Tuesday, 20 August 2013

What are we losing...

As we are part of nature, I wonder what is happening to the collective human psyche or consciousness by the loss of species caused by the heartless poaching, and the sadistic, sick, pathetic cowards hunting…

The loss of any species is tragic, but let us think for a moment about what the bigger animals symbolise…

Wolves… who are currently being exterminated…symbolise guardianship, ritual, loyalty and Spirit.  They do not fight unnecessarily –  “the wolf teachers you to know who you are and to develop strength, confidence and surety in that so that you do not have to demonstrate and prove yourself to all.  …Wolf can teach the lesson of proper governorship – a balance between authority and democracy.”  (Animal Speak by Ted Andrews)

Elephants – 35,000 poached in one year, others being tortured in cruel circuses, or neglected in labour camps…symbolise ancient power, strength, and royalty… and are symbols of the mist that separates the formed worlds from the unformed…  Because of their relatively poor eyesight they rely heavily upon their sense of smell… a long time symbol for higher forms of discrimination.  The tusks are used as weapons and for digging edible roots – giving knowledge of things beneath and above the earth.  
Cow and calves live in herds of females representing the ancient tradition of three forms of the feminine energies in life – the child, the mother, the wise old crone.  They are led by a matriarch.
They teach us powerful family and societal ideals, mutual care of the young, respect for the elderly and sick.

Rhinos… symbolise ancient wisdom… they are basically solitary animals and they teach you how to be comfortable in your own solitude, also how to draw upon your own innate wisdom and apply it to the present time.

Lions… such beautiful creatures that for some reason are just not making it on to the Endangered Species list…   They symbolise assertion of the feminine and the power of the female sun – creativity, intuition, and imagination.   They can teach us lessons and issues dealing with community and groups as they live in prides. 

Never mind the fact that we do not own these animals and we did not create them therefore we have NO right to murder them or use them for our own selfish gains… 

We are downright STUPID to lose them from our collective psyche.
Nature IS Spirit made manifest.  
Nature is the source of our greatest spiritual strength.
Without Nature...
if we lose the Wild Ones...
our Spirits will become even more fractured and distorted...
Why are world leaders allowing the desecration of Mother Earth?
They COULD stop it if they choose to.
Just as they COULD end poverty and many illnesses.
But broken people are easier to control.  The more Wilderness we lose... the more broken we become.  The more we lose ourselves in the Matrix - chasing fake gold, empty ideals...
The "vampire" energy, currently occupying Earth as a brutal dictator, feeds off human misery and despair.  Wars, poverty, illness, twisting and abuse of Innocence - this feeds the (d)Evil and allows the Dark power to flourish and perpetuate the Misery necessary to sustain Itself and its reign of terror and fear.

By saving Nature and the Wild Ones - we are saving our Souls.

Monday, 12 August 2013

World Elephant Day

 Happy World Elephant Day!

Sr Rodolfo Cumbane, from the Maputo Special Reserve, came to talk to the kids from Mapanga and Nhonguane Schools, to explain why the elephants, and nature, are important.
Clap hands! Much appreciated.  Thankyou Rodolfo, and anytime you are in the area, shout!  I will happily come drink a beer.

Another kindred spirit!

Rodolfo in action

Innocence, a Ranger

Friday, 2 August 2013

Dear Fat Cat

Fat Cat!
You sit atop your pile of gold
      of broken dreams
            and promises sold
Don’t you know that it’s lethal
      the power that you hold?

Did you forget Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu
   or how it feels to be hungry?

Fat Cat!
  Get out of the concrete jungle
        take off your shoes
go sit under a baobab with your spine against its trunk
   and wait to connect with the wisdom of the Earth that sustains us

Can’t you hear Mother Africa weeping for her lost children and animals
   for her polluted streams and oceans
        doesn’t She sing in your blood anymore
             don’t you know its together we stand
                             or together we fall?

Fat Cat! 
   There is no more cream if the cow is dead!

Fat Cat!
   I am the umKhuhlu tree
         standing as a woman on a battlefield
surrounded by dead bodies of loved ones
     I am the wilderness
  which you are allowing to be desecrated
     horns and tusks hacked from my body while I'm alive
        I am every consciousness that is staring out a cage
                     instead of roaming free in the wilderness as is my birthright
                I am being raised just to be shot by foreign cowards
                        and then my bones and carcass sold
                            instead of decomposing into the soil of my Africa
                                  to return home

Fat Cat!
I am a Child of Africa
         don’t you see I have a gun in my hand
      instead of food?

