BILLION PERSON PRAYER BRINGS SNOW TO EUROPE
General Schwarzkopf Saluted by Olympians
ASCUTNEY, VT, March 26, 2007 - Following a billion praying to help heal our Earth Mother of the man-made part of the global warming starting on February 14 – US Valentines Day and New Years for many cultures – “She” responded! “We were blessed with snow storms in February that turned spring into winter so our European ski areas could open. Thank you, thank you,” reported French Princess Caroline Murat, Native American Olympic Team Foundation’s (NVF) Euro leader “of the Napoleon Tribe.”
(L-R) Mark Fitzgerald, Olympians Naomi Lang (Karuk Tribe) and Suzy Chaffee with scientist Sperry Andrews, at Tampa's DeBartolo Benefit, honoring General Norman H. Schwarzkopf for inspiring Colorado’s Telluride SkiCo to share free skiing with the ancestral Utes, which led to turning around Europe’s “catastrophic” snow drought in February.
“Snowsports and Winter Olympic lovers are empowered that by praying more together, we can further slow down the global warming and bring back the snows,” agreed the amazed organizers: Mary Ho, a China Olympic host as President of the China Millennium Council, Jan Roberts, Earth CharterUS President and delegate to UN Commission on Sustainable Development, scientist Sperry Andrews, director of Human Connection Institute of the Oneness Network, Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair Sedona (AZ) based NVF, as well as supporters Ambassador Gil Robinson and Stanford’s Dick Enersen.
"Not so surprising since oral history tells us that our tribal ancestors (even the Pilgrims) influenced the weather. Indigenous Elders and others with the gift, as well as group meditation and prayers like ours, continue those practices," said Andrews.
At the DeBartolo Family Foundation Benefit in Tampa, Florida in late February, Olympians Naomi Lang (Karuk ice dancer), Chaffee and Andrews saluted General Schwarzkopf for helping plant the seed for Europe’s snowblessings, which also ended droughts in the Midwest and New England. In his 1999 letter to Telluride’s owners, the skiing General said, “It is entirely appropriate that Telski donate free skiing to members of the Ute Tribe. Native Americans were the original conservationists recognizing the impact of the environment and wildlife on the quality of life of human beings.”
As a result, the program snowballed to 70 ski areas, which inspired Elders in 10 states to help their ski areas (http://snow-riders.org/miracles/index.html), and the SnowSports Industries of America and Stanford University to partner with Elders around the world to help “Keep Winters Cool.” So when the IOC confirmed that Europe was having the warmest winter in 1,250 years, Woody Vaspra (Hawaiian-Chinese), fellow Viet Nam (pilot) Vet and athlete turned President of the World Council of Elders, graciously led the World Prayer so Native American youth and all youth have a chance to enjoy snowsports and the Winter Olympics.
“I'm glad Europe finally got its winter because snowmelt is vital to the cycles of life. The World Prayer showed us that when our Earth Family unites to express our love and appreciation to Mother Earth, we can help heal Her, as scientists now agree that the warming is primarily man-made. This buys us time for our long range sustainable practices to take affect. We need to continue these prayers for the whole planet, especially to help the Arctic Circle, Australia, Africa, and other regions in the future,” said Vaspra. “Following all traditions, please all join us in a Prayer of Gratitude for Europe’s blessed snow,” he said.
We thank you Creator (other Source) for helping us with our prayer to assist our Mother Earth. We have become quite aware of what we need to do to help ourselves. It is time now that we take on our responsibilities to honor and care for our wonderful planet. We are working very hard to reunite as One Family. Again, we thank you for giving us your love, your help and your trust to retake our responsibilities."
Woody Vaspra, World Council of Elders
Aspen (Ascutney…) hosts an annual Ute Snow Gratitude Ceremony on April 14th, during Closing Weekend, which does wonders for conditions and continuing their abundant snows. As water, proven by photographs of snow crystals in Dr Emoto’s NY Times Bestseller, “Messages from Water,” is a living organism, like Mother Earth. “They respond like our loved ones to prayer, appreciation and positive thinking,” said Marie Pascale, a “Conversations with God” facilitator.
