A friend standing beside a hotel elevator in Ottawa, Canada, was riveted by the sight of a young Inuit woman and her young child frozen with fear in the queue. Deciding not to enter the elevator when the doors opened he waited for them to close and approached the young woman. He knew enough of the Inuit language to be able to ask her if she needed help. "Room?" she whispered timidly. "Yes. We take this box to room", he answered in her native tongue.
In this fur- clad woman's eyes the box that opened and closed was as terrifying as an encounter with an alien space ship would be to you or me. She was witnessing people enter the box when the doors opened but when the doors closed and opened again the people had disappeared. What was the fate of those people? Was she willing to risk entry into this box and disappear? She was completely paralyzed by this unknown.
Her comfort zone was hundreds of miles North of this elevator on the frozen tundra. An igloo that offered the security of family and friends huddled on the warmth of furs spread over an ice floor. A reality where trips to the loo were a walk outside to a snow drift in -50 degree blizzards. Where bears lurked in wait for young toddlers to wander outside the ice globe. All of that she could accept. But an elevator? That was beyond her realm of security.
And yet...she was perfectly safe here in a hotel lobby next to an elevator. At least that is the way you and I would perceive it.
Fear. Where does it come from? Why do we experience it? The most obvious answer would be that when something is a threat to our security we get an adrenaline rush that puts us in that fight or flight state for our own preservation.
But what about those fears that grip us in the middle of the night for no apparent reason? Where do they come from? Why are we plagued by them?
I am reminded of research done on mice at Stanford University. The mice were stimulated with a scent that resembles cherry blossoms while simultaneously receiving an electric shock.. And as you would expect in this experiment reminiscent of Pavlov's work, every time thereafter that the mice were stimulated with the cherry blossom scent they recoiled in fear.
What was even more interesting was that the progeny of these electrically shocked mice also recoiled in fear at the scent of cherry blossoms. For the next six generations.
When the scientists involved examined the DNA in the sperm of the original males they discovered that the fear responders on their genome had been activated. "The sins of the fathers visited upon their children"?
The conclusion is that our environment programs us and future generations by serving as a template for response reactions.
But wait a minute. Aren't we then holding onto the stories of our own previous lineage? Yes indeed. We have encoded in our own DNA all the scripting of our ancestors both on our father's line and our mother's line. That is quite the witch's brew of experience, stories and programmed responses that have nothing to do with our current reality.
When we have unreasonable fears consuming us it is very likely a response to an outdated program that our ancestors encrypted onto the DNA script.
We all of us have stories and experiences of World Wars, The Great Depression, Persecution, Flight, Fear, Famine that generations preceding us lived through that can be triggered by the most innocuous of events.
So how do we eliminate fear from the equation? By recognizing it as a story that we have been transporting from another era. By clearing it energetically .
This is the beauty of working with Structured Energetics. Whether it is water, air, or sound the process of structuring corrects the error.
I have always understood water's abhorence to angles and her love of curves. It is why Structured Water is in alignment with Nature. In Nature water curves around bends and twists and rocks. It is only in civilization where water is forced into angles and sharpness.
Feminine Energy is like that. Curves and roundness. It is a balancing mechanism to the masculine angularity. When the two energies merge there is alignment.
Is it any wonder that in the Indigenous cultures it is the women who are the keepers of the water. The nourishers. The life givers.
In the following interview with Brandi Vezina, a Manitoba Metis, it is quite evident how powerful that feminine energy is beginning to sculpt the landscape of our collective consciousness.
Recently I Interviewed Brandi Vezina, the youngest ever Manitoba Metis Federation, Infinity Woman Secretariat in the South East Region of Manitoba. An Educator in Winnipeg, she holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Education. She is a motivational speaker, author ,singer/songwriter spreading her message of self-love and respects for the gifts of Mother Earth & Water.
Suzanne: Congratulations on your upcoming release.
Brandi: Thank you. It has all been happening so fast. I am so blessed. I have wanted to release an album for some time now but knew that no producer would ever consider me if I had not written my own work. So I went within and prayed. Before I knew it the song was writing itself and I could not work fast enough to get it done.
Suzanne: What is the title and how did you move forward with making yourself noticed?
Brandi: Well this is really wild. I contacted Murray Pulver of the Crash Test Dummies, who is now a producer. He loved my song, Danger and my second song, Walk Away. Both songs tell a story of Metis women. The Release of my 4 songs is scheduled for this Spring.
Suzanne: You have also published several books.
Brandi: My first book, Raising Consciousness, that is embedded with Indigenous teachings was closely followed by The Moonlit Path, an infusion of photographs and the written word to encourage a look at our world and discourse on our place in it, and I just recently released an e-book, Going Inward, that is focused on healing for positive change.
Suzanne: That is amazing. You are a teacher in Winnipeg and you are the recipient of the prestigious Indspire Educator Award in the Role Model Category, March 2013. What made you go into Teaching as a career?
Brandi: My first degree is in Environmental Science and I was offered 2 jobs with oil companies at double the salary of a teacher. However, Isoon discovered that I was just the token female indigenous emplyee. I did not want that. I wanted my life to be purpose filled by bringing environmentalism into the classroom. As an Environmentalist I see myself as a Steward of the Earth. As a woman in the Indigenous Culture it is my responsibility to care for the Sacredness of Water.
Suzanne: What is your role in the Manitoba Metis Federation?
Brandi: I am one of 7 women on the Board of Directors. We work to see women and families flourish.
Suzanne: Your are truly an inspiration and extremely accomplished for a woman in her early 30's. What motivates you?
Brandi: To be completely honest I am in my 7th year of Recovery. Recovery and connecting with Ceremony shifted my entire perspective and awakened me to my purpose with the Indigenous people.
Suzanne: What's on the horizon for you?
Brandi: Spreading the message of our connection the Earth and her Water and love of self through my music, the written word, and my speaking. I am starting with Turtle Island and Europe. We are proud people. We are free people. We are a blend of Indigenous and European bloodlines and we have always found a way to be self-sufficient and strong.