She is Mother. Earth Mother. She is Gaia. She is the ground we stand on. She is the powerful Planetary Caretaker who birthed evolution into existence on this planet. She is the one who dreamed all the fishes in the ocean, the trees, the plants, the four-leggeds, even us two-leggeds into existence. Along with the Great Mystery/God/Allah/Creator/Great Goddess/Creatrix (choose your term.)
All planets have Planetary Caretakers. This one, Earth, happens to be female. Some Planetary Caretakers are male, such as Mars.
She is also an aspect of the Great Divine Mother, the Goddess/Creatrix of the universe who is the feminine “half” of Creation. Earth Mother embodies the Great Goddess/Great Divine Mother here on Earth and her deeply powerful, compassionate, procreative energies are the Great Mother grounded here within our planet.
There is more to her than words can truly describe. Especially English words since our language is missing terms that can truly go into detail about her and what she is about. Most native tongues have words in their languages that can better describe her.
And she’s been forgotten, for the most part. Sigh …
This blog is a series of messages that Earth Mother has asked me to share. I’m a multi-award-winning author and nature mystic who has studied with Native American teachers for nineteen years. I have surrendered to Earth Mother and Spirit to do this work in these ‘interesting’ times. One Shoshone elder, Bavado (Rainbow Thunder Heart) refers to me as “The Voice of Earth Mother”.
Initially, I was not comfortable with being so public about my relationship with Earth Mother. So the book Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother was written as a story in which a young woman in despair meets Earth Mother in the forest. That full story is here.. But in writing The Great Mother Bible, it was clear I had to dig deep to find the courage to write from the first person, as in I, Mare, am communicating with Earth Mother (and the Great Divine Mother also), along with the plants, stones, etc.
Somehow that courage has been surfacing. Seems we all need great courage, and a vision of hope, to be alive and thriving these days as it is.
The messages can be found here.
So there you have it.
What fun! And a trip too… oh, yes. Life is a trip. And a grand adventure too.
(Thank you to Spirit for inspiring this whole kit and kaboodle!)
Oh … some refer to Earth Mother as the Sacred Feminine, but there is more to the Sacred Feminine than her. But that is a much longer piece, which I might share some day. There is much on the Sacred Feminine at my other blog, For the Earth, along with other assorted eclectic postings. ;~)
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[The first section of this blog is actually a book called Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother released at the end of October, 2012. You can read all of the Messages here or purchase the book with the first thirteen Messages at this page. It is also available as a Kindle e-book and at other internet venues and can be ordered from any bookstore in the USA, Australia, Great Britain, and other international sites.
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