A Day of Mourning for the Wetlands and Those Who Live There
November 17 will be a day of mourning in Lawrence, KS, near where I live. A memorial service will be held for the death of the Wakarusa/Haskell Wetlands. It is home to hundreds of species and sacred ground for the Native Americans whose many ancestors died there at the nearby “mission” after having been taken from their families to have the “Indian” beaten out of them.
Sacred, not “vacant” land
After 20 years of activists valiantly fighting the powers-that-be, a huge highway is slated to be cut through what authorities refer to as “vacant” land. In truth, the homes of beavers, frogs, salamanders, deer, and thousands of other families will be destroyed, and many tiny creatures will be killed as they hibernate innocently in the path of the dozers.
The urge to hate; the need to love
When heartbreaking events such as this take place, it takes all we have to resist the urge to hate the perpetrators and the mindset that sends them on so many paths of destruction. We know it isn’t just happening here in Lawrence, KS. It is happening everywhere. But the energy of hate would only add fuel for more violence. We live with one foot in that world and the other in the world we envision in which humankind becomes kindhuman.
Prayers to reveal humanity’s true nature and to warn the animals
The memorial took place yesterday, but we can add our prayers this week to embolden and energize the memorial prayers of that special day. Let us pray, as divine love streams from our hearts, for the enlightenment of all humanity. Let us know that love dwells in all hearts waiting to be liberated and expressed in miraculous ways. Living in peace with nature and all living beings is not only possible, it is true reality waiting to be revealed.
Let us also send tender love to each animal there; let our spirits connect with their spirits; let us send a warning to them to quickly move to safe areas; an apology; and a promise that we will not give up. We will speak for them, pray for them, and defend them for as long as it takes to liberate them from human domination and violence.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and visionary thoughts. Thanks to all of you, compassion is encircling the earth for all beings. Thank you for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
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