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Meditation Focus #212

Moving to Higher Ground


What follows is the 212th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 4 (FOUR) weeks beginning Sunday, May 16, 2010.


1. Summary
2. Meditation times
3. More information related to this Meditation Focus
4. Special Healing Vigil for Our Planetary Waters

Please note that the Solstice Meditation: Third Step in a Cycle of 12 Globally Synchronized Meditations will be issued within the next week.


Also recommended to your attention...

Rising Phoenix Series #45: Time to Chart Our Way Towards a Greener Future (April 24, 2010)

The Perfect Storm Series #19: Quickly Sinking in Deep Doo Doo (May 12, 2010)


The Time Has Come to let go of all our past certainties and to open ourselves to the higher callings we hear while immersed in deep meditation into the sublime reality of our Divine Self. Now is the time to let flow freely from our Higher Selves the guidance that will show us the Way ahead towards the Promised Land of the new era of Light and Love that has been the ultimate goal of all our soul-driven efforts over the past several years. We can no longer simply sit idle and hope that our current way of life based on the illusion of our separation from All That is will continue forever. It won't. While there are many signs all over the world that the various unnatural systems upon which we depend for our daily sustenance and material comfort are on the verge of collapsing, and while the quickly accelerating unraveling of much of the Earth's resilient but threatened natural systems continue unabated, numerous souls guided by a strong sense of spiritual integrity and their own self-chosen mission have been working ceaselessly to launch and implement the many-faceted solutions that can best address the manifold crises we face.

We all have a unique and essential role to play towards co-creating the now imminent Golden Era of peaceful, harmonious, loving coexistence with all other life forms on Earth – including our own. We all have been receiving the necessary life training in preparation for what we came here to achieve. We all have the inner resources required to successfully face the challenges ahead. All we need now is to make a complete and permanent leap of faith, let our Higher Selves take over the reins of our lives and cease enabling our egos to be the all-controlling force of our existences. All we need now is to trust, fully and unconditionally, the wise guidance of our Soul Selves and to place all our bets squarely ontheir impeccable ability to see us through the current challenges, to feel the best way ahead, every single step of the way, and to guide us right where our Universal Progenitor wants us to go. All we need now is simply to Be Who We really Are.

It is time to let go of all old programming, religious and cultural ones especially – which includes the money paradigm based on the fear of lack or on obsessive compulsive greed. It is time also to let go of our personal life stories, such as the various roles we play in life as parents, at work or otherwise, so as to make room for the nascent new Earth paradigm and new Consciousness, both of which starts, first and foremost, in our minds, hearts and souls. Our goal is to be-come less and less focused in our ego/earthly personage and more and more centered in and responsive to our soul consciousness. We shall nurture the universal mind-template of God-centredness and this consciousness-seed will soon quickly grow in ourselves and, through resonance at soul level, in most every other soul around us and around the world. The germ of it has already been sown in us all and now the time has come to deliberately and willingly nurture it until it blossoms into the overriding force that it is meant to be in our lives and on Earth in its emerging new dimensional adobe. Our keynote vibrational baselines are to be Love, Compassion and Oneness, and the main pathway to achieve this, the Golden Path of Light, is surrendering in graceful abandon to the Divine Flow of Universal Will that constantly runs through us when we Let It Be, here and now. This is in short what moving to higher ground means, symbolically and actually, and this is to be the main focus of our collective meditations and moments of deep spiritual communion in the four weeks ahead, for the Highest Good of All as One.

This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at
(Automatic approximate translation is provided in numerous languages by a Google Gadget at the URL above)

Note: If you find difficult to fully grasp what you have just read, the following reminder may be helpful to you:

As you certainly know if you have attempted entering a state of deep meditation after reading theme-setting material such as this one above, the only way to actually reach a deeply vibrant sense of Oneness at soul level is certainly not to try to remember while you meditate any of the details you've read about the suggested meditation theme. Simply having a general idea of it in the back of one's mind is all that is necessary. The goal here is simply to impart through the written material a sense of the sacredness of this collective experience that is being proposed and hope that this will motivate people to create a special moment in their life to experience, beyond concepts and words, what it is to be an immortal expression/manifestation of All That Is.

