Tribe of the Sacred Heart ~ Declaration of Common Intent
~ Establishing a solid foundation for our future generations ~
We are both a nomadic and rooted community, coming together along the continental divide of the Americas to protect, preserve, and apply the sacred knowledge contained therein. By using the land and all living beings as our teachers, we learn to walk our paths with love, compassion, and humility. The land and its inhabitants are sacred, and we shall live in harmony with the vibration of Mother Earth’s heart beating in ours, among the natural settings that contains all sacred knowledge of life. Our objective is to help spread the knowledge gained, replenish lands and communities in any way we can, and at the same time establish a sustainable network along the continental divide of the Americas. We can achieve this vision by uniting all who align with this. We are living in a time when individuals are awaking rapidly to their purpose in this lifetime, and it is a time to unite with our common vision. We come together with unity in our hearts, and our shared vision and purpose--to make a solid, sustainable world for our children. We choose to live harmoniously and contribute positively to the world in which we live and which our children will inherit. We are currently focused on a four year pilgrimage circling the Rocky Mountains in the US. connecting the First Nations (please read A Pilgrimage to Peace and Freedom).
*Nomadic Horse Caravan (nomadic community)
* Creating a sustainable network of both nomadic and rooted communities along the continental divide of the Americas
* Children/ Education
* Uniting our original teachings that govern us as a whole and applying them to all aspects of the caravan
* Sustainable education based off our natural laws and original teachings
* Hosting educational plays and arts performance shows
* Hosting gatherings focused on sustainable education, as well as restoration projects (Restoration Gatherings)
* Humanitarian work
* Environmental restoration
* Creating sanctuaries/communities of universal knowledge
* Preservation of mustang horses (horse sanctuaries)
* Working with Ley lines, Vortexes, Portals, etc.
* Unification of one global family
* Establishing Global Balance and Harmony
This is a multicultural community. All are welcome regardless of race, culture, religion, or beliefs. This is a huge project and will require far more people and resources then what we have available at this time, so any support is greatly appreciated. Right now our main priority is to unify with one another, to come together as one tribe and establish a foundation or a common ground with one another from which we can grow. This is our passion; our lives are dedicated to this vision. We strive to establish a healthier and more harmonious world for our future generations. To contact us or follow the status of the caravan you can go to the following links:
Tribe's Community FB page: Tribe of the Sacred Heart ~ Securing our Future Generations
Tribe's Group FB page: Tribe of the Sacred Heart (Sanctuary of Universal Knowledge)
Tribe's Email Tribesofthesacredheart@gmail
"om tare tutare ture soha"
A PILGRIMAGE TO PEACE AND FREEDOM
We are all guardians of this planet, Mother Earth. She is our mother because she is the one nurturing us; she provides for us everything we need. What affects her affects us All. We are All responsible for maintaining her by keeping her clean and healthy, by learning how to walk upon her in a harmonious way. We are all one relation: Earth, plants, animals, humans, etc. -- one big family. We are all inter-connected through the web of life. We must learn to respect and have balance between all walks of life and learn how to live in harmony with one another to be truly sustainable. The way we choose to walk through life today strongly affects the outcome of our children's future. This is our priority focus: to establish a solid foundation for our future generations. Our global family is in a critical state right now! We are way off balance! We are not sustainable as a whole, and as it is, we are setting our children’s future up for failure. It is our responsibility to take action and do something about it. We have become extremely separated and have come close to completely forgetting our place as human beings on this planet. It has now created an imbalance leading to a global sickness -- mentally, physically, and spiritually. We are all keepers of this planet; this is our job. Each one of us has a specific purpose to contribute to the growth of life. It is up to us to serve that purpose. Our ancestors knew this time would come; that is why they insisted on staying together and sticking to our traditional ways. Without unity we have no strength, and without our traditional teachings we have nothing to govern us, no foundation to stand on. These teachings are the laws of life's cycle, our original teachings, the laws that keep us balanced as a whole. These teachings are now scattered throughout our nations. We are coming together with open hearts and open minds to unite the wisdom and the teachings of our nations to uplift, restore, and replenish all that we can on our path. We come together to raise the awareness and the consciousness of others. We come to help others become more sustainable and learn to live in a more harmonious way. We want to see our children have a solid foundation from which to grow. We want to give people a purpose in life and the inspiration to help uplift others. We come together in a circle because everything within a circle becomes connected and protected; it becomes a womb for energies to unite and birth new frequencies and vibrations to heal our planet and all that reside on her. We come together as one, free, peaceful nation to uplift everything in our path. We are currently traveling in a big circle around the Rocky Mountains in the US connecting the First Nations. Our intentions are to travel from nation to nation to share the vision, ask permission and guidance of our Elders, and open the doors for others to come join us on this pilgrimage. We will unite our wisdom and our teachings together so that we can teach others how to live and walk through life in a more solid and harmonious way, to walk in a more sacred way. At the same time we are taking advantage of our strength in numbers to contribute our energy freely to uplifting, restoring, and replenishing the communities and all others that are in need of our services. We intend on this being a very slow process, as we are traveling together by any means necessary: horse, walking, bicycling, vehicle, etc. We will be traveling on back roads and National Forest roads. We stay together as a community as much as possible, although we may have to split up in groups if needed. We are dedicated to keeping this pilgrimage going till at least 2020. There are no set travel plans. We decide together on the next steps to take as we go. All are welcome to join us. We ask to not let a lack of funds hold anyone back from participating. We are all family, and together we will do great. Contributions are always welcome though as this pilgrimage is independent. We do not receive any financial assistance other then what we work for or is donated to us. We decide by consensus on someone in the community to be in charge of receiving and holding onto donations for the community and our projects. If that person chooses to leave, then we will pass the responsibility to someone else. Everyone is welcome to come and go as they please - no one is obligated. We do strongly discourage drugs and alcohol. We see this event as a ceremonial event. We come to unite in a circle with the fire of Yellowstone in the center. Here we can set our own intentions for taking this journey. Please come join us around this sacred fire. Let us be driven by the vibration of our heartbeat. Let's play our music, sing our songs, tell our stories, and share our wisdom together. Life is just a dance -- let's learn how to dance together. Let's come together as one healing family and share with the world what we have forgotten. Let's come together to learn and educate, as well as restore and replenish these sacred lands called Turtle Island. Together we can create a healing vibration that will ripple out across the lands. Together we can create Harmony and Balance!
