In Navajo “Haseya” means to rise up. Navajo women and many other feminine forces fight without fear to save the future of our beautiful planet.
The Navajo people had developed a rich, sustainable and advanced culture when the European invaders came in the sixteen century. The Spanish enslaved, brutalized and reduced the population for decades. Navajo were forcefully removed from their land due to continued conflict with invaders moving on to and surrounding their land.
During this time the Navajo adopted the horse which became one of the most sacred animals to them. Today, Climate change and drought even threatens the survival of the Navajo’s horses as rains are disappearing and ground water dries up. Nearly 200 free roaming horses just died this spring near the Gray Mountain close to the Navajo Reservation.
We have to rise for all peoples, for our horses and for our beautiful planet.
Enjoy Ajeet’s video Haseya and a video honoring The Spirit of the Horse.
Much love Stina
I am the river of life
I am the keeper of this dream
Walk with me I’ll tell you a thousand stories
Long ago given to the earth
These mountains tall
They are my only walls
In this temple
Where I bow
Rise up my sisters rise up
We are the water the sacred cup
It’s in our hands that all life grows
It’s in your dance
It’s in your hands
It’s in your love we rise above
It’s in your song I hear my soul
So rise up my sisters rise up
Let us lift each other up
Sing it from your heart
and from your soul
The sun and moon they shine together
She moves the waters
and dances with the heavens
In your eyes I see Haseya rise
In your eyes I see the giver of this life