"I am a child of the Light - I love the Light - I serve the Light. I am protected, illuminated, provided for, and sustained by the Light. I bless the Light! I am the governing love wisdom and power with its intending, intelligent activity, which is acting today in every single thing that I think or do. I command this infinite activity to take place every instant of the day and be the sustaining guard about me, so that I move, speak, or act, only in Divine Order!"

- Anonymous - Taken from HERE

"Guide us oh Great Love into the Bliss of your Divine Grace where no wounds, no pain or fear ever arise. Grant us your Divine Blessing so that our hearts imprint all we touch, thus writing in the Book of Life Eternal by living it ourselves a new archetype of healed souls, reflecting only your Healing Love, your Compassion and your Perfection into the world we came to awaken and heal, as One with You oh Great Love!"

- Anonymous - Taken from HERE

"I AM weaving my gifts, talents, skills, knowledge, strength, courage, compassion and love into the tapestry of the Divine Plan for the New Earth. I AM responding to my Heart’s Call, and I AM God in Action. I AM Consecrating my thoughts, words, feelings and actions to be the greatest force of good I can be on this planet. I AM making a positive difference every day. Through the focus of my attention, I AM expressing the following Divine Truths: I AM One with ALL Life. I AM Divine Love. I AM Infinite Abundance. I AM the Harmony of my true Being. I AM Vibrantly Healthy and Eternally Youthful. I AM a Peace Commanding Presence. The actions I take everyday improve my family, my job, my community, my city, my country and the world. I have a Healing Touch. I AM communing everyday with my Father-Mother God and the Company of Heaven. Through my thoughts, words, actions, and feelings I AM Transfiguring this planet into the New Earth. And so it is."

- Taken from I AM AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles


i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.

ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.

Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles 9:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City 10:00 AM -- Houston & Chicago 11:00 AM -- Caracas 11:30 PM -- New York, Toronto, Montreal, Santo Domingo & La Paz 12:00 PM -- Halifax, Montevideo, Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro & Santiago 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Lagos & Algiers 5:00 PM -- Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 6:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Mumbai, Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane +2:00 AM -- Canberra & Melbourne +3:00 AM -- Wellington +5:00 AM

You may also check at;p1=0 to find your corresponding local time if a nearby city is not listed above.


The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.


1. Free Will and Thy Will Be Done
2. Conscious Ascension
3. The new worldwide monetary and financial system
4. Mayan Expert announces sequel to the August ’87 Harmonic Convergence - REMINDER

Also recommended...

Eden Sky - 2012 We Are the Living Prophecy - POWERFUL, INSIGHTFUL, VIBRANT (Recorded on April 4, 2010)
Eden Sky, publisher of the 13 moon Natural Calendar, shares her insights on the significance of the end of the Mayan Long Count of days occurring on December 21, 2012.
"I resonate with her insight that we're being prompted to align with our purpose through passions and joys. She has sage advice on coping with the crisis, like becoming agents of calm, and tuning in to the ancient heart." - Molly Hall
Check also Mayan Expert announces sequel to the August ’87 Harmonic Convergence below

Take Charge of your Life by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles - Chapter One - Introduction,_chapter_1.flv
To watch the 12 other video segments of this powerful series go at


Sent by Lou BOGNON (

Free Will and Thy Will Be Done

Beloved Friends,

Today we reflect about what it really means to allow the Will of Creator to take over our own, so often one-dimensional and short-sighted, human will.

In a way this is a classic case of a “divine paradox”, as we are indeed gifted by Creator with our own free will.

What do we do with that?

Where does one start and the other end?

How do we reconcile them in our heart and mind?

These questions have informed some of the insights that follow and which I wish to share with you today.

