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I just have my words, I just my writings.....no more weapons for my country....

When I was coming here I had so many things to say I did not where I was going to begin. Being in my day to day life in my country and specially doing the work I do in my very small NGO, I have to solve so many small and big things that at some point life starts to be so difficult that I have never realize of that until I took the plane.

My last days back home were under tremendous stress. The final words of my friends were to defend yourself you can not be a romantic woman, living as if you were living in another planet, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A GUN.....TIENES QUE ARMARTE!!!!And I cried so hard I think I had no more tears....my kid has been suffering so much that he even took a gun his dad gave him as a game....but all know that thats how all start. As a game.

War is not a game. Has never been. Is something we must learnt from history, but something we need to avoid anywhere. I see life from a different perspective as I know we are nature and we are an animal specie. How ever knowing that, as specie we do not need to kill anyone or anything to survive. We might need or face many obstacles to survive, but as we become to the top specie in the food chain there is no need to kill anything unless you are going to eat it for survival reasons, as well as hunters had to do in the forest or the rural areas for food, no the ones that hunt for pleasure. There is no pleasure in that.

So.....coming here I have realized why I will never EVER TAKE A GUN. That is not the example I will for my son Nicolas, Thats not the example I will give the new generations. Because I have my words, my writings, my poetry and even my resilience to be able to continue in my romantic way of living my life in this planet. We will find peace through peace not doing the war. We will find peace if we are the peace not if we are the war. We will live in peace if we become the peace we want to have....there are no many options to take. And I took the one I know for sure its taking me to peace. In fact, I am already there. It is quite moment. Its white but sometimes comes into a brighter light. It is also dark and beautiful. It is with no sounds but also with beautiful music. With its own slowly movement. It is possible. It is real. Right now I can feel it while I am having a very strong cup of coffee in Washington in our last day of the tour. IT IS BEYOND!!! As we can create peace we will found peace in everything, in each smile, in people in the train, in the bus, in the stoplight, at home, in our family, in our kids, in our friends, in our partners, in our selves, in our bodies and in our soul.....because thats the source. As God to me, it is inside us. And will only come out if we had it inside. We are the peace we need. I feel it right now when I close my eyes and looked outside to see if it is outside...but it is right here inside my heart.

Since I was 6 months old my parents took me to camp with brother Juan. I can not remember that part. My mother does and she might have enjoy it going with his husband for those adventure trips with him. We did as well. For me it change my whole life perspective. Since I was 6 years old I can remember everything. Being at Rio Claro a very well known place right now but inhospitable by that time. I remember watching for many instants the floor of the river as it is marble that you can still see in this days as one of the most beautiful things over the earth. I remember I told my friends and they did not believed me. I remember so many things. Thankfully my brain just remember the good parts. Or maybe I never have a bad part in my childhood, but that is how it is. I remember getting so close to trees as if they were alive. Because I knew they were. And I remember getting so close to a grasshopper that I even became one. And I would pretend I was so small that I could see life from its eyes and I could jump almost anywhere...and I did.

Yesterday being at the White House I could remember that little girl and I had to rub my eyes to be sure I was not dreaming. It was real. My voice was hear. My thought were heard. My romantic way of thinking was hear at the most impressive house anyone could be at. The White. The house were many things get cooked and where global changes can happen. A house where right now might be going to difficulties as most of the houses but one where we can let our seeds inside as I am sure they will grow in people hearts there and they will take care of them and cultivate them as a precious thing. I know yesterday they hear stories they might have never heard in that way before from the voices of ourselves. I know and I can feel it now my thoughts went direct into their hearts and that my recommendation of no more money for our government to buy weapons or pesticides was something Obama will hear from his wife one night. No more weapons at all. In amy part. Lets move to another chapter of this world in my country. We are ready to move on. We are going to a new life and countries are still doing things at if we were in another century. We need new things. New strategies. To solve conflict and post conflict in the planet. Climate change is global not local. Displacement occurs in local levels but is global. Aids affects individuals but went global. Displacement happens locally but now became global. Or drug war is not my war. It is not my country war. It is not even South Americas war or Americas war. Ii is our planet war and we will have to deal with it as a global problem with REAL SOLUTIONS. Cocaine is not the only product coming the coca leaves which are sacred for our indigenas people. It is a sacred plant with so many good things inside it that we need to find a way out of this war to find real things for our people down there. Coca cookies, cakes, tea, matte, sodas, bread, creams for the body, plasters ( I had once an accident with 3 broken ribs in the amazon and if it was not for the "emplasto" I had the pain might had kill me). So....there is not time to wait....our land has no time to loose...as each day that the drug business is going many land is being destroyed, many people is being displaced, many women are being the target for this war we had had for so long. We had enough. It is enough. It has to stop. Finish. Finito. Se acabó.

