I am writing to invite you to join me this Sunday July 11 (yes it is really in 2 days) in a prayer/vigil from sunrise 5:48 a.m. to sunset 9:37 p.m.. A day or two ago I received an e-mail from Makere in New Zeland. I am including her message in this e-mail. This Sunday (our time) around noon (12:35) there is a solar eclipse. I feel this is a critical time for all of us to come together to pray for the water. I have been grateful over the last few months to experience so many of us from so many varying backgrounds coming together to pray for our Water, our Mother Earth and our Children and grandchildren. I believe it is particularly important at this time to bring our prayers together at this time and hope many of you can join us. We are still looking for a place we can spend this time in nature. If you have suggestions where we can hold this vigil please call me at (360) 528-9455. The place needs to be on the water and have drinking water available. we are looking for a place within ten or fifteen miles of Kallispel. Our intention is to spend this time in a prayer vigil. please come and join the prayer and the fellowship. Please let us know if you are interested. Feel free to come for a couple hours or the entire day.
The following is the message I receeived from Makere. Makere is an member of the Waitaha people of New Zeland. There name means "people of Peace". the following message resulted from the gathering and deliberation of their Council. This message helps us focus all of our concerns about the our water and our Mother Earth.
Thank you and blessings
Bill Cote Chal.Si.Nam.Men
My beloved friends and family,
It is out of deep love and concern over what is happening to our Grandmother Earth in the Gulf that I write to you all.
A messenger came to our Waitaha people over the weekend. The message is the catalyst to begin the work in ernest, to bring balance, health, beauty and harmony to all living things on our beloved planet. The time is now. Everyone can help. The state of and on the earth are of Atlantian proportions. Our Grandchildren need us to ACT NOW!!!!
We all need to focus our energy and aroha on our beloved Grandmother Earth. She is suffering and is mortally wounded. The ancient ones are asking for us to contribute to her healing by going to the waters to pray/convey our messages, morning and night. It is crucial to the survival of life as we know it. All that is required is pure intent from the heart. We are of the Water. All things are of the Water, all water is connected. We all need to pray at, with, in/over the water to assist in turning the tide so to speak, to heal the Earth's ruptured core. This will help the ancient ones work in bringing balance and healing to our beloved Grand/Mother. This is what they ask of us. This simple act will help prevent a repeat of the catastrophe which befell Atlantis. Yes, it is that serious.
Please read the following message and pass it on to ALL of your networks.
It can be accessed on www.waitaha.org.nz should you be unable to access it here.
We must form a circle of aroha around our beloved Grandmother Earth every sunrise and every sunset. We must be courageous and strong. Kia u, be steadfast, kia mataara, be alert, kia manawanui, be forever strong of heart ... for the sake of our Grandchildren now and for the future.