[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.]
Winter 2015 Update from Mare:
In fall of 2013, Mother asked me to write a much larger follow-up book to Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother, called The Great Mother Bible. I spent the bulk of 2014 writing it and the ebook was published in late December, 2014. The hard copy will be available by the end of March, 2015. If you want to read some excerpts, click here. I’ve had a very joyous time listening and writing this book. Am excited about its potential to help people connect with the Great Mother in more sacred ways and plant hope in these wild and wooly times.
Where this information comes from is part of the Great Mystery to me. Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother was written in only five weeks. I was focused on a completely different book and Spirit, rather Mother, broadsided me in late June, 2012, and told me that was the book I was meant to write at that time. I was fighting lymphoma and essentially surrendered to Mother to write it. The cancer went into remission during the same time period.
At times Spirit will just do that.
Then I was broadsided again, by both the Great Divine Mother and Earth Mother, and they told me I was to write The Great Mother Bible during the winter of 2014. I had surrendered and complied.
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 tune in to receive the wisdom. 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. Essentially I’m a nature mystic.
I’ve spent nineteen years studying with Native American teachers and listening to the land. For all of those years, I’ve had a professional gardening business based on an approach I call Sacred Gardening. We tended the gardens from a place of reverence and love for the plants and nature spirits.
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 later received my Masters in Natural Resources (University of Michigan), which evolved into international environmental work in the 1990s. Then I shifted 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 adopting more of a Native American worldview that allowed my listening as a mystic to develop. It’s challenging 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.
thanks… blessings and bigLove….
[For more on the full story behind the creation of this book, click here.]
Or you are welcome to watch this 36 minute video:
YouTube Video: An Interview with Mare on the creation of Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother and The Great Mother Bible. (Produced by the wonderful Gonda Postma of d’Raadgevers Net.)
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