Quotes by Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, 

“Prayer is the greatest thing I have as I walk upon this earth.”

"I believe that through prayer, we can change our way of thought."

"Us women, we are the givers of life. We're the only ones in the world that can carry more than one spirit in us. We are multi-modal.  When I was young I could nurse my child and stir the stew and kick the cat out at the same time."

"There's got to be a change... and there's got to be a better way."

"Oh Great Spirit, the Creator of All, we thank you for surrounding each and every one of us with your love and your protection.  I pray you look down upon us this morning with favor, that we look beautiful in your eyes, we are your grandchildren." 

 "In the state of Oregon, where I come from, there's over two hundred species of animal life that's gone."

"We have been brought together by a common vision to form a new global alliance.  We are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.  Ours is an alliance of prayer, education, and healing for our Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come."

 "And we all know, water is our earth mother's blood.  And we are losing it around the world. "

"I'd like to get people to start blessing the water and tell them it's sacred and thank it for what it does for us. ...continue to say a prayer to the Creator to help it with our Earth Mother's blood."

"We're being a voice for the voiceless. Mother Earth is calling us back. We're covering her face with concrete. We're polluting her waters with garbage. Enough is enough. When the trees and water are gone, how can the world banks manufacture money?" started the Blessing of the Salmon Cer­emony in ’94 on the Applegate River. I wanted to restore our ritualistic way so people would understand, be re­spectful and be careful of what they’re doing to the earth.” 

“The blood has run long enough. We have to care about the little people. It is not adults that own this world — it is the children.” 

"I am a voice for the voice for the voiceless.  We are all speaking to an unseen world, speaking for our Mother Earth, trying to stop our spiritual blindness. We speak for the animal kingdom for those in the waters, for the four-leggeds and the one-leggeds (trees) ... and the creepy crawlers.  I pray our Creator hears us. The creatures have a right to be."

"You are here to shine your light from every pore of your being. Glorify your own nature, taking your power back and standing in your own spiritual light, a quantum consciousness of awareness. How are you using your gifts? How will you serve the planet? Are you walking your talk? Prayer is the only way. Prayer is the language of our souls, the only way to feed your answers is to pray."

 "When is enough, enough?! We are here to let the beauty, love and joy continue so when you walk through this journey, the earth is the better for it. There is "right seeing" — parts of your mind open for you, and you see what people believe about reality. You created your experience of reality. Is it fear or greed? Or is it happiness? These experiences are not in the conscious mind of the earth — the anchor that holds the earth's vibrations. We become the see-ers, activating the third eye, seeing before the separation when the insatiable beast of greed takes over. We can give back love, generosity and forgiveness when we 'see' rightly. Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is our gift! What part will you play today?!"

"We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works."

"Legend tells us that the salmon were people shaped like us that lived in a beautiful city below the ocean floor.  The spirit of the Salmon People chose to come back every spring and fall to feed the two-leggeds of this world.  Lots of people say 'Grandma Agnes, that's a terrible story!'  But I tell them the Salmon People chose to sacrifice themselves to feed us."

''We need to enlighten people and tell the world leaders there has to be a better way. If we allow the animal kingdom to disappear, at the rapid rate it is disappearing, then we are killing ourselves faster than we think."

 "From the getgo, this council originated from the Spirit World.  Every one of us has been called.  Through our prayers, we can touch the hearts of the people.  We can help stop spiritual blindness around the world. Our prayers can be brought from the four corners of the world for this work.  We can be the voice of strength, encouragement, and love, fighting for peace. Remember, even water dripping on a rock can make a difference."

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