Let us look at the Angelic realms – we know that Angels too, like the rest of Creation, have received the gift of free will and yet we understand them as having given it back (with the exceptions we know as the archetypes of fallen angels) to Creator, by just choosing to serve Him and His greater Divine Plan, thus having become His Messengers of Love, to ours and all realms of His Creation.

Angels are understood and felt by all of us, even those of us who never saw or dreamt of ever seeing one, as being pure love, as close as possible to our Creator and as serving His Will in Perfect and Absolute Adoration, give or take a few inaccuracies in my simplistic description… (Hopefully the Angels themselves will forgive my shortcomings when it comes to my use of language.)

Thus the challenge facing us as Light Workers or as Awakened Ones, if you prefer, is this:

How can our free will be reconciled with Thy Will Be Done without us feeling trapped in what can be described, say, as a confusing visit to a confused place?

As nice and comforting as it may be to think of ourselves as being “awakened”, we need to reformulate this question over and over again:

Are we ever truly awakened in this dimension?

Or are we just perhaps only sporadically so?

Or could we be the proverbial fallen ones who took on the gift of free will and chose to fly in this (generally downward) direction of greater and greater density, just to see how far we could devolve playing and living outside the rules of Love, under this (up to now almost perfect) illusion that we are separate from the rest of Creation?

This is what we are told in The Divine Laws by the Angels themselves:

Quote – page 40 # 4:

"Therefore remain attentive to the Divine Law of Free Will; for you do indeed possess the full power of choice, as far as your thoughts, words, feelings and actions are concerned. The further you go away from the original imprint of Love, the greater – and the faster your pain will come. At least now, hopefully, you will understand and know that you are not being punished – but rather that you are punishing yourself. Such is the empowering kind of knowledge that you are now ready to fully re-member as eternal souls, as the divine Love that you are."

Good news then is - once we have awakened though, even if only just once or by sporadic little bursts, we no longer seem able to continue on the same path as before, for we become ever more aware of our creative power as we come face to face with our own creations faster and more painfully, as explained above.

Our desire then becomes one of wanting to guide others towards the greater Light that has awakened us and in us, just like Angels are doing.

Is not an awakened one fully aware that as One with God he/she can indeed create anything – anything at all? And then again is it not also a truth that with such awesome creative power comes the ultimate responsibility of making sure that we no longer create or project further imperfection into this (already fairly imperfect) dimension?

It can be very confusing in our times, to know what is a higher form of truth.

For most it is even harder to grasp that truth itself is an expanding and ever evolving concept…

In times like ours, where we are inundated with “The Secret” and with all kinds of so called secrets of manifestation, where and why then would we leave our capacity to Create to the Creator in the first place?

For as long as we remain in this dimensional trap, living under the disguise of our human bodies, which in turn are layered by mental bodies, causal bodies, egoic bodies, personalities and the entire “divine schizophrenia” of which we seem to be composed of here … with its ongoing and often conflicting interests, needs, fear-based feelings and emotions, forever trying to compete with each other for urgent attention, it is a real truth to state – and state categorically - that it is indeed not an easy task to permanently remain an awakened one here.

In fact, it oftentimes becomes very tempting to go back right to the sleep state where these difficulties and dichotomies do not have to be faced again head on and keep us awake, so we play the ostrich, go into denial, greater pain, revisit the failure pattern, over and over again, indulge in our favourite gestures of finger pointing, well you get my drift…we have all been there, have all done that… only do not always like to advertise it on a T-shirt… and HERE, beloved friends, is exactly where our human will could stop and where Thy Will Be Done could start… this is when we could-should learn to simply surrender and leave it all to the Greater Love/Wisdom/Vision/Angle/Perspective/of the Divine Will… surrendering all our others layers of humanity, density, fallen state and our very human and very real mind-state of painful confusion.

Key words here: painful confusion... accurate ones too to make the point.

