Over the last few months I have been hearing the whispers of the Earth. But not like the usual whispers, these were insistent and swift upon the breeze. They were whispers filled with love and guidance, gently nudging me into action with their song.
They were of a kind I had not heard, but at the same time, oh so familiar. Sister Earth had risen into my consciousness as if coming forth from a spring, a well of wisdom and insistence.
This voice was the archetype of the SISTER! Related to the Earth Mother but unique and with a different wisdom.
She resonates with Sisterhood and spirited youth. With invigorating essence and deep knowing.
From Sister Earth we resonate with the teachings of community, fellowship and connection. We learn to thrive beyond the breast of the Mother and create songs and life of our own design. We seek to gather and dance in unison with the Cosmos, with each other, and we call in the Heart of the world to rise up and free itself of its tethered bondage.
The Sister is awakened and calls to those who seek to create shifts in consciousness and fulfil the yearning of the spirit.
Those who feel the heartbeat of the Earth and resonate and dance with her song. Those who know of a different experience, one of depth and freedom and of joyful abandon.
The wild ones, the rebels, the seekers and the wanderers.
You are the ones she calls to.
Do you hear her whispers?
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What seems like a life time ago and only yesterday at the same time, I was in a kind of shitty place! I was a strung out sad little lady with a big heart and naive sense of wonder. I was madly in love with the world and I was in over my head.
When I finally broke, it was a far away tree that saved my sanity. A far away tree, as in a tree off in the distance from the balcony I looked at it from and not the fairy tale book some might be familiar with, although the story could be straight from a fairy tale never the less. That tree was the only real and pure thing in my life at the time and gazing at it daily was my saving grace.
It may seem like a naive notion and more than that it probably seems like the tale of a mad person, and maybe both are true ;-) But for me, the resulting outcome from my connection with that tree changed me forever.
That tree was the only tree I could see from that balcony that looked over the city landscape of concrete. What I once thought as a wonderland of opportunity, excitement and endless party nights turned into a nightmare drenched in the visions of the fears of everyone around me. i was an empath with the volume turned up to extreme, my psychic antenna was picking up ALL the frequencies and my sensitive brain couldn't deal with the input.
It was like tuning into 100 different channels all at once and trying to make out which noise belonged to which station.
Strange and frightening thoughts filled my waking hours and sleep eluded me most nights, I immersed myself in the dark where I was able to blend with the shadows that haunted me, I drowned out the horrid thoughts and visions with throbbing beats and drug and alcohol fuelled soundscapes.
You see, the thoughts and visions weren't my own but I didn't know that and the fear and terror were the shadows of the people around me, but I didn't know that either. i was simply tuning into their fears and vulnerabilities and had no way of knowing the difference. I considered myself quite mad and like Alice, falling down the rabbit hole to who knows where.
But back to that tree!!! The tree that spoke as clear as day and whose voice cut through the noise and the illusion that surrounded me.
it was upon hearing that tree that I knew there was peace to be found, there was beauty and love in the world, it wasn't all noise and horror.
i don't know what power that tree had or if it even had any at all but everyday as I looked out at that tree and connected with something bigger and beyond my understanding I began to heal, I moved into spaces of softness instead of living on the hard edges of the world.
It was that tree that ignited my passion and curiosity to explore the healing and illuminating world of nature, of eco-centric living.
it is my dream to share with you and anyone with the heart to listen to the voice of the trees that seek to connect with the human condition.
We humans are natural beings as much as the trees and clouds and forests. it is our conditioning that seeks to create an illusion of seperation and disconnect, and when we believe we are not connected it is easier to distance ourselves from resonsponsibility and accountability.
It is my hope that through sharing my words and my sometimes crazy shit with you, that we can connect and create a ripple of change for the human condition and open our hearts to the trees and to the natural world around us and within us :-)
Awe " an experience of such perceptual vastness you literally have to reconfigure your mental models of the world to assimilate it" ~ Jason Silva
Incidences of awe create and increase feelings of empathy, gratitude and wellbeing. I have been awe struck by the miracle of birth. The wonder of a child's imagination and the beauty of the natural world. These experiences left me to ponder the complexities of life and the nature of the universe.
In these moments we are transported into the vastness of the universal mind. Where we can glimpse beyond what our cultural narrative has led us to believe and experience.
These glimpses push us forward, propel us into the depths of evolution. An evolution that will be observed on Earth by the children of our children's children.
Cosmologist Brian Swimme describes this time as the most destructive era in 65 million years of the planets history. Environmental devastation and mass extinction of plant and animal species as an example. But... Where there is death there is always birth.
Through this destructive era we will give rise to creativity and the rebirthing of the new human, society and a new era.
On some level we all have a sense of hopelessness and a feeling of loss and vulnerability. An intuition that the world we know is coming to an end. There is also a sense of hope that what is being birthed is part of our evolutionary make up. A new beginning.
Cultivation of awe for spiritual growth and evolution sounds like a great plan to me and it comes naturally for human beings if we are open to it.
Two ways I cultivate awe are: 1~ Through Mama Nature.
I always experience it through a direct connection. Touch, taste and feel.
I have felt it staring at the clouds, their shape-shifting visuals remind me of the impermanence of reality.
I have felt it walking through bushland engaging in the smells and sounds that envelop me in that moment. Being mindful and present.
I have felt it while looking up at the stars. The vastness of the universe will do that.
2~ Through gathering
Gathering reminds me we are in the same boat.
We all long for connection and seek community.
Circles, festivals and conscious gatherings amplify my feelings of awe.
The central theme. Oneness. It is this feeling of awe that moves me to do what I do, and ignites my passion to share with others.
I urge you to find awe-inspiring moments everyday, whatever that looks like for you!
If you had to look in your grandchild's eyes and say, yes I knew it was going to happen but I didn't bother to do anything about it- that would be a terrible thing. In the past we didn't understand the the effects of our actions- unknowingly we sowed the wind and now literally we are reaping the whirlwind- but we no longer have that excuse- now we do recognise the consequences of our behaviour- now surely we must act to reform it- individually, collectively, nationally and internationally before we doom future generations to catastrophe." ~ Sir David Attenborough
The time has come for action.
I am reminded of what it must have been like in the sixties when revolution was in the air, and the passion of so many was evident everywhere in society. When there was no other choice but to accept the coming change and not only embrace it, but to take every action to ensure it's eventual acceptance into society's consciousness.
This is my hope for our current position. That humanity will enlighten itself and embrace a culture of sustainability and an Earth loving mindset. Where the heart is the driving force behind our actions and thoughts, and we gift to our children and our grandchildren a Shambala; a radiant, healthy planet Earth and society with love at it's very core.
Is it really an impossible mirage, a figment of imagination? Is humanity that self deluded that it is unable to save itself even at the expense of innocent generations?
"We stand on the threshold of transforming the Earth. In coming decades we may either continue on our current path and cause the dangerous warming of our world or as a global community we can come together in a bid for change. We have to take action now if we are to protect our planet and our children's future" ~ Susan Sarandon, Actress
Let's make it happen. Take just one action today and see how it feels. Then one more tomorrow and the next day and the next.
"The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet." ~Paul Erlich