[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.]
Where this information comes from is part of the Great Mystery to me. This book was written in only five weeks. I was focused on a completely different book and Spirit broadsided me in late June, 2012, and told me this was the book I was meant to write. I was fighting lymphoma and essentially surrendered to Spirit to write this. I healed from the cancer during the same time period.
At times Spirit will just do that.
As I understand it, for most of our human existence many peoples across the planet could listen to Spirit. The plants told them about their medicinal properties. The stones shared their stories of ancient, ancient times and stored memories. The trees spoke of a wisdom that only trees, or standing ones, as the Native peoples say, could know.
When someone learns to listen then Spirit will begin to talk and you can sometimes tune in. When Spirit starts to communicate with you, it is a humbling experience and you realize that two-leggeds have only a tiny slice of the greater reality of Life.
You could say I’ve learned how to listen to some degree.
I’ve spent the better part of sixteen years studying with Native American teachers and listening to the land. For fifteen of those years, I had a professional gardening business based on an approach I call Sacred Gardening. We tried to do everything from a place of reverence.
My background is also in environmental work. I was a National Park Service Ranger in the Grand Canyon and Alaska in my early twenties and eventually received my Masters in natural resources, which led into international work in the 1990s. That evolved into leading workshops about environmental sustainability on the corporate level on a part-time basis.
It is truly from the outdoor space of hiking or gardening plus learning more of a Native American worldview that allowed my listening to develop. It’s tough to learn how to listen in an office setting.
I am not unique. There are so many people waking up and learning how to tune in to the wisdom of the plants, trees and stones. These are hopeful signs in these interesting times.
My first book is called If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America. So it’s easy to conclude that I’m open to the concept of communicating with the spiritual realms, the realms of the mystics.
I believe Spirit has messages for us all if we learn to honor this wisdom from our spiritual guides, and just stop to listen. Sometimes it might even be Earth Mother communicating. Surrendering to their wisdom is one of the wisest paths to take.
If you’d like to learn more about me, you can go to my blog: For the Earth. My personal website is under construction presently.
thanks… blessings and hugs…
[For more on the full story behind the creation of this book, click here. To listen to Mare's 5/2/13 interview with Larry Matthews about both of her books, click here. (Search for 'Mare Cromwell' - only 14.5 mins long)]
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