It is very clear that we are all being directed inward, away from the news, social media and programmed entertainment that our outer world continually sucks us into.  When you consciously choose the inner journey through nature, meditation, breath, body movement, dreamtime and so forth, you hold the keys to true spiritual and human freedom.  In essence, you are and have always been the jailer you detest and judge.  As emotions are arising finally from long buried depths of many life time experiences, they seek only to be integrated back to love.  And they are showing you how to return to your own divinity which is essential, as we are creating our New Earth collectively in every moment.

~Nancy Joy Hefron, heartlights.net

This quote from my dear friend Nancy Joy’s recent Reflections e-mail was very powerful for me.  As I shared in my last Gaia message, I have been working through some old ‘stuff’ from my childhood and life.  It has been difficult and intense but so rewarding.  The more we cleanse and purify the past part of our lives, the more room there is for peace, love, contentment and much more.

In my personal life, I have sometimes wondered if there would ever be an ‘end to the endless cleanse’ as I work though what has happened in my life.  And likely there will always be remnants from the past that need to be integrated back to love.  But it gets easier and happens more quickly as we leave our emotional baggage behind, clearing and composting the old fears, pain, memories and beliefs to create new and more life-giving patterns and beliefs.

So much is coming to the surface now that used to be buried out of sight.  This is true in the collective, as well as individually.  It is exciting, scary, painful and very liberating! 

I know deep in my being that we are doing this together and that the results will be glorious.  I also know that we are being supported by the Beings of the Unseen Realm in such powerful and beautiful ways.  We can hold that knowing tenderly in our hearts as we move forward.

Much love, Mary

From Gaia, June 12, 2018

Beloved ones, dear and precious to my heart,

Indeed the Shift of the Ages is gaining momentum and opening up more expansive possibilities.  The dis-integration of the old systems is well underway and the new ones are coming online with their offerings of wholeness, fresh relationships, healed wounds and peace like a deep and mighty river.

The doors to the New Earth have been flung open by your partners in the Unseen Realm!  Some can see the openings and are choosing to walk through them.  Others do not yet have eyes to see.  They are focused on the fears, losses, limitations and all that holds them in the past.

Each person is exactly where they need to be.  Be gentle with your sisters and brothers, slow to judge and quick to offer support, acceptance and comfort.  Be gentle with yourself, as well.  Hold yourself in a space of love, for change can be challenging and arouse fear of what could happen.  Breathe in peace.  Breathe in love.  Breathe in trust that you are being held in love of the Divine Spirit that guides and protects you in all ways.

If you are feeling sadness, grief, fear, guilt and such, let them dissipate like steam and mist rising from a lake or hot stone.  They will be received by the Divine and integrated back to love which is the essence of all that is.

Heaven on earth is here for you right now, this very moment.  Some are able to dive into it with their whole heart, mind and spirit.  Others need to dip their toe in the water and then slowly wade in a bit further until they feel safe to swim in it.  Others are watching to first see how others navigate the flow.  Later they will be ready to give the New a try. 

Don’t try to rush yourself or anyone else.  Know that all is unfolding in perfect timing for each person and each part of creation.  All is well despite any appearance to the contrary.  Just like the cycles of nature, nothing is wasted.  Anything that disintegrates becomes compost and fertility for the next part of the cycle.  Many people have forgotten this but the remembering is part of the birthing of the New.

Rest in peace, knowing that everything is being guided by the Hand of the Unseen.  You are enfolded in love and held in love.  Indeed you are love.  Only love, always love, love overflowing. 

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend.

Help please!

Our situation is impossible without help and gifts from beyond ourselves.

~Charles Eisenstein, https://charleseisenstein.net

I recently spent time with my daughter and family.  I am so pleased to see how she and her husband have taught their children to ask for help when they get frustrated by a task that is too difficult for them.  The 4-year-old is experienced in doing this and even the little one who is only 18 months old knows to say, ‘help please’ when she needs help.  Naturally, they want to be independent and do things for themselves.  But there are times when an adult’s helping hand is handy and it’s a useful skill to know when to ask for that assistance.

