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Each of us is connected to a cosmic umbilical cord, receiving nourishment from God each moment. Yet in slavish dedication to a fear-based world, we resist the elixir of divine sustenance, instead drinking the poison of the current culture. It’s so amazing that we do this, given the extraordinary pain that underlies so much of daily living.

Yet the mental confusion created by our dominant thought forms is so intense, and we are so trained by the world to do fear’s bidding, that deliverance comes at most in flashes. Fortunately, there are more of those flashes than usual today. While darkness seems to be all around us, an understanding of a deeper nature is emerging to light our way.

~Marianne Williamson in The Gift of Change

I think I am feeling the upheaval of the changes that are occurring right now. So much is happening around the world and it can feel overwhelming, at least it does to me. I was drawn to the introduction of the book I quoted above which is entitled ‘The Challenge to Grow’. Whew! Much to ponder.

I sense people reaching toward the light, wanting to throw off shackles that have enslaved people for far too long. Yet change is unsettling and even frightening. The future is unknown. It’s time to get quiet inside, listen to our heart and trust the flow of life. I’m glad we can share the journey together!

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

February 24, 2011

Dear ones, beloved and treasured,

Indeed change is happening all around you and within you. This is the time of the heart. Trying to understand and interpret the events around you with just your mental ability will leave you confused and perhaps afraid. But your heart knows. This is a time for people to leave the safety of the cocoon and find their wings and fly!

Long have people of the earth lived in the limits of the physical-that which you can touch and hear and see with your physical eyes. But that is such a small part of what exists all around you and within you. Who has seen love, yet it is power beyond your imagination!

You are not small, insignificant human beings despite the messages of the current age. You are spirit, as well as body! You have access to power and strength and gifts of great beauty. Portals to the Unseen are wide open now, ready for you travel through. Partners, your friends await your response to their invitation to join them.

You are Star Seeds! It’s time to leave the safety of the familiar and explore the places and spaces that beckon to you. Close your eyes and breathe the breath of life with the Divine. Feel the heart beat of the Divine Mother and Divine Father who love you with a love that never ends.

When you reach the limits of your own strength, call on help from the angels, the nature spirits, the devas and so many more. Draw upon the wellspring of bounty that is ever near, just waiting for you to reach out for it.

I love you, my darlings. I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

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A small fruit raised on a joyful plant filled with vitality holds more God-nourishment than a large fruit raised on a plant that has experienced pain and fear-negative energies which enter the food.

~from The Findhorn Garden Story

Our culture in the United States is starting to recognize anew the importance of our sources of food. But we have a long way to go in fully understanding how vital our relationship with the trees and plants that provide our nourishment truly is. We tend to look at food as a source of nutrients for our physical body and calories to fuel our activities. Seldom do many of us think about other aspects of our food.

Our lives are possible only because of plants. We may eat animals but they were fed by plants. Plants turn the sun’s energy into food-how miraculous is that!!! Let’s not take our food for granted but be reverent toward it. In doing so, all are blessed.

Happy full moon, Mary

From Gaia

February 17, 2011

My dear and beloved children,

Indeed, my precious ones, the food that feeds your bodies also nourishes your souls. Your ancestors knew this and honored the plants and animals that fed them. But today many people rush about, consuming food mindlessly and with little thought for the gift.

All are diminished by this disconnection. Certainly, the plants and animals and all of nature are negatively affected by this. But, my darlings, so are you. Humans were created for relationship and connection! When that need is not met fully, your quality of life is lessened.

But there’s good news! This separation can be healed at any time! Each time a person sends love and gratitude to the plants and animals that give them their food, there is great rejoicing in the Unseen realms and people are blessed, as well.

Now is the time to slow down, to carve out times for quiet contemplation and peaceful pondering. This is a Turning Time when new opportunities beckon, new ways of living are available and portals to other dimensions are opening for those who can see and accept the New.

Nature is your teacher, your friend. The Goddess is rising in loveliness and great beauty. Open your hands, dear ones. Open your hearts and love will flow in, filling you with contentment, calmness and reassurance that all is well.

When you look at the physical world and see chaos, turmoil and causes for alarm, remember to look with your heart. Your heart knows. Your heart is connected to the Divine at all times and everything you need is there, waiting to be accessed and accepted. There is no lack in the world of the Divine. There is abundance! Reach out your hands to receive the gifts that are given freely and with great love.

All is unfolding in perfect timing. Come close to my heart, your Earth Mother’s heart, and rest against me. Here is love, gentleness, wisdom and peace.

I love you, dear ones. I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

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Navigating the changes

I want to let you know that I will be doing a book reading on the Gaia messages-Saturday, February 26 at 4:00 at Om Gifts for Body and Soul Store in Iowa City. Thank you to those of you have supported me and encouraged me to share the messages with others!

