Originally Posted 10/8/17
Week 33..... You have the power to change the future... now! Keep this world beautiful for the children.
September 30, 2010
This time of year brings endings, beginnings and much beauty to us. Our busy summer season has come to a final close. Life is much quieter now... much slower from the tourist season. Yet school has started back in and that has thrown some lives into chaos with the start of after school activities. So as one door closes another one opens. It is so important not to get lost in the chaos.
It is equally important to consciously stop the rat race and pay attention to what is happening around us. We all get caught up in life from time to time. This is only human nature. However we can not allow ourselves to get lost in this space. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our children to pay attention to the needs of our Earth Mother. She is not an unlimited supply. It is possible to over use her resources. The same as it is possible to drain a human body by over extending one's self in their activities.
We have become a "throw a way" society. This must stop. If we do not start to live more responsibly we will wind up choking ourselves on our own garbage. Recycling is a start. Conserving water and all other utilities is a plus. Using paper or cloth bags instead of plastic helps. There are so many "little things" that one can do to make a difference that are easy and will fit right into their lifestyle. Think about your children and what they will have or not have when they get to be your age. Think about their children and what they may not be able to have because of our waste now. Start now to reach out to their little souls before they are even born. Love them before they are here.
This is the season when the leaves start to change and there is beauty everywhere. How many will drive to work thinking about all the things that need to be done once they leave work, before they even really start their day? How many of them will completely miss the beauty of nature? How many will take for granted the ground they walk on or the air they breathe? How many will miss out on so much of life because they have become accustomed to surface living?
As the leaves shed their summer skin
their coloring becomes akin
to the emotions of a long days end...
to the relief that it will send.
The great Oaks look for rest,
to settle in among the rest,
to watch over the fields for wheat
that are nestled around their strong rooted feet.
These Grandparents to us all
take great pride come each Fall.
They stretch their arms and drop their leaves
They tug at our hearts and our imagination tease.
These are the Wisdom Keepers standing proud and tall.
They've been here for centuries... they have seen it all.
Look within their beauty deep, notice how your soul does weep
to gather this knowledge and gently keep...
the secrets that could set this world free,
the secrets that are here for you and me.
Grandmother Oak whispers her song
while her leaves are swaying, rustling along.
She tells of a time when we could feel her thoughts,
when there was peace in our hearts and we did what we ought.
Grandfather Oak speaks so much louder.
He stands so tall, so magnificent and proud.
His words are strong and go straight to our core...
"Your minds ... your hearts ... they must be pure!"
Our Grandparents remind us that we are simply a piece,
a tiny little piece, to say the very least...
of a web so complex that we could get lost...
We could lose our own roots to our Earth Mother... at a very high cost.
So as you take in the beauty of this magical season
Stop and think that there must be a reason...
that the Grandparents... the Guardians... are reaching out so much.
They are saying their future is in our hands... it is up to us
to nurture and love all that we see,
for if we don't ..... all of us will no longer be.
What we do to ourselves we do to the rest,
let our hearts guide us to do our best.
These Guardians can teach us so very, very much.
Open your hearts and accept them.... to them we must trust
that our futures are guided if we will only hear
their whispers of knowledge to take away our fear.
For without the fear of the ego's voice...
our sight becomes clear and our eyes so moist
from the pain all around us... in all that we see.
It is then that we realize who we must be.
The caretakers of the Guardians... our Grandparents dear.
It is then that we live with love in our hearts... no longer in fear.
Created by: Dawn Ellen
Copyright October 2, 2007
Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy life and give freely back to our Earth Mother who gives so freely to you. This is a magical season of colors and transitions from leaves whispering to a season of silence. Enjoy the magic. Enjoy the whispering. Enjoy the being alive... for every step matters and every breath counts.
To all of you...
to our children...
to our children's children...