The Great Earth Mother shares with us all that we need to survive and walk the Human.
Earth shows itself from deep within the deck and appears as the seventh card. Earth Medicines speaks to us of how we live our lives. About how we go about sharing your personality with the world around us. Our Hopes, aspirations and fears…how we embrace and live out our dreams.
Earth is not interested about what affects us, but rather teaches us to learn how to interact and balance with all that is Sacred. How we go about honoring that precious balance of our Sacred Hoops and that of the larger complete Circle… life. It is whispering for us all to understand how everything inter relates to every living and breathing thing here on the Great Mother. From the smallest creature to the largest tree that stands on the tallest mountain that has the clearest water running down its sides in order to replenish the Earth.
Earth speaks to the understanding of the Medicine Wheel, as a foundation to how we build our lives and walk it. It teaches us our strengths and weaknesses. Earth shows us that sometimes no matter what is going on around us we need to center and ground our souls, allowing the energy to move us in positives. To fill our beings with what has been provided to us, simply understanding that all we need has been shared… we do not own it… but rather have been given the gift of caring for… Not only the earth we stand on …but the human form we dwell in.
So today remind yourself to take care of self. Nurture and care for what has been shared with us in order to sustain a healthy balance of Mind, Body and Spirit. Fill your days with positive ritual, pray often, communicate with others clearly and in positives, awaken your minds and souls to what is, rather than what we may think. Learn to be forgiving and more unconditional with self and others for it will help nurture good things to grow such as Love and Faith in each other, in community.
Earth teaches us to stand tall as the Redwoods… as dignified as the Mountains…to learn to flow as the rivers and waters of the Earth…gently some times and at others as a raging storm. whatever it may be…honor the Sacred, observe the lessons of the creatures that walk the planet… And most of all be thankful for all we have been given in order to walk our human.
“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
“Earthkeepers” oil on Gesso by bear Medicinewalker 2010
Earth Dance – Chris Ferree available at Itunes and http://chrisferree.com