The Big Ice – Greenland 2015: The Spiritual Significance of Climate Change

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, June 29th to July 4th, 2015

We had an amazing time at the Big Ice in Greenland – in Kalaallit Nunaat as we say in our own language. We experienced a shamanic spiritual walk in silence, and a bright night, watching the full moon and the midnight sun facing each other above us. And yes, we had so much fun.

The Big Ice is melting, we cannot stop it. There is nothing that anyone can do. It is too late. New life will begin where for thousands of years only ice existed.

Great change is arriving to all of us. It is time for people to know themselves, to honor themselves, to honor others, to honor nature and everything around us. We must change. We are all citizens of one world.

“The easiest thing to be melted is the ice on the ground. The hardest thing to be melted is the ice in the heart of Man. Only by melting the ice in the heart of Man, does Man have a chance to change and begin using his knowledge wisely.”

It is crucial now, for ourselves and for the world, that we learn to melt the ice in our hearts and begin using our knowledge wisely. Where do you think the hope lies in these times of change ? Not with our governments, not our religion or economy. You are the hope. Let us be aware of our responsibility to honor our lives and the cycles of Mother Earth.

So I thank each one of you for walking with me in Ceremony at the Big Ice in the land of Greenland. The oldest crust of Mother Earth. There we hear the silence, the incredible silence, opening our hearts, bringing us home to ourselves. Kalaallit Nunaat has much to teach the world – pay attention. Learn from her, from the Ground Zero of Climate Change. Eskimoes are hospitable – hospitality has been essential for survival in our land. So when you come, do not knock. It does not make sense to knock on an igloo or tent. Just ask: anybody home ? – and come in.