Much love to you family!
Tribe of the Sacred Heart is a vision that was seen in Palenque, Mexico, December 2012. Since then, we have been continuously traveling along the Continental Divide and working with many different tribes, nations, and communities of Central America, Mexico, North America, and Canada to establish a sustainable network along the Continental Divide of the Americas. These nations include the local tribes, nations and communities of the Americas as well as some of the Eastern communities such as the Tibetans and Baha'i faith. We have been independently working together, weaving our ways, our visions, and our knowledge to establish a common ground to work from to ensure a solid foundation for a sustainable network along the Continental Divide of the Americas.
The community is a horizontal community. No one is in charge. We work together as a community, and all decisions are reached by consensus. We are an open community, so anyone is welcome. Others' visions are welcome to be integrated into the Tribe as long as their vision does not conflict with the common vision of the Tribe. If a vision has a constant positive impact, then it will not conflict. We do differentiate between guest and members to a point. All are welcome and are equally a part of the community. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they want. Everyone has the ability to become a member. We differentiate between the two to maintain a strong focus within the core community and to protect the foundation of the community, not to exclude anyone. Once someone wants to incorporate their vision or is dedicated and committed to helping the community’s collective vision in some way, then we have council and ceremony to bring them in as a member. If someone wants to integrate their vision/ project into the tribe, we ask that they create a DCI for their vision/ project first. This is a document that outlines the foundation and intentions for the vision/project. This protects everyone's vision or project. It allows our individual projects to be independent and self sustainable without having to rely on another person’s project while still being able to work together as a living organism helping each others’ visions grow. We see that when we unite our visions, projects, connections, and knowledge that these are unlimited natural resources that can help us sustain as a whole, allowing us to be less dependent on unreliable resources such as money and fossil fuels. The community is very multicultural and very diverse in beliefs and religions. We honor and respect all cultures and religions. We do not discriminate against any religion, race, sex, sexual preference, etc. We strive to be a sustainable community that promotes and educates global sustainability through our way of life. We follow and promote a few fundamental, universal principles such as environmentalism, egalitarianism, non-commercialism, non-violence, sharing, tolerance, openness, and personal freedom. We believe in living in a world based on love and compassion instead of fear and control. The community is both rooted and nomadic. The rooted community is our sanctuary. This is where we live with our horses when we are not traveling. When we are traveling, we travel to different communities. We spread our message of the importance to unify and help others. We help uplift their lives so they have the ability to uplift others' lives. We restore our natural world and replenish people’s lives. Through our way of life, we educate others on how to live in harmony with all aspects of life, as this is key knowledge to achieve true sustainability. We focus strongly on children and education and try to live in a way we want to see our children live. We strive to create a sustainable network between communities, to find and link existing communities so they can come together and help each other thrive with one another in a sustainable way. Our way of life can drastically change from day to day. Most of the time we don’t know what tomorrow brings. We try to live in the moment and learn how to adapt to all situations that come onto our path. We live in the forces of nature and sleep under the stars most of the time. We try to live in a simple way, although this does not mean it is an easy way. Our way of life can be physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding, but it will strengthen us in every way. We make all decisions by consensus. We do this by having community and member talking circles. We have a talking feather/stick, and the one that holds the feather/stick is the one who talks. The feather/stick must pass all the way around the circle in silence without objections in order for a consensus to be made and/ or the council is over. We have a weekly talking circle so that the community can touch base with one another and address anything that may need to be addressed. The community circle is for both guests and members so everyone can have an equal voice within the community. We also have a member’s talking circle whenever there are any major decisions that will affect the community, such as bringing in new members or visions/projects. We strive to maintain a healthy diet. However, when we submerge ourselves in other cultures it is respectful to eat the food that is being gifted to us. We feel that food does strongly affect the energy that one projects out; therefore, we feel that it is important for the community as a whole to find a common diet between one another in order for the community as a whole to remain on the same energetic level. This helps keep the community's energy in balance.
