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Thank you to the three of you who so nicely welcomed me to the pulse wire community, I was pretty suprised to have messages already, especially when I don't know anyone on worldpulse, it made my day.

It is sunny and beautiful late summer here in MN and I am spending it with my grandmother who is visiting from Germany. Today I showed her how I make plant medicine, we ate some soup and this afternoon I am going to help her wash her hair and put it in curlers. I feel so blessed to be able to spend loving time with her. Grandmothers are so important, I'll be excited when I look in the mirror and I am one myself.

Something I think about often is how separated we in "western culture/civilization" are from the earth and thereby ourselves. How deeply I desire to know the ancestral knowledge of where I come from; I crave my own indiginous culture. Yet when I ask my Omi, she doesn't have the answers, even though she is living on our indiginous land that our family has lived on for thousands of years she doesn't know. It reminds me that we are all a colonized people. And in the process many of us have forgotten who we are. I want to remember.

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aliĝngix's picture

Hi

Everyone is welcome.

It's so nice to hear about your day. It sounds like you had a nice time.

I feel the need to get down to my own culture as well, just something we need to find that belongs to ourselves.

What do you know of your culture? What are your roots?
I'm an Unanga, in what is now know as Aleut, from the Aleutian islands up north in Alaska.

It'll be interesting to start a talk about each of us finding our unique cultures. I love that line: "And in the process many of us have forgotten who we are. I want to remember." It's nice.

Good luck finding yours!
Speak softly, for if you listen, you'll hear the past whispering back to you.

Friede Rica's picture

thank you too

Oh, that sounds exciting! I would love to share with you about our paths to self discovery within where we come from and who we belong to... ourselves and eachother along with our ancestors and the land we walk on.

I love what you wrote too, "Speak softly, for it you listen, you'll hear the past whispering back to you." That is beautiful and something I could practice more.

I would love to be pen-pals and explore our journeys through pen and paper if you want to, or we can write through pulse wire too, I'm just rather old-fashioned and not very computer literate for being 27, but I can learn, hey I joined this thing! ... :)

Sharese's picture

Truth

That is so true. I love hearing stories from my grandparents and spending quality time with them. My family's stories come from America though- I don't know anything about my acestry before America.

Wow, your midwife goal sounds like an amazing one! I send you many good vibes on that front.

I am glad you have joined. I look forward to reading more from you!

Peace and love,

Sharese

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