As I write this message, I am thinking of the people in Egypt who are experiencing the feelings that we so often feel when we are in the midst of change and uncertainty. I am sensing that they are our reflection. Each of us is like a seed, reaching for the light when it is time to leave a familiar place and grow beyond the safety of the known. We all want freedom but the path can be difficult.

I am so grateful to Karen Fox of Spiral of Light who shared the following message that was connected to a peace vigil for Egypt which was held yesterday. Although that event is past, we can still join with our brothers and sisters in that land.

The Muslim Prayer of Peace

In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful.
Praise be to the Lord of the Universe,
who has created us and made us into tribes and nations
that we may know each other,
not despise each other.

After praying the Muslim Prayer, we simply ask that you spend at least five minutes “feeling” the peaceful energy that this prayer inspires, and asking that it move effortlessly to every man, woman and child in Egypt. This is the most important part of the vigil — to feel the energy of success, or the deep conviction that our prayers have been heard and accepted. If millions of people follow through on this request, then we believe peace will certainly prevail.

Blessings and peace, Mary

From Gaia

February 10, 2011

My beloved ones, dear and precious to my heart,

These times are challenging indeed. Many people feel the shifts and changes of energy and vibration. It can be unsettling and even frightening. Know for sure that in the big picture, all is well. This is a time of transformation and much is being birthed.

It can be uncomfortable to leave the safety of the womb or chrysalis. The known feels safe and familiar but there comes a time to move forward, to leave behind the old and embrace the new.

Remember, my darlings, that you are held tenderly in arms of love. All that you need will be provided. Just breathe the breath of life with me and stay close to my heart. Here you are protected and safe and peace surrounds you.

When you sense the massive changes that are taking place, close your eyes and quiet your mind. Ask for what you need and trust that all is unfolding in perfect timing and great beauty. Remember that you have partners and helpers in the Unseen realm who love you and are full of love, strength and power.

When you see something with your eyes that distresses you, look with your heart and you will see the web of life being re-woven in beauty and loveliness. You are a part of it and I rejoice to share this Turning Time with you.

I love you, dear ones. I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

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Finding Joy!

Work is love made visible.
~from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

Today my part of Iowa is covered in a beautiful blanket of white. My nephew who lives with me scooped a lot of it but I helped. I enjoy being out in the snow now that I am retired. My focus is not on getting to work and I can do things like shovel snow at my own pace.

For some reason, as I was shoveling snow, I thought of the passage on work from The Prophet. He says ‘you work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth’. I wondered about how many people see work in this way.

Then I started thinking about nature. I cannot imagine nature seeing what they do as drudgery or unpleasant tasks. I have never seen the Deva of Snow but sometimes I can picture her in my mind and she is a beautiful snow princess with a gorgeous white dress.

Dorothy MacLean of “The Findhorn Garden” says that nature does their ‘work’ with joy and enthusiasm! They are swirls of energy, working in perfect concert with the Divine. May we all join in the dance of life with them

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia
2 2 2011

My darling and beloved ones,

Indeed nature is joy-filled! There is room for nothing else!! Whether it is snow falling or a tree growing or a bird singing, all of nature is absolutely and totally focused on the joy of what they are doing. How hard it is for nature beings to imagine how humans can be so gloomy and weighed down by burdens rather than enjoy all that they do. Children have this gift of joy and wonder but it is so often lost during childhood.

When I say that nature can be your teacher, this is part of what I am talking about and what I want to share at this time. The lessons are not difficult. Watch a squirrel climbing a tree or an oak swaying in the wind. They are simply being in the moment, doing what is natural to them. You can do this, too!

Think of someone you know who truly loves the work they do. No doubt they had to make choices and sometimes those choices were difficult for them, in all likelihood. But something deep inside of them was reaching for the light. Like a sprouting seed, they pushed through the barriers and darkness and found the light where they could grow into their purpose and their fulfillment.

This opportunity is not limited to just some. It is available to everyone! But so few choose this path. True, the choices may not seem easy and there is often the risk of the unknown. But ask one of these happy people if it was worth it and you know the answer before they speak. Yes! The joy is worth the bumps and bruises. And when they find the flow, barriers disappear and the current carries them to places of great beauty and deep satisfaction.

If your heart is nudging you to take ‘the road less traveled’, listen! Ask for the help you need. You don’t have to dive in all at once-although that would be one way to do it. Take one step and then another and you will be amazed at where the path will lead you.

Know that you have many helpers in the Unseen realm, just waiting to be invited to help and assist. You are loved, my darlings. You are loved beyond measure.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

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