As adults, most of us still have times when we need to discern when to do things for ourselves and when to ask for help.  The ‘rugged individualist’ culture in the U.S. has ingrained many of us with the idea that we should be independent and not depend on others for our wants and needs.  Yet what a lonely place that can create.  The other end of the spectrum-expecting others to do things that are more appropriate for us to do for ourselves-is not desirable.  There’s an interdependent middle ground and balance that we seek.  This is true for our individual lives as well as within the collective.

I had to smile when I felt Gaia sending a message through me…on Mother’s Day!  I hope you are having a good one!

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, May 13, 2018

My beloved co-creators,

My heart reaches out with love to each person, creature, plant and every part of creation on earth.  All are precious to this mother’s heart.  Each part of life is a like a musical note with its own unique tone and vibration.  When we work together, we create a beautiful melody and all is well. 

When we don’t, things are off key and problems arise.  Right now, the earth is facing some big problems.  Solutions are available if we work together.

Humans have a special place in the earth realm.  You are partners in creation!  Yet many people are not aware of this.  Some want to do things based on their personal desires, without considering the effect on the whole.  Others feel powerless and passive, not sure of how to use their creative power.

Your partners in the Unseen Realm are eager to be recognized and asked to help co-create heaven on earth with you.  How we long to have you acknowledge that going your own willful way is not working well.  The earth problems you are confronting are opportunities to work together to create harmony, beauty and abundance.

An oft repeated theme of mine is, ‘ask for help’!  Humans have so many gifts to use and share.  Yet nature has wisdom and guidance that is needed, as well. 

Perhaps you are wondering how to ask for help.  Spend some quiet time in nature.  Sit with your back against a tree or go for a walk.  Ask a question or share a situation that you need some ideas about what to do.  Perhaps you won’t hear an answer immediately but perhaps you will.  Just be open to answers and possibilities flowing to you.  When you are peaceful and receptive, many doors to the Unseen Realm can open and communication flows between us.

Please believe that you are loved beyond measure.  I am not angry or vindictive, despite what some people think.  We want the same things.  We just need to listen to each other and work and play together.

Rest against my heart when you are frightened or lonely or weary.  Sense the love surrounding you each moment.  Ask for what you need and we can co-create it together.  Dear ones, know how precious you are to the Divine.  Our love is always available to you, only love, always love, love overflowing.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend.

When old words die out on the tongue

new melodies break forth from the heart;

and where the old tracks are lost,

new country is revealed with its wonders.

~Rabindranath Tagore

From the book ‘Praying our Goodbyes’ by Joyce Rupp

It has been several months since I have written a Gaia message.  I have been in that space between the old words dying out and the new country being revealed.  It has been very difficult.  I have been dealing with some old, deep wounds that needed healing.  I am so grateful to be reaching the stage where I can be glad for what is happening.  I feel like the clouds are diminishing and allowing more and more sun to shine in my life.  Hurray!!!

I know that I have been held in love during this dark night of my soul time, even though I didn’t feel it for a while.  I have been supported and comforted by many people in my life and Unseen Ones in the Spirit realm.  I am profoundly grateful.

I have experienced some endings in my life, mostly internal.  I sense that some new things will emerge as I move forward but I don’t know for sure what they will be.  I am trusting as best I can that things will unfold as they are meant to. 

I believe that we are living in a time of great awakening and transformation, despite all of the chaos and darkness that seem to obscure this at times.  Each of us is going through our own issues, individually and as part of the collective. 

Let’s hold each other in our hearts with compassion and caring as we go through this.  I send love to each of you and thank you for being in my life.