And it will only be that way if we think globally and make changes at the local levels. Lets talk. Lets write. Lets know other our perspectives. And we will find real answers for everything.

Wi will. She will (thanks Intel for saying this so loud). And we all will. And we can. But we have to co it. Take your step. Move forward. Take a deep breath and change your life. Make your first step out of any bad thing and magic will happen. You might have changed the world.

I did. I know I have done it every day. And I am so happy and so proud and so strong. I only have my voice, my writings and my clean heart to keep going. And I will.

Beyond.

Comments

ruthibelle's picture

Don't ever stop.

Well, if that's what you have, use it to the best of your ability. Let God go with you and direct you.

Love,
Ruthibelle
ruthibelle.blogspot.com

martha llano's picture

God

He will. I am sure God is in every single moment of my life. He might be there directing me and I hope each word I write or say could be heard and echo some of the issues we all are dealing with.....thanks for writing as I believe that makes the difference.

Love

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

ruthibelle's picture

'Y tan sólo recuerde que las

'Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.'

Si ... es verdad :)

Love,
Ruthibelle
ruthibelle.blogspot.com

martha llano's picture

totalmente

así es......

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Theresa Dintino's picture

for the love of trees

Dear Marta,
I heard you speak at Bioneers and i want to thank you for sharing your deep passions for the earth, nature but most especially the trees. as a sister tree priestess, your words cut deep into my heart. I felt your full bodied commitment and share that commitment.

there are many ways to be a warrior. they don't all include a gun. i join you in the battle for the trees, one that leads from the heart. one that leads with words, prayers, dreams, song, dance and most especially-- hope.
your bravery and courage are astounding.,
i look forward to hearing more of how i can walk this path with you to free the trees and the forest and as a result, each other.
in deep appreciation,
Theresa C. Dintino

martha llano's picture

Together

Theresa we could do anything we want with love. That is the path. We need to reconnect ourselves with nature and we need to do it with so much love...and nature will reconnect also with us slowly.....so lets keep in touch to know what we are doing and how we can help many more.

My love and also appreciation.

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Theresa Dintino's picture

your photography

your photography is amazing.
thank you.
xoxox
Theresa

Stella Paul's picture

Appreciate deeply

Dear Martha

As an environment journalist, I take a rubbing from politicians and scientists every now and then for talking about climate change. They hate it when I talk about effects of climate change at grass root level. But sticking on and trying to explain is the only way to get through these difficulties.This is where you win my support completely. Keep the fight on!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

martha llano's picture

Beyond

Dear Stella, climate change CHANGES completely our whole life in this planet!!!!!for all the living and non living things...each specie is being affected..if they do not pay attention they are going to receive a huge impact when they do. Keep in touch..

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Nusrat Ara's picture

Lets talk. Lets write. Lets

Lets talk. Lets write. Lets know other our perspectives. And we will find real answers for everything.

I need not say more.

Love

Nusrat

martha llano's picture

True

Yes Nusrat

That is the real answer. Speak and listen.

Love

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Hummingbird's picture

and you will

I am very proud of you too sister. This was a delightful and very good article to read. I support you and keep on your great job dear.

A drop of rain can revive the earth, be the drop.

Hummingbird

martha llano's picture

Thanks to you aswell

Nisan nice to reply...comments are the way we had to know some one read us....With love

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

SSD's picture

Bueno !

Martha, in total solidarity with you my friend!
Don't stop --- let the ink flow...Go where you have not been before and touch the earth when it feels right.

Best regards,
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
monsuun_communications@yahoo.ca

Cheers,
Shaheen

martha llano's picture

I will

Shaheen thanks for your solidarity.....and for your words they are nice to hear.....

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

Lycia Ora's picture

Que gusto

Querida Martha -
La quería decir que para mi fue un gran placer poder conocerla en el evento de VOF acá en Nueva York. Tu historia me llego al fondo de mi corazón y me lleno de inspiracion, esperanza y orgullo. Espero que no sea la ultima vez que nos veamos y te digo que cuando vuelvas a Nueva York, tienes tu casa.

Un abrazote,
Natasha

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

martha llano's picture

Por supuesto

Claro que no será la última vez Natasha....para mí fue muy conmovedor mi visita a Estados Unidos esta vez y espero volver pronto.....gracias por haber ido al evento....estos son sólo posibles porque hay quienes quieren compartir sus historias y quienes quieren escucharlas.

Abrazo

Con afecto

Martha Llano
selva@sentir.org
marthallano.wix.com/serna

HAGA ALGO........ lo que lo haga feliz!
Y tan sólo recuerde que las soluciones a problemas globales dependen de cada individuo.

kifampa's picture

FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is a special threat made with love. God is our friend and we too are real friends as humans

Kifampa Joseph

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