“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.” — Terence McKenna. Wise words from a human being who explored his sacred journey to the end.
This really is about a mindset, a way of seeing the world around us.
A time of evolving away from fear of the dark.
I was mindful of this last evening when I had to go out searching for Sammy-bear, in the dark, armed with a wind-up torch…oh, how I wish I’d wound it up fully and charged it beforehand, for there I was, walking, winding and calling, in the dark…crazy cat lady!
Walking back up through the gardens, in the moonlight, Sammy-Bear doing his best to trip me up, for he loves to wind himself around my feet as I move, my mind wandered onto these words of wisdom.
As I called to mind what Terence had said, I began to look around me in the moonlight.
I stopped and listened.
Here and there I heard the sounds of birds in trees and bushes, as I disturbed their sleep.
It became apparent to me that I was not alone and all around me was in its natural state.
Yet, since writing and film media began to create images for us to consume, we have been drawn away from Nature, in the pursuit of fear-mongering.
I wonder why this is?
Exploitation of our deepest fears?
Our deepest fears lie within us, not without.
Realizing that Mother Nature is not our enemy, goes a long way in addressing all of our fears, including the deepest fear of all…our own mortality!
The ancients Celts did not have a fear of mortality, for they believed in the immortality and transmigration of the soul and this was why Julius Caesar feared them so.
It is not possible to control those who do not fear death.
This was also why the early Christian Church was so powerful…no fear!
My grandmother was a mighty cool woman, who spent the last 38 years of her life on her own, going to bed alone and blessing the light of another day.
The night before my stillborn niece was buried, my grandmother kept the little white coffin in her bedroom, with her, close to the most powerful energy in the family, that of the matriarch.
Life and death were deeply intertwined and sacred for her…
Whatever any one of us believes, it is a universal truth that Mother Nature is there to support us.
She is not our enemy!
A Little Bealtaine Cottage Christmas Book…
I am going into a second print run and will be ready to post again by Friday 15th of November!
Sad to add that all the lovely cards are now gone! (I can post seeds with the booklets!)
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