“We are grateful to each person who joined the Earth Prayer and now the Gratitude Prayer. And to our other network leaders: Apache Elder Valerie Nunez, Abenaki Chief Nancy Lyons and Rick Hunt, Yellowbird’s Earthdance 8 in Peru, as well as the DeBartolos, Kit and Calvert Collins Foundation, for also helping make this breakthrough possible,” said Chaffee.
“Thank you all for your warrior courage and spirit of light to inform our Earth Family that prayer can veer us off this road to extinction,” said Flordemayo (Mayan) of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon. “In unity we can pass on something we can be proud of to our youth of tomorrow.” "Finally collective consciousness, based on quantum physics, is being factored into the Global Cooling Solution," applauded Roberts and Andrews.
“The World Council of Elders and NVF, both 501(c)3 Colorado non-profits, are seeking supporters to assist the Elders with expenses to also step up leading earth healing ceremonies at sacred sites around the world," said Vaspra. The mission of NVF's partnership of US Tribal leaders, Elders and Olympians is "to create joyful unity through sports and education to help heal Mother Earth for all our children."
Contact: Woody Vaspra, www.worldcouncilofelders.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, Suzy Chaffee, www.snow-riders.org, www.nativevoices.org Suzynativevoices@aol.com Mary Ho, www.chinafrontier.org, email@example.com, www.connectioninstitute.org, firstname.lastname@example.org,
A Billion Praying to Re-Balance Earth - Invitation to Join Hearts for Our Earth Mother
MT. SHASTA, Calif. - Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With Europe's warmest winter in 1,250 years putting the Winter Olympics at risk, a group representing over a billion are inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer, dance, and celebration this month of our unified love of our Mother Earth, starting Valentine's Day (Feb 14). "This expands on Americans celebrating our sweethearts on Valentine's Day, and unites with this month's Lunar New Year's celebrations and prayers of Asian and global faith communities," according to Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council, and Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NVF) co-chair.
In December, NVF learned about "Europe's catastrophic weather," (following many Arctic Villagers losing way of life), through French Princess Caroline Murat, a NVF advisor. The call came just as Chaffee finished documenting a Dozen Snow, Rain & Temperature Miracles by American Indian Elders at US Ski Areas on: snow-riders.org/miracles/index.html. The press proof was requested by climate leaders of the American Indian Nations and Stanford University, who are also seeking collaborative solutions with Elders.
A copy of the prayer can be viewed as an 800x600 pixel 72dpi gif image, here:
On hearing from the IOC that most of their European World Cup Races have been canceled, Woody Vaspra (Hawaiian-Chinese), President of the World Council of Elders in almost every country, magnanimously offered the assistance of the Council's Indigenous Elders to step up ceremonies around the world to help heal and rebalance Earth's man-made part of the global warming. A former pro football and baseball star, Vaspra's effort is to help enhance the healthy future of Snow Sports and the Winter Olympics, also at the urging of the Native American Olympic Ski and Snowboard Team.
"Our indigenous peoples share a similar language and spirituality as the Navajo and can understand each other," said Mary Ho, a skier and member of the Clinton Global Initiative Team. She also wants to fortify their 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Vaspra formerly served on an International Committee Studying the Affects on Global Warming. Fellow NVF Advisor, HRH Prince Albert of Monaco, IOC member and Lakota adoptee, led a North Pole expedition last summer to raise awareness about Global Warming. Vice President Gore then suggested in his "Inconvenient Truth," to also pray. The Oscar nominee supports the Carbon Offsets of NativeEnergy.com/NativeWind.org, a sponsor of the Native American Olympic Bid and Team.
