Dedicating them to The Great Mother:
To the Dark Goddesses,
to the Inner Flame of Re-Creation,
to standing unapologetically in Truth.
Let the rest burn away.
It can be so simple; a sound made sacred, a lingering fragrance observed, a few words strung together in Prayer.
Ritual is when time is held still, for a moment, and our attention is turned to what is right in front of us, to what we are offering right now beyond ourselves.
Allowing a natural exchange with the breath, with stillness, and with what we can only sense but often cannot see.
We can ALL be Earth Protectors, in small and big ways.
It doesn’t have to be complicated. If we always keep this beautiful green and blue Planet in our Hearts, if we always keep ALL of this Planet’s inhabitants in our Hearts, and if we remain Thankful for all that this Planet give to us to sustain us every day, our whole Life then becomes a Prayer to Mama Gaia, to Mother Earth, to Pachamama. Wouldn’t then every action be seen through this lens and better choices to support this Planet and all it’s Eco Systems be made?
It can be simple. It can be as simple as replacing little things here and there and slowly ingraining this way of thinking into our everyday. Making sustainable choices that are small but will have a big impact:
Do you buy plastic straws? Stop purchasing them and invest in a few reusable stainless steel straws instead.
Do you buy plastic water bottles? Stop purchasing them and invest in a good reusable water bottle. The market is saturated with all kinds of great reusable water bottles made from stainless steal, ceramic or glass.
Do you use and take the plastic bag option when buying goods? Bring your own cloth bags instead. You might forget sometimes, but as you keep remembering it becomes a habit. I always keep several cloth bags in the trunk of my car and one in my purse. It becomes second nature to have reusable bags with you.
These plastics and all plastics are the cause of the plastic trash epidemic that is overwhelming landfills, our Oceans and waterways, and in the bellies of the Water inhabitants literally choking the life out of them.
We can choose better, because EARTH DAY is EVERY DAY.
These are just a few suggestions to start changing the way we interact with this Earth. There are SO MANY more actions that can be taken.
This Planet deserves our efforts, because without it there is no Life for us to live.
An April Full Moon blessing for the new beginnings of Spring and found freedoms of the Heart.
For Light and Darkness:
“Light cannot see inside things.
That is what the dark is for:
Minding the interior,
Nurturing the draw of growth
Through places where death
In its own way turns to Life.”
For Shifting Seasons:
“The tight solitude of a seed,
Allowing it time
To shed the grip of former form
And give way to a deeper generosity
that will one day send it forth,
A tree into springtime,
May all that holds you
Fall from its hungry ledge
Into the fecund surge of your Heart.”
~John O’Donohue in “Bless the Space Between Us”
And so, having lost my way within the deep darkness of the questions, I turned around to face the way back and followed my scattered teeth like breadcrumbs. Hoping to return to the beginning.
Working on my newest zine. Taking the storytellers’ path: Turning symbols into stories and stories into myth.
After every Dark Season, there is always the return of the Light…
I’m sharing my New Moon – New Year Tarot reading over on my dear friend Kate Bartolotta’s website. She created an incredible offering to help open ourselves up to this time of possibility. I hope that in sharing this New Moon – New Year reading, that you can find some inspiration for the letting go of the no longer to be carried and the holding on of what really grips your heart.
May the sweet promise of renewal bring you healing, comfort and your heart’s desire.