Archive for April, 2011

“The most creative and necessary work that humans do is to work with the soil as coproducers with nature.”

— Vandana Shiva

Hello! I have spent a lot of time lately with my hands in the soil-planting and preparing my garden. I am enjoying spring in Iowa.

I wrote this message to the soil a while back, with thoughts of my friends who love the earth and its beautiful soil.

Blessings, Mary

The Soil

 Come, lie upon my belly

Be a child once more, trusting and fresh

Touch my skin, the soil

Sink your hands deep within this sustenance

And feel the life force pulsing, rising

Stretch out upon me, heart to heart and feel our oneness

Walk upon me and feel the soil squish between your toes

This is my love, our love-alive and well

Together we are birthing joy, co-creating abundance, healing pain, be it ancient or of this lifetime

Linger here for I am reluctant to end this time shared in quiet contentment

Breathe the fragrance, feel the soothing softness of the soil

Here seeds sprout, awakening from winter slumber

Myriad bits of life wiggle and stretch within me, most glad to be the wellspring of life’s bounty

Pause for a moment to marvel at the miracles, the mystery, the gifts

If you see only dirt, well, look again for there is much more to see

There are surprises hidden in the mundane, waiting to be discovered

The trees know

Their life is only possible because of the soil

So is ours!

Our food, our clothing, shelter, even water all trace their roots back to the soil.

Gifts from Gaia, freely shared

Let our hearts sing with gratitude for this grace

Linger often in a garden, a yard, a forest

Hear this Mother whispering love, eager to share love, love overflowing

Breathe it into your heart where nothing can threaten or disturb it.

At times the soil’s touch may not be near

But your Earth Mother’s love is always and forever near

The soil is but one reminder among many

You are loved, dear ones, you are loved.


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It’s not about right and wrong; it’s about choices and consequences.


This quote from Gaia has popped into my head many times lately. It’s such a clear reminder of my tendency to judge and place blame rather than figuring out what I need to learn. I am working on this but I have a feeling it will be a lifelong process!

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

April 21, 2011

Dear ones, my beloved,

You can know for sure that we are leaving the realm of judgment and duality. Humans have fallen into a pattern of duality, thinking of things as right or wrong, good or bad, positive or negative, black or white. How limiting this is!

Often things that seem disastrous when they happen turn out to be blessings and gifts. The issue is perspective and a tendency to jump to conclusions without giving the situation some time. You can be so impatient and so quick to think you have answers.

Consider the oak tree. It is patient and so very calm. When storms come, the oak sways with the wind and stands strong. Trees are resilient. They face many dangers and challenges, yet remain undistressed. They know that all is well, no matter how hard the winds blow.

You have this capacity, this capability, as well! Storms and challenges are a part of life. They are opportunities to grow and learn. You are divine beings!!! You have wisdom accessible to you each moment. Myriad beings of the Unseen realm-angels, devas, loving spirits and your Mother/Father God are very near, loving you without ceasing, offering guidance and assistance each moment.

We hear your slightest call, your quietest whisper of need and we respond, holding you close to our hearts of love. As you let go of judgment and your need to compare yourselves to others, freedom rests upon you and within you.

Time spent blaming and judging is not helpful-either to you or those you are blaming and judging. That time would be better spent looking calmly at what is happening and considering the many options that are available and what the consequences will be. In this quiet discernment, wisdom flows to you in great abundance. You can hear that still, small voice within and act with clarity and confidence.

Some choices are difficult at first. But acting with wisdom and discernment becomes easier with time. It is like a muscle that becomes stronger with practice.

Trust the process of life for it is your teacher and your friend. I love you, my darlings. I hold out my arms and long to hold you close and share my love which is so intense and enduring.

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

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Co-creator or spectator?

We are now past the point of returning to old ways. The question is which new ways will prevail.

~Lena Stevens “Get Ready”

What an exciting thought! It can also be a little scary and overwhelming, at least to me. We are not passive spectators, waiting to see what will happen in the days, months and years ahead. We are co-creators of the new! We are helping to create what the future will be.