So, when really confused as to what is best for you and for all the others involved in your relationships and in your creations, what you want, what you don’t, what you like, dislike, you know, and what you think you do know, in any and all facets of your life, just remember then: this is the time to surrender your own limited sense of understanding/sensing/knowing/creating and how it should/could/would/be and say silently and aloud, with an open heart and a humbled, deconstructed mind:

Father-Mother God, Over and Above my own human will, may Thy Will Be Done!

And so it is!

Surrendering to Thy Will Be Done will keep us in a vigilant state of remembrance that our human minds by their very nature, like the proverbial frog in a pond, often like to think they know it all, better, that we have learnt and grasped it all, forgetting of course that only an expanding mind whose certitudes are permanently deconstructed and dissolved, is ever ableto escape such terrible illusions… but that is another subject for next time!

In, with, for and as Love

Lou Bognon
May 14, 2010

Note: Her 3rd book The Divine Laws can be ordered HERE, while here 2nd book We Are Here To Learn can be ordered HERE - A significant excerpt of her 4th book, A WALK ON THE SACRED SIDE is also available HERE


Sent by Sharon Rose (

Conscious Ascension

Masters El Morya and Lady Miriam -- May 15, 2010

As representatives of the Ascended Masters and Cosmic Beings, we are here to assist you to shift your consciousness into an entirely new way of being in your world. This shift in consciousness, often referred to as the ascension, is already taking place within many hearts across your world, yet the more consciously and joyfully you participate in it, the more you can create freedom and abundance for yourself and all of humanity, for you are indeed one body of consciousness.

You have been preparing for this magnificent shift into the freedom that naturally abides within Unity or Christ Consciousness for thousands upon thousands of years. Many of you made pre-birth agreements to be here as way showers during these times, to walk your mastery in this embodiment, and to use your gifts to facilitate the ascension of humanity and the planet as she moves into her new orbit of consciousness. When you know within very cell and atom of your body that you are here for this grand event and that living your mastery is what will assist others in remembering how to live as their Presence, you will experience the eternal joy that resides within our hearts in the ascended realms.

Who and what you are being in every moment affects all of life everywhere. You are either a conscious part of humanity’s great awakening or you are an unconscious part of sustaining the illusions that have created fear and duality within millions of souls. For they are each, in their own way, feeling the pressures that the planet and all life upon her are going through as part of the ascension.

Life on Earth is always presenting you with vastly important opportunities for living your mastery and experiencing the depths of love that is the natural estate of all beings living in Christ or Unity Consciousness. The entire company of heaven is by your side as you awaken within the full realization that you are all one magnificent Being; yet to live this Oneness within your body, mind and everyday world takes a profound knowing in your heart. This knowing is often the first step to releasing the control the ego has had on the mind as well as the first big step in your ascension.

What does your heart ache for that you do not already have? Many of you would come forth immediately with answers such as “freedom and peace of mind.” Surely this is a valid desire, yet the frequency with which the conditional, relative mind moves into dissatisfaction, rather than looking at things from the perspective of the Presence, is so common that it usually goes unnoticed. Being in pain and suffering is part of humanity’s addiction to drama. Your movies demonstrate this to you in a way that leaves no uncertainty. The present state of affairs in your world all stems from believing in the separation and the fear and drama that goes with it.

When you focus your mind, heart and body upon the deep contentment that comes from surrendering your mind into the heart of your Presence, you will create your life in a way that is aligned with the natural joy of your original, true Self. In fact, you will start to realize that every quality you would attribute to Source is a quality that is within you. The embodiment of these qualities will attract everything and everyone to you who is in support of your highest good and theirs – and you all become active participants in shifting humanity’s consciousness into the freedom of the 5th dimension.

As you realign with the Truth of your true Self, all of the thoughts that have created your false sense of fear and separation start to collapse. Knowing who you truly are is a giant leap, yet the living of your mastery takes ongoing dedication. We are presenting you with an overview of your potential to live in the natural inheritance of your original freedom. We are encouraging you to consciously take part in your own ascension and thus consciously take part in creating Heaven on Earth, so that the fear of tomorrow can start dissipating into the joy of the moment.

