Rivers of the Goddess

An excerpt from “Spiritual Bathing” by Rosita Arvigo

Rosita Arvigo has revived the art of Spiritual Bathing for many, fortunate students and in her book Spiritual Bathing, she portrays the practice of spiritual bathing as it has developed over the centuries, in many cultures world-wide. She has given us permission to share this excerpt on the Sacred Ganges River.

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Tree of Life Becomes River of Life

While on a wild  and heart-opening journey with Rocio Alarcon into the Amazon region of Ecuador, I heard a legend of the origins of the Napa river—one of the tributaries of the Amazon.  This story was shared with me in Spanish on a visit to Coca,  and the translation whispered to me, sentence by sentence.  I offer this story of transformation and trust in Nature's gifts with apologies for  anything lost or changed in translation.

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Amazon River Journey

Jen Frey, of Brigid's Way and the ONE visioning council, recounts a sacred journey down the Tiputini River in the Amazon region of Ecuador, guided by Rocio Alarcon. We are introduced to the concept of Sacred water Pugyos, and get a glimpse of the power and mystery of this region. 

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Honoring Earth Day Year Round & Supporting O.N.E.

Honor Earth Day year round and support ONE. …there have been countless people dedicated on many different fronts to a healthier Earth and we are definitely in a time of increasing nature awareness, and a growing movement of Earth Rights. O.N.E. is part of this movement and we would like to have even more impact, especially in the vein of social action infused with nature consciousness-Sacred Earth Action.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Damanhur Journey

We are offering a scholarship opportunity to a deserving individual for the Damanhur Nature Consciousness Journey.  We know that the web of life is nourished and strengthened when more of us have a co-creative partnership with the natural world.  Scholarships are meant for those who are unable to pay the full amount for the journey- for whatever reason.   Application can be made online through the O.N.E. website and must be submitted by June 4th.  

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Universal Declaration of the Rights of Rivers

To help in establishing rights for all rivers, the Earth Law Center along with experts worldwide have developed a draft of the Universal Declaration of River Rights. The Declaration draws from victories for the rights of rivers worldwide, as well as scientific understandings of healthy river systems. 

The Organization of Nature Evolutionaries supports the actions taken by the Earth Law Center to establish the right to thrive for all rivers and encourages each of us to stand with our Rivers of Life.

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Trees in a Circle of Love

We’d like to send out a big wave of gratitude to all you Nature Evolutionaries who have joined us on our seven month Trees of Life journey and especially the Trees of Life Global Gratitude ceremony. This has been an especially soulful journey into communion and relationship building with Trees. We have heard the voices of Trees from around the world through the hearts of those that have presented and shared during the teleseminars as well as through articles in the newletters/blog.

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The Benefit of no Benefit: Tree Gratitude Ceremonies

Though even ceremonies of desire are waning from our culture, still, we can go further and become acquainted  with the practice of ceremony which seeks no-benefit at all. We can draw forth again,  from our ancestors and wisdom cultures,  the simple and profound rituals offering gratitude for all that we receive from other realms. Primarily, specifically, especially, from the vast ecology of the natural world that sustains life on Earth.

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Ceiba, the World Tree

Ceiba trees  are examples of what one might call “charismatic  megaflora.” Like their animal counterparts—whales and elephants—fully grown specimens capture the imagination and evoke awe among humans. Their sheer massiveness is mysterious. Bigger and older than humans, they can dwarf, and often outlast, built structures. They alter the microclimate in their vicinity and become whole ecosystems. Over the years they gather stories and legends about them.

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