For the 99 percent of the time we’ve been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.
Janine M. Benyus
As an integral part of the global awakening that is happening, humankind are being called back to the earth, to reconnect with Gaia.
Not everyone is feeling this at the same time…as each one of us on our own sacred journey comes to experience in own time.
This morning, awakening around six thirty, I ventured out into the gardens to experience the early morning mist, which, as I type at almost 11am, prevails.
Ireland has been experiencing some incredibly good weather in recent weeks and so it goes on.
In other parts of the world, devastating storms have wreaked havoc!
Yet, in all of this uncertainty and upset, the advance of those seeking to connect with Mother Earth increases.
We are like lost children in need of the comfort of a parent.
And perhaps this is a good thing, for to be like children on this Sacred Earth will connect us much easier than any other way.
So what is it about children that gives them the advantage in understanding their place in the Universe?
Could it be that they are naturally curious?
Is it our loss that we accept so much and question so little?
Have we allowed our lives to become subsumed in the detritus of the material world?
I often pass gardens where all is so perfectly straight and neat that I actively squint in attempting to see Mother Nature…and often I do not see Her at all!
Yet I know that control of Nature brings unhappiness and discontent…the sort of feeling where frustration begins to eat at one’s very soul!
So what are the tools we need to enable us to reconnect with Mother Earth.
I have the privilege to be able to observe small children when they visit Bealtaine with their parents and it is nothing less than a joy to behold!
They hold the keys to the kingdom!
What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,
to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!
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