Snowy Mate Spirits

The elements combined perfectly on a Snowy Sunny Midday Monday at the Brazilian Botschaft in Berlin.

Mate is a sacred union between water and earth (forest) energy, and when combined with the act of sitting around a fire in the fresh air, the ritual can be quite magical.

Powerful Prayers are sometimes acknowledged by the spirits.

Paganistic Practices have been virtually erased from modern society with centuries of colonialism and cathocism culminating in a capitalistic culture where we are as disconnected from our roots and plugged in to a digital global matrix.

Sometimes the simple act of sitting around in a circle and sharing a Mate can cut across cultural barriers

From Berlin to Brasil and Beyond, the Holy Shift Activists who gathered on the banks of the Spree with Meta waited to warmly welcome the visiting diplomats with mantras and mate. Due to a water leakage and power failure in the embassy, President Lula and his ministers were unable to attend the sacred ritual but this did not diminish from the celebrations!

Later that afternoon we were able to directly express our gratitude towards the Brasilian environmental minister Marina Silva who has been fighting for forests and indigenous rights for decades.

Germany has pledged over 100 million Euros in answer to Brasil’s request for international support for environmental protection.

Raise Your Hands to Hold up the Sky together!

A Comunidade Berlinense lhe deseja sucesso na busca de soluções sustentáveis para proteger as terras e águas sagradas do Brasil. Em nome da natureza e de seus filhos, vamos criar um futuro igualitário para todos na essa Planeta.

#VivaFloresta #SalveYemanja!

MediMation Invitation

Wer Montags Lachelt hat die Richtige Mate. Those who smile on Mondays have the right Mate. And hopefully by now most of you know that the chances of you finding our doors open on Monday are schlimm…..

BUT we do have an invitation for a MondayMittagMateMob to take in some fresh air and sunshine on the banks of the Spree and share a Mate and prayer for peace to protect the planet. 

Serving Mate in support of Sacred Activism on 4.12 in Märkischer Platz, Berlin.

We will bring some mates and thermoses to share and can fill your gourds up as well with fresh forest energy from the Mata Atlantica.

The festivities will take place from 11-15 hrs, but bearing in mind that it is freezing outside and that most of us are on lunch break, we are making a core calling at 12PM Noon.   

The Brazilian President Lula will be visiting Berlin and the mate will be served symbolically to show our support in the preservation of the forests, waters and people on the banks of the River Spree outside the Embassy.  

Sacred Activism – Serving Mate with Meta

It all started with an invitation to serve mate last new moon on 11.11 at a gathering in celebration of Yemanja and the Elements to raise consicousness & interconnectedness.

Building bridges between Berlin and Brasil under the umbrella of sacred activism in solidarity with protecting the forests, waters and native cultures resonates with the mission of serving mate with metta.

And it is in this spirit that the Mate was shared last month and will be shared again on Monday 4 Dec at noon on the banks of the Spree at Wallstrasse 57, Berlin.

The Brazilian president Lula will be in Berlin on 4.12 and friends from the Holy Shift Project which recently launched the Cacao Coast Crusade against Porto Sul would like to use the chance to catch his attention and send a positive public message.

There is a recognition that this is a David and Goliath move that probably cannot stop the construction of a billion dollar harbor, that is tied to corrupt compromises with China, but there is hope at least tied to make people aware of what is at stake.  

Over the past 50 years under the motto ‘Big Brasil’ that was instituted by the military dictatorship, the destruction of the Amazon and Altantic Forests has accelerated with indigenous tribes massacred and their lands dug up and rivers poisoned with toxic metals.  

Activists continue to be silenced and most live in fear to speak up.  

While it seems we are immersed in  a losing battle that has been fought over centuries with the ancient way of life being lost we cannot give up hope.  

Colonisation and Capitalism destroyed the concept of the commons and collectivism but we who have had the privilege to live in Northern/Western nations and Cultures have the capacity to creatively weave our consciousness in communion.  

Proteção e preservação das águas, florestas e terras indígenas

 Regenerative Growth Vs. Economic Extraction

#VivaFloresta #VivaNatureza #SalveOSagrado 

The artistic images were created by the Brasilian Berlin Artist Iru Waves whose creations are inspired by characters, mythologies, and forest cosmologies.

My art was inspired by the work of the artist Rita Huni Kuin who explores the history of the creation of ayahuasca medicine and my work aims to bring visibility and awareness about the respect for the original people of the Amazon.