“We haven’t been in right relationship with our Mother Earth and our fellow creatures for a long time. Even worse, we’ve believed we had the right to dominate Her, cut down Her trees for our entertainment and comfort, over consume Her resources and mindlessly fill Her body with trash.
… As we give, so shall we receive. There’s no punishing God or Goddess here. Just a simple instruction that our ancestors once knew, but that we’ve neglected to follow.
Mama Earth is our HOME.
May we learn to live in reciprocity with our Earth
and all her creatures.
May we live for the mutual benefit of All.
“The Queen Anne’s lace forcing its green stalks through the concrete at the edge of the road is praying. The deer stepping through the deep snow is praying. The monarch butterfly, the last of a mighty migration, emerging from its chrysalis on a leaf of milkweed, is lost in prayer. All of it is prayer. To begin to listen, and to speak, with the heart is to reenter those lost conversations, and recover those lost languages of prayer.
The simple truth of the rosary is, everything prays. The world itself is nothing but one vast, interconnected prayer. Once we know this, loneliness disappears forever from our lives. The clouds pray their way to the mountains, and the mountains pray for rain. Life is relationship. Nothing exists alone. No one is ever alone.”
“To enter a wood is to pass into a different world
in which we ourselves are transformed.”
‘With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.’
“We are all thankful to our Mother, the Earth, for she gives us all that we need for life. She supports our feet as we walk about upon her. It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from the beginning of time. To our mother, we send greetings and thanks…”
~Haudenosaunee Tribe Thanksgiving Address excerpt
Early August is when the first grain is harvested all over the northern hemisphere. And Sun God Lughnasadh gives his name to the harvest festivals that used to take place at this time in the ancient Celtic lands of Northern Europe.
The celebration of Lughnasadh typically involved the ritual cutting of grain and the making of bread. The people also came together to feast, sing and dance in honor of the harvest that would nourish them through the long cold winter ahead.
Take a few moments this weekend to celebrate this time of harvest. Go outside. Express your gratitude to Earth and Sky for creating the nourishing bounty that feeds all life on this planet.
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