The world is coated with ice. A thin shell covers all surfaces with high glass.
There is rare beauty in this icy landscape. This is your mother earth speaking to you in her native language.
She speaks in the language of weather, of light and dark, of warm, cold, ice, and snow, summer heat, thunder, lightning, of growth and life, of seasons, cycles of life and death, of deep soil, bedrock, rivers, streams, oceans, a variety of landscapes from desert to tundra, to mountains and valleys.
Will you hear and understand her messages? Will you pay attention with an open heart and mind?
During this icy time it is time to pull inward, and stay warm at home, wrapped in a winter chrysalis that protects and allows renewal.
We freeze and become petrified with cold, yet a thaw will come and all will flow freely once again.
We quiet rooted ones have more influence on your lives than you could ever dream of. We shade and cool this planet. We hold the soil with our roots, we clean the air and water, we feed and clothe you. We shelter and protect you. We link you to the earth and the heavens.
Shaded woodland with nettles
We are not flashy or loud or in your face. We do not beg for attention, yet we are an integral part of this world. A vital link in the chain of life.
I ask you all to tune in to the quiet frequencies of your rooted neighbors to breathe your thanks and appreciation for our contributions to you quality of life.
As we growing things prosper and grow and thrive, so do you, and all creatures. Our energies are interwoven in the magnificent web of all that is.
For those who would push us aside with a bulldozer, an earth mover, or cut us back with a weed whacker, a chain saw; level vast stretches of forest and destroy our living soil and roots with your heavy equipment, you show your misunderstanding of the web in which all things are one.
You have no choice! All living creatures, all things seen and unseen depend on each other! We are all on the same team, so to speak.
Take this to heart. Know this in every cell of your being and live in harmony with mother earth.
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.