Volume I- Issue I Sunday, June 28, 2010
There has been much happening in our earthly environment. Over the past week we have seen a minor earthquake in Brooklyn, NY and a tornado touched down in Bridgeport CT. Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and floods are becoming more frequent as we continue to ignore the messages. Our oceans have become black with greed as they have been destroyed by oil leaks. Mother earth is the sustainer, but she can also be the destroyer. What is the message for us? For her actions cannot be simply to torture humans, but to teach us. I cannot help but think that the message is one that is grounded in gratitude and responsibility. Do we have our priorities straight? Do we spend as much time engaging in our spiritual light and experiencing the splendor of mother earth, as we do on facebook, in front of the TV, or consuming unnecessary things? Perhaps it is time to start the changes by truly experiencing the splendor of mother earth, by taking the time to observe her magnificence and being grateful for all she offers.
“To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night:
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring ...
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
~ John Burroughs, Naturalist (1837-1921) ~
Have you taken the time to thank the earth mother for the air that you breathe? Have you thanked her for the gentle breeze that breaks up a moment of summer heat? Have you slowed down enough to simply enjoy and be in awe of a sunrise, a sunset, or a beautiful twilight evening? When was the last time that you really examined a wildflower, a wise old tree, or passing cloud? What do these elements have to offer you? Just as the traumatic natural disasters have something to offer, so does the beauty that surrounds us. In fact, I believe that it is a key to the change. We spend so much time running about that we don’t take the time to connect, recharge, and breathe into the wisdom that the universe and mother earth have to offer in every moment. This leaves us very unattached and ungrateful for all that we receive. In order to take responsibility and reconnect, we must SLOW DOWN AND EXPERIENCE THE NOW.
Observing the earth and mother nature brings us more into the present moment, so that we can get more in touch with the NOW, and the whispered wisdom that exists in every moment……if we just slow down enough, are grateful enough, and can JUST BE.
What beautiful moments will you experience this week dear ones? What lessons do the elements offer you? What whispered truths will you hear on these winds of change?