We absolutely do not permit drugs and alcohol.
ANCESTRAL UNITY FIRE
We are fire keepers of an ancient fire that was last used by our ancestors over 150 years ago. The original ashes were reignited in August of 2016. The fire holds our ancestor’s prayers, visions, intentions and knowledge for a balanced and harmonious world. Since we obtained this fire we have reignited it multiple times in Western America to spread the prayers, visions, intentions and knowledge that it contains, as well as to give others the opportunity to unite their own prayers, visions, intention, and knowledge. We have also united this fire with other intentional fires since 2016. Some are ancient fires from South and Central America and some are new fires that have been lit and carried around the world in our lifetime with the intentions of establishing a balanced and harmonious world.
As we travel with the fire and reignite it, we are spreading all the prayers, visions, intentions and knowledge that has been put into it. We are also uniting the old with the new through the fire which is crucial for establishing a solid foundation for our future generations. We use fire and water for our medicine work, which also requires air and earth. We see the fire as our heart and the water as our mind. When we learn the ways of the fire and the water, we learn the ways of the heart and the mind. When we learn the ways of the air and the earth, we learn the ways of the body. When we fully understand how all four elements work together in a balanced and harmonious way, then we can understand how to work together as a human community in a balanced and harmonious way. We strive to bring balance between the mind and the heart, or water and fire, as we see that this is what is mainly contributing to a global imbalance--the imbalance between our minds and our hearts, or the physical and spiritual, as a whole. Our primary intention with the fire is to continuously have council with each other about our visions and steps to take for establishing a balanced and harmonious world, uniting our prayers, our intentions and our knowledge. Through the fire and the water we are uniting our hearts and our minds, helping to establish a spiritual and physical unification. We are also helping restore the physical and spiritual web through the fire. We see that when we commune with the fire we commune with our ancestors, and they can help us in this physical world from the spirit world. This fire is the people’s council fire. We see that when we stand at the doorway of the fire we fulfill the sacred hoop and are able to commune with Source. The fire also works as a filterization process. If one presents themselves and their intentions to the fire, the ancestors know if they are good in their heart or not, and they will respond accordingly. This allows people to naturally filter out without the need of control of the situation.
We treat the fire as a living entity. All major decisions are presented to the fire so that the ancestors can guide us according to our intentions. When one becomes a member of the tribe or integrates their vision or project, we initiate them around the fire in a ceremonial way and let the ancestors bring them into the common vision.
We are a horse community. Our lives revolve around our horse friends, as they are the heart of the community. They depend on us, and we depend on them. They are our friends, our companions. They are the partner that we trust with our lives. We are dedicated to them just as much as they are dedicated to us. We always try to live with the horses and be one herd. A lot of our time goes to the horses. We treat our horses with respect just like they are another human in the community. They are powerful beings, and they can teach us a lot. They can strengthen us mentally, physically, and spiritually. They will teach us crucial values of life such as respect, patience, tolerance, determination, humility, appreciation, acceptance, strong will, commitment, etc. They can teach us a lot about ourselves and about life. Many believe that horses are the gateway to the spirit world, and they can help our spiritual being surface.
Our horse friends have the ability to take on the energy that the community as a whole encompasses and project it out greatly to those who surround us with a stronger impact than we could alone. We try to stick to mustang horses in the community because this is the most ideal breed for traveling Western America and living this kind of lifestyle. They have the ability to adapt quickly to extreme changes in the environment. They are very resilient beings. They still run wild across parts of Western America, so they are used to this way of life and this environment. They are also at the most threat of extinction as far as horses in this part of the world, and the caravan is a possible solution for saving our four legged relatives. We want to support, uplift, and strengthen those that are most vulnerable in life, as we believe that we are only as strong as our weakest link. We can provide them with a full, healthy life. They get to spend a lot of their time living and traveling in the wilderness. They are able to graze all the time, getting fresh food and essential nutrients. It’s the next best thing to being wild. The horses help us with our projects. They can make a person’s job ten times easier, allowing us to do a significant amount of work in a short amount of time with a lot less effort; this allows us to help a lot of people. Horses also appreciate the work as it gives them the feeling of being a part of our "herd", our community. It helps create a stronger bond with one another. We see an importance for the connection and balance between humans and animals. We have the utmost love and respect for our horses. We do not use anything that will inflict pain or fear into our horses, such as whips, spurs, violence, etc.
CHILDREN AND EDUCATION
The focus on children and education is a key factor to establishing a solid foundation for our future generations. The way our children are educated strongly affects the outcome of their and our future. We feel that we need to guide our children through our leading example, as children follow our actions more then just our words. Everything we do is to ensure that our children have a solid foundation from which to grow. This allows the process of human evolution to happen with more ease.
