Monday, March 02, 2009

Awakening the Dreamer

Several years ago, we attended a Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericsksburg, Texas. This was a wonderful opportunity to attend seminars on green topics, discover environmental products, and talk to the people who live off the grid, use rainwater for their drinking supply, build homes underground. amd use wetlands to filter their waste water.

As we walked through the exhibits and picked up information, business cards and samples, I caught a glimpse of a small brightly painted wooden trailer, like a gypsy trailer. As we neared the trailer, we saw two women standing in front of the table. These women had huge smiles, the type that reach their eyes and make you feel like hugging them.

We stopped and talked with the women about the program or organization, Awakening the Dreamer. We learned that, In the mid-1990s, a group of Americans visited the Achuar, a remote group of indigenous people located in the rain forests of the Amazon. The movement, Awakening the Dreamer, was actually conceived of by the elders and shamans of the Achuar tribe. Their deepening concern about their ancient way of life and realization that the roots of this threat lay far beyond their rain forest home. They actively sought the partnership of committed individuals living in the modern world.

The mission is to preserve the Earth’s tropical rain forests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodian and to contribute to the creation of a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Planet Earth.

When I was reading up on Power Shift 2009 for a blog post on AWOP Teamzine-Environment, I saw that there were symposiums offered for Awakening the Dreamer : Changing the Dream. Sure enough, it was the same folks.

Here is the link to Awakening the Dreamer website. You may want to read and see if Awakening the Dreamer is something with which you would like to be involved. I am looking for a nearby training for myself.


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