"To support the Elders ceremonies, our group that includes Jan Roberts, President of the (UN) Earth Charter US with 2,500 organizations, is globally distributing the following Prayer via press, e-mail, and soon on the Internet's 'You Tube.' With unified focus, Oneness scientists and Elders agree we can make a powerful difference toward restoring the natural balance of the Earth's Climate," assures Chaffee. She witnessed 10 years of priceless Elders' weather miracles, including before the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, in appreciation to 60 ski areas inviting nearby tribes home to ski and snowboard.
PRAYER SUPPORTERS SAY
"A group of our (UN) Earth Charter US members opened an event with the Elders' Prayer two weeks ago, and were delighted to hear that Europeans were blessed with some snow," said Jan Roberts, EC President.
"Indigenous Elders are Mother Earth's wisest caretakers and still know how to talk to Her," said Sperry Andrews. Director of the Human Connection Institute, Sperry and other eminent scientists, physicists, avatars of India, the Oneness University, are part of 100 million practicing Oneness Consciousness.
"Adopting sustainable practices is the long term solution. The Elders' ceremonies and our prayers are the most timely way to slow down global warming," said Kerrie Wilson, founder of Phoenixvoyage. (See upcoming US Cirque de Soleil-like fun Sustainability Ed events).
"We want to create more harmony between our cultures and Mother Earth," said Eddy Box Jr (S. Ute Elder), whose four generations helped save Vail from snow droughts since 1963. (Covered on CBS's Huntley-Brinkley Report).
"The World Council of Elders and NVF, both 501(c)(3) Colorado non-profits, are seeking supporters to assist the Elders with expenses (only) for these on-going ceremonies," said Vaspra. The mission of NVF's partnership of US Tribal leaders, Elders and Olympians is "to create joyful unity through sports and education to help heal Mother Earth for all our children."
More information about NVF: www.nativevoices.org.
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Native American Olympic Team Foundation
Our Beloved Mother Earth
join in heartfelt Elders prayer to help heal
the man-made part of Her global warming.
Prayer for the Healing & Care of our Mother Earth
(For all peoples, translatable into your language.)
We give thanks to you, our Creator,
(or Source name) for all the wonderful gifts you have
bestowed upon us. We are grateful to you for helping us
endure as long as we have on our beloved Mother Earth.
At this time of critical change, Creator, we ask you to
help each one of us gain the understanding and wisdom
we need to heal, to love one another, and to finally realize
peace. We ask you to help each one of us become more aware
of our responsibilities in caring for all life on this
Creator, we know deep inside that
we are a part of you and all creation. We want to take
back our roles as caretakers of our planet. We want to
open our hearts to honoring, respecting and caring for
our natural environment. The global warming that is occurring
all over the Earth is a blessed wake-up call. It is time
to make a more loving, compassionate, thriving, vibrant
world. Together, we can restore the integrity and healing
powers of our water, air, and land to build a sustainable
future for our children. Together, we can do this as One
family working in unison to fulfill our purpose on this
Creator, we are grateful to be as one heart with you in
this very special moment. We thank you again for giving
us your love, your wisdom and your joy.
Aloha a me ka maluhia (love and
We give thanks to you, our Creator, (or God, Yahweh, Allah, Ke Akua, Wakan Tanka…) for all the wonderful gifts you have bestowed upon us. We are grateful to you for helping us endure as long as we have on our beloved Mother Earth.
At this time of critical change, Creator, we ask you for strength and courage. We ask you to help each one of us gain the understanding and wisdom we need to heal, to love one another, and to finally realize peace. We ask you to help each one of us become more aware of our responsibilities in caring for all life on this beautiful planet.
Creator , we know deep inside that we are a part of you and all creation. We want to take back our roles as caretakers of our planet. We want to open our hearts to honoring, respecting and caring for our natural environment.
The global warming that is occurring all over the Earth is a blessed wake-up call. It is time to make a more loving, compassionate, thriving, vibrant world. Together, we can restore the integrity and healing powers of our water, air, and land to build a sustainable future for our children. Together, we can do this as One family working in unison to fulfill our purpose on this Earth. --Woody Vaspra
For more info: See www.worldcouncilofelders.org, www.snow-riders.com and www.nativevoices.og.