EDUCATIONAL PLAYS AND ARTS PERFORMANCE SHOWS
We believe that we cannot fully understand something until it has been experienced with at least all five senses. When something has been experienced with all five senses it becomes an undeniable fact; it becomes truth. We also believe that in order to get someone's attention we have to give them something that they can relate to, and we have to make them feel as though they are a part of it. Everyone can relate to education, plays and arts performance shows. Children are most receptive to plays, especially when they get to be a part of it. The children have the ability to help coordinate the plays, which makes them feel important and gives them the desire to learn. While coordinating the plays, they also get a better understanding of the education that is being applied. This also gives our children the ability to teach the adults how to reach out to the children, as the children know best what they are receptive to. They can give us a better understanding on how to communicate with them more effectively. This gives the children the opportunity to be the teacher. Both children and adults can relate to arts performance shows. Music is a big part in arts performance shows, and music activates the soul which allows our bodies to go into action as it creates a vibration within us that ripples outwards and through our actions. The music that is being projected strongly influences the result of our actions. As we travel with the nomadic community, we will be going to different communities and schools hosting educational plays and arts performance shows. The plays and arts performance shows will be strongly influenced by different traditional cultural ways, such as cultural dances and music. Most cultures have integrated their original teachings into their traditional dances and music, so this is an excellent way to teach our children our original teachings and understand how those teachings contribute to the stability and growth of our life's cycle.
SANCTUARIES OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE AND RESTORATION GATHERINGS
Everyone can relate to knowledge. Everyone seeks it in some way. We all require different individual knowledge to serve our purpose that contributes to life’s growth cycle. We are spiritual beings as well as physical beings. We require both spiritual knowledge and physical knowledge in order to be in balance and harmony with life’s cycle. When we restrict our education system to six or seven fields of knowledge, such as history, science, math, English, etc. and every single individual is required to learn the exact same fields of knowledge, then it is programming us and restricting us as a whole. It puts us into a box and limits our reality or perspective on life. It stops many of us from obtaining the knowledge that is needed to serve our own individual purpose that contributes to life’s natural cycle. Instead, we acquire knowledge that only applies to what someone else wants created within that box, separating us from Creator and our natural laws and allowing some to play king in their own and others’ small reality. This does not serve the whole. Everyone has the ability to create new things and new realities. In order for it to be truly sustainable it needs to be done through the guidance of Creator, according to Creator’s laws, and it must apply to all life in a balanced and harmonious way. Knowledge alters our perspective of this physical reality. It alters our consciousness and the abilities that we each have to contribute to life’s cycle. It is crucial that each individual receives the knowledge needed for their own path in this life. In all reality, the knowledge that serves us best is already within us. It is ingrained into our blood (DNA) and into our spirit; it is ingrained into our hearts. We are our best teachers. We just need to reconnect with the Source and remember our purpose and knowledge that serves the whole, how to obtain that knowledge, and what to do with it. In order to obtain this knowledge, we must pursue our purpose for being here. We must find balance between our mind and our heart, the physical and spiritual, so that we can look into our heart through our physical third eye or spiritual eye (pineal gland) and see our knowledge and purpose or vision that is within our heart. This is when we reconnect with the Source, Creator. Then the mind and the heart, physical and spiritual, can work together in a harmonious way that allows the body to manifest the vision that is within into this physical reality, helping to serve the whole. If we want to receive additional knowledge, as this is key to growing or evolving, then we can obtain that knowledge from our natural surroundings by communing with our natural environment, as everything holds knowledge and can commune with each other through Source. We have all been stuck in someone else’s box or our own box that we have created for so long now that we have detached from the source and chose to follow another creator with an ulterior motive that does not equally apply to the whole. In return, we have forgotten our knowledge and purpose for being here; we have abandoned these things. We have fallen asleep and have been in a dream state. Now, as the box crumbles, we are awakening and remembering.
This sanctuary is not intended to be a school like most would think. It is a ceremony, a healing process. It is simply designed in a way for us to share knowledge, weed out the knowledge that is inaccurate, and help us learn or remember our natural laws and base teachings or knowledge that keeps us governed as an individual and as a whole (Creator’s foundation). This sanctuary is to help us reconnect back with Source and live in a ceremonial way so that we can remember our purpose in this life and also to obtain the knowledge that is within us and is needed to help establish a balanced and harmonious global community. The sanctuary will be both a permanent and temporary place to unite and gather universal knowledge. We intend on establishing thirteen permanent sanctuaries in Western America. Each sanctuary or community is a full time ceremony with knowledge. It is designed in a very specific way based off of sacred geometry, numerology, and the basic elements of our planet. There is no age restriction, and all ages are mixed together. Everyone is a teacher as well as a student, and all are equal. Each individual sanctuary or community will have thirteen dwellings connected together where we unite our knowledge around thirteen fires. The center fire always stays lit. The other Twelve are only lit when classes are taking place around that particular fire. The sanctuary will attract all walks of life. This will open the world up to freely obtaining knowledge, and in return this can eliminate how humans are weighed out according to their knowledge or power, as currently knowledge is power.
