Common Ground

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In a world that appears to be coming apart at the seams, we are reminded, on a daily basis, by the mainstream media, that we are separate and divided on many levels.

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There are many aspects of our lives where we disagree.

I know how that works, for I was born and raised in a place of separation…Northern Ireland.

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As I grew, left home, went to university and raised a family in London, I became aware of the importance of common ground.

London is a melting pot of over twelve million people, where the essence of living harmoniously is to be found in common ground.

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I held an allotment for many years, a place where cultures met with great affection shared for what was beneath our very feet…common ground.

It served us well as we grew food, shared seed, advice and barbecues!

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I continue to share common ground with my ex-husband, for we each agree that our common ground is compassion for animals, the Earth and love of our children.

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As a species, we have much in common with each other.

When a community comes together it can be an awesome sight, especially when fuelled by compassion!

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Here we are in the midst of troubled times where much is threatened, yet I see people coming together as never before.

People with real concerns for Mother Earth, their communities, resources and much more.

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There will always be those we feel apart from, angry with and despairing of, for that is the human struggle.

It is the small, unsung bits of humanity that bind us together…kindness and compassion.

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The Need To Be

www.bealtainecottage.comThere is a growing consciousness of need in humanity today.

The standing stone at Bealtaine Cottage February 2013There is an urgent need to be close to the Earth.

An early bee in April 2013 at bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensMany of you feel this most powerfully.

April 2011 Earth Day at bealtaine cottage permaculture gardensMany of you are seeing the world for the first time…with eyes wide open, almost startled by the immense beauty of it all.

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April 2011 Bealtaine Cottage Laurel arch023With this rise in vibrational energy comes the Awakening of Humanity.

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Gaia,
you who cradle uranium and the rose
in your arms–
in this vast mysterious universe,
my very bones belong to you.

You witness my love affair
with the tall grass, wind, fox:
my senses–your holy communion.

I stand on your soil
in sunlight, starlight, moonlight,
rain, eclipse and earthquake,
offering a timeless prayer.

I walk in the spirit of you.
Earth. Mother, Ge.
I speak in your tongues.
I plant your seeds.

Attend my dreams.
Clarify my thoughts.
Inform my acts.
And every day at dawn,
seize my heart anew.

Claudia L’Amoreaux Fox

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