ONE IS OUR EARTH – Podcast 1

YKSI ON MAA – episode 1: PLANET (19.2.2019) 41min

This first episode of the ONE IS OUR EARTH podcast series features voices by climate specialist Tero Toivanen, plus the Four Winds elders Markku Lehmuskallio, Anastasia Lapsui and Charles Lawrence. Languages: Finnish, Russian (translated to Finnish), English.


translation: Elina Mäkilä
narrators: Hanna Kaisa Vainio, Meri Hietala
journalistic editor: Sisko Pajari
sound design and editing: Kalle Kuisma

production crew

Kalle Kuisma, Sisko Pajari & Virko Kolulahti
Four Winds / Korppiradio

text paragraphs

Johannes Setälä: Samaanien Kalevala
from the book Neljän tuulen tiet (2007)

music and soundscapes

Tuomas Rounakari: Kutsu
Hopi Indian Chanters : Chant of the Eagle Dance
Charles Lawrence: I Send a Cry
Charles Lawrence: Return to the Earth

Pablo Salatin: Svalbard, Temple Fjord
A small wind flute shrine in memory of a storm we survived and others things
Vincent Duseigne: Brugge station
Wu.Tsan-Cheng: 復興路421號,Taoyuan Dist., Taoyuan City
Sylvia Shale: Lost Maples State Park, TX, USA
Lost Maples – Can Creek Pipe
John Hopkins: neoscenes: Echo Park campfire
speltier: Seymour Valley Trailway

Spring Equinox Vision

A Recent Vision commands attending to: A vision of what might happen IF great numbers of us, around the world were to sit at an appointed time and delicate 2-3 hours of simply beating a heart beat, while deliberately directing that resonance into Mother Earth.

For those unfamiliar with this one’s personal history: 43 years ago I was given a ‘vision’. (In NW Native Tradition that is called a ‘Glimmering’ when that happens, the one who received the ‘call’ is sent off on a quest to fulfill and discover what the vision meant.) At That time, I was studying with Joseph Campbell, the now famous Mythologist. The Vision came while attending a lecture by him, the topic of the lecture ‘the Lakota myth of the Broken Hoop’. Approaching Joe, after the lecture, he listened carefully as he usually did. Then pronounced that I needed to set out to discover what the vision had for this one.

The Vision: What would / might happen IF we simply began to gather once again as Ancestors did at the 4 turnings of the Year; to Celebrate our lives and remember ‘Sacred relationship’ with all things! We are at core level, agrarian beings, simply another species of Being here on the earth. As most of you know, Native elders, Hopi, Coast Salish, Lakota, Seneca with whom I had become familiar, were most eager to assist this one in realizing the Vision.
43 years later, that Vision has assisted this one and many many others to ‘return to’ Our Mother. In particular here in USA, the Vision eventually led to the re-birth of an Ancient Shoshone Ceremony, their version of the fabled ghost dance, naraya. 28 years have passed since the re-birth of naraya and close to 1,000 persons a year now celebrate that ceremony of spirit Renewal.

An aspect of that original Vision assisted in birthing 4 winds, Finland, where we have entered our 23rd year of existence. I am privileged, now, to visit with family on Iceland where I have joined in their Sacred Circles that feed the spirits of the people!

There was no way of predicting what might unfold as this one followed, step by step,, noting when and where the next step appeared. The quality of the vision speaks for itself! Literally Thousands of individuals have benefitted from participating with varying aspects of the Vision and becoming infected with the commanding Spirit to truly attend to personal re-newal..

The NEW Vision; What might happen.. IF… dedicated persons sit in Circle, Dedicate that time to be in harmony with one another and beat, in unison..the Sacred Heartbeat. The crucial timing seems to be Equinox, Spring 2019. I am intent on leaving the details of timing to those of you on the naming list, who feel ‘called’ to participate with the experiment.

There is a wide span of time zones to be considered. yet, I recall an event “Harmonic conversion’ when thousands around the world participated. In the gatherings in which I participated, the dynamic Spirited JOY that we all experienced enhanced our lives in countless ways.

Something IS calling! A ‘Cry’ from Her! Who will join this Vision?

Please consider what I have put forth here. Does the ‘Cry’ hold any appeal for you? If so, can you become full-heartedly active and contact all your friends, students, collaborators to co-Create an Equinox gathering, Equinox, the balance time..equal light and dark. I imagine that collectively there are more than 2,000 drums we are connected to.

My Spirited Imagination says that those 2.000& Drums will be delighted to be called into Presence to Honor our Mother! This will be a person to person mobilization.. Iktomi, the great Spider, Weaver of the Sacred Web that is Life is calling us together!

Eager to hear your thoughts!

Charles  Lawrence

Tree of life

I am that force of life as ray of hope to mankind.
My root of depth unknown to man.
Fed was I by sacred waters
from rivers of Mother Earth.
My bark of strongest faith,
my branches in salutation
in search of all creation to reach
the highest form of my existence.
My energy of sparks of fire
from great Father Sun.
Possessor of all energies above and under.
I seek, I reach, I behold, I render.

My talk reaches the Sun,
my heart beats with Mother Earth.

My blood flows in harmony with rivers
that maintain the freshness of life.
My branches reach the skies
saluting day and night.
the Universe in constant balance
of being and truth.
My roots point to the center of the Earth and
is so feel the warmth of it’s inner core.
Reaching the warmth in every man’s heart.
Emulate my branches and roots.
Stretch your arms in unisons with mine and together
we pray the sacred prayer of the Tree of Life.

(Charles Lawrence)