To support you in your ascension, we have created a Conscious Ascension Course ~ Living as the Presence, Bringing Heaven to Earth.


To learn more about the Conscious Ascension Course created by the Masters, go to



The new worldwide monetary and financial system

by John Smallman - 05/05/2010

The industrialized nations are in a state of turmoil due to the unsustainable debts that some have accrued and that others have enabled. Your currency markets are confused and are unable to decide which currency, if any, is sound. The turmoil will continue for some months, leading to further economic crises before the final collapse of world financial markets later in 2010.

There will be much anger, fear, blame, and general confusion before stability and soundness return to the markets early in 2011, when a new monetary and financial system, which has been carefully designed to provide long-term stability instead of short-term distortion, will come into operation.

Do not become upset as the markets flounder and then founder, as this will only be a temporary destabilization which is a necessary precursor to the establishment of the new worldwide monetary and financial system. The new system will enable the distortions and errors — which the inadequacies of your present system allowed and encouraged — to be set to rights. Then, true global cooperation of a completely harmonious nature, and that is good for all and good for the planet, will be possible and will come into operation.

As economic stability returns, safety valves will be installed to ensure that the liquidity of the financial system can no longer be threatened or drained away by unseen or unexpected leaks. Investment in necessary, environmentally sound industries will grow, while unsustainable and damaging industries will wind down and then cease operations.

With abundant free energy readily available wherever needed, coal mining and oil “harvesting” and exploration will first be greatly reduced and then finally cease, as the industries that require that kind of energy become obsolescent. Cleaning up and repairing the damage that those basically barbaric industrial conglomerates have caused will be a major task in the next few years, and much, in your terms, technologically very advanced assistance will be provided to ensure that this is done cleanly and efficiently.

World poverty will be completely alleviated as everyone’s energy and food needs become available in abundance locally, removing the need for much of the major freight transportation worldwide. The speed with which your damaged environment will be restored and healed will amaze you.

As peaceful, intelligent, and harmonious cooperation in all areas of your lives replace the stressful, competitive, and confrontational disharmony that has been standard on the planet for so long, personal stress and anxiety will dissolve, leading to an enormous reduction in sickness and ill health. Unhealthy life styles will fall away as you all start to find joy, peace, and love in every moment of your existence, and this will remove the need for escape from the constant pressure of survival issues with which so many of you are presently struggling. One of the results of these life style changes will be an astonishing falloff in addictive behavior of every kind — drugs, alcohol, food, anger, abuse, and all other forms of depraved behavior such as manipulation, control, blame, shame, and bullying of others — to be replaced by large-scale acceptance of one another as beings to be honored, respected, and cherished.

The need for enforcement agencies will be gone, because when people respect and accept one another as equally valid and worthwhile members of society, the misbehavior that enforcement agencies have been used to stop and prevent will no longer be a major issue. Peaceful, friendly, and enthusiastic cooperation will replace the legally enforced organization, manipulation, and control of people everywhere.

This sea change in the attitudes and beliefs that humanity holds and expresses is the guiding wisdom that will bring you firmly, positively, and excitedly into the Golden Age for which you have been hoping for so long. Its arrival is imminent. So start to adjust your attitudes in preparation for your move into full consciousness — by not taking things personally, and by refusing to be offended by the behavior of others. If others behave badly or thoughtlessly, understand that they are distracted by their own pain, and rather than reacting in a similar manner, offer instead compassion and assistance. Indeed, many of you already do this — you have all experienced people responding peacefully and kindly in confrontational situations, and you all have within you the loving wisdom to enable you to do likewise. Allow that wisdom to direct your responses in every situation, and delight in the peace and joy it brings into your lives.

It is time to end the blame game! It is very painful, has been going on for far too long, and totally fails to resolve the issues that it is supposed to solve. When you make mistakes admit them, apologize, and cooperate in correcting them. When others make mistakes, instead of blaming and judging them, offer to help correct the ensuing state of affairs.

