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.