D i a. de la T i e r r a If my mind perceived as the Earth Mother does,
I would be content with all that I am, I would laugh at my own fear, be grateful of the unique complexities within each of us, positivity would reign in my thoughts, passion rising over power.
If my heart beat in rhythm with Pachamama,
The soil would know my hands, my body would know the offerings of this land as healing, nourishing, medicine, then I would naturally understand the true meaning of abundance, community, the elemental cycles and peace with my plate.
If my strength and resilience was that of Gaia,
I would take my head out of the sand and rise higher for this land. I could forgive all that has been done to hurt me, the ones I love and the innocent generations, past, present and future. I could accept change as a taste of freedom, composting ideas, continuing to be reborn from the flames, out of love, respect and honouring, with the strength to carry on as the ocean, to keep spinning through the lightness and darkness of being as our moon and sun and still hold sacred space in this vast cosmos of my heart, for the tiny human that I am, who is learning to remember where she came from, recycling wisdom, shattering paradigms, alive, barefoot and strongly connected until she returns, back to the Earth, back to the soil, back to the stars.
Tierra Madre, on an inhale we are born, given the opportunity to coexist, revel in her beauty, to understand our existence or destroy hers..yet in our exhale she will remain, healing, rejuvenating, loving, long after we are gone as she was before came. Be kind to your Mama, treat her with respect and you respect yourself and others. Grow your own, feel the force of the tides and the power of the plants.
On our travels we vowed to leave each place better than we found it, beach clean ups, refusing unnecessary plastic, sharing the love and cultivating awareness with simple actions. Recycling wood and using it to create a home, is allowing us to be resourceful, gentle on the planet and creatively challenged! Trading and buying local is a many ages-old tradition, good for our bellies, the land and for our happiness. Continued in comments..