Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day or What would the World Mother say?

A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it's taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a World Mother doesn't reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says - go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining.
~David Brin

I like this quote because it reminds me to see Gaia as I think she truly is; a vital, creative paradox of life and death, feast and famine, dark and light, heat and cold, endings and beginnings and all the variations in between.

Her laws are those of cause and effect; the loss of one is a loss to all, a threat to one is a threat to all. When we save, restore and conserve we do not do it for Her alone, we do it for ourselves. The dance of life on this planet will go on with human beings or without us. I, for one, would like to stay here dancing as long as I can.

The most basic element of my practice is this:

It's not about command and control.
It's about connection and communion.

If we understand this, if we live it, then the music will play on and we'll be here to hear it.

Happy Earth Day


Photo by AtWitsEnd - Used with permission


Hecate said...

I love you.

belle said...

You are an inspiration !
Thank you,