This sanctuary can achieve both unity and equality. It can give everyone the ability to achieve their visions- to fulfill their dreams that come from within their heart. One does not truly learn something until they have experienced it with at least all five of their senses; therefore, we see an importance to have hands-on education that involves all aspects of life at the same time. This would include the mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms. We are currently in the animal kingdom. We cannot ascend into the human kingdom until we have learned how to live in harmony with the other three kingdoms. There is a lot of different knowledge out there, so it is hard to say what is accurate and what is not. This is why we choose to base our knowledge off of our original teachings or our natural laws. If we do this, then we can know what knowledge is accurate, which knowledge abides by the natural laws of life. Over the time of existence of human beings, our original teachings have been preserved in multiple ways. This development of the preservation of the teachings also coincides with the development of our consciousness, and can be explained through comparing to the development of a child. After our original teachings were birthed into human existence, they were preserved in ancient structures such as pyramids, just like a child first learns how to build things. Next, our original teachings were preserved in drawings, such as hieroglyphs and pictographs. After a child learns how to build, they begin to draw. Our original teachings were then preserved into literature, such as religious scriptures and prophecies. After a child learns how to draw, they learn how to read and write. Once a child has learned how to build, draw, read and write, they then have the ability to take what they have learned and put it into action. This sanctuary gives us the ability to unite our universal knowledge, weed out what is not accurate, and apply our original teachings through our actions into every single thing that we do. This way, our original teachings will be preserved permanently into everything we are and do. This allows and ensures our future generations to continuously have a solid foundation from which to grow. From a physical perspective, there are four primary focal points to the sanctuary: Babylon (town), private land, public land, and wild land. From a spiritual perspective, these four primary focal points are Babylon (town), material world (private land), spiritual world (public lands), and pure world (wild lands).
Babylon needs the most nurturing, as it has the strongest impact on our planet. We need to take special care of Babylon and give it constant replenishing. We will take the knowledge that we are obtaining at the sanctuary, go into Babylon, and apply it freely. We will contribute our knowledge and energy freely to help Babylon flourish in a way that ensures Babylon will have a more productive, healthy and positive impact on our planet.
Private Land / Material World
For temporary sanctuaries we set up kitchens, camps, workshops, etc. We set up thirteen fire pits for the workshops and knowledge. For permanent sanctuaries we build our dwellings and try to stay clear of having any non-organic materials within the sanctuary/ceremony. This is where we obtain our knowledge before going to apply it to one of the four focal points. It is ideal that the land the sanctuary is being held on stays a permanent sanctuary of universal knowledge. This way, the knowledge can continue to be obtained in that region. It would be an alternative school for that region. It would also be ideal that this would be a permanent sanctuary for the children and families, the horses, and the nomadic community. The private land that we use for the sanctuary is a gateway to the public land/spiritual world.
Public Land / Spiritual World
Public Land/Spiritual World should be free of all non-spiritual ways, materialism and any unwanted or stagnant energy, as it does not serve all that reside here and can easily disrupt the natural cycle. This is where we can apply our spiritual knowledge and practices and learn how to live in harmony with our natural environment. Here we can hold ceremonies and sacred events. There should be as little impact as possible on these lands; therefore, extended camping should take place on private land, as it is already impacted. We consider these lands as an energy sensitive area, as this is where we hold ceremony and come to recharge our energy. This is a neutral area where we learn to be in harmony energetically with all beings; we do not come to disrupt the existing energy, only to be a part of it and evolve with it.
Wild Land / Pure World
Wild Land/Pure World contains some of the most sacred knowledge of all, the root knowledge of life. All knowledge is based off of the cycle here. Life's cycle still flows here mostly undisturbed by human ways. All beings here still abide by the natural laws of life. They know how to coexist with one another. Here we have the opportunity to learn this knowledge and learn how to coexist and live in harmony with life's natural cycle. By learning this natural cycle, it allows us to more effectively educate others on the natural cycle of life and how to apply this knowledge to all aspects of life.
In order to restore our planet, we need to come together in great numbers as it is a big job. The sanctuaries of universal knowledge can serve as a restoration gathering. We can go into other communities with the knowledge that is uniting and help restore and uplift others to give them the ability to take it upon themselves to help their communities and the surrounding communities become sustainable and flourish as a whole, creating a ripple effect. Our focus is spiritual, mental, and physical restoration. Proper sustainable education is key to achieving this effectively and efficiently. Restoration gatherings give us the ability to come together in great numbers so that we can share and apply our knowledge and effectively go out and help restore our communities as well as our environment. Through these restoration gatherings, we also create a type of energy generator. The energy that is put into these gatherings is the energy that will be projected out to the surrounding areas. We want the energy of love, respect, compassion, and knowledge to unite here. When we unite this energy together, it creates a vibration that ripples out to the surrounding areas which raises the awareness and consciousness of others in that area. The more people that unite together, the further out we can project this vibration and create a stronger, positive impact on others. These gatherings give us the ability to teach, as well as learn, with at least all five senses which gives everyone the true understanding and importance of sustainability. We are coming together to create purification through our hearts by nurturing, restoring, replenishing, and educating all that come onto our path. The purification process is simply a restoration process: spiritually, mentally, and physically.
