One of the deepest scars created since the last redistribution of power has been not only been the progressive disenchantment of humanity, but also the disconnection from Nature. The consensus reality constantly reinforces this idea of separation (and fear), a fact repeated within our conditioned patterns that amplify that separation (gender, age, ethnicity …).
It has had a devastating consequence on us and is one of the reasons why what is globally unfolding is no surprise. Moreover the eagerness to cede our health and well-being to an external agency is a direct relationship to our lack of connection to the Mother we have all come from.
Yet our indigenous brothers and sisters tell us that true power does not come from brute force; from money; from status; from influence; or from education. Despite their oppression, many do not feel powerless. They see urbanised people’s as being powerless, as those people are taught that they have no power, as they live under the illusions of seeking externalised power. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth; it is in your spirit and soul; it is what your ancestors gave you; it is in your body; it is heart. Power is in you and surrounds you. Power lies in truly knowing that there is no separation. What is within is reflected in the without. If you truly care for all in your environment, then you will be cared and protected. The state of your wellbeing is reflected in the way that you care for the earth you walk; the state of our collective wellbeing is reflected in the way that we care for Her.
There is no enemy out there. The enemy only exists within. Species extinction, deforestation, climate change, rising sea levels, and many other problems are a result of the way our modern society has exploited Mother over the past 500 years and the way we have related to Her as being separate, non-living and unlimited. I truly believe that we can transform our relationship to the Earth by seeing the Earth as not being outside ourselves but an extension of our own body, our true home. Perhaps with that shift in awareness, our internal and external health would not need such a seismic shock to wake us out of our uncaring way. As we truly take responsibility for our ‘entire’ wellbeing, we by extension naturally take care of Her. As she lives healthily, so too do we.
Mediation on the Sun-Ceres Conjunction in Cardinal Fire on the 8th of April 2021