I spent the morning in the woods. Is there any place more magical than a sunlit Aspen grove?
I had come to the woods to perform a small ritual in honor of my Earth tending work. I was greeted by a hummingbird as I embarked on my mission. The tiny hummer stopped feeding on wildflowers and buzzed all around me, dipping and hovering right in front of my face again and again. A one bird welcoming committee – what could be more auspicious?
I have always loved the woods. And the prairie. And the sea. The wild places of Earth hold magic and joy for me. Nature was my first teacher. And even though I have studied with a lot of amazing people, Nature continues to be my favorite teacher. The time I spend out in Nature feeds my Soul. And what I learn from the Soul of Nature informs my writing, my teaching, my parenting… my entire view of this world.
My relationship with Mama Earth is my touchstone, it anchors my entire life. And that love is why I do the work I do. In this small way, I can help and honor Mama Earth and Papa Sky.
Times passes so quickly. It has been almost 50 years since I first splashed in the creek and danced with the old oaks near my childhood home. It feels like it’s time to share what I have learned from all my wanderings in the wild places.
When Nature is in a balanced state, earth, water and sky overflow with abundant, joyful, Soulful energies. But over the past 50 years, I have watched the state of Mama Earth degrade at an alarming rate. And I now believe that if we wish for our grandchildren to survive and thrive on Planet Earth, we must re-learn how to love and honor this planet.
Living in sacred partnership with this planet is our natural state of being. The Soul of Nature is calling us home. We need only to reconnect and remember. Now is the time to dream a new Earth into being and we are the ones who must do it.
The ground of Mama Earth
whispers… it is time.
Our Mother gently coaxes us
to love Her, embrace Her, honor Her.
Gaia Maa sings for us
and we remember who we are.
It is time to heal our world
by loving Her.
It is time to reconnect
and SING with sacred Earth.
Sacred Earth and Sky
We are the Earth.
The Earth are We.