” Grandma, how do you deal with pain?”

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” Grandma, how do you deal with pain?”
” With your hands, dear. When you do it with your mind, the pain hardens even more rather than relieving yourself.” ” With your hands, grandma?”
” Yes, yes. Our hands are the antennas of our soul. When you move them by sewing, cooking, painting, touching the earth, or sinking it into the earth, they send signals of caring to the deepest part of you and your soul calms down.
This way she doesn’t have to send pain anymore to show it.
” Our hands really that important?”
” Yes, my girl. Thinking of babies: they get to know the world thanks to their touches.
When you look at the hands of older people, they tell more about their lives than any other part of the body. Everything that is made by hand so is said, is made with the heart because it really is like this: hands and heart are connected. Masseuses know this: When they touch another person’s body with their hands, they create a deep connection. Thinking of lovers: When their hand’s touch, they love each other in the most sublime way.”
” My hand’s grandma… how long haven’t I used them like that!”
” Move them, my girl, start creating with them and everything in you will move. The pain will not pass away. But it will be the best masterpiece. And it won’t hurt anymore. Because you managed to embroider your essence.”

Elena Barnabé

Art by Beatriz Maciel

Original Sovereign Tribal Federation

A major purpose of the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation is to unite Original society nationally. This purpose comes about through the vision to re-dignify relations with self and between genders and clans.

“National unity through the OSTF provides a foundation for practical, ethical and cultural practices from which to reach out to non-indigenous society.”

Underlain by the cultural responsibilities of Original Law that has been the stabilizing force of Original society for ten’s of thousands of years and the support of Ancestors who have gone before, OSTF enables a development of cultural law to uphold a new paradigm of caring for people and country in this post-modern era.

The OSTF is on the edge between traditional Original society and postmodern Australian society. The ‘Edge’ is a term for a transition zone between, for example, ecologies, cultures, paradigms, trade or geographical boundaries. In ecological terms, the edge is the place that is richest in species, habitats and interactions because it is the interface between two environments.

The Original Sovereign Tribal Federation is poised on an intercultural boundary, rich in possibility for the development of modern Original culture as an integral part of a holistic vision for all Australians.

A catalyst for the OSTF is the discontent arising from numerous, ineffectual assimilation policies perpetrated under British Sovereign law, since the illegal settlement of Australia by Britain over 200 years ago.

Ineffectual from an Original viewpoint because the patent disregard of settlers towards the oldest continuous culture on Earth; born of ignorance, self-interest and avarice, produced tragic hardship, inequality and abasement of the physical and cultural dignity of a whole people.

Ineffectual from a settler perspective, because the British and Christianizing agendas have failed to assimilate the traditional Original culture.

Two hundred years on, intercultural relations remain generally fraught, frustrated and confrontational.

While thousands of scholars, governmental and non-governmental representatives have worked for decades, and billions of dollars have been spent, on researching, studying and planning numerous solutions, policies and practices, the intercultural edge remains chaotic and unsatisfying for both settlers and Origines.

Intractable problems and issues regarding rights to land/country, health, representation and cultural expression continue to abrade national moral integrity. Degradation of spirit abounds on both sides of the cultural divide.

National Original unity through the OSTF Treaty provides a foundation of practical, ethical and cultural practices from which Original society can reach out to non-indigenous society and take its place as a vital and invaluable contributor to Australian society and the global community.

The stabilisation of Original society by its peoples, feeds country, re-vitalizes relationships and re-dignifies life. As this renewal of country and peoples occurs, the cultural re-empowerment filters across the intercultural boundary, changing attitudes and behaviours in non-original society by osmosis.

OSTF would like to extend an invitation to your community to provide a venue and receive OSTF on behalf of your local community so as to inform our traditional elders of the sovereignty process currently being offered around remote parts of this continent.

Please view the work OSTF has been involved with recently,  as documented by Mirrial Arc-Hive Media  the Production and Archival arm to OSTF which has been filming and documenting this historical process.

http://ostf.weebly.com/

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on 03/16/2020

VISION QUEST 

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole.

The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal.

Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis, have the eagle aspect, that from above, and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning.

You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples: we have always been and continue to be exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And, for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties …

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do: serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith and love. “
Resist – Be reborn

Grandmothers Circle September 23, 2018

Grandmothers Circle a Gathering

Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 10 AM Pacific – 10 AM to 12 Noon

Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff will be offering  “Putting the Bears to Sleep” a ceremony for Fall.  Working with animals medicine, specifically for this teaching, the ceremony will be about the Bear.

Topic: Grandmothers Circle

Time: Sep 23, 2018 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/s/368623121

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Or Telephone:  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):  US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 368 623 121

Donation http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/

 

Grandmothers Circle June 24, 2018

Grandmothers Circle a Gathering

Sunday, June 24th, 2018 – 10 AM Pacific – 10 AM to 12 Noon

Topic: Grandmothers Circle

Time: Jun 24, 2018 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/s/991466998

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Or Telephone:  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):   US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 991 466 998

Donations http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/

Grandmothers Circle March 25, 2018

Grandmothers Circle a Gathering

Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 10 am Pacific – !0 am to 12 Noon

NANSAMBA JARIA will be teaching for March theme: Ceremonies

NANSAMBA JARIA is a Ugandan under Buganda tribe, Lives in Bulenga 2-3km from Kampala city. She is 44 years of age. She works as a link between the healers who act as conduits to the spiritual world to healers who don’t in LUTHA https://www.facebook.com/LUTHAorg/

NANSAMBA JARIA is experienced in spiritual ritual and ceremonies. She will have an interpreter.

Topic: Grandmothers Circle

Time: Mar 25, 2018 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/s/624378514

 Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +16465588656,,624378514# or +16699006833,,624378514#

Or Telephone:  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):   US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 624 378 514

Donations http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/