We are the ones we’ve been waiting for…

activism, Nature, photography

“You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered…

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?

Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for your leader.

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ’struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

–Hopi Elders’ Prophecy, June 8, 2000

Eartha

On a fine Saturday, Eartha set off to central London to join the rebellion 💚

I would normally avoid central London – especially Oxford Circus – at all costs on a Saturday afternoon but it’s a small price to pay if our voices can help. We hope that all our voices uniting together as one will raise awareness on the emergency we have on our hands…Protest3

On Saturday, the boat that had spent the week in the middle of Oxford Circus had been taken away by the police the evening before, or maybe it had just shrunk…

Annual Leaves

A lot of the protesters who take part in the protests for Extinction Rebellion do so on their annual leave… Like this gentleman who was one of the very last activists to be removed from Oxford Circus on Saturday…

You may think these protestors are an inconvenience to your journey in the city or you might think they are idealists but like Ian McKaye wrote :

“Idealists… Sometimes we may fool ourselves, but at least we are not in the business of fooling other people”.Protest5

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The police, slowly removing the last protesters from Oxford Circus…

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Then we made our way up to Marble Arch, up the road…

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MarbleArch

Marble Arch has been the main protest site, even though the protesters were holding up to 5 sites for the whole of last week (Parliament Square, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge & Picadilly Circus)…

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Artwork and pool

Pigeon
Printing workshop
RebelThis is what a rebel looks like, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in central London…

TeamTP

Thom took part in a workshop on activism & civil disobedience. He was in a group of adults and they had to come up with a plan. He chose the name of the group: Team T.P. (The Planet)…

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Train

A long and tiring journey home… with a train breaking down, then a very slow journey in a busy and noisy train…

EAster

Easter symbolises renewal, new beginnings, new life… I think it’s the best time of year for shaking off the cobwebs of winter and rise to action.

After the long, darker, reflective times of winter, now is a good time for us to come out of our shells, act up to these ideas, these resolutions we thought and reflected upon during our hibernation. Now is the time for new growth, new ways, new ideas to come to life…

For the love of Nature,

Noémie.

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