If there was one piece of advice that was mine to give because of the life I have lived it would be to merge with all aspects of the Earth.
Merge with a tree and know what it feels like to be a tree, feel your roots go deep touching the roots of the trees and plants around you, know what it feels like to share of yourself in a place no one else can see, yet reflects on the outside world so beautifully.
Merge with the water, run free, talk constantly like a babbling brook, enter into the stillness of the deep, roar like white water rapids, go places impulse leads, trickle down the path of least resistance, throw yourself off of the edge of your world with abandonment, not knowing where you will end up, be the water falling into a new world and discover that even there you are still who you are.
Merge with that which you are scared of, merge with two of those tectonic plates pushing against each other.. opposing views make mountains come forth.
Merge with the volcano and surf the lava to the center of the Earth.
Merge with Thunderbeings and sing their song. Feel what they feel when their lightning strikes the Earth. It makes protoplasms upon her body that looks like the roots of a tree going down into the Earth, touching the Crystal people, adding charge to their creativity, to the mathematical reason for their being. In that moment they are one with the outside world, a portal, a doorway is opened.. Merge with all of her. Do not be afraid to see what she has to tell you about how it should be.
Do not be afraid to get swept away by emotions that travel in different directions. Be the tornado, and be the beautiful sunset that reveals its face at the end of a tornado kind of day.
Be the seed inside the shell, struggle to break free and become all that you can be… and when you break free let go of the shell (the memory of being confined) and just be. Grow like you were meant to grow. Turn your face towards the light and feel the love that is coming to you. Feel the clouds share their rain with you, the soil share its nutrients… and grow, grow, grow.
When disaster strikes give yourself permission to feel sorrow, but merge with the birds and ask them what they do and they will say, “it is time to rebuild”. Going forth we find them building a new nest. We find them singing like they do, gathering food.. They do not just sit and hold their sorrow inside of them for the rest of their lives. They say, ‘We go on. We rebuild.'
All of the rules for how we are supposed to walk through this dimension have been written upon the Earths body. There are many trees that grow in the forest, together in harmony they make sacred sharing of how we should be. All the rules for how to walk here in this world we know were written upon the Earths body.
Merge with the Earth, see the bigger picture, embrace the bigger picture. Then there is no need for prejudice, for war, for hate.
There are opposites that work against each other, but even they have their place in the grand design. When the two winds blow against each have a big emotion, but when again you find that other wind is somewhere else, then be the gentle wind that sneaks up and kisses a friend on the cheek..
Merge with the Earth.. if I had one piece of advice to give for guidance, that is what it would be. Merge with the Earth.
Do not be afraid to hug something different than yourself.
My thanks to Earthen Girl for her permission to repost this post from her blog https://earthengirl.wordpress.com
Painting The Planting by Sandra Bierman