On July 25, 2020, around 5:45 pm UT, at each participating meditation place "The Covenant of Man with the Living Earth" should be read out, the text of which was written by Eutonnah. Her origin is reflected in her name. She was half Cherokee and had North American Osage (Aniwasasi) and Delaware (Lenape) roots through relatives. Her father was Norwegian. Although born in the USA, she had lived most of her life in Canada in the heart of the Indian country in Ontario. She was nominated three times for the 'Canada's Aboriginal Achievement Award'. Eutonnah (in Cherokee: oo-tah-nah) demonstrated her love for humanity through her work and her way of life. We have had this text read out with great success at all the great meditations so far, it unlocks the actual meditation. While the text is read out, one should try to imagine the areas of life and beings addressed. -- Please copy the text below and print it out.
July 25, 2020, 17:45 UT
(To be spoken when the time of the Ceremony has arrived)
Like us, many have joined together in Circle around this Sacred Planet demonstrating that we remember. We remember that we are the Children of one Mother, Earth, and thus no one is above or below anyone else. We stand together now, prepared not only to give thanks but also to radiate Hope. Today, we make a lifelong commitment to the Living Earth and an eternal commitment to all Life, here and everywhere.
Again, a Covenant is being invoked and sworn to simultaneously by the People around the world - on behalf of the World.
Today we are Many Voices, One Heart and One Spirit. We bear witness that Life will not forget its Earthen cradle. Let our voices sweeten the air with our Promise as we speak the words of this Covenant together. Let our heartbeats synchronize with the Heartbeat of the Mother and let our Spirits radiate the light of Sacred Law.
We pray that Father Sky and Mother Earth forgive us and help us heal the damage that we've done to them and, thereby, to all that Lives.
Great Spirit of All That Is, hear our prayers and witness our Covenant.
We give thanks and blessings to the Ancestors and Peoples upon whose land we are gathering.
We stand together, heads held high, acknowledging that we too are a Force of Life and in acceptance of our direct connection to All That Is.
To this end, we give thanks to the Winged Ones and the teachings and gifts you give us. In your honor we pledge our allegiance to the Living Air. We will protect the atmosphere from all that does not abide by Natural Law. We, the People, no longer Stand with those who contaminate the Air, create acid rain, support ozone-depleting and other destructive technologies or show disrespect for its inhabitants. We invoke our Powers of Life and Union, in this moment, to bless our Air with the healing powers we possess.
Let the healing begin.
We give thanks to the Swimmers and the teachings and gifts you give us. In your honor we pledge our allegiance to the Living Waters. We will protect the wells, lakes, rivers and oceans from all that does not abide by Natural Law. We the People, no longer Stand with those who contaminate the Waters, conduct underwater procedures that damage in any way the Life that lives there or show disrespect for its inhabitants. We invoke our Powers of Life and Union, in this moment, to bless our Waters with the healing powers we possess.
Let the healing begin.
We give thanks to the Four Leggeds and the teachings and gifts you give us. In your honor we pledge our allegiance to the Living Earth. We will protect all Life by protecting the soil, minerals, forests, medicinal herbs, vegetation, and waterways from all that does not abide by Natural Law. We the People, no longer Stand with those who contaminate the Earth, pillage its resources, outlaw her gifts, wish to own or conquer her or show disrespect for her inhabitants. We remember that 'disposable' is just a word and does not exist in Sacred Law. We invoke our Powers of Life and Union, in this moment, to bless our Earth with the healing powers we possess.
Let the healing begin.
We honor the Two-Leggeds that join us today for we all are the Caretakers of this Earth and all Life dependent upon her. We are one of the many triumphs of Earth's great labors and help to prepare the future that history has foretold. We pledge to respect the gift of this Living Earth as we walk the Road of Life together. And during our brilliant but brief lives we promise to Do No Harm.
At the setting of each day and in the dawn of every new morning we will remember that,
What we do to the Woman
We do to the Earth.
And what we do to the Earth,
We do to our Children
And so, from this day forward, we no longer 'stand' with those who make decisions and pass laws without considering the children for seven generations.
Blessed Earth, you have heard our Prayers and witnessed the Covenant of the Ages. Great Mother, know you are loved and we ask that you accept this Love in aid of the deep healing that we have invoked and is now underway.
And finally, as we look around our Circles we realize that we too are loved. Each of us, united in this moment, have Love for each other and hope for the future.
Great Spirit of All that Lives, this is our Song ~ this is our Covenant.
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