Call of the White Lions Pilgrimage
Timbavati Safari Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa
23 April - 2 May, 2019
If you haven’t yet heard the sacred Call of the White Lions, please be aware that there are still a couple of places available. Hosted by the lion queen herself, Linda Tucker, she shares this important message:
“We are not open to the public.
The Heartlands of the White Lions is an ancient Sacred Site, protected by African kings for many hundreds of years before Kruger was declared a National Park.
To ensure the protection of the White Lions in their endemic territories, and the sensitivities of the White Lions mission to restore order on earth, we are highly selective about who we allow access.
These are Holy Animals.
"I see you as a “Gate Keeper”: I know that your custodianship of this group is safe, and we’ll be doing important work together.
I know you appreciate why I am so selective about who I invite into the Heartlands. have turned away 7 groups of people who have asked to come, because some visitors carry serious negativity with them, or show insufficient alignment (A-LION-MENT).
I view you and this group as a “Task Team” in advance of a bigger Indigenous ceremonial gathering that is committed to the Declaration of Sacred Sites, here in the Heart of White Lion territories, and globally. I will be working closely with you in that respect.
Answering the Call in 2017
Leading the Dance
I had originally planned to come to Nepal in April and through impulsive reaction, bought a ticket to India for the middle of March, thinking I would travel there from Israel for a few weeks and then into Nepal. Well that was a mistake, as leading up to my flight Spirit kept showing me my original plan. Plus, I had a visa dilemma, so I bought a ticket to Nepal thinking I would just then skip India after all. But issues with a transfer visa from India to Nepal became a stressful problem, and I ended up missing my flight because of travel delays and issues with my plane ticket.
The Journey Begins
Once I contacted Tangi and told her I was on my way straight to Nepal, she invited me to come with Dawa and her to Lang Tang. Right away I knew I was destined to help them reach Dawa's family in the Himalayan valley. Now, this is no walk in the park kind of hike. It takes a day’s bus ride to arrive to the nearest town that you start hiking from, and from there, depending on how you do it, it can two days or more to reach Lang Tang village. And to do it with a toddler in that elevation can be quite testy and exciting at the same time.
In the 2015 earthquake, Lang Tang was hit pretty hard. Some of the pics in this blog show the mountain top that blew off and crushed about one third of the village. Thousands perished in this area during the earthquake. Dawa's grandparents live 25 mins up the way and so weren't hit terribly hard. However, Dawa had 10 aunties and uncles that all perished in the earthquake, except for her father. So you can imagine the reconnection and love her grandparents had for little Dawa and her mother making the trip up.
In memory and healing of the land and people, we created a medicine wheel next to the stupa out of the broken mountain crystal. What a great experience to share with Dawa and Tangi.
Simple, Blissful Ways
Meeting their present family, grandparents and seeing their way of life amazed me. Still living their indigenous ways in the mountains as yak herders. Simple, blissful and with lots of fresh yak milk (really nice as tea), yak cheese and meat, Dal bhat (famous Nepali dish), Chung (rice wine), roti (basically a tortilla) and love.
If there's one thing I'm grateful for, it's how I get to immerse and experience each indigenous culture at its finest. To see Dawa and Tangi be accepted as family and the love and bond that was made even more concrete, was priceless. So blessed and grateful to be part of their journey in this way!
The diamond light, immensity and vast power those Himalayas hold with our Earth mother is something special and electric with the Divine. Holding complete gratitude and love for all my relations.
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Adam Shield of the Feather
Adam Shield of the Feather
Indigenous advocate and world traveler raising awareness of the need to revive ancestral medicine and ancient knowledge-based practices to help heal ourselves and our Earth Mother. Life mission is to help bring back to the forefront those globally indigenous and ancient forgotten principals, traditions, knowledge, rites, ceremonies, and medicines that once had a place and meaningful influence in this world. Native American Oneida Nation and South American (eagle and condor) heritage.