December 13, 2005
The Battle to Save the Sacred Land
The battle to save the sacred land of the Petroglyph National Monument and the volcanic cones on the west edge of Albuquerque, NM, seemed to end a couple of weeks ago. I have supported the many legal and spiritual avenues pursued by the SAGE Council. When the final march in honor of the Petroglyphs took place on Nov. 19th, I was there and walked to the point where the bulldozer will cut into the rocks to create a 6-lane highway, permanently scaring the landscape, bringing thousands of cars THROUGH the canyon and forever destroying the sacred silence that has housed the voices of the ancients.
I have sent hundreds of emails, I have asked for everyone I know to contact congresspeople, politicians anyone around the world. But, you know, it's Christmas, it business as usual, people are busy. But the petroglyphs wake me up at night asking for my help. I awakend to the vista of thousands of homes, of debris thrown into the canyon, to graffiti marring the ancient pictures, to desecration of all kinds. We are still asleep and don't understand what we are about to do. I'm not a native american in this lifetime. I love this Earth.
I revere sacred open space as necessary for our survival. I honor and r espect the millenias of spiritual practices that have taken place here. I am begging you to help me with your prayers. I feel the only thing standing between the bulldozer and the end of this magical space is a miracle--for a change of heart, for someone with clout to step forward and say NO to the developers and our city council and mayor, for a weather factor to delay the construction, for SOMETHING, Please pray with me and for the sacred area so that it survives to continue for all generations to come.
I grieve with you, and I know that others reading this do too. I hope a miracle will come from your tears.
God bless you for trying.
Posted by mwblog at December 13, 2005 08:45 PM