GRADUAL TRANSITION AWAY FROM UNSUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
We see an importance to having a gradual transition away from unsustainable practices in order to have a continuous positive impact on our planet. There are two main resources that we rely on today that are unsustainable and detrimental to our environment and our one human family: money and fossil fuels. We feel that it is important to gradually transition away from these resources so that we don't create a negative impact in the world around us. Most of our one human family has been dependent on these resources their whole lives. They don't know how to function in any other way. If money and fossil fuels just disappeared all of the sudden it would leave most people feeling lost, not knowing how to function properly, creating a negative impact on them and all others around them. A gradual transition can allow them to slowly and confidently adapt to more sustainable ways without the use of money and fossil fuels. Money most often has a negative impact more than a positive impact because of the way it is being used and how it affects people. Most people around our planet put money into things that deplete, which means that we continuously have to put money into the same things over and over, wasting a lot of valuable time and energy. This makes money unsustainable. If we choose to put our money into things that continuously regenerate or grow, we would only have to put money into it once. Then, money could effectively create a positive impact on our planet. Over time we would no longer have the need for the use of money, as everything we put money into would become self sustainable, creating a positive impact. As far as fossil fuels go, there is not anything positive as far as human use is concerned. There is a reason why they are in the earth-- our earth depends on them to function properly, just like our body depends on our blood to function properly. Fossil fuels being used in human resources is detrimental to the health of our environment and to our one human family. Today almost everyone is dependent on fossil fuels, so there is still a need to gradually transition away from them in order to prevent a negative impact on our one human family. Most things that have already been created by and are dependent upon fossil fuels can be transformed to use natural resources instead. It is important to recycle everything that is in existence now and make the best use out of it that we can in a way that will help us more easily and efficiently establish a truly sustainable world. There are just as many positives as there are negatives with everything in life; it is a matter of the proper balance that we must establish between all aspects of life.
What is sustainability? Here's our perspective on what sustainability is - Sustainability is what keeps us in existence, it is what allows us to maintain a healthy life and to continue to thrive, it is what gives us sustenance to continue to live and to grow, it is the common universal law of life’s cycle, and it is what governs us as a whole. We are one global family that lives in one big house called Earth. We are all interconnected through the web of life. We are interdependent of one another, whether we choose to see it or not. This is not restricted to humans; this applies to all living beings (minerals, plants, animals, and humans). We all sustain off one another to exist, somehow. Everything we do affects someone or something else in some way. It especially affects the outcome of our future. There is a cycle to life, and humans are not excluded from this cycle. This cycle goes according to sustainability and keeps everything governed. Sustainability is a law of life, and it applies to all. Sustainability is our foundation of life. Whatever is not sustainable with all aspects of life will simply not last long, as it does not have everything that is required to sustain a long and healthy life. When one defies the laws of self sustainability in their own life, they become disorganized and dysfunctional. They become unhealthy mentally, physically and spiritually which creates suffering, depression, unhappiness, and the feeling of being lost or hopeless in life. Their environment becomes unhealthy and unsanitary and creates sickness and disease. All these things may lead to death or extinction if not tended to. If looked at on a global scale, one can clearly see that our human family has become unsustainable and that we are having a negative impact on the Earth and all that resides on it. We have become secluded individuals, which does not allow us to be governed as a whole. We have become dependent on a system that is unsustainable. It does not apply to all equally. As a result our earthly house has become disorganized, dysfunctional, and unstable. It has become unhealthy and is suffering from sickness and disease and many other symptoms. To put it simply, our global family is not sustainable with one another. Our house is not functional. It is disorganized and chaotic. It is filthy and it is going to take many of us to clean and organize our house. If we do not become globally sustainable then we simply will not last long. Our future generations depend on us to unify, get organized and become globally sustainable. This may sound extreme and sound like an impossible thing to achieve as seven billion people is a lot of people to get organized. However, it all starts with us making our own lives sustainable.
A Sustainable Network of Nomadic and Rooted Communities
From what we have been taught there are four different aspects to being sustainable: social, economical, environmental, and human sustainability. We feel that we are sufficiently covering all four of these aspects in our own way by creating a sustainable network between both rooted and nomadic communities along the Continental Divide of the Americas. We feel that it is necessary to have both nomadic and rooted communities, as it creates a flow through the communities which prevents the energy from becoming stagnant within those communities. Most communities that thrive today have an energetic flow that is created through the flow of money; however, money can often bring in the wrong type of energy creating greed, selfishness, closed communities, a sense of ownership or the necessity to hoard the resources, rather than allowing the energy to flow naturally. It is necessary for the energy to flow freely in order to benefit All, creating a balance among our one human family.
We have a focus on nomadic horse communities; however, this is not limited to just horses. This would include any form of transportation that is sustainable and not harmful to the environment. Nomadic communities can help create new rooted communities, as well as connect existing rooted communities. Connecting communities allows those communities to help support one another. It allows them to thrive off of one another and be free of having to depend on commercialism. This also allows us to not have to depend on money as much, as money creates a weigh system and is not sustainable. Instead, we can focus more on the barter and trade system which is far more dependable, allowing more equality within our one human family. Nomadic communities bring diversity and connections. This expands our ideas and opportunities and opens up more possibilities among the rooted communities, allowing them to thrive. Nomadic communities can help transport resources between the rooted communities without the use of fossil fuels, which are also not sustainable and are detrimental to our environment. One of the main reasons why rooted communities have such a hard time is because they close the doors to others. Energetically, this creates a blockage and the community becomes overwhelmed with continuous work which leads to stagnancy and depletion of energy. When a nomadic community comes to a rooted community, they bring in fresh energy as well as creating a flow. This also allows members of the nomadic community the opportunity to join the rooted communities and vice versa, allowing a flow between and within both communities. This flow keeps both communities at a higher vibration.
