Elemental Advice

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded.
Wade into water to feel emotionally healed.
Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear.
Raise your face to the heat of the sun and
connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.”

~ Victoria Erickson

In Praise of Earth

Soil, Root and Fern

Let us remember within us
The ancient clay,
Holding the memory of seasons,
The passion of the wind,
The fluency of water,
The warmth of fire,
The quiver-touch of the sun
And shadowed sureness of the moon.
That we may awaken,
To live to the full
The dream of the Earth
Who chose us to emerge
And incarnate its hidden night
In mind, spirit, and light.

~John O’Donohue
In Praise of Earth

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Sacred Earth

‘It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.’

~Kate Morton

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#GetOutThere
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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

“… More than one-third of earth’s ice-free surface is devoted to agriculture, meaning that much of it is already managed intensively. Carbon farming’s fundamental conceit is that if we change how we treat this land, we could turn huge areas of the earth’s surface into a carbon sponge. Instead of relying solely on technology to remove greenhouse gases from the air, we could harness an ancient and natural process, photosynthesis, to pump carbon into what’s called the pedosphere, the thin skin of living soil at the earth’s surface. If adopted widely enough, such practices could, in theory, begin to remove billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, nudging us toward a less perilous climate trajectory than our current one…”

~Moises Velasquez-Manoff

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Read the entire article here.

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#SlowDownClimateChange
#CarbonSequestering

The Wisdom of Wave and Stone

“If there is any wisdom running through my life now,
in my walking on this earth,

it came from listening in the Great Silence
to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals,
to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.”

~Vijali Hamilton

Sacred Earth Within

Stone and Flow
Stone and Flow

“You carry Mother Earth within you.
She is not outside of you.

It is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.

Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.

Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive. That is a dualistic way of seeing.

So to breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it and realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the earth.

~Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk

Goddess of Stone

Earth Goddess
Stone Goddess

I am EARTH.

I hold the now and anchor this present moment. Wind may ruffle me. Still I hold. I have seen so many now’s. Still I hold. I am fundamental ground.

I was born from light. Before this here and now, I was asteroid and meteor, the stuff of stars.  I came from light. Now I am the loamy dark place where new life takes root. I am the substrate, the fundamental ground where it all begins.

I hold physical here and now. I am both anchor and dock. I may assume many forms – sand, rock, clay, dirt. Yet in every form I am here to hold life. The physical begins with me.

Touch is my lover. I revel in the sacred caress of plant and animal bodies to my earth. I love to give the seeds a place to root and the waters a place to flow. I offer the wind a destination.  Sun and Moon love to dance with me.

I am still, quiet, calm ground.  I am EARTH.  I am Stone Goddess.

 

Winter Solstice Gateway

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge
Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Winter solstice happens tonight in the northern hemisphere. This is the longest night of the year here in the North.

Our Sun it sitting directly on top of the Galactic Cross in our sky. The Galactic Cross marks where the plane of our solar system intersects with the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. Our Sun sits on the cross for 3 days.

This is a natural energetic gateway into the new year. Set your intentions for 2016 now!

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