A few years back I learned about a council of 13 indigenous women (the Council of Grandmothers) who came together in 2004 out of concern for the state of the world and all living in it.  Among them, they have 889 years of wisdom to share with the world.  Among many indigenous cultures, 13 is seen as a sacred number, making the Council even more apt for the wisdom they carry and wish to share.

Grandmothers Bernadette, Margaret and Agnes in conference

The Council believe that their ancestral ways of “prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today.”  The Grandmothers also believe that the need for change is urgent.  When asked for their wisdom, the Grandmothers always respond.  Here is what they have to say about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light steady for the Gulf of Mexico,” the Grandmothers said. “This crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake up!” they cried.

Read more here. . . A message from the Council of Grandmothers