks are a part of our
original homelands. They were written into our treaty, as a sovereign
country, so that we could utilize these sacred sites and that our cultural
traditions would not be forgotten. Since September 1999, we have been
attempting to gain permission for our most sacred ceremony--the
Sundance--and other ceremonies, to be allowed in the Grand Tetons and
Yellowstone Park. The park officials and the general public are beginning to
see the significance of why it is needed, because of the seismic volcanic
activity in and around the Grand Tetons and the Yellowstone National Parks.
In these sacred site areas, we, as humans, have helped escalate a
disturbance to the web of life on earth. Remembering the words from the past
by a powerful messenger. Chief Seattle stated, "Whatever befalls the earth,
befalls the sons of earth...the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to
the earth...all things are connected...man did not weave the web of life; he
is merely a strand in it...whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
In July 2003, the Yellowstone Park rangers closed the entire Norris Geyer
Basin because of the deformation of the land and the excess temperature.
There is an area 28 miles long and 7 miles wide that has bulged upward over
five inches, since 1996. This year the ground temperature on that budge has
reached over 200 degrees. Everything in that area is dying. The trees,
flowers, and grasses resemble a dead zone and are spreading outward. The
animals are literally migrating out of the park. The later part of July, one
of the park geologists discovered a huge bulge at the bottom of Yellowstone
Lake. The bulge has already risen over 100 feet from the bottom of the lake.
The water temperature at the surface of the bulge has reached 88 degrees and
is still rising. Keep in mind that Yellowstone Lake is a high mountain lake
and normally has a very cold-water temperature.
The Lake was closed to the public. Dead fish were floating everywhere. The
same is true of the Yellowstone River and most of the steams in the park.
The stench of sulfur was very strong. Yellowstone is what geologists call a
super volcano. There are massive calderas of molten fire beneath Yellowstone
National Park. Geologists are saying that every living thing within six
hundred miles could be affected if these calderas erupt. It could produce an
ash cloud that would cover the entire western U.S. Then, the cloud could
blow east because of the prevailing winds, literally covering the entire
nation with volcanic ash.
I believe this to be of great importance to us all, at this time. The vision
is to pray for balance in this area--with our prayers, songs, drums and the
instruments we were given. No matter what culture we are, our hearts are
what make the difference. If Yellowstone National Park seismic activity
continues, then the entire earth would be affected. The 100 years of
government management in the Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons have
disallowed our prayers and ceremonies to exist there. It is now time for us
to act as a nation/world within all countries to allow the prayers and
ceremonies into the National Parks of Wyoming. Joseph (Hinmaton Yalatkit)
1830-1904, Nez Perce Chief, said, whenever the white man treats the Indian
as they treat each other, and then we will have no more wars. We shall all
be alike-brothers of one father and one mother, with one sky above us and
one country around us, and one government for all.
I send a strong-hearted message to you to awaken and respond now. These
sacred site areas are calling out to her caretakers all over the world.
Together our songs, our drums and our prayers speak the ancient language
that exits in harmony. We can bring balance and harmony back to the land
remembered by our ancestors and preserve it for future generations. This is
a great opportunity for prayer work in our councils and other groups,
helping bring the indigenous nations together and with all nations of the
world. Now, is the time for coming together and working in harmony, as
remembered in the sacred pictures drawn on the rocks, and in our sacred
instructions of the heartbeat of the land--remembered, too, from the sacred
songs heard in the wind?
Today the spirits are calling for good medicine for us all to awaken and
return to the sacredness for all living things, for the future of our Mother
Earth. Chief Seattle's words, when the last Redman has vanished from the
earth and the memory is only a shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie,
these shores and forests will still hold the spirits of my people. We have
not vanished but have been reborn to do the work our ancestors did; it is
time to step into the moccasins of our ancestors with the wisdom, strength
and knowledge at hand.
Bennie E. LeBeau
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Given that the focus of Sea Life since it's beginnings has been to bring
greater awareness of the potential of 'dreaming with and for the earth
itself', this project gave us an opportunity to show heartfelt respect for
our mother earth who provides so much for us. In any case the project
succeeded in at least one goal. Previously many of the participants were
unaware of the environmental problems in the Yellowstone Region.
Most of us also felt that the Native American people should be allowed to
perform their ceremonies for the park. Sunwolf added, "I think anyone should
be allowed to do ritual and ceremonies there, for the park. This is
important, because Nature works in cooperation, and we are part of the
sacred keepers who ought to be allowed to keep our intentional work of
An interesting concept to develop out of this project, was an idea to
accompany our month-long dreaming projects, with a bringing together of the
dreamers for a more focused and intensive night or two of DaFuMu dreaming
and meditation. DaFuMu, is a term familiar to members of the World Dreams
Peace Bridge, meaning "a big dream of good fortune".
I decided to meditate in a tandem with a friend in a neighbouring state, and
similar time zone. Lying upon the earth, beside my peace tree, I saw someone
I thought to be my friend 'Timeless Soul' kneeling by the earth and praying.
As it turned out, this was the mental image 'Timeless Soul' had been
projecting to the Yellowstone Region.
Later, reaching a deeper state of trance, I found myself conscious and
awake, watching a screen displaying a database I had been designing for a
Philosophy organisation. The meditation gave me an idea I could put to use
in waking life. Through encouraging awareness of the environmental issues
around us, through this organisation, I might be able to shape some greater
positive shift in the way we live upon the Earth.
Do we believe dreaming communities like ours could make an important
difference to the environmental stability of our world, through dreaming
with each other? I'll leave SunWolf to answer that for you, "We can bring
healing to terrorism, health issues, economic issue, just about anything
where there needs to be a lifting of consciousness. Usually it all stems
around fear, and we can dream that understanding and reasoning"
Stay tuned next month for the results of The Ocean Also Dreams.
We welcome new dreamers to join us in our adventures.