Blessings, Mary

April 18, 2018

From Gaia

My precious and beloved ones,

Each moment you are held in great love by your Earth Mother and friends in the Spirit Realm.  Sometimes you may feel it intensely and, at other times, you may not feel it at all.  Perhaps it is like the air.  When it is quiet and still, you may not feel it.  But when the wind is blowing, you know the air is everywhere around you.  It’s surrounding you and giving you life whether you feel it or not.  Each breath is a reminder that you are receiving this life-giving gift.  Yet often your breath is in the background, present but not in your awareness.  So it is with us, your guides and guardians.  We never leave you.  You are never alone.  We love you very, very much!

This is a time of turmoil and upheaval on the earth, for individuals and for the collective.  Much that has been shoved beneath the surface is coming up for examination, discernment and decision-making.  It is a time of great cleansing and healing.  It is not always easy or comfortable to go through this but it is a necessary step in our ascension cycle.  It is a time of purification and emotional clearing.

It is a time for stillness and openness to divine wisdom.  Trust that all is well, held in the loving care of Spirit.  Old beliefs, patterns and habits need to be brought into your conscious awareness.  Shine the light of truth and love on them and see what remains and what needs to be released, transmuted and composted.  Be gentle with yourselves and hold yourselves in a space of love as things unfold.

The Divine is always with you, each moment and each step of the way.  Ask for help when you feel unsure or confused or frightened.  Know that you can draw upon strength and wisdom from the spirit realm which is an abundant and limitless source of all you need.  Rest in the arms of your Earth Mother and breath the breathe of life with me. 

You are loved, dear ones.  I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend.

You Can Help So Much by Radiating More and More Light

Do not allow the world situation to depress you or drag you down. I tell you to see all that is taking place as a cleansing process, a very necessary process. When you have poison in your system and a boil develops, that poison has to be removed or dispersed before healing takes place. So with the world situation there is much poison, much darkness and evil, which has to be transmuted. That is why this time in the world’s evolution is such a very painful and distressing time. You can help so much by radiating more and more Light, by being able to rise above the present situation and not allowing yourselves to become part of it. Remember you are in this world, but you are not of it, for when you become of it, you cannot be fully used to help, and I need hands and feet to help at this specific time. Never forget you are all My hands and feet, so rededicate yourselves to Me and to My service this day, so I can use you as I will and feel My blessings being poured down on you.

~Guidance received by Eileen Caddy, co-founder of the Findhorn community

Eileen Caddy is no longer living on the earth plane but the Findhorn Foundation sends out her messages on a regular basic. As I read this one which I received today, it felt like Eileen was reaching out to us across time and space.  At times I certainly struggle to see the higher perspective amidst the events taking place right now.  This message reminds me that we are in a deep cleansing process, individually and collectively.

In his writing ‘On Pain’ in The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran says, ‘Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding…much of your pain is self-chosen.  It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.  Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility; for his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.’

May we hold each other close during these turbulent times. May our love and our connection to the Divine Spirit give us strength, hope and wisdom to navigate with faith and ease.

Love and blessings to each of you, Mary

This eclipse is the cosmic reflection of what we already know: We are at a crossroads in American history.

~What Astrologers Know About Eclipses That You Don’t by Donna Woodwell


We are in an ‘eclipse corridor’ between one eclipse on August 7 and what is being called ‘The Great American Eclipse’ on August 21. This eclipse will go across the United States from the northwest to southeast before it passes out into the ocean.  According to astrologer Cayelin Castell, the last time the U.S. experienced a total eclipse was in 1918 and one exclusively over America was 760 years ago in 1257 so it’s a rare event indeed.

This quote seems sort of an understatement actually. I think most of us feel so much change swirling around us and in us, as well as a sense of the earth shifting literally and figuratively.  It’s change at a planetary and global level, not just the United States, of course, since we are all connected.

I talk to many people who are seeking balance-not burying their heads in the sand about the crazy stuff that is happening and yet not obsessing and going into fear. It’s an opportunity to go deep within ourselves to tap into our inner wisdom and guidance and then act from that place of alignment and peacefulness.

