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Life In The Rivers

Published August 30, 2017 by tindertender

Our support for the sustainability of the rivers, and the NATURAL life they nourish must become one of our priorities.

There is a sinister destruction going on, and the dots of it all need to be connected … our eyes open to the lies and stories of the the truth of what has been subjected onto the people, onto ALL life.

The Time Has Come

Published June 10, 2017 by tindertender

6-10-17 Laurie - Talking StickTo the unseen,

know that I am ready.


The time has come to move forward

with a quickness that leaves little

room for error.


If I stumble or fall, I will pick myself up

and continue, gaining accuracy and

speed and stamina along the way.


Life’s lessons have brought me to this

moment, and although I have not yet

traveled this path I am determined

to see this task through to the finish.


I am not afraid.

Army Veterans Have Just Returned To Standing Rock To Form a Human Shield Against Police

Published February 11, 2017 by tindertender


US veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to shield indigenous activists from attacks by a militarized police force, another sign that the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline is far from over.

Army veterans from across the country have arrived in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, or are currently en route after the news that Donald Trump’s administration has allowed the oil corporation to finish drilling across the Missouri river.

“We are prepared to put our bodies between Native elders and a privatized military force,” said Elizabeth Williams, a 34-year-old air force veteran, who arrived at Standing Rock with a group of vets late on Friday. “We’ve stood in the face of fire before. We feel a responsibility to use the skills we have.”

It is unclear how many vets may arrive to Standing Rock; some organizers estimate a few dozen are on their way, while other activists are pledging that hundreds could show up in the coming weeks. An estimated 1,000 veterans traveled to Standing Rock in December just as the Obama administration announced it was denying a key permit for the oil company, a huge victory for the tribe.

The massive turnout – including a ceremony in which veterans apologized to indigenous people for the long history of US violence against Native Americans – served as a powerful symbol against the $3.7bn pipeline.

But the presence of vets was not without controversy. Some said the groups were disorganized and unprepared to camp in harsh winter conditions, and others lamented that they weren’t following the directions of the Native Americans leading the movement.

Vets with post-traumatic stress disorder also suffered in the cold and chaotic environment without proper support, said Matthew Crane, a US navy veteran who is helping coordinate a return group with the organization VeteransRespond. His group has vowed to be self-sufficient and help the activists, who call themselves “water protectors”, with a wide range of services, including cleanup efforts, kitchen duties, medical support and, if needed, protection from police.

“This is a humanitarian issue,” said Crane, 33. “We’re not going to stand by and let anybody get hurt.”

On Friday afternoon, as snow rapidly melted during an unusually warm day in Cannon Ball, Jake Pogue helped organize a vets camp area at Sacred Stone, the first camp that emerged last spring in opposition to the pipeline.

“We’re not coming as fighters, but as protectors,” said the 32-year-old marine corps vet, noting that he was concerned about police escalating tactics. “Our role in that situation would be to simply form a barrier between water protectors and the police force and try to take some of that abuse for them.”

Since last fall, police have made roughly 700 arrests, at times deploying water cannons, Mace, rubber bullets, teargas, pepper spray and other less-than-lethal weapons. Private guards for the pipeline have also been accused of violent tactics.

“We have the experience of standing in the face of adverse conditions – militarization, hostility, intimidation,” said Julius Page, a 61-year-old veteran staying at the vets camp.

Dan Luker, a 66-year-old veteran who visited Standing Rock in December and returned this month, said that for many who fought in Vietnam or the Middle East it was “healing” to help water protectors.

“This is the right war, right side,” said Luker, a Vietnam vet from Boston. “Finally, it’s the US military coming on to Sioux land to help, for the first time in history, instead of coming on to Sioux land to kill natives.”

Luker said he was prepared to be hit by police ammunition if necessary: “I don’t want to see a twentysomething, thirtysomething untrained person killed by the United States government.”

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, founder of the Sacred Stone camp and a Standing Rock tribe member, said she welcomed the return of the vets.

“The veterans are going to make sure everything is safe and sound,” she said, adding, “The people on the ground have no protection.”

At Standing Rock, indigenous activists say the mass arrests and police violence have led many of them to develop PTSD, suffering symptoms that many veterans understand well.

