posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 10:18 AM
I worked with the Cogi indians from the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta, Colombia. They are one of the last, nearly intact indigenous groups in the
world. What's quite interesting however, is that they taught me exactly what the basis of your thread is. They said that certain powerful ecosystems,
such as the Sierra Nevadas of Colombia, are the heart of mother earth--and the rivers and streams are her vasculature; they provide her ability to
spread vital nutrients throughout her body. However they also say that the petroleum, fossil fuels, minerals (gold, uranium, etc), are her
entrails--they allow her to function optimally. They also say certain landmarks around the world are her kidneys, liver, etc.
They say we are absolutely clueless about the impact we are having on the earth as a conscious, embracive motherly entity. By plundering her
incessantly, then spilling her guts all over her (pollution, oil spills, etc), we are being sanctimonious towards her.
They believe that our relationship with mother earth should be reciprocal; that is, we should always thank her and make symbolic payments for nursing
from her bosom. As humans, we have accumulated an incalculable pile of debt, both spiritual and physical. They say we are fleas on mother earth, and
if we do not pay back by thanking her and conducting specific rituals whereby we symbolically acknowledge our relationship with her, she will
eventually take back what we owe.
Without changing our ways, their prophecies dictate we will see increasing natural disasters--tsunamis, earthquakes, pestilence, disease, etc. The
world is utterly out of balance, out of credit, and out of time. She will wipe us off her face like 'fleas' (their word), if we cannot love Gaia, or
Love ourselves--since we sprung from her soil.