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RISE FOR THE EARTH, LEVANTE PELA TERRA,

21 June 2022, 11.30-15 á 16 H Mother Earth has been entrusted to all of us

 
Dear Brothers, dear sisters and dear children of the Earth. It is time!

It is again time for us to gather around a Sacred Fire that burns for the Earth, that burns for Peace, Justice and Freedom June 21, we light the Fire at the foot of the Peace Palace, united in intention to show up and contribute to the dawning of a new day for our beloved planet.
In the chaos in which the world as we knew it is changing, seeds are sprouting. Seeds of Peace, Love, Light and of the brotherhood/sisterhood of the people who will again inhabit Mother Earth in Harmony. We show up and pray, sing and dance. We become one family again and listen to each other from the depths of our beating hearts and will once again take care of Mother Earth with all of us.
If you feel the heartcall to be present with us to give our gratitude for Life hands, feet, breath, voice and grounding….please feel welcome. Between 11 and 11:30 we will gather, then at 11:30 begin forming our circle and opening the sacred space so that we can light the fire at noon; connected to ALL the fires that will burn on this global day for Peace and Prayer and to all who gather around these fires.
One in intention, one in Love, one in gratitude, for our Mother Earth. We look forward to a radiant ceremony in deep connection.

If you are carrying your own water, you may bring a bottle to pour some of it into the water bowl of the ceremony.
If you would like to sing a song, or recite a beautiful text, please contact Irene before June 6: silenceforpeace@de-grenswaker.n , so we can include it in the program. During the ceremony there is also open space for spontaneous contributions.

The ceremony will take place in Carnegie Square near the war memorial. You are welcome from 11:30 and the ceremony will conclude until around 4 pm. Children are welcome!  

Please register if you want to participate in the ceremony

for guidelines during the ceremony, click here , and please read them attentively

 

The seventh fire was given to us by the Anishinaabeg people.

Their prophesy:

Someday … a time will come when the earth is devastated and polluted, the forests are destroyed, the birds fall from the sky, the water turns black, the fish are poisoned in the streams and the trees disappear; humanity as we know it will almost cease to exist.

At this time, of the Seventh Fire, burning to help humanity in its gigantic transformation to an era of Peace, a New People will emerge. They will retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left along the side of the path long ago. Their steps will take them to the ancestors, who they will ask to guide them on their journey.


Some history and relatory on how the call started to be heard and a circle starts forming to hold space for the Sacred in front of the Peace Palace

March 21 2022: Peace for all and every lifeform!!!!!

The storms are  howling… …and lie down again.

The scourge of war comes down again on the backs of men, women, children, trees, animals and the Earth herself. The pandemic seems to be dying out but… that’s just depending on where on Earth you are.

The pollution of air and water, the destruction of primary forests and the wiping out of indigenous communities continues unabated….

Can we still deny that the world has fallen into chaos? It is hard to believe that this is the way the Era of Peace is dawning on our planet.

Yet it is!!!!

We do not seek to apportion blame nor do we resist. We only come together around sacred fire, in connection with the Earth, the water and all life forms that she carries. We involve the ‘standing nations’ ( the trees) in the small park next to the monument in this ceremony. We stand for all nations and people; men, women and especially the children.

At this time, of the Seventh Fire, burning to help humanity in its gigantic transformation to an era of Peace, a New People will emerge. They will retrace their steps to find the wisdom that was left along the side of the path long ago. Their steps will take them to the ancestors, who they will ask to guide them on their journey.

Since 1999, Silence for Peace has regularly stood in vigil or ceremony at the foot of the Peace Palace, connecting with all who hear the call and rise IN Peace; Peace and Nonviolence.

Since 2004, sacred fire has been burning in the center of our ceremony, and over the years a circle of keepers has formed around sacred fire, one in focus and intention, shoulder to shoulder in an ever deeper rooted relationship with fire, water, Earth itself, Source, each other and ourselves. ..in this time: our RAINBOWCIRCLE OF THE LOW LANDS on this location, face to face with the seat of the International Court of Justice at a time when the world yearns for the restoration of justice, truth, harmony, respect and love: PEACE!

This site was launched at the end of 2016, when water from all over the Netherlands was gathered in a water ceremony at the foot of the Peace Palace, the seat of The International Court of Justice in The Hague in solidarity with the water protectors of the Lakota Sioux tribe at Standing Rock,and thus connected to all indigenous peoples on this planet : MNI WICONI! Water is Life!

From all directions water came to this place, where the original copy of the “U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” is kept. And finally, the water flowed to the sea, carrying with it all our intentions.

This site was launched end 2016, when water from all over the Netherlands was collected in a water ceremony at the foot of the Peace Palace, the seat of The International Court of Justice in The Hague in solidarity with the water protectors of the Lakota Sioux tribe at Standing Rock,and thus connected to all indigenous peoples on this planet : MNI WICONI! Water is Life! From all directions water came to this place, where the original copy of the “U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People” is kept. And finally the water flowed to the sea, carrying all our intentions.

August 25, 2021, we joined the call of the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon Rainforest, and all peoples who are in danger of being wiped off the map by deforestation and over-exploitation of primary forests, including the forests themselves, the standing Nations of our brothers and sisters the trees.

We realize we are tapping in on a huge wave in the movement of movements. Millions are Rising for Life all around the Earth, and we are rising with it, for the children, the peoples, all life forms and Mother earth herself!

21 June 2022, 11.30-around 15/16 H, we will stand again at the seat of the International Court of Justice.

United in Spirit!

It is prayer that initiated this movement, and it is prayer that will guide it till the end.

We ask for clarity, steadfastness and inspiration to stand also in our personal lives for the protection of the water, the protection of the earth and the healing of the disease that destructive projects give so much space worldwide.

In a world that should be preparing to receive the children of the generations to come.

Shoulder to shoulder with the Original Peoples of Mother Earth, we humbly take our place again as guardians of the earth, and combine our energy during our ceremonies precisely here to support that the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People is conscious, carried and implemented.

Read here the manifest of the Apib for the rights on life and land for indigenous peoples

UNESCO : “It is in the thinking of man that war begins, and it is in the thinking of man that the blueprint of peace should be built.”

I register for participation in the ceremony at the Peace Palace

I register our own ceremony here