Reconnect to Water Culture Based on Ecological and Cultural Values
with Mona Polacca - Hopi, Havasupai, Tewa
In honor of World Water Day on March 22nd, we have Mona Polacca, a water protector from the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother council sharing powerful insights about the importance of water in our lives and for all beings on this planet.
We will step beyond geographical and invisible boundaries that have separated us from our relationship with this sacred element Water.
Mona will finish this powerful talk with a water blessing to purify the spirits of all peoples connected as well harmonize the spirit of water all around the world and pray for an abundance of this divine element to all beings of Mother Earth.
Teachings about water
How to pray with the water
Receive a water blessing
How to step beyond geographical and invisible boundaries that have separated us from our relationship with this sacred element water
"Greetings my relatives.
I come to you today, thinking about this wonderful creation, this divine element, water, to take time out to acknowledge it and its most powerful gift that it gives to us, this life-giving element.
We live inside water in our mother's womb, and taking time out to acknowledge that we come from the water, that the water is such a wonderful, wonderful loving representation of our Mother, the Earth, and our Father Sky, the Sun. I'm so grateful for it.
And you know there is no life without water, and it must be shared among all humanity and all other life beings.
We cannot buy rain... The rainwater that replenishes the bodies of water on our Mother, the Earth, that we survive on as well as all the plant life, the animal life, the four-legged, the winged, the ones who live in the water.
All of these beings that we share life with on this Mother Earth. None of us can create the water, and it's time for us to acknowledge that there is only so much water and so much time that we have to stop destroying our Mother Water.
We have future generations that are yet to come, the ones that we will not see.
We must think about them.
Look into the eyes of your children.
And when I say your children, I don't just mean your blood children. I mean, all of the children of the world who all have the right to good, safe, clean drinking water, and the right to make sure that the waters will be available for the coming generations that they will pass on, this love and sacred relationship that we have with our Mother, the Water.
I offer blessings to all the water bodies throughout the world, on the surface and within our Mother, the Earth. The rivers, lakes, streams, springs, all of these bodies of water, many that we do not even see, but they too contribute to our existence on Mother Earth and contribute to the life of our Mother, the Earth, and all other life beings on Mother Earth.
I offer these words to you and the waters that you drink today, before you take it, offer a prayer of gratitude and thank you for it.
I just want to say that much to you here. God bless you all. And may your life be filled with beauty."
You will have access to the video for 30 days to watch and replay.
This offering is presented in English.
This offering is a pre-recorded presentation.
The offering is approximately 45 minutes.
This offering was presented on March 22nd, 2022.
Introduction by Grandmother LánéSaán Moonwalker
Presentation by Mona Polacca
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