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Archive for October, 2011

Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.

~A Course in Miracles

Carl Calleman, expert on the Mayan calendar, says that this calendar and the cycles that it tracks end on October, 28, 2011. As this date approaches, I have been thinking about my relationship with time. Before our technology, people kept track of time using the moon, sun and stars. Now I look at numbers on a clock. Pretty disconnected from the rhythms of the earth and cosmos.

Calleman and many others predict that the end of the Mayan calendar will help to create a shift to unity consciousness. But obviously people have to co-create this, not passively wait to have it happen automatically.

I feel a sense of expectation but want to be open to whatever happens. I think there are surprises in store so it will be most interesting to see what unfolds.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

October 26, 2011

Dear ones, my beloved,

Life is full of endings and beginnings. As the energy of the earth vibrates at a higher, faster level, many people are feeling unsettled, anxious and even fearful. Many are unaware of why they are feeling this way. Others are attuned to the changes and are excited and even joyful.

Boundless possibilities are within your reach at this magnificent time in the history of the earth and humanity. Yet you cannot help to create the New until you grasp what is happening and how important your role is.

Loosen your grip upon the things of the current age. Let things that you no longer need slip away. You will receive the New when your minds, your hearts, your hands are open and receptive. Turn around! Face the dawn! Then all will be revealed and become clear.

Your role is simple. Not easy perhaps, but quite simple. Be love! Breathe love. Stretch your minds and hearts to receive all that is being offered. The vibration of love is energizing, powerful and full of light and sound. You will be guided each step of the way so don’t fret about what the future will hold. Just listen and respond.

There is a great need for people to turn inward, quiet the noisy chatter of their minds and tune out the loud noises of the world. Acknowledge the gifts that are already yours and more will flow to you. Smile, dance and sing a joyful tune. You are not alone. You have innumerable partners in the Unseen realm who walk beside you and prepare the path. All is well, held in Divine care and love.

Spend time in nature where peace dwells. Come to me and rest against my heart until you feel loved, guided and cherished. I am here each moment.

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

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The lesson from the aloe

“Let nature be your teacher.”

~William Wordsworth

When I first heard those words, my reaction was, ‘huh??” I had been taught that learning came from books, schools, universities, laboratories, teachers, parents, people with wisdom and experience. The idea that I could learn from nature seemed surprising, even startling. I thought of nature as beautiful and the source of many things of life but not as my teacher.

So, I started noting and noticing things. And as I did this, I realized how much I could indeed learn from nature.

I had a wonderful lesson when my friend Nan told a group we are in together that she needed to find homes for her aloe plant which was in birthing mode. When I looked at the plant, I was amazed! The plant was literally detaching from the soil in the pot. It had produced lots of little plants that were leaning on the bigger parts of the plant and nearly falling out onto the shelf.

Nan explained that the plants store enough water and nutrients to survive for a long time without contact with soil. Like butterflies emerging from their chrysalis, these plants were reaching out for new homes, trusting that someone(s) would plant them in new soil. There were 2 large parent plants, also ready for new pots. Nothing was dead or dying. It was life expanding and venturing into new territory.

I was thrilled to take one of the plants home. I began to see how this plant was a metaphor, a teacher showing me how nature creates abundance. I could see the importance of storing nourishment for times when I needed strength during a time of transplanting. I thought about the faith that we need to adventure into the unknown, quietly waiting for care to be offered from an unexpected source.

I found new stores of courage as I look around and see so much fear as the world undergoes rapid changes. I hope that you will find messages to uplift and instruct you, just as I did from the aloe plant.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

October 12, 2011

My beloved friends and partners,

As you look around you, surely you can see light everywhere and sense messages flowing from the Unseen to guide and teach you. You are not alone during this time of change and transformation. The caterpillar does not die when it enters the cocoon. It is simply the movement of one life form growing into another.

So it is with you, my darlings. Be calm amidst the storms that seem frightening and sometimes overwhelming. Quiet your minds and get in touch with the peace and inner knowing that will sustain and uphold you as the New emerges in its beauty and perfection.

A snake does not shed its old skin until the new is ready to protect it. So it is with you. Know with unshakable certainty that all is being orchestrated with Divine timing. You will fly when your wings are ready and that will be soon indeed. Look around. You will see those who are already soaring. Perhaps you are one of them. I rejoice to share my realm with you, whenever you choose to open yourself to it.

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

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Shift happens!

Shift happens!

~unknown

I find these times to be so interesting. Some people seem so attuned to the earth changes and energy shifts that are happening. Others seem to be oblivious.

I am so grateful for those who are awakened to what is going on. Their insights help me put things in perspective which is very helpful as I watch our economic system and institutions falter. There is so much fear about the crumbling of our current systems. Yet some can see the wonderful possibilities that are emerging-for connection, community and collective oneness.

I am reminded of Gaia’s comforting words-that we are constantly held in love, only love, always love, love overflowing. May you be ever aware of that beautiful truth as we go through these turbulent times.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia

October 7, 2011

Dear ones, my beloved,

Surely, in your times of quiet contemplation you can sense and know that you are held in arms of love as the earth shifts and the winds of change blow throughout the cosmos. All is well, held in Divine love and care.

Try to see the big picture as we go through this shift in perception. Just as there are reasons for earthquakes and volcanoes, so it is with the massive changes that are occurring right now with people. Things are being brought into your awareness so you can see them clearly and take action. In doing so, you reclaim the power that you have given away to institutions and those with authority and power.

Each of you has power to make changes that benefit yourself and everyone else at the same time. Step into your power!! Don’t stand passively by and simply watch the changes. Get involved! Stand up for what you believe in! Do what is life-giving and stop doing things that deplete your energy and time. It may not be easy but it’s really quite simple.

As you shed the old skin of complacency and passive dependency, the world will change with you. That’s how much power you have.

The size of the changes doesn’t really matter. Picking up a piece of trash or smiling tenderly at a little animal is life-changing, although these gestures may seem small or insignificant. Each action, tiny or huge, is important. Each thought creates a new reality so be very mindful of your thoughts, as well as your actions.

Enjoy the process! Have fun! Just as nature dances with the wind and the tides, so can you. Close your eyes and picture yourselves dancing with the rhythm of the swaying trees and the flames of a fire. Then get up and move. It will feel good, my darlings.

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

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