Moro Rock is being made whole. It’s Pride Month, and Moro Rock is being made whole. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🌱🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌱🏳️⚧️
“During a repair project at the Port San Luis breakwater, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that it would need larger pieces of stone to meet modern design standards. That meant much of the stone originally taken from Morro Rock couldn’t be reused. With that determination, the Chumash began working with the Corps and other government agencies to reunite the old breakwater material with originally taken from Morro Rock.”
Citation for this quote and the one below:
A branch of the army is working with the natives to restore the landmark the natives call Lisamu (Northern Chumash) or Le’Samo (Salinan). Do you get it? Do you feel the connection? To quote a line from a Christmas song, “Do you see what I see?”
For context, it seems important to point out that animism (the belief that everything is alive and spiritually connected) may be universal among indigenous cultures. For the natives, this natural monument known as Lisamu/Le’Samo is an entity—a being whose body has been broken apart by men for building material.
Violet Sage Walker, chair of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, said, “The reunification of Lisamu’ represents a healing of our people and our culture—a healing that is long overdue.”
Now that’s sacred, but wait, there’s more.
Take a moment to ponder who is doing the actual work. The ARMY Corps of Engineers!
We understand why it’s so important to the natives for this holy place to be restored, but why would the Army Corps of Engineers choose to do it, or be assigned the project?
I don’t know how these things work, but I hope maybe an interested reader will look into it and report back.
What I do know is this, “The Times they are a-changin’,” as Bob Dylan sang so long ago in the predawn, when the rays of Aquarius were perceptible, but barely. It can still feel that way at times, and it can get discouraging, but more and more evidence continues to surface.
The values that drove the decision to rebuild Moro Rock are not the same ones that led to it’s molestation. The cooperation and respect between the Engineers and the natives would not have happened 100 years ago.
It all goes together, don’t you see? Intergrity, respect, inclusion, compassion, honesty, justice, clarity, and reason, not opposed to, but coupled with transcendence.
It’s the world we all want and the one we can have. In spite of the resistance that continues the Aquarian dawn has broken. The world we’re looking for is all around us if we will but see it.