Spring is arriving here in Iowa. I am thoroughly enjoying this season as I watch nature unfold her beauty and glorious colors. I am planting seeds that hold the promise of tasty vegetables and herbs. I am putting plants in the ground that will yield blueberries, peaches, cherries, raspberries and much more. My taste buds are happy just thinking about it! This is one aspect of co-creation. I do my part and nature does much more. What joy!

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

April 14, 2011

Dear ones, beloved and precious,

Indeed you are co-creators of the New, the beauty that is unfolding upon the earth and in realms Seen and Unseen! You are creating each moment of every day, whether you are consciously aware of it or not.

The choice is yours, my darlings. Will you create peace or chaos and strife? Will you create healing or wounds? Will you create love or fear? Will you try to create alone, using your own strength and power? Or will you take the hand of the Divine and co-create in joyful partnership?

It is my fervent hope and desire that you will choose co-creation with us! Each moment you can access incredible sources of power, flowing to you from the Unseen. It is unseen only to your physical eyes. This power is abundantly available to you, awaiting your hands to reach for it, your hearts to open to it, your inner eyes to see it.

It is not elusive or difficult to find. It is not hidden. It is here now! Just quiet your mind and allow it to come into your awareness. Breathe the breath of life with me and all of the Unseen realm. Look with your heart and you will see the New, in breath-taking beauty and wonderful perfection, taking shape and emerging into view. It is a birthing process and it is well underway, progressing far more than you may realize. Much of it is not yet visible to your physical eyes. The New is like the part of the iceberg that is under water, beyond your sight but very real.

Be patient and serene as the New arises. All is well, despite the chaos in the world. This chaos is simply the crumbling of the old as it disappears to make way for the New. Look within to find this new reality as it is co-created by each person in the Seen world and each being of the Unseen.

Know for sure that you have myriad partners who are helping you from behind the veil. I love you, dear ones, and am guiding you each step of the way. My arms are open wide, welcoming you to rest against me and receive all that you need. In me you can find rest for your body, rest for your soul.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

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Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting…

The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,

hath had elsewhere its setting and cometh from afar..

Not in entire forgetfulness and not in utter nakedness

but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God who is our home.

~William Wordsworth
I saw this quote several years ago when I visited the Edgar Cayce Association headquarters in Virginia Beach. Edgar Cayce was called the “sleeping prophet,” the “father of holistic medicine,” and was the most documented psychic of the 20th century. For more than 40 years, Cayce gave psychic readings to thousands of seekers, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies yet to come.

I love the message in this quote! It’s quite a contrast to the messages we often receive-that we are full of faults and mistakes. As we embrace the divine spirit that dwells within us, we are strengthened and blessed and can then be a blessing to others.

Love, Mary

From Gaia

April 7, 2011

Dear ones, beloved of my heart,

What a wonderful time upon the earth, as people awaken to the God-self that dwells within each beautiful human being. Yes, you are most definitely a spark of the Divine, a precious part of the whole. Each person has this light within them. Often the light has been hidden or dimmed by the limiting messages of the subtle and not so subtle beliefs of the world in which you live.

Now is the time to leave behind the limitations of these constricting, disempowering messages! They are not true! Have you been taught to listen to your intuition, your inner guidance? Or have you been brainwashed into believing that the truth is outside of you, in a book or religion or some person?

My darlings, you are strong, beautiful and powerful co-creators! All are blessed when you embrace your gifts and step into the grace that surrounds you each moment.

When you realize that all are part of the oneness of life, transformation and miracles are abundant and accessible to you, each moment. As people heal from the wounds of the past and find peace inside, war will cease. People will be gentle with themselves and others, loving and kind to all.

Does this sound too good to be true? Close your eyes and breathe quietly. Rest against me until you feel serene and content. Then you will know for sure that you are loved beyond measure and that all is well, held in Divine care and wisdom.

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

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