A Course in Miracles says that ‘fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength’. Actually we have more strength than we may realize.  We also have support and access to strength from the Unseen Realm that is powerful indeed.  But we have to ask.  Doreen Virtue who has focused on her connection to angels says that angels and archangels only assist us if we ask.  They will not interfere with our human free will.

So let’s ask for what we need and want. Let’s stay grounded and calm during this turbulent time. We are powerful co-creators.  Let’s put our intention on what we want to create, not the fear of what might happen.  As we connect hearts with others and the Divine, let’s focus on creating peace, joy, love and beauty.

Love and blessings, Mary

From Gaia, August 11, 2017

My beloved ones, precious and dear to my heart,

You are not alone, dear ones. Your partners in the Unseen Realm are very aware of the fear that is swirling about on the earth plane.  We are so near to you, as near as your next breath, the next beat of your heart that beats in rhythm with the Heart of the Great Mother and all of those who love you so very much.

Do not give away your power to those who appear to be in power-government leaders, business leaders, corporations, leaders of organization and institutions. Their power is of the old system which is rapidly decaying and imploding.  It may appear to be strong and invincible but it is disintegrating and soon will be no more.

Put your intention and actions into assisting in the creation of the new way of being and living. What do you want to create?  Focus on that.  Be love.  Be peace.  Be stillness and quiet and trust.

What is happening on the earth is not random. It is guided by the hand of the Unseen Spirit who creates all and guides all.  You can tap into this Wisdom and Guidance at any time.  But you need to be calm and still and receptive.  If you are frightened, call out to us.  We will answer.  We are with you always, everywhere, anytime.  We respond to the smallest whisper, the most desperate request.  Nothing will be withheld.  Ask for what you need and you will see miracle upon miracle flowing to you.

Rest quietly against my heart, my beloved. All is well, regardless of the chaos that surrounds you.  You are held in a field of love, a cloud of love, a breath of love.  You are held in all-encompassing love, only love, always love, love overflowing.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend




Asking for knowledge of God’s will for me and the power to carry it through is a prayer that will always be answered ‘yes’.

~Melodie Beattie, A Codependent’s Guide to the 12 Steps

It has been quite a while since I have written a message from Gaia. By the end of my intensive healing course in Scotland in May, I was feeling pretty tired and stretched.  I had also been doing quite a bit of additional travel due to a family wedding and other commitments.

Now I am finding myself in a rather interesting place. I had expected to sense a path opening up after my healing course with a direction to go-perhaps expanding my Healing Touch practice.  That may be a part of it but over all I am feeling a pause in my life, a sense of being at a ‘betwixt and between’ place, interim, transition but not knowing what I am transitioning to.

I don’t think I am alone in this space. I have talked to others who sense something new emerging in their lives but not knowing exactly how it will play out, what it will look like exactly.  So I join them and you in this fertile time of germination and gestation.  There are times it feels uncomfortable to me but I am trusting that I will be guided and held as I move forward.

I do sense that a deeper connection to the world of nature is a part of what will emerge for me. I love communing with the nature spirits and other nature beings.  I find great joy in using my healing skills with trees and plants, in addition to my work with people.  If anyone has ideas about how I can develop this and discern where it will lead me, I would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts to help guide me on my way.

Gratitude and blessings, Mary

From Gaia, June 28, 2017

Beloved ones, near and dear to my heart,

This is a very potent time on the earth and each of you is a special part of the unfolding and emergence. First there was the preparation time, the years of growth and learning so you could be prepared for the birthing of the new earth.  Now this time of blossoming is upon us and you are stretching your wings as you learn to fly.