Loving thoughtful cooperation is the healing salve that enables every mistake to be rectified with the minimum amount of collateral damage. You all have the strength, the wisdom, and the love to behave like that; so do it, and watch in amazement as the world responds in kind. Love is the answer in every situation.

With so very much love,


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Mayan Expert announces sequel to the August ’87 Harmonic Convergence - REMINDER

Carl Johan Calleman states in his downloadable article that something very special is going to happen July 17, 2010. He calls it The Conscious Convergence.

Below is are some excerpts:

“The preparations to facilitate the Conscious Convergence, July 17&18, 2010 have now begun. …the snowball has started rolling. Very possibly, this will become an event that influences the course of our civilization by setting the intention to manifest unity consciousness on a large scale with the ninth wave of the Maya calendars.

“Over the time period since the Harmonic Convergence in August of 1987… People have come to directly experience states of unity with all things and a purposeful direction in their own lives. This direct experience of guiding energies is a relatively recent undercurrent of our civilization. It also intensifies as the frequency of shifts between calendrical energies increases as we approach the completion of the Mayan calendars. It is as if, through this frequency increase, the cosmic plan is now calling us to wake up and realize that we are here for a reason and that the universe has a plan. This ongoing awakening has generated a fairly widespread perception that the end of the Mayan calendars will bring a “shift in consciousness”.

“... the universe has a higher purpose. The perception of such a purposeful direction may be the lowest common denominator for those that will chose to participate in the Conscious Convergence.

“…The current fragmentation of both individuals and groups is a critical point. It is here, I believe the Conscious Convergence will enter into the picture to give hope and visions for the future. Part of the reason that the intention towards unity consciousness has not been anchored in the consensus reality is that events may not have gathered a critical mass. I feel however that a more important factor has been that individual experiences and events have not always been perceived as steps in a cosmic time plan that has a clear direction towards unity consciousness.

“…The fragmentation of the experiences of unity consciousness, and the absence of a collectively existing intention to manifest this, thus have consequences that go farther, much farther, than most people would tend to believe. It influences a very high number of organizations and projects that are potentially healthy to our planet. …movements that intend to manifest a world of unity consciousness may thus benefit from their participation in the Conscious Convergence.

“…My vision for the Conscious Convergence is that it will be an event that helps people break out of the current constraints and fragmentation and facilitates co-creation our future… It is for those that want to create a more positive intention, anchor this broadly and manifest it in the world.

“…Conscious Convergence then means that it is for people who are conscious of their intentions. …Thus, the Conscious Convergence refers to the coming together, convergence, of people from many different walks of life with very different backgrounds and viewpoints to express and experience a shared intention for the future.

“…The two initial days, July 17th &18th, 2010, may be days for individual experiences of awakening as well as a collective expression of a new commitment to climb to the highest level of the Mayan calendar and co-create a world truly based on peace.

“…In a time of dramatic change it becomes all the more important to have a firmly anchored intention to relate to as we approach the full completion of all nine calendars. I believe that only such an intention, existing on the level of our civilization, may serve to give us guidance in a time when the old social structures will very possibly disintegrate. The Hopi prophecy, for instance, urges us to gather ourselves and be good to each other. They warn that the time of the lone wolf is over. We can only survive if we cooperate on achieving common goals. This is obvious to any faithful Christian as well.

“… millions will share their own visions based on this common intention of manifesting unity consciousness. The preparations for the ninth wave would allow many positive aspirations to be anchored in a purposeful process. When millions are taking the stand that there is a higher purpose to this planet than just to end in a series of disasters, then I believe providence will move. When millions are showing each other that they too see a higher purpose to life, and intend to manifest it together, then a significant step towards the fulfillment of the cosmic plan will have been taken.”

