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Standing Rock: A Change of Heart | Charles Eisenstein

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A brilliant essay on the miraculous power of our collective heart, written just ahead of the announcement by Army Corps of Engineers to deny the Dakota pipeline access to continue at Standing Rock. We are living through history changing days right now.–Leigh

I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors to undertake each action prayerfully and to stay off the warpath. I would like to explain why this advice is not only spiritually sound, but politically astute as well. I would like to translate it into a strategic compass for anyone who is going to Standing Rock or supporting the Water Protectors from afar. I also want to explain how it contains a recipe for the kind of miracles that we need for the healing of our planet. Let me explain what I mean here by a miracle. A miracle is a kind of a gift, an occurrence that is beyond our capacity to make happen. It is something beyond the normal rules of cause and effect as we have understood them. These include the rules of political and economic power that determine what is practical and “realistic.” The halting of the Dakota Access Pipeline would be miraculous simply because of the array of powerful ruling interests that

Source: Standing Rock: A Change of Heart | Charles Eisenstein

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Author: SingingBones

When we sing over the bones, we are calling the wild nature, the instinctive soul back, singing it alive again. To live with our wildness intact, is the greatest gift a woman can give herself. "It is the holy poetry and singing we are after." C.P. Estes

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