Most people in our culture are based in rooted communities for the most important tasks of caring for and nurturing our young and old members, as well as the production of necessary resources for the survival of our one human family. Each rooted community is distinct in its ability to provide resources for the world as a whole, and each person has their own contribution towards agriculture, crafting, or knowledge to be shared. These resources are necessary and beneficial to all rooted communities, and the diversity of a community is dependent upon resources and knowledge being shared. By there being a flow between these communities, everyone has access to a larger pool of resources. If there was no flow between these rooted communities, then there would be less to go around and less options to choose from. Right now, this flow is dependent upon fossil fuels and money, which as stated are both systems that are not sustainable, and it means more resources need to be spent by all in order to have the basic necessities for life. Instead, we see that nomadic communities could help transfer these resources between the rooted communities, creating a more sustainable and more enjoyable existence for all. This creates more opportunity for growth within the rooted communities and provides more connections to take place between everyone so no one becomes stagnant. Rooted communities would provide a chance for those in the nomadic communities to rest and recharge as well as allowing those in rooted communities to choose to move around. This creates a more harmonious flow within and throughout all communities and unites all people with a common purpose: to create a better world to ensure our children have a solid and sustainable foundation from which to grow and flourish.
The following guidelines are spiritual guidelines to creating a sustainable and harmonious world. We have received these guidelines from the Four Worlds International Institute. We choose to integrate these guidelines into The Tribe of the Sacred Heart, as hundreds of indigenous peoples around the world have reached consensus on the guiding principles. We feel that in order to be governed as a whole and be able to flow together in a harmonious way, it is necessary to have a mutual understanding with one another and a common ground from which to grow.
The Four Worlds Guiding Principles for Building a Sustainable and Harmonious World
“The Sixteen Principles for building a sustainable and harmonious world community emerged from a 40-year process of reflection, consultation and action within Indigenous communities across the Americas. They are rooted in the concerns of hundreds of Indigenous Elders Spiritual Leaders and Community Members, as well as in the best thinking of many non- Indigenous scholars, researchers and human and community development practitioners. These guiding principles constitute the foundation for the process of healing and developing ourselves (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually), our human relationships (personal, social, political, economic, and cultural) and our relationship with Mother Earth. They describe the way we must work and what we must protect and cherish. We offer these Guiding Principles as a gift to all who seek to build a sustainable and harmonious Global community.”
We speak as one, guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire human family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the lives of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world, and the way we live with Mother Earth.
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Starting from within, working in a circle, in a sacred manner, we heal ourselves, our relationships and our world.
STARTING FROM WITHIN
Human Beings Can Transform Their Worlds:
The web of our relationships with others and the natural world, which has given rise to the problems we face as a human family, can be changed.
Development Comes From Within:
The process of human and community development unfolds from within each person, relationship, family organization, community or nation.
No Vision, No Development:
A vision of who we can become and what a sustainable world would be like, works as a powerful magnet, drawing us to our potential.
Healing Is A Necessary Part Of Development:
Healing the past, closing up old wounds and learning healthy habits of thought and action to replace dysfunctional thinking and disruptive patterns of human relations is a necessary part of the process of sustainable development.
WORKING IN A CIRCLE
Everything is connected to everything else; therefore, any aspect of our healing and development is related to all the others (personal, social, cultural, political, economic, etc.). When we work on any one part, the whole circle is affected.
No Unity, No Development:
Unity means oneness. Without unity, the common oneness that makes (seemingly) separate human beings into ‘community’ is impossible. Disunity is the primary disease of community.
No Participation, No Development:
Participation is the active engagement of the minds, hearts and energy of the people in the process of their own healing and development.
Every person (regardless of gender, race, age, culture, religion, sexual orientation) must be accorded equal opportunity to participate in the process of healing and development, and to receive a fair share of the benefits.
IN A SACRED MANNER
Human beings are both material and spiritual in nature. It is therefore inconceivable that human community could become whole and sustainable without bringing our lives into balance with the requirements of our spiritual nature.
Morals and Ethics:
Sustainable human and community development requires a moral foundation centered in the wisdom of the heart. When this foundation is lost, morals and ethical principles decline and development stops.
The Hurt of One Is the Hurt of All,The Honor of One Is the Honor Of All:
The basic fact of our oneness as a human family means that development for some at the expense of well being for others is not acceptable or sustainable.
Authentic Development Is Culturally Based:
Healing and development must be rooted in the wisdom, knowledge and living processes of the culture of the people.
