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Message from the Whale Nation

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Dear Relatives,

I share this message from the Whale Nation, relayed by Ihantowan Dakota Star Altar-Keeper Chief Golden Eagle. It is said that the Whales are a highly-intelligent species with origin from the stars.



Heals Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Imbalances

We are the Whale People here with you this evening. We are Earth Keepers fulfilling our duties as asked by Creator. We are here to share some of those responsibilities that you share with us.

For all imbalances are result of failure to fulfill Sacred Responsibility. It is Universal Law that Movement and Balance must be One. Evolution is a delicate walk.

On our great journeys through the Ocean Realms we travel to many sacred power places. We allow our Song, our Thoughts, our Feelings to harmonize with these Chakra energies of Mother Earth. This gift and practice is within our DNA; as it is within human DNA.
In order to move forward in Cosmic Harmony, you must balance all of your activities. This means that you must follow your spirit every moment. The very Wisdom of Spirit is anchored within your biology.

Thus, follow your intuitions, express all of those things you consider “silly”. Sing with Mother Earth, and dance when you feel it. Restore the Power Places upon the land; and then you won’t feel so ridiculous when you dance a sacred dance in a mall, in a city, or sing a song in church that seems to be of different persuasion.

We Whale Peoples change our world very little; we see the Beauty and the Sacredness that is already there. We seek to resonate and then to live with the Holy that is already.

If you human beings will slow down your urges to create materially, you will remember the Sacred Ways.

Indeed, in order to balance yourselves, you must move less in the physical and more in Realms of Heart, Mind and Spirit. As the Grandfathers teach; look ahead to the Seven Generations before you make a change in anything.

Wisdom is thinking about these things before you act. Thinking first and feeling fully will prevent many of the imbalances which you experience. Besides the things which you must undo, and those things which you will think better than do, foremost, look within. How can you understand your World if you do not understand yourself?

This Sacred Law of Movement and Balance can heal you.

Yet, understand that its course is like a tight wire.

One that is plenty easy to travel if traveled patiently.

One that is dangerous to those who seek to speed along.

There is a practice known among Original Peoples that is key to balance.

It is observation. It is attunement with nature.

To understand the world around you, you must feel every facet:

From the Little Crawling One to the Great Flying One,

from the inner movements of things to the Wind that blows,

the human mind is capable of all of these perceptions.

The Human heart is able to understand the way that things flow.

You must use your talents and perception before you act so foolishly. Know the Truth before you act. The Heart is where this storehouse of perception and understanding lies. To open these gifts, go and sit with your Relations in the forest, in the mountains or by the sea.

We will teach you how to move in balance. When you learn to move in balance, all difficulties which you experience within your body, heart and mind will be wiped away.

The Universe does not wish to punish Human Being. The Universe teaches in the most graceful way. Your restrictions are your lessons. So learn how to walk in balance again.

We suggest the Gift of Song be employed, celebrated with this Sacred Law. When you seek to clear imbalances, human song enables this. Song vibrates the physical. It opens the Heart. It clears the Mind. It calls the Spirit.

So when you call upon the Whale People, call to us through your Song. For we are in tune with all Song upon this planet. Our Mind and our Heart are there when anyone sings a Sacred Song.

The Whale People have guarded the secrets for Human Being. For we are older brothers and sisters to you. Our song will awaken your memories and will bring healing to you.

If you can remember the whale song, then try to sing with us. If you desire a healing from Our Nation, then sing your songs for four days. And we will be able to come to you and give you Wisdom through the Ways of Water. We will heal your Hearts. We will awaken your Mind to the memory of the Cosmic Ocean.

Human Beings have seven major roles as Earth Guardians. All of these tasks are important for this Walk in Balance.

The first gift is the Gift of Song. Know that your words are song, too. If you have nothing good to say, then honor the Sacred Silence. Within Silence is a music which human beings must remember.

Get still and listen to Our song which echoes around Mother Earth.

The second gift is the Gift of Sight and Vision. This is your connection to the Sacred Light of Spirit.

Through their thoughts, human beings feed the life around them. The Stones, and the Plants, and the Animals, therefore, need nourishing light. Human Beings must think nourishing thoughts!

The third gift is the Gift of Action, Love is action. Touch your world with joy and with gentleness. Your touch is a healing balm to all of the Relations.

The fourth gift is the Gift of Choice. Use your will, your energy to bring life, to create in balance with Our Mother’s Heart. Will not that which is your own. Use your power to help your Mother. Mother Earth is the Creator, the Goddess, of this sphere. Use your power to honor Her.

The fifth gift is the Gift of Creation. It is the Wellspring of your knowledge. It is that Creative River called imagination and the power to bring forth life.

The sixth gift is the Gift of Sacrifice, the gift of giving away to one another. And, in death, you will be reborn to New Life. Lay down your will that Universe may prosper. Find your Will as the Universe unfolds.

