At the present time the emergence of the council is facilitated by a few individuals who were brought together in the days following Ejna’s presentation at Plum Village on Nov, 6, 2019.
The inspiration for this council came to me in a dream in 1988. (see Hogan Dream). The power of the dream and the synchronicity or magic (if you will) in its manifestation at this exact time in our human journey are becoming more impactful and resonant with each passing month, week, day! Similar to the force of the global plague bringing our entire humanity almost to a Standstill in ‘initiation;’ SEC is multi-dimensional, multi-faceted, compelling, and dynamically challenging all of us involved into a listening, a discernment and quickening of our service; a willingness to evolve; and a deepening of our devotion to the sacred in all things. For me personally, it is a place to be evolved, to blossom in dynamic interplay with the Deep; it is transforming me even as I write. My mission and purpose as a member of SEC is as Martin Shaw so succinctly and eloquently states: “…a re-consecration of our place in the holiness of existence.” One caveat to this would be: Collective recognition that we have always been holy and to live in that accord with humankind, beloved Earth and the Cosmos.
Chief Phil Lane, Jr. :
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development.
During the past 50 years, Chief Lane has worked with Indigenous Peoples from the Americas, Micronesia, South East Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1980-1996).
Chief Lane has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions. He was the first indigenous person to win the prestigious Windstar Award, presented annually on behalf of the late John Denver and the Windstar Foundation. In 2000, he received the Year 2000 Award for Freedom and Human Rights given by the Swiss Foundation. In 2008, Chief Lane received the Ally Award presented by the Center for Healing Racism for his dedicated work, for more than 19 years, as one of the key Indigenous leaders in the resolution of Canada’s Residential School issue, which involved the sexual, physical, cultural, psychological, and emotional abuse of thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada.
On August 15, 1992 in recognition of his hereditary lineage of leadership and longtime service to Indigenous Peoples and the Human Family, Indigenous Elders from across North America recognized Phil as a Hereditary Chief of the Hinhan Wicasa and Deloria Tiospayes of the Ihanktonwan Dakota, through a Traditional Headdress Ceremony.
Since 2008, Chief Lane has stepped into global leadership. He currently serves as a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Council of Elders. He is host of the Shift Network’s Global Indigenous Wisdom Summits. As well, Chief Lane is an Honorary International Advisor to the Help Foundation of Beijing.
Since very early in life I had a deep connection with this planet’s life and its spiritual realm. My spiritual path has been colored by different traditions and cultures. Many Years I dedicated myself to work as a Marine Biologist to protect marine beings before I realized humans needed to evolve to a spiritual intelligence, which is my current endeavour. Together with my husband Thomas, we have carried out ceremonies in different sites of the world, seeding light in the sacred body of mother earth. We feel honored and deeply grateful for being parts of the Earth and humanity preparation for the transformation to come. Soul traveling and dreaming have guided my contribution to the emergence of the Sacred Earth Council.
My spiritual and professional path in the field of sustainability – with a deep connection to the forest – have brought me the firm conviction that spiritual wisdom is to become the foundation of our societies. I have worked and lived in many countries, discovered and practiced with several spiritual traditions, and dreamt of their coming together into one nascent Earth wisdom. I feel honored and humbled by the vision we received, marvelled by the synchronicities and the spirit at work behind the Sacred Earth Council emergence. From the beginning of this journey, one thing is clear: this is not in our hands but that of the spirit ! Each time I step into this sacred work, I feel the magic and the joy to serve.
The call I received to participate in the formation of the Sacred Earth Council came out of the blue in the form of an email from Thomas in early November, 2019 saying that he an Emelina, with whom I have worked on Earth healing projects before, had “received some directions for our Earth healing work” and asking if I could join them in a Zoom call. Ejna, Emelina and Thomas had just connected at Plum Village, as described in the Council’s Story of Emergence. After hearing Ejna’s dream and the synchronicities that brought her together with Thomas and Emelina, I said “I’m in.” I bring to the Council a deep love for Mother Earth, expressed through my work with the Earth Energy Healing Network (http://www.earthenergyhealing.org/) and a deep love for humanity, expressed through my Great Shift work (http://www.preparingforthegreatshift.org/)
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