By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I’m reading another fabulous book “Learning their Language” by Marta Williams, this one about communicating with animals. But it’s not just about communicating with animals it also stresses the importance of communicating with nature as a whole to keep a balance in our world. In my opinion this is what has been missing in the modern age. The native indigenous cultures have long since not only believed in communicating with nature but also LIVED it.
“To them, animals, plants, and the features of the land are relatives; every form of life has feelings, intelligence, spirit, and the ability to communicate, regardless of form and species.” Marta Williams
Imagine what we could do to protect our planet if we learned to communicate with Mother Earth the way this tribe does?! A great story, read on….
“A contemporary example of this relationship can be seen in the U’wa, a tribe who have lived in the cloud forests of the Colombian Andes for thousands of years. The U’wa are now threatened by development; Occidental Petroleum has been exploring for oil on U’wa tribal lands. Oil extraction would result in destruction of the region and the U’wa way of life. At one point, the U’wa vowed to commit collective suicide if the project went forward, because they view death as preferable to watching the destruction of their homeland. They believe that oil is the blood running through the veins of the earth. In their words:
‘Oil is the blood of Mother Earth…to take the oil is , for us, worse than killing your own mother. If you kill the Earth, then no one will live.’
If humans hope to survive and thrive on this earth, we will have to relearn how to live in partnership with all other life forms. Our beliefs about animals and the natural world must shift to something more like those of our ancestors and contemporary indigenous people. Learning intuitive communication helps make this possible.
There is tremendous power in being able to communicate intuitively with animals and nature – a power to help stop destruction and bring protection and positive change. The U’wa reconsidered their original plan for dealing with the oil companies and devised a new strategy. They decided to talk to the oil and tell it to ‘move’ and hide from the oil company drills. I recently read that Occidental Petroleum, the multinational oil company doing the exploratory drilling, announced that it was relinquishing control of the U’wa ancestral lands after company oil exploration last summer came up dry. That kind of collaboration to protect nature becomes possible once you have the ability to communicate intuitively with other life forms.”
“Did you know the trees talk? Well they do. They talk to each other, and they’ll talk to you if you listen. Trouble is, white people don’t listen. They never learned to listen to the Indians so I don’t suppose they’ll listen to other voices in nature. But I have learned a lot from trees: sometimes about the weather, sometimes about animals, sometimes about the Great Spirit.” Walking Buffalo (Tatanga Mani), a Stoney Indian of Alberta, was educated in white man’s schools but never gave up his relationship with nature. At the age of eighty-seven, in a speech he gave in London in the late 1960’s he described his ability to talk to trees.
I pray you enjoyed these quotes from this great book and maybe have come to want to read it or even think about things you haven’t considered prior. This book is available for check out in the Sequim, WA lending library at Rain Shadow Reiki.
Here is a link to a You Tube video about animal communication with wild animals that brought me to tears. The work this woman is doing, the spiritual work we are all doing is precious and incredibly valuable to our whole planet. This video is 52 minutes long and worth it. Enjoy.
Blessings to you all for reading and moving forward on your own spiritual journey, I love reading your fine comments, please keep them coming.
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