To review the original March 27, 2010 article by Carl Johan Calleman, please go at


In light of the growing environmental catastrophe created by the recent oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and the ensuing risks of a prolonged pollution of the marine environment, locally and globally, please dedicate a portion of your meditations in the coming month towards visualizing that a lasting solution is soon found to this current crisis and also that a long-term worldwide focus of attention to ensure the full protection of all vital marine ecosystems and precious water resources will result from this tragic accident. There cannot be a stronger signal that humanity can no longer continue to ignore the consequences of a careless and solely profit-motivated attitude towards the essential commons upon which all Life on Earth depends. Now is the time to help shift the balance towards restoring the Web of Life on Earth and ensuring its permanent, careful stewardship for all generations to come.


1. May 18, 2010 - Grandmothers will be holding Water Prayers
2. Gulf Oil Leaks Could Gush for Years

Sent: 5/15/2010
Subject: May 18, 2010 - Grandmothers will be holding Water Prayers

We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers ask you to join us:

MAY 18, 2010


OUR MOTHER EARTH NEEDS YOUR HELP! Along with many peoples all around the globe, and many water prayers this spring, we are calling for a MASSIVE GLOBAL EFFORT

Our main intention for this healing is to return the waters to their original pure crystalline blueprint, and to add to their abundance for the nourishment of ALL living things on the planet.

Pray in your local waterways, at the rivers or lakes or streams. Or pray with a bowl of water in the middle of the cities.

"We are Water Babies. Do not to forget to say thank you every day for the water you drink, the water you bathe in. Without our Mother water we would not survive."

- Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Takelma Siletz, Oregon

The specific ceremonies being conducted on May 18, 2010:

Grandmothers will be holding Water Prayers in the following places:

African Rainforest, Gabon - Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot
Great Lakes, USA- Grandmother Rita Blumenstein
Mountains of Oaxaca, Huautla de Jimenez - Grandmother Julieta Casimiro
Desert of the American Southwest- Grandmother Mona Polacca
France - Grandmother Flordemayo
Black Hills of North America- Beatrice and Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance
Plains of North America, Montana-Grandmother Margaret Behan
Hood River, Oregon- Agnes Baker Pilgrim
Nepalese Himalayas- Aama Bombo
Brazilian Amazon-Grandmothers Maria Alice Freire and Clara Shinobu Iura
Tibetan Ceremonies in Canada- Tsering Dolma Gyaltong
Mahia, Aotearoa, New Zealand - Ambassador Pauline Tangiora

At the same time, people will be praying at
Nine specific bodies of water around the planet using crystalline energy

· Lake Tahoe, California
· Lake Titicaca, Peru
· Lake MacKay Australia
· Lake Chad, Africa
· Lake Bikkal, Russia
· Lake Kissyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
· Lake Geneva, Switzerland
· Lake Superior, Minnesota
· Colorado River Complex (Healing and Purification Ceremonies for this vital USA waterway)

"Water reflects the human soul. If you say, 'thank you' to water, it will be reflected in the form of beautiful crystals overflowing with gratitude in return."

- Masuru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water

For more information:


Gulf Oil Leaks Could Gush for Years

"We don't have any idea how to stop this," expert says.

Christine Dell'Amore

National Geographic News

Published May 13, 2010

If efforts fail to cap the leaking Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, oil could gush for years—poisoning coastal habitats for decades, experts say.

(See satellite pictures of the Gulf oil spill's evolution.)

Last week the joint federal-industry task force charged with managing the spill tried unsuccessfully to lower a 93-ton containment dome over one of three ruptures in the rig's downed pipe.

Crystals of methane hydrates in the freezing depths clogged an opening on the box, preventing it from funneling the spouting oil up to a waiting ship.

Watch video of the failed attempt to cap the leaking pipe.

Yesterday a smaller dome was laid on the seafloor near the faulty well, and officials will attempt to install the structure later this week.

But such recovery operations have never been done before in the extreme deep-sea environment around the wellhead, noted Matthew Simmons, retired chair of the energy-industry investment banking firm Simmons & Company International.