This is not an easy time for many of you. You, who are so sensitive to energy, are being bombarded by the chaos and shifts of this Turning Time.  Much that has been hidden and unseen is coming to the surface to be looked at and dealt with.  It may not always be pleasant or comfortable but it is necessary.  The light dispels the darkness but first the windows have to be opened and the drapes pulled back.  Then, when you see the dust and dirt, there is the time of cleaning up what no longer serves you.

Some may doubt that good will come from this challenging time. Indeed many problems seem large and even insurmountable.  But solutions and support for implementing them surround you in great abundance.  I have told you many times that you are surrounded by partners and helpers in the Unseen realm who are eager to assist you.  Ask for help.  Take our hands and watch the miracles unfold as you open your eyes and hands and hearts to receive them.  You are loved so deeply and completely!  As you shed the old beliefs, patterns and fears, the joy of this new earth stage will bring you peacefulness and reassurance that all is well, even in the midst of change.

Come into my arms when you are frightened, confused or weary from the cares of the world. Rest against my heart and breathe the breath of life with me.  You will find great strength for every challenge, much support for all you do.  And most of all, dear ones, you will receive love, only love, always love, love overflowing.

I love you so much, my beloved ones. I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend.

“It’s the end of the world as we know it (And I feel fine)”

~from a song by rock band R.E.M.

About all is can say is ‘whew’! Lately, I have felt the earth energy so intensely.  And the world feels pretty chaotic, to say the least.  How can we feel fine when it feels like the world we have known is dissolving?  Here’s one perspective.  I loved this short video, shared by a friend of mine, by Martha Beck who writes a column for ‘O’, Oprah Winfrey’s magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?google_comment_id=z120gxw45pfnfxmni22xg5frnyb4fvl3w&v=Xz9IJMMWP4M&google_view_type=&app=desktop  See if you think it helps shed some light on what’s happening in the world.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, April 15, 2017

Dear and beloved treasures of my heart,

I do understand that things seem chaotic and even out of control right now as you look around the world. Things are indeed in flux, change, transition.  Love energy is pouring into the earth and anything that is not aligned with it is in retreat.  For some people, the retreat is not voluntary.  They are pushing and resisting, grasping to retain the control and power that they have known and become accustomed to.  They cannot yet comprehend the benefits of sharing, transparency, honesty, openness and relationships based on mutual respect.

Those of you who are awake to this new way of being are the role models, the wayshowers, the light beacons. As you radiate love, acceptance, peace and justice, others will see what is possible.  In time, they will be drawn to this themselves.  Anything new can feel awkward at first, even when it is positive.  It will take some time for this shift to integrate.

Know that you are not alone during this time of massive change. You are surrounded by those in the Unseen Realm who love you.  Many times I have reminded you to ask for our help.  We cannot violate your free will so please ask for assistance, as needed.  We can do much to support you and smooth the way for love to blossom in its beauty and perfection.

Hold fast to your dreams, even when they seem elusive or far away. Things can change in the twinkling of an eye when you have confidence and faith.

Rest against the heart of the Divine Mother when you are weary or discouraged. Breathe the breath of life with me.  Feel your heart beating with the rhythm of my heart and draw the strength you need from me.  I whisper words of encouragement, guidance and tender love.

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



All God’s creatures have a place in the choir, some sing low, some sing higher…Everybody here is a part of the plan.   We all get to play in the great critter band.                                                                                                                                                          Bill Staines, folk musician

What amazing times we live in. Many people who said a shift in consciousness was coming now agree that we are in the midst of it.  Parts of it are beautiful and exciting and other parts seem pretty dark and ugly.  There’s a lot of fear, anger, confusion and reacting going on.

I know this is simplistic but it sometimes feels like there are two tracks that so-called light workers are on. Some are taking the path of the activist-protesting, advocating, marching and demonstrating for what they believe in.  Others are going inward-meditating, praying and sending out light and love to the corners of the earth and beyond.  Of course, many are doing both.

