This earth, our home, is turning. As it turns all living things in this beautiful place hang on for the ride! We are all creatures of this planet. Separate us from our home and we grow diseased, we grow homesick and die. We are meant for earth and she is meant for us. Our bodies and roots are attuned to the gravity, soil, energy, climate, stones and rhythms of our native place.
We are not space travelers who can discard one planet for the next and solve all problems in 1 hour of TV drama! This is our only option for a home! Please do those things that keep our home, the earth thriving and healthy.
Connect to her through your feet. Get to know her ways. Ask her for guidance. What does she need and want from us to thrive and renew herself? How can we feed her soil and nurture the continuing tradition of an abundant variety of life forms living in harmony and balance? Listen to her carefully and follow her advice.
Our earth is a magnificent hub in the great web of all existence. Our home is here. Let us take care of her.
Grandmother Cottonwood, evening sunlight
You, sweet ones, are surrounded , guided and supported by the web of all that is. Every point is connected to every other point. In this way the fabric of life is woven. I must reveal that this fabric of interconnected energy extends beyond what you can sense with your body into a realm beyond matter, beyond what you call life.
Everything is first spirit, non-material. Don’t bother to conduct experiments. You will not find this energy fabric with your senses, only with your heart. You must experience it there to know it.
All that is encompasses the beings of light and energy you call spirit. (There is so much more to existence than you are taught in school. You are now attending GCW university where the secrets they withheld from you in school are now revealed.)
The advice, guidance, and help of a non sentient being, or spirit helper, whatever form your mind invents for them, (ancestor, animal, angel…) is freely offered. They are the intermediaries for the wisdom of all that is to be transmitted to you and through you for the highest good. Only for good.
Contact your helpers by sincerely asking to communicate, dropping your ego and skepticism, expecting answers, and following the guidance you receive. It may be slight at first, as you fine tune your connection and your listening skills. Stay with it. Your life will blossom as the spring flowers blossom after a rain shower.
Open your heart and mind to the richness and love and compassion that lies beyond physical form.
Cottonwood seedpods and bark
My roots anchor me deeply to the earth. I am content to be here now, day after day, year after year, feeling the seasons shift, the sun’s warmth growing stronger as the earth turns toward spring. The winds and lightning, cleansing rains, the dear ones who share life with me here on this fringe of open meadow. I wake to my home, my circle of life.
After my long winter’s nap, I am gently opening to the birdsong and the frenetic activity of nest building and seed sprouting all around me. Groggy insects crawling out of their nests greet the warmth.
Vultures soar overhead against a backdrop of dramatic spring clouds. They’re back from their exotic winter home, come back to grace our air and land with their effortless easy sky dance as they catch the white sunlight on their magnificent wings.
I feel the millions of buds on my crown beginning to swell, the life force flowing into the tiny embryonic seed pods forming just as they have for millennia.
I am an integral element of this earth, I belong and so my dear, do you. We are all meant to be here. Your dear energy, your gifts and talents, your emotions, and thoughts are all part of this delightful tapestry that we call life.
Diminish yourself or any one of the creatures who make this earth home, and you diminish the whole, and yourself with it. Know yourself as a vital thread in the tapestry of life on our beautiful green earth.
You are too tame. You are ruled by the clock, not the sun and moon. You follow rules written down by others, some thousands of years in the past. You color inside the lines with such care, when the entire page is white and open and ready to be filled with jewel-like rainbow colors. You allow yourself to be fenced in by the lines.
Can you see: your life is the coloring page. Are you extra careful to stay within the expected parameters of your family, your town, your nation, your religion? Do you long to range freely without society’s boundaries hemming you in? Do you shut off the vital gutsy sometimes messy parts of you that seek expression? Your rainbow is not complete without those colors too. Your page is meant to be colored from edge to edge with bright, dull, soft, vibrant, messy, colors, every hue and shade and tint imaginable!! You are meant to work with every color of the rainbow, the full spectrum.
Grab some colors in your hot little hand, and go to town!
GCW speaks of anger:
Have you cut yourself off from feeling anger? Are you afraid you will hurt others and run roughshod over the neighborhood? Then you misunderstand the flow of emotion. Your inner being must express itself with feeling and emotions, your body must move and bend freely like a willow in the wind. Daily. You must allow your emotions to flow daily, hourly, each minute, if needed. They are not to be feared. They are simply moving energy.
Yes, as a human in a body you feel anger at times. But your kind is not meant to suppress anger within your physical self until you explode with rage. You are meant to recognize, feel and then let go of feelings like clouds moving with the breeze on a spring day.
You must not hurt others as you feel and express your anger. Express it to get it out of your body through sound, through visual art, through words on a page, through punching or kicking a bag, and breathing as you move, through throwing or kicking a ball, through running. Express what you feel in safe ways when you feel it and your body will be healthier, you will be happier. Life will unfold before you like the flow of a stream.
GCW asks that you teach these simple ideas to others after you have mastered them. You will help make this earth a safer happier place for all beings.
GCW speaks of your beloved pets
You have invited creatures of the air, water, and earth to share your lives. And they have accepted and adapted themselves to you and your expectations.
You bond with nature through your beloved pets and through them to the larger web of reality in which you exist. Watch and observe your representatives of the web of nature with an open heart. Let them teach you without words, without agenda, without guile. Open yourself to their language of feeling and form, body language, spontaneity, complete rest, boundless energy, delightful playfulness, loving touch, expansion and contraction, life and death.
Learn from them. Let them remind you what it is to be an animal, to live in the ever present now, to fully inhabit the body, to revel in the senses, to delight in the light and warmth of a sunbeam on the floor, to play with delight and abandon for no reason! To be happy without a big brain and to live with heart by instinct.
My dears, please remember, your beloved pets are with you in spirit, even after death. Do not grieve for them, listen for them, feel for their familiar energy, for it is near.