Fat Cat!
  I am a Woman of Africa
            I carry the collective memory of years
                of systematic rape of your wives and daughters
Why do you not protect us? 
   we are not pawns to be used in your wars or bartered as cattle

Fat Cat!
What did you used to dream when you were small
    when you imagined your destiny?

Did you watch the sun setting behind thorn trees on the bushveldt
or listen to the drum of thunder in an afternoon rain shower?

Fat Cat!
  don’t you know you were born to be a majestic African Lion?

not a spoilt domesticated kitty
  purring around the ankles of the
   morally corrupt, empire-building, global Elite

You were BORN to be king

Half the countries on this continent fought brutal and bloody wars
  to shake off foreign oppressors
    who divided us along imaginary lines drawn in the sands
why have you now prostituted us to Asian countries
     for our natural resources? 
why are you pimping us to another oppressor
with a terrible human rights history
   and abuse of nature?
why are you allowing foreign syndicates to enter our lands
    and destroy our nature and communities?
They do not belong here if they do not respect our nature and our people

Fat Cat!
  do you have no faith in us
        or love of us
    we have all the talent and creativity and resources we need
      right here to sustain us

Fat Cat!
   Our mineral wealth is here to FEED OUR people
          not to arm our children with guns to go shoot other Africans

Fat Cat!
  I am AFRICAN  
    have you forgotten you are too?

Inspire us to look inwards to Africa for inspiration
   not to the West
    where the children of its broken society are fed on pornography and drugs
nor to the East
   where the government elite still keeps the common man chained
       whilst touting the line of “best for the people”

but instead underneath us
  to our roots in the deserts of the northern cape
    from the rolling hills of emKhambathini
     to the majestic spears of Quathlamba 

Fat Cat!
When you die
  and your material form falls away
   to pure consciousness
  when all human-engineered boundaries
      of race and class and species
      are revealed to be the shackles on our ankles
keeping us chained in servitude
   to the Evil that currently rules our beautiful planet
  when you look down on earth
and only notice Soul, not form or colour
     will you not be ashamed of what happened on your watch?

Fat Cat!

Please roar out and become our Lion…

Please instill in our children pride in our natural heritage and inspire them to protect it by your example.  
Please say NO to the trade in rhino horn.
Please destroy any confiscated horns and ivory.
Please outlaw hunting safaris and canned animal farming practices.
Please safeguard our coastlines for the visiting whales.
Please ban the longliners wreaking havoc in our waters.

Please remember who you were born to be.

by Christine Jordaan, 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

South Africa and our self-esteem as humanbeings

South Africa is the 3rd chakra of the world - home of the ego-self, our self-esteem, where we birth and establish our self-concept. (Read more in books by Dr Caroline Myss).  So it’s where we as a species birth our concept of ourselves.

What do these terrible practices of canned hunting, and trophy hunting located here in the WORLD's 3rd chakra - mean?  What is happening now to animals is akin to slavery, (which is still carrying on today for humans, and never ended for animals), apartheid (species-centric humans think animals are there for our pleasure, and use like white people used to think black people were),  trophy hunting reminds me of the human gladiators – in the barbarian times of ancient Rome (which supposedly bought civilization to the world, but all I see is they carried on the idea of empire from ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, through the Mediterranean and then docked in the US).

Could it be until we heal our relationships with each other and animals (and look we did abolish apartheid, it IS possible for animals) we as a human race will never birth our true self-concept or as a species have any self-esteem?  How can we esteem the human race when these atrocities occur? 

When the 3rd chakra is weak or imbalanced there’s tendencies to prosper at the expense of others, difficulty in taking responsibility for actions and consequences, and weak will or inflicting one's will on everyone around them… You see how this manifests in exploitation of people and animals?

Maybe it is happening here in South Africa because just like for apartheid the WORLD needs to put pressure on SA to NOT legalise the rhino horn trade (and thus open the door to further animal exploitation), to END trophy hunting, to completely OUTLAW canned hunting and farming of wildlife for financial gain…. because just like slavery spread like an evil fungus across the globe…. this poison will spread... like canned hunting of lions in Arizona - you monsters!

If the WILL is there to live in harmony with ALL species, the economics (which is after all, just a question of logistics) will all fall into place.

The whole world needs to act again to bring South Africa into the light regarding animal rights.  Until it does so, the world’s 3rd chakra will remain dis-eased, and we cannot as a species evolve into the light.

South Africa is the stage on which this issue is set to play out with consequences for the entire world.  Apartheid forced the world to really talk about how to treat other races  and now canned and trophy hunting, possible legal rhino horn trade,  this horrendous lion bone trade, MUST force the world to really talk about how we treat other species.

Let’s all work together and do EVERYTHING possible to heal the World’s 3rd chakra.