“This historical trauma of indigenous communities in this country is very real. It’s tragic,” said Crane. “The military has a lot of the same problems.”

Aubree Peckham, a member of the Mescalero Apache tribe who has been at Standing Rock for months, was in tears on Friday as she described the way indigenous water protectors have bonded with vets.

“We don’t know how to protect ourselves against the tactical weapons they are using,” she said. “They are getting us better prepared.”

Peckham said the affection was mutual: “We are able to talk about PTSD. And they finally feel like they are understood.”

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Veterans vs. Trump: “Pipeline Will Never Be Built!” Warriors Vow

Published February 4, 2017 by tindertender

February 3, 2017

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U.S. military veterans have thrown down the gauntlet to the Trump administration, vowing that the Dakota Access Pipeline will “not be completed— not on our watch.”

Veterans Stand, a group of vets who have vowed to protect the pipeline protesters of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and supporters, ominously threatened the possibility of more “boots on the ground” at the site — but also repeated their commitment to nonviolent action. The group is capable of calling up several thousand veterans to the protest site.

“We are committed to the people of Standing Rock, we are committed to nonviolence, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the environment and human life are respected,” spokesman Anthony Diggs told CNBC. “That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch.”

The latest defiant declaration follows the arrest Wednesday of nearly 80 protesters camped out at the demonstration site near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, amid the Trump administration’s determined press to push through the controversial pipeline. Local law enforcement said the protesters were arrested when they moved from one of their camps onto land owned by pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners.

The renewed pressure on the protesters drove donations to a GoFundMe site established last week by Veterans Stand to $105,000 in six days.

Trump late last month signed an executive order to advance construction of the pipeline just weeks after the Army Corps of Engineers had held up the pipeline by calling for a new environmental review that could taken up to two years. Financial disclosure filings by the president have revealed that as recently as last summer he owned shares in Energy Transfer Partners, and company CEO Kelcy Warren contributed $100,000 to elect Trump, Mother Jones reported.

The arrests at the protest site occurred the day after Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abandon the environmental review and grant Energy Transfer Partners the final easement it needs to complete the last stretch of the $3.7 billion, 1,172-mille-long pipeline.

Protesters have vowed to stand their ground. The Standing Rock tribe says the planned section of the pipeline where they’re encamped would travel through sacred burial grounds, would violate an 1857 treaty and would threaten precious water resources. They have vowed to launch a new legal challenge to the pipeline, arguing that the Army Corps of Engineers lacks the authority to halt the environment review that it had just launched weeks ago.

Before Trump moved into the White House, the Corps denied the easement to the pipeline company in early December, declaring that the best option would be to consider other routes by conducting a thorough environmental review.

There Is A Different Kind Of Love

Published December 1, 2016 by tindertender

People in the world are being manipulated, and they have been, in every moment of every part of time, since the beginning of time. They do not see it.

Image result for pictures of deep and true loveThere is a different kind of love. One that is true and runs deep into the core of a person, that is warm and sure and true. This love is the love we knew before we arrived here. This love is the love we have been trying to find since we were born. It is not on this plane. In this life, the love between people is good, yes, very good, but what feels like full and true love is only a taste of the reality of what love is.

There is also a ‘spirit’ love from some of those in the unseen, while it may seem that it could be true, is only a fraud, and you will know this because it causes unrest in the mind. The love between people, and the love we may feel from some of those in spirit, is embedded with these things that cause unease and distress.

Image result for pictures of jesus loveAs a young girl I recalled True Love as it is, before I walked into this life I saw Him there on the mountain, so far, yet so near. That love filled me to my very core with a warmth and a wonderful feeling that cannot be expressed rightfully in words, it had nothing to do with physical contact, it was a deep and knowing love, and He was mine … I believe He still is.

As an adult, there were two times I loved deeply, so deeply that when it came time for separation I lost control of my being and suffered greatly. Sorrow can disrupt a persons ability to function, and this is how we know that it never was ‘true’ love, it was an imitation. It may have been close, but it was not ‘it’ as we know from the unease it caused during, and at the end, of the relationship.

