Honor the Indigenous People of our world through a (Conscious Global) Stand in Rescinding the Papal Bulls of the 1400's
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When the past mistakes are erased, it is as kids say SWEET! Sweet because it amazing, sweet because it is profound, sweet because it feels good, sweet because it makes a difference in the world. A difference that matters to us and the next seven generations. Why does it matter?
We have entered a new era. It simply would be a shame to take our old baggage with us into a new beginning on earth. It is time for all humanity to join together in claiming justice for the Indigenous People on our earth.
You may wonder how?
This is a call for the people of the world to rescind the Papal Bulls of the 1400's claiming they are no longer valid and are inhumane. Claiming a rescinding for our past ancestors, for all our relatives, and for own body, mind and soul.
Is this really important?
Everyone around the world carries in their ancestral history injustices for humanity from our past history toward Indigenous people. As we move into 2013 it is time to cleanse the past, and claim it is no longer part of us and create a healing on earth. Like in the new movie "Lincoln" Lincoln's determined stand for claiming justice for Africans started a healing on earth. We can do the same right now today!
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Facts of Why?
For the past 500 years every Pope of the Catholic Church has ignored repeated requests to rescind doctrines which grant the authority to essentially kill, enslave and confiscate the land of Indigenous People who do not accept Catholic religion and remain so called “pagan /heathens” from having other faiths.
With all due respect this is not to say that Catholic’s agree with these doctrines, as many do not even know they exist. As Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrims says so clearly, “ No one is even alive today that had anything to do with the creation of these Doctrines.”
Our collective consciousness has evolved leaps and bounds since the 1400’s and can no longer be a vibrational match to injustice. As we move toward this new era, a higher vibrational shift is taking place. We are being called to spiritually rescind our past mistakes.
As we claim justice through acknowledging past wrong doings, we become the change we are seeking in the world and accelerate our evolutional process. Validation is powerful in healing all wounds. Validation changes the course of history.
Here is a list:
1. Pope Nicholas V issued the papal bull Dum Diversas on 18 June, 1452. It authorized Alfonso V of Portugal to reduce any “Saracens (Muslims) and pagans and any other unbelievers” to perpetual slavery. This facilitated the Portuguese slave trade from West Africa.
2. Pope Nicholas V wrote the Papal Bull Romanus Pontifex on January 5, 1455 to the same Alfonso. As a follow-up to the Dum Diversas, it extended to the Catholic nations of Europe dominion over discovered lands during the Age of Discovery. Along with sanctifying the seizure of non-Christian lands, it encouraged the enslavement of native, non-Christian peoples in Africa and the New World.
3. The Inter Caetera Papal Bull issued on May 4, 1493 by the Spanish Pope Alexander V1, which granted the explorers of the new world Americas, to confiscate the land of Indigenous People who did not accept Catholic religion and remained “ pagan /heathens”
4. The Christian Doctrines of Discovery : This is taken from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia:
“According to the United States Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. M'Intosh, this theory of Christian expansion and possession of newly discovered lands, despite native presence, was one by which all colonial powers operated. Chief Justice Marshall, writing the decision, held that the United Kingdom had taken title to the lands which constituted the United States when the British discovered them. Marshall pointed to the exploration charters given to John Cabot as proof that the British had operated under the doctrine. The tribes which occupied the land were, at the moment of discovery, no longer completely sovereign and had no property rights but rather merely held a right of occupancy. Further, only the discovering nation or its successor could take possession of the land from the natives by conquest or purchase. Natives could not sell the land to private citizens but only to the discovering government.”
The doctrine was used in numerous other cases as well. With Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, it supported the concept that tribes were not independent states but "domestic dependent nations". www.doctrineofdiscovery.org wrote : “The decisions in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe and Duro v. Reina used the doctrine to prohibit tribes from criminally prosecuting first non-Indians, then Indians who weren't a member of the prosecuting tribe.”
Like a weed in the garden that is never uprooted, it has a tendency to grow in either disguised or obvious ways, such as with the Doctrines of Discovery, which led to the subjugation of indigenous people of Americas and was also used when France first claimed the land of the Mi'kmaq, which they christened Acadia. Marc Lescarbot, who was a French lawyer, articulated this Christian law in 1618 in his explanation of France's right to Acadia (now the Canadian Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.)
“Governments and various organizations have used the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking of lands, the extermination of people and cultures, and the breaking of agreements and treaties.”
Inside of us, we carry the root from our ancestors. The root [justification] of the Doctrines of Discovery came directly from the Papal Bulls.
Weeds are like the shadow of mankind, which surfaces whenever greed appears. We can see this today in taking away peoples rights, water, farms or land for Higher Authority reasons.
Many groups have organized protest and raised petitions seeking a repeal with no avail from the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
This petition is claiming that in all due respect, we honor the Pope Benedict XVI as servants of the Creator, and respect his work and prayers for making the world a better place for all humanity and are no longer attached to him revoking The Bull Inter Catera and the other two Papal Bulls for we the people have denounced them.
We are claiming that we may not be able to change the past wrong doings, but we can change how we carry it forward in the future. Claiming that there is no spiritual justice in enslaving, or exterminating people and cultures or subjugating people to steal their land or water. It is morally wrong in every principal, going against the basic values of mankind, and even against the Ten Commandments. We join together in forgiveness of the past and stand for human rights now and in the future.
When past mistakes are not cleared, changed or forgiven they stay part of us. As we move toward 2013 let us up-root these weeds and claim that Papal Bulls are a disgraceful and inhumane and no longer part of us.
“ We the people truly want equality and justice for it is long overdue. I am the spokesperson for the 13 Indigenous International Grandmothers, and I pray that those who can rescind this edict will show compassion of this plight of all Indigenous peoples.” Sincerely Agnes Baker Pilgrim
We are all connected. Besides signing this petition I am practicing Ho'oponopono an Hawaiian practice which rectify an error or makes right with our ancestors and relations, through the process of sincerely saying I love you, forgive me for my part in collective consciousness which contributed to this injustice in any way, forgive my ancestors, my generations, my environments which have contributed to any injustice, suffering, harm or imbalance, I am sorry and thank you for your wisdom which the world longs for.
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To study more on these Doctrines here are some links used in this research.
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