Twenty five years ago, the Aschuar, an ancient indigenous dream culture deep within the Amazon rainforest in South America, began receiving warnings in their dreams. Their ancestral lands were at risk, not only potentially destroying their way of life, but all life, which depends on the rainforest, he lungs on Planet Earth. Receptive people in the North began receiving dreams of people with painted faces. When they eventually met these people, they knew them.
The mission of Pachamama Alliance is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to change the dream of the North--to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
The journey into the Amazon at the invitation of these people really began the minute Loretta and I decided to go. In retrospect the time of preparation was just as significant as the journey itself.
"This journey is meant to be about LOVE not FEAR. But if I am honest with myself, I am pushing aside real fears.
I'm afraid of not knowing how to communicate when I do not know the language.
I'm afraid of being bitten by mosquitos and contracting malaria
I'm afraid of Anacondas, Caymen and Piranha in the river
I'm afraid of feeling foolish and self-conscious... having to slog through mud
I'm afraid of coming face to face with the fact that I love the ideal of Mother Earth more than the actual muddy bug-infested connection with Earth
To give myself a little credit, I am trying to release all expectation"
Just in case, I install Google Translate Spanish Version on my iPhone.