LoveThen there are those in spirit who would have us believe that they hold that true love. This is not so. For what they offer is full of things that can unsettle the mind and appear to be controlling, stripping one of their freedom.

The first and True Love is accompanied be the knowing that He is mine. The middle love between people is accompanied by a need to be loved. The third is accompanied by the phrase  “She is mine, She needs me.”

See the difference?

The first tells me He is mine.
The second is full of my personal need, crushed when it is not fulfilled.
The third says to others, She is mine, she needs me.

Big difference between one who gives of Himself, one who gives of herself without reciprocation, and one who is deceived and ‘claimed’.

Be ever watchful. Know that all that is good, everything you have ever experienced as an overwhelming joy, is a glimmer of the truth that reality holds. Set your mind on this. Try and remember in childhood when you, too, received your message that you are never alone and you are loved so deeply that everything after pales in comparison.

I hope you can recall.

Image result for pictures of manipulative from the unseenAs I said at the start, people on this earth, every one of us, as we are born into it, are manipulated by the unseen. Some of us know it. Some of us do not. Some of us did not see it happening and were in such turmoil and pain, we thought this pain was coming from others we could see, we blamed them, and anger grew and the need to cause pain for another was born. The fact is, those that hurt us, and we ourselves when we are led to hurt another, is a manipulation from that which we may not have an understanding of.

The Armor of God

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, divine utterance may be given me, so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

It is important that we recognize the truth of what Jesus said :

The Crucifixion
(Psalms 22:1-31; 69:1-36; Matthew 27:32-44; Mark 15:21-32; John 19:16-27)

26As the soldiers led Him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him to carry behind Jesus.

27A great number of people followed Him, including women who kept mourning and wailing for Him. 28But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29Look, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore, and breasts that never nursed.’ 30At that time, ‘They will say to the mountains, “Fall on us,” and to the hills, “Cover us.”

31For if men do these things while the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

32Two others, who were criminals, were also led away to be executed with Jesus.

33When they came to the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one on His right and the other on His left.

34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Place the blame where it belongs. Humans are easy to manipulate. The most obvious example of this is to look back in history and see what has been happening. We do not know the half of it, but what we do know shows that kings and governments, have made a practice of enslaving mankind. They have gotten so good at it, we do not even believe we are slaves. Who do suppose they have relationship with? The one who holds the power of love? or the ones who are masters of dis-ease?

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Who are you? Can you see that you are the rightful heir to Life and everything that is good? You are also it’s protector.

With honor we should hold ourselves accountable for our actions, we should not fall into the role of ‘victim’. The choice remains ours, even though it is difficult to pull our minds away from those who have tied strings to us, who manipulate us.

Turn off the television. They do not report the truth, and broadcasts are full of violence which numb the mind to atrocities.

The power of LIFE is in our hands. We are the ones who decide what will be, and what will not be. We do not need another human being to tell us what is right. WE KNOW.

High Priests Of Nations Are Gathering

Published November 21, 2016 by tindertender

I woke 5 minutes ago. Before I forget, I want to tell you of the vision that arrived just before opening my eyes.

High priests of nations are gathering. The phrase that went through my mind as I saw them coming together was, “With more to come”.

It is my understanding that Standing Rock, and ALL of those who are suffering in the world, in all nations, are not alone. Spirit is gathering in support of your needs.

I am excited. For this battle you wage and suffer for is being supported by the unseen in a magnitude that is not known, however I can tell you it is BIG.

Periodically I smell the sweet smoke of a pipe. At first I thought it was a swisher sweet cigar, as I used to smoke them. Then I realized a year or so ago it must be the tobacco of a pipe. When I last smelled it I told whoever brought the aroma with them they should stop smoking, it is bad for them. Then I felt bad, and apologized hoping he doesn’t stay away, because I feel that it is a very important figure. Lately, there is a smell of a mans cologne. Strong, clean, and not obnoxious.

The scene visualized just before opening my eyes was of high priests of tribal nations. They were dressed in an elaborate head gear and outfit, with faces painted. And more to come …

Not only are the people who walk this earth gathering, but those who walk in Spirit are gathering also. I may be repeating myself, however, I cannot tell you how good this was to see, what a very nice way to begin the day.

Please, do not be discouraged.



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