Care for Water Protectors

$2,528 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 1 month
Ellie Davis  CARBONDALE, CO
I recently returned from Standing Rock where I had the honor and privilege of sharing the healing work I do, Chi Nei Tsang ( www.bloomingbeing.com for a detailed description) with some of the Water Protectors. For several years, I have also had the honor of sharing this work with the Dineh Elders of Arizona still resisting the coal mines on Big Mountain. What I have witnessed in both places is that there is not only the deep trauma passed down generationally and the persistent, consistent trauma handed down by our government, but a willingness to find healing. Chi Nei Tsang is a powerful way for people to face, digest, and transform the wounds of our past and is very effective in dealing with trauma. I've seen wonderful results with Chi Nei Tsang in both situations.

The resistance camps are still going to go strong in the Dakotas. As I watched  what was happening at Oceti,  it was clear that there needs to be someone who lives there offering deep, noninvasive, beyond the rational release of the constant pressure on them, the people of the Resilience Movement.

I'm organizing a month long teaching retreat in June, 2017 in Crestone, CO for my teacher, Gilles Marin, one of the foremost healers and teachers of Chi Nei Tsang in the world (Please check out http://bloomingbeing.com/gilles%20marin%20retreat%20in%20crestone/index.html for the list of classes and a little info about Gilles). The class itself is a unique way to help bring about the paradigm shift that we're looking for, to have people so intimately connected to the health of our water involved takes it up to 11.

When I asked Phyllis Bald Eagle and her husband, Amos Cook, aka Black Horse (the Elders with whom I got to camp at Oceti Oyate and who received the work I do and respect it) what they thought of the idea of having someone from the camp attend the classes, they were all in, because they understand how far reaching this work goes and what it means to have individuals in the healing process in the Resilience. It means the roots go deeper and are stronger.

My aim is to offer a scholarship to a Native person who is living with the people in the camps to give Chi Nei Tsang treatments to the Water Protectors living inside the movement. While I was at camp, I kept asking for guidance to know the right person for this. She came in the form of Laura Hinman, the woman in the picture above from the Kumeyaay tribe of California who moved to Oceti Sakowin last fall as a Water Protector and will stay on with Phyllis and Amos at the new resistance camp in South Dakota near the Keystone XL.

Laura is the right person to take this work to the Water Protectors. She is passionate and dedicated to this effort and is also grounded, creative, and intelligent. She understands the need for calm decision making and the importance of not being hijacked by anger, which is one of the many wonderful benefits of receiving Chi Nei Tsang: at a certain point you are no longer ruled by old emotion. Laura is also strong enough to face great adversity and to witness the pain of others with compassion, which are necessary qualities when you are helping someone come out of trauma. After I talked with Laura about this possibility, she talked with Phyllis and Amos and they all agree that it's a good thing for everybody involved.

Because Gilles also feels the importance of this movement and the need for health in it, he is waiving his teaching fee to make Laura's participation more possible, making the total for her attendance 3000USD, which will cover the cost for room, board, administration costs, and travel.

We have a long fight ahead of us and the Water Protectors/Warriors need to let the adrenaline and cortisol that gets built up with the constant stress of this fight OUT. Their health will have far reaching effect. Chi Nei Tsang is a powerful resource in this effort. Laura's presence and ability to help people release past and present trauma will be of service to all the Water Protectors and their allies for a long time to come.

The class is in June, so the time to get the funds together is now! We are so very grateful for any contribution, large or small. Every bit helps!

Mni Wiconi (Water Is Life)!
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Update 1
Posted by Ellie Davis
25 days ago
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Wow! I am blown away by the support we've been receiving. We can pay for travel, sustenance, and housing for Laura's Chi Nei Tsang education, which will provide health for so many down the line. THANK YOU!
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$2,528 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 1 month
Created March 14, 2017
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Anonymous
1 day ago
$200
Anonymous
13 days ago
LL
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Living in the Light
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CW
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charlotte whitney
25 days ago
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25 days ago
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WR
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Wendy Rundel
26 days ago
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Absolutely beautiful. Thank you, Laura and all Water Protectors! Thank you Ellie and Gilles and all -- Love!!!

RR
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Ruselle Revenaugh
26 days ago
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Thank you!

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Illene Pevec
26 days ago
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I hope this scholarship will get enough support!!!

KR
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Katharine Rushton
26 days ago
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LL
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Living in the Light
26 days ago
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Excellent. Gentle waters create profound changes.

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