For instance, at the depth of the gushing wellhead—5,000 feet (about 1,500 meters)—containment technologies have to withstand pressures of up to 40,000 pounds per square inch (about 28.1 million kilograms per square meter), he said.

Also, slant drilling—a technique used to relieve pressure near the leak—is difficult at these depths, because the relief well has to tap into the original pipe, a tiny target at about 7 inches (18 centimeters) wide, Simmons noted.

"We don't have any idea how to stop this," Simmons said of the Gulf leak. Some of the proposed strategies—such as temporarily plugging the leaking pipe with a jet of golf balls and other material—are a "joke," he added.

"We really are in unprecedented waters."

Gulf Oil Reservoir Bleeding Dry

If the oil can't be stopped, the underground reservoir may continue bleeding until it's dry, Simmons suggested.

The most recent estimates are that the leaking wellhead has been spewing 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons, or 795,000 liters) of oil a day.

And the oil is still flowing robustly, which suggests that the reserve "would take years to deplete," said David Rensink, incoming president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

"You're talking about a reservoir that could have tens of millions of barrels in it."

At that rate, it's possible the Gulf oil spill's damage to the environment will have lingering effects akin to those of the largest oil spill in history, which happened in Saudi Arabia in 1991, said Miles Hayes, co-founder of the science-and-technology consulting firm Research Planning, Inc., based in South Carolina.

During the Gulf War, the Iraqi military intentionally spilled up to 336 million gallons (about 1.3 billion liters) of oil into the Persian Gulf to slow U.S. troop advances, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Hayes was part of a team that later studied the environmental impacts of the spill, which impacted about 500 miles (800 kilometers) of Saudi Arabian coastline.

The scientists discovered a "tremendous" amount of oiled sediment remained on the Saudi coast 12 years after the spill—about 3 million cubic feet (856,000 cubic meters). (See "Exxon Valdez Anniversary: 20 Years Later, Oil Remains.")

Oil Spills Create Toxic Marshes

Perhaps most sobering for the marsh-covered U.S. Gulf Coast, the 2003 report found that the Saudi oil spill was most toxic to the region's marshes and mud flats.

Up to 89 percent of the Saudi marshes and 71 percent of the mud flats had not bounced back after 12 years, the team discovered.

"It was amazing to stand there and look across what used to be a salt marsh and it was all dead—not even a live crab," Hayes said.

Saudi and U.S. Gulf Coast marshes aren't exactly the same—Saudi marshes sit in saltier waters, and the Middle Eastern climate is more arid, for example. "But to some extent they serve the same ecological function, which is extremely important," he said.

As the nurseries for much of the sea life in the Gulf of Mexico, coastal marshes are vital to the ecosystem and the U.S. seafood industry.

It's also much harder to remove oil from coastal marshes, since some management techniques—such as controlled burns—are more challenging in those environments, said Texas Tech University ecotoxicologist Ron Kendall.

"Once it gets in there, we're not getting it out," he said. (See pictures of ten animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill.)

Gulf Coast Should "Plan for the Worst"

Depth isn't the only factor that can stymie attempts to plug an oil leak.

The 1979 Ixtoc oil spill, also in the Gulf of Mexico, took nine months to cap. During that time the well spewed 140 million gallons (530 million liters) of oil—and the Ixtoc well was only about 160 feet (49 meters) deep, noted retired energy investment banker Simmons.

Efforts to contain the Ixtoc leak were complicated by poor visibility in the water and debris from the wrecked rig on the seafloor.

Also, the high pressure of oil in the well ruptured valves in the blowout preventer, a device designed to automatically cap an out-of-control-well. Recovery workers had to drill relief wells nearby before divers could cap the leak.

(See "Rig Explosion Shows Risks in Key Oil Frontier.")

In general, Simmons added, officials scrambling to cap the Deepwater Horizon well should be working just as hard to protect the shorelines in what could become a protracted event.

"We have to hope for the best," he said, "but plan for the worst."


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