Water Wisdom Blog

Grandmother Carole walks to help heal the sacred waters and rebuild the human to water connection. Grandmother Carole is a Penobscot lineage(American Indian) through her grandmother, but wasn’t fully aware of what that meant until she was in her 30’s. She set out to reclaim her heritage and now she walks to help heal the Sacred Water and rebuild the human-to-water connection. ThisTreesister's series is to open our hearts and minds to cultures who have treasured our planet and could share with us insights that we can use to become more connected with nature and each other. 

Terra: Welcome everyone. Thank you so much for joining us for the Indigenous Wisdom for the Earth series. My name is Terra Canova and I am the Network Relations Manager for TreeSisters. Our guest today is Grandmother Carole. She is a Pipe Carrier and Bundl...

World’s first civil science of water quality of an entire river


On 22 March, World Water Day, the results of the world’s first civil science of water quality of an entire river will be shared. Initiator Li An Phoa, founder of Drinkable Rivers, executed the research during her 1061 kilometer walk along the river Meuse from the source in France to the North Sea in the Netherlands last Summer. Daily, Phoa took samples from the Meuse river together with local people in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The analysis of the data is done in collaboration with Wageningen
University & Research and the Technical University Delft WaterLab.


Industry and families


This so-called baseline study will be repeated annually. Aside from the impact of
familiar industrial pollution, Phoa wants to measure the impact of local people by
broadening the research...

Betty Osceola and Holley Rauen at John Stretch Park.

[Photo Credit: Lisette Morales] [Courtesy]
 

MIAMI – This issues around water resources in South Florida are complicated and entirely human caused. They uniquely center around trying to contain Lake Okeechobee, often called Florida’s Inland Sea. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest natural freshwater lake in the contiguous US and roughly half the size of the US State of Rhode Island. The Hitchiti Native people named the lake, big (oki), water (chubi).

Lake Okeechobee is shallow averaging around 9ft (2.8 m) in depth. It is the main water reservoir for the tropical wetlands of south Florida commonly called the Everglades, a region that encompasses not only Everglades National Park but a series of state and federal preserves that form the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi river...

Howsatunnuck (Housatonic) River Prayer Walk

Nurture the Children 8th Annual
Water Is Life Walk 2018

May 15 – June 13, 2018

Starting on New Moon ~ May 15, 2018 with a New Moon Ceremony
Ending on the New Moon ~ June 13, 2018 with a New Moon Ceremony

Grandmother Carole uses SacredWater as one word to remind us of the sacred nature of Water.

WATER IS LIFE WALK ~ HOWSATUNNUCK RIVER is a healing walk for the SacredWater of the Housatonic River and all life that this SacredWater sustains within its Watershed.

You do not have to belong to a Tribal Nation to know the value of Water.
Everyone is born of the SacredWater,
all our children were born of the SacredWater,
and all our grandchildren will be born of the SacredWater.
If we do nothing,
what kind of Water will future generations be carried in for their first nine months?

Each step is a prayer. As we...

In the glow of our dawning New Earth
the blur of Light reveals the glory of life

Every whisper of revelation softly embraces us

Moments of bliss entwined with delicate surrender
remind us to continue opening our hearts

Allowing the gentle mists of Love to be diffused
breathing them into the rivers flowing within and without

Exhaling loudly our heightened sense of unity

That we may give and receive our blessings
of harmony and balance, peace and understanding,
to dissolve separation and welcome us all back home

cRb 4.4.16

Sometimes I find my own words coming back to me from strange sources. Perhaps to remind me that the wonder and beauty of Life is always communicating … both to us and through us. 

Dear Water Faithful

Do you remember the fleeting moment, barely caught,

tightly spanned between asleep … and AWAKE!

Just before we’ve forgotten ourselves into deepest sleep;

Our ONE fluid beating heart, in a moment glimpsing

the Expansive Realms of our Unlimited Potentiality

When, as our thoughts thicken,

they liquesce into shining opalescent pools,

and are remembered thus

as DREAMS

As silvery beads of mercurial memories

Water puddles across the stretched taut plains

of our consciousness

as shimmering reflections/mirrors to Our Self

Come … can you recall kneeling

instinctually resting on a beautiful green mossy edge

of an especially brilliant indigo pool, laced through

and through with a glowing filigree of gold & violet LIGHT?

Where, as you peer into the Water gathered,

you see the luminous diffraction of your own face;

an rich reverberant vibrational song,

...

Dearest and Most Beloved Creator of all that exists…

the waters have come, wreaking havoc, chaos and destruction. Many families and animals are now scattered and lost and their homes uninhabitable. Those who remain are seeking security, desperately in need of your comfort and support.

Help us to not be angry or condemn the floods or the water for their destructive nature. Let us seek a gracious flow of Your Love and Comfort to be the Sun which dries all tears.

Water can become the great destroyer of life as it has in our past civilizations. The hurricanes, the tsunamis, and those floods of Biblical proportions are all reminders of the destructive abilities of these flood waters.

Yet, let us also recall now, that the world is also balanced and given abundance by Your Merciful Presence

Let us also seek You within the waters, remembering Your gui...

A recent study documented the presence of vast quantities of water locked far beneath the earth’s surface. That study confirmed "that there is a very, very large amount of water that's trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth… approaching the sort of mass of water that's present in all the world's ocean" Scientific American 

http://www.primarywaterinstitute.org/index.html 

Buck Ryan, the Snake River Waterkeeper, put it this way, “Removing hydroelectric dams is progress—we no longer have to destroy rivers and kill endangered fish to keep the lights on.”

As I paddled my kayak amidst the hundreds of people in the Free The Snake flotilla last weekend, I believe Ryan is on the right track. Dams are a 50 to 100 year old technology—it’s time to remove even more dams along America’s diminished waterways and replace that aged technology with flourishing solar and wind energy systems.

Read More: http://waterkeeper.org/free-the-snake-river-remove-the-dams/

"This year, we entered phase two of Walking Water beginning where we ended last year – the Owens Lake in the Owens Valley, California. The Owens Lake has been dry since the 1920’s after the Owens River was diverted away from its original destination and was fed into the LA Aqueduct. Previous to the settlers, it was a site of huge significance and life to the Paiute peoples and now it is a construction site for a huge mitigation project having become one of the most toxic air pollutant areas in North America..."

Walking Water is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds through the act of walking together – through a pilgrimage that follows the waterways — natural and manmade — between Mono Lake and Los Angeles. It...

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