Will They Survive?
If you answer, “All people living on Earth now,” you, of course, would be right. However, when you look at our progress as the human race it’s clear we have to look at how we’ve progressed.
We have this huge home in the sky, and we’ve come so far from caveman days and now, reality is in our face: some of us care about the present and future condition of our planet; many others just don’t. There’s lots of reasons for this, however,
If we give a damn about our progeny, our next generation, why would we continue to produce wealth in ways that tears up our house?
If we’re so damn smart, advanced, high-tech, why can’t we produce wealth without destruction of our home and its people?
WHY ARE WE HERE?
I think there is agreement, everywhere, from everyone, that we’re all here to enjoy the abundance of the Earth. We have a million ways to express that drive, and many would never use words like “joy or abundance,” but all of us, one way or another, want more of something on our planet.
Another commonality we all have, regardless who we think we are now, is that all our ancestors started their learning at the Earth, directly from the Mother. Learning about hunting, gathering, healing, longevity and protection from the elements, to name a few, were all learned directly from the Big Mama – in the dirt, as they say.
One can still see this direct learning, this communication, with the Earth among indigenous peoples around the planet.
But wait! Indigenous peoples? Aren’t they the ones who get conquered in most of the conquering history we’ve been fed for so damn long no one remembers?
In our mostly great country, most of us have heard, in our history classes, about manifest destiny – the belief of many Americans that God destined them for taking this land in its totality, no matter what Red, Yellow, Brown or Black bastard gets in the way.
One of our most racist Presidents used to say, affectionately, of course, “The only good Indian is a dead one.”
Unfortunately, almost every country and region of the world has this bullshit or something like it deeply affecting Earth’s people at deep, deep levels! Too many somebodies been killing off the Earth People! Does that make sense to anyone?
Why, Brothers and Sisters of the Human Race, is modern history filled with stories of genocide, precisely aimed at indigenous folk?
I submit respectfully that all of us living on Mother Earth will be contemplating that question in some form, like we said, it’s “in our face.”
Any Hope for Earth Peoples?
As to that direct communication with the Mother Earth…Thank Creator, the learning from the Dirt is coming back in the new generations, generations who have indeed heard the heartbeat of our Mother, and they, as in the past, are of all colors, sizes, shapes and talents.
If we act fast, maybe we have something to leave our kids, huh?
Earth People are those who are, right now, today, are claiming ownership of our big rock in the sky, Mother Earth, Turtle Island, Gaia, Terra, Tellus, Orb, Spaceship Earth and lo, Her many names!
We learned a new word in our process here, by the way: terrigenous – derived from the land.
In the scientific world terrigenous speaks to the effects of erosion and other natural events of that sort, but the part of the meaning that hit us in the right-word department is
“derived from the…” Earth”
…Learning how to live upon Her
Apologies for my vocabularic license here, but it’s a simple word and the act itself – learning how to live upon Her – is not all that difficult. It just takes intentional action with continuity, but it can happen on top of Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico or in your backyard, even where Nature only seems scarce.