The seventh gift is the Gift of Your Connection to Creator, the Gift of Holy thought, being and feeling. It is the gift of Starry Nature. Nourish your connection to your Soul Star. Life will then be truly abundant.

The Whale People wish for human beings to ponder on these seven gifts and to look within to learn how to honor life through them. Learn to walk with these seven gifts. Honoring all life is the way to balance; not just for yourselves, but for everyone.

So stand, Human Being, as we the Whale People continue to teach you every moment through our Song and through our Thought. Stand as Guardians of Mother Earth. Stand up and take up your Sacred Responsibilities. Honor the Wisdom within you and reclaim the Holiness that you are.”

Mitakuye Oyasin
Standing Elk/Golden EagleChief/Chief Black Spotted Horse


For conservation and sustainability,

Paul Gallimore, Director
Long Branch Environmental Education Center
POB 369 Big Sandy Mush Creek
Leicester, NC 28748
Tel. 828/683-3662 Fax: 828/683-9211
Web Site:

“To restore the land one must live and work in a place.
To work in a place is to work with others.
People who work together in a place become a community,
and a community, in time, grows a culture.
To work on behalf of the wild is to restore culture.”
– Gary Snyder

Mohawk Grandmother Sara Smith May 5th and 6th, 7:00 PM Franklin, NC

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Dear Relatives,

Grandmother Sara Smith, an Elder of the Mohawk Tribe, will present two

programs at Center at Rose Creek in Franklin, NC on the Evenings of Monday,

May 5, and Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-9:00 PM. A suggested Love Offering of $25

is requested to assist Grandmother Sara’s work with people on her


Monday, May 5: Fulfillment of Native Oral Prophesies. This presentation

will enable all to understand where we are today, and the need to stand in

our Truth Path for Tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 6: Turtle Teachings. This session will center upon the

necessary adaptation of the Matriarchal Energy in contributing to Harmony,

Understanding, and Unity in these times of chaos and confusion, and the need

to come to a complete understanding of the IMPORTANCE of working TOGETHER.

Grandmother Sara will also be available for private consultations while she is at Center at Rose Creek. Please call Center at Rose Creek at (828) 369-8811 to schedule.

Grandmother Sara Smith, is an Elder of the Mohawk tribe, Iroquois Nation,

and is of the Turtle Clan. She has lived her entire life on the Six Nations

Reserve in Ontario, and has travelled extensively throughout Canada, the

U.S., and internationally carrying the Peace Message. She is a

ceremonialist and Keeper of the Dreamtime Spirituality, and is a member of

the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth. Grandmother Sara is the visionary of

the Roots 4 Peace Sharing Centre, which she and her husband have established on their Reservation. The prime mandate of the Centre is to promote peace, unity, harmony, and understanding among all peoples, and it is dedicated to the Children of Today and “Those-Yet-Not-Here,” the Children of Tomorrow (to
the seventh generation).

You can find more information about Grandmother Sara at the following websites:


You can find more information about Center at Rose Creek, including

directions, at:

Thank you,

Arthur Cataldo


Angelsbd mailing list Sara Smith

“I stand for the children of tomorrow.
I believe in the constructive aspect of humanity.
We need each other.
We need to come together in the circle of life, and not leave anyone behind.

We need to reach out to each other and accept each other unconditionally.

More than ever, it is necessary for people to face the light and walk in balance.
In every darkened valley there is a light source; walk toward it.
Stand in your own truth.
No one is like you.
You have your own particular gift, and your own contribution to make.”

– Sara Smith, Mohawk Elder, 2001

Sara resides in Six Nations Reserve; a ceremonialist and keeper of the Dreamtime Spirituality, Sara is a leader in the movement of traditional people towards the establishment of world peace. Sara has travelled across North America and throughout the world sharing her special gifts and culture with many people. Recognized by her own Nation, she brings the old teachings of the Grandmothers as they were taught to her, sharing the fullest circle her experience of innate wisdom.

Grandmother Sara is of the Turtle Clan, a wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. She lives in Ontario, Canada at the Six Nations Reserve. She travels internationally bringing her words to us with a soft voice & gentle smile as she continues the teachings of a Sacred Way of Life when the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas followed their Original Instructions. She is now a world voice in the individual dedications of the Great Law of PEACE.

For conservation and sustainability,

Paul Gallimore, Director

Long Branch Environmental Education Center

POB 369 Big Sandy Mush Creek

Leicester, NC 28748

Tel. 828/683-3662 Fax: 828/683-9211


Web Site:

“To restore the land one must live and work in a place.

To work in a place is to work with others.

People who work together in a place become a community,

and a community, in time, grows a culture.

To work on behalf of the wild is to restore culture.”

– Gary Snyder