Chief Arvol Looking Horse// re: Gulf oil spill

A Great Urgency
To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders

My Relatives,

Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders.  I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.

We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things.  As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affect from the oil disaster in the Gulf.

The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.

I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.

I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue.  I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc'I Maka).

 We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected.  And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.  Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children's future and well-being, and the generations to come.

Onipikte (that we shall live),

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe    

Chief Arvol Looking
Horse// re: Gulf oil spill

I read the above in an email from the yoga listserve I subscribe to. The source is this website. Here is a healing, restorative yoga sequence. I don't know how you’re responding to this horrific environmental tragedy, but Chief Arvol Looking Horse's message, above, strikes a chord. When it feels like there is nothing we can do as individuals, we can always come together in spirit and peace.

1.    Viparti Karani (Legs up the Wall Pose)
2.    Viparti Karani with legs in "#4" position (shin crossing opposite leg above knee). Hold for 5-10 minutes, each side. 
3.    Garbasana (Supported Child's Pose). Hold for 5-10 minutes
4.    Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose, Cobra variation). Yin version of this pose, on forearms, supported as needed. Hold for 3 minutes.
5.    Lie on stomach, hands creating a pillow for face
6.    Baddha Konasana (Supported Bound Angle Pose). Hold for 5-10 minutes
7.    Gomukhasana (Face of Light Pose, “Shoe Lace” pose in Yin). Hold for 3 minutes, repeat other side.
  1. Supta Baddha Konasana (Supported Reclined Bound Angle Pose). Hold for 10 minutes or more
9.    Supta Matsyendrasana (Supported Reclined Twist). Hold for 5-10 minutes, each side
10. Savasana

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