WE HEAL AND DEVELOP OURSELVES, OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR WORLD
Human beings are learning beings. We begin learning while we are still in our mother’s wombs, and unless something happens to close off our minds and paralyze our capacities, we keep learning throughout our entire lives. Learning is at the core of healing and development.
To sustain something means to enable it to continue for a long time. Authentic development does not use up or undermine what it needs to keep on going.
Move to the Positive:
Solving the critical problems in our lives and communities is best approached by visualizing and moving into the positive alternative that we wish to create, and by building on the strengths we already have, rather than on giving away our energy fighting the negative.
Be the Change You Want To See:
The most powerful strategies for change always involve positive role modeling and the creation of living examples of the solutions we are proposing. By walking the path, we make the path visible.
Four Worlds International Institute http://www.fwii.net/
In the Tribe of the Sacred Heart we, in every way, stand strongly by and adhere to the following guidelines:
26 NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL CODE OF ETHICS
Creed and Code are the essence of the standards our honored ancestors lived by. They are based on honesty, integrity, helping one another in work and play, making the best of things, being friendly and kind, respecting elders, and taking care of Mother Earth that gives us food and shelter needed to survive.
1. Each morning upon rising, and each evening before sleeping, give thanks for the life within you and for all life, for the good things the Creator has given you and for the opportunity to grow a little more each day. Consider your thoughts and actions of the past day and seek for the courage and strength to be a better person. Seek for the things that will benefit others (everyone).
2. Respect. Respect means "To feel or show honor or esteem for someone or something; to consider the well being of, or to treat someone or something with deference or courtesy". Showing respect is a basic law of life.
3. Treat every person from the tiniest child to the oldest elder with respect at all times.
4. Special respect should be given to Elders, Parents, Teachers, and Community Leaders.
5. No person should be made to feel "put down" by you; avoid hurting other hearts as you would avoid a deadly poison.
6. Touch nothing that belongs to someone else (especially Sacred Objects) without permission, or an understanding between you.
7. Respect the privacy of every person, never intrude on a person's quiet moment or personal space.
8. Never walk between people that are conversing.
9. Never interrupt people who are conversing.
10. Speak in a soft voice, especially when you are in the presence of Elders, strangers or others to whom special respect is due.
11. Do not speak unless invited to do so at gatherings where Elders are present (except to ask what is expected of you, should you be in doubt).
12. Never speak about others in a negative way, whether they are present or not.
13. Treat the earth and all of her aspects as your mother. Show deep respect for the mineral world, the plant world, and the animal world. Do nothing to pollute our Mother, rise up with wisdom to defend her.
14. Show deep respect for the beliefs and religion of others.
15. Listen with courtesy to what others say, even if you feel that what they are saying is worthless. Listen with your heart.
16. Respect the wisdom of the people in council. Once you give an idea to a council meeting it no longer belongs to you. It belongs to the people. Respect demands that you listen intently to the ideas of others in council and that you do not insist that your idea prevail. Indeed you should freely support the ideas of others if they are true and good, even if those ideas ideas are quite different from the ones you have contributed. The clash of ideas brings forth the Spark of Truth.
17. Once a council has decided something in unity, respect demands that no one speak secretly against what has been decided. If the council has made an error, that error will become apparent to everyone in its own time.
18. Be truthful at all times, and under all conditions.
19. Always treat your guests with honor and consideration. Give of your best food, your best blankets, the best part of your house, and your best service to your guests.
20. The hurt of one is the hurt of all, the honor of one is the honor of all.
21. Receive strangers and outsiders with a loving heart and as members of the human family.
22. All the races and tribes in the world are like the different colored flowers of one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator they must all be respected.
23. To serve others, to be of some use to family, community, nation, and the world is one of the main purposes for which human beings have been created. Do not fill yourself with your own affairs and forget your most important talks. True happiness comes only to those who dedicate their lives to the service of others.
24. Observe moderation and balance in all things.
25. Know those things that lead to your well-being, and those things that lead to your destruction.
26. Listen to and follow the guidance given to your heart. Expect guidance to come in many forms; in prayer, in dreams, in times of quiet solitude, and in the words and deeds of wise Elders and friends.
"This Code of Ethics is taken word for word from the Sacred Tree and was published by Four Worlds International Institute in 1985. Four worlds International Institute was founded by 40 Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Leaders at a historical Council held December 27-30, 1982 in Southern Alberta." ~ Chief Phil Lane Jr ~ Four worlds International Institute http://www.fwii.net/
This document has been created by the one common vision that lives within all of our hearts. This is the beginning of a foundation for our future generations. As more people come into the Tribe and integrate their part of the common vision and their knowledge, this document will be restructured and grow with strength to establish and ensure a solid foundation for our future generations.
We are the Tribe of the Sacred Heart. We come together to unite our knowledge just like the DNA in our blood unites in our heart and becomes one. We then redistribute this knowledge by the vibration of our heartbeat (actions) throughout the body (Earth) to keep it strong and healthy. We are one human family.
~ Tribe of the Sacred Heart ~
"Follow your Heart; your heart is sacred. It is the key to your truth and happiness"
DCI Version I ~ Mar. 2016
DCI Version II ~ Feb. 2018