By Jul Bystrova
A year ago, we were tending to the battered, the maced, the frozen the wounded and the traumatized at Standing Rock. I will never forget the night where the wounded were streaming in nonstop. I will never forget standing around the fire in the freezing cold at 3am and hearing everybody's stories. It was very surreal, and so very real.
At this time, I join those tending to the battered, the traumatized and those that have fallen through the cracks of our system after a fire disaster that is still hard to comprehend. By offering help, I took the lid off of the underbelly of the disaster world. There are so many deeply suffering, too wounded to even be able to seek help.
And there are so many still suffering from the effects of what happened at Standing Rock. This anniversary time is triggering for many.
Sleeplessness is the norm.
I move about these worlds, one among many, like a an anti-body for earth, listening for what's needed.
But really, sometimes I find myself impatient with humanity, with what we are doing, trying to keep going like there is some kind of "normal". Like we can ignore those among us, that someone else will come along to save them...or us.
We are all traumatized, really. The planet is traumatized. There are many frontlines, resistances, disasters, or places of quiet crisis.
There is only service for a new way at this point.
I vote with action that it be a way of caring.
SUPPORT THIS WORK
Era of Care works within the healers' community to provide gentle services to regions requesting care in times of crisis.
We have workshops, events, and services that are designed to respond directly to needs in a community.
We also are collecting and offering useful information from our growing collective.
Donate to this organization, and you will be directly supporting the growth of a strong network of healers & helpers who can help others, maybe even you or someone you love!
NOTE: This website is in the works of a major makeover, to accommodate new information and services.
This is largely a volunteer effort, we ask your patience. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates!
Design & Content Contributions by:
Corona Communications & Design
2018 Contribution for BFSAR by Stonesoup Arts