I see this as a beautiful merging of the divine masculine and divine feminine-the active and the quiet working together to create. Both are needed!  I get concerned when I hear people judging and even criticizing those who are following a path different than theirs.  I think each person needs to listen to the voice within that guides and directs them.  We need to respect each other’s choices and calling

I have friends who are awesome in their activism and actions. They are fierce in standing up for what they believe in-to our elected officials and others in positions of power and authority.  They are active in changing things that need to be changed.  I think that what they are doing is vital, necessary and contributes to protecting and creating a more beautiful world.  I celebrate and honor their passion, commitment and dedication.

I also have friends who are on a different path. They spend time in solitude and quiet, calling forth our helpers from the spirit realm to assist us.  They meditate and pray, sending out loving energy to the world.  I think their actions are vital, valuable and very much needed.  I celebrate and honor their passion, commitment and dedication.

Let’s be grateful for each person who is helping to disassemble the things that need to be changed and each person who is creating and assembling the New. We can transcend either/or and duality thinking and realize our strength lies in both/and- the weaving together of the many threads of the new tapestry we are creating.

Gratitude and blessings to each of you for the role you are playing in this grand adventure!                                                                                                                                                   Mary

From Gaia, March 17, 2017

Dear ones, beloved to my heart,

Let nature be your teacher. Nature is a kaleidoscope of variety and diversity.  It is humans who create monocultures and they lack the resiliency of natural systems.

Nature celebrates the unique contribution of each plant, animal, microorganism and natural element. An oak tree does not mock a small shrub for its size.  A clover plant does not feel inferior because it can’t move like a snake.  A stone doesn’t brag about its weight and strength.  Everything works together and just is.  Nature is quiet, accepting and connected to the Divine.

Think of your human body. Each organ works together as part of the whole.  The liver doesn’t feel superior to the kidneys or refuse to work with the blood stream.  All parts work together in harmony and cooperation.  The result is so smooth and effortless that human seldom really notice or appreciate the vastness and intricacy of what makes your lives possible.

My precious children, please refrain from judgment or criticism of what your fellow human beings are doing or not doing. Each person has a role, a function, a place in the choir.  Each note of music contributes to the melody.  Each of you is unique and contributes to the whole.  As you join hearts and work together, with each other and the Unseen Ones of the Spirit Realm, all things are possible!  Support each other, work together and be amazed at what you can co-create with us.

Trust that a Divine plan is unfolding, guided by divine wisdom. During this time of chaos and upheaval, you are held in great love and care.  Rest against the heart of the Divine Mother when you are weary or afraid or just need a comforting place of peace.  Feel the love, grace and stillness that is always available to you.

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


Some dis-assembly required!


We have all seen the phrase ‘some assembly required’ on packages, items, etc. For someone who doesn’t have much mechanical skill, I am generally not happy to see those words.

Right now it feels like dis-assembly is happening everywhere I look. The crumbling of the foundations of our current culture and worldview can be disorienting, confusing and even frightening.  It certainly seems to be stirring up a lot of fear and ugliness, at least according to the media, and in a lot of places we can see.

It feels like we need to detach from much of the drama and noise we are experiencing right now. Of course, we want to be caring and respond to injustices.  But staying grounded, centered and peaceful helps more than we may realize.  It hardly seems like the world needs more anger, blame and finger pointing at this time.

I am taking an intense healing class right now and we have learned to be in hara alignment. It means connecting deep into the center of the earth and also to the Divine above our head.  We become a bridge between heaven and earth.  When I am in hara, I feel peaceful, still and quiet.  I am learning to return to this peaceful place when I get stirred up, distressed or upset.  Then the actions I take feel better and are often more effective.  Everyone can find practices that help them-meditation, yoga, focus on breath and so many others.

In this time of dis-assembly, let’s be the change we want to see in the world. As we join hands and hearts, the energy lightens and we can find a quiet place in the storm.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, March 8, 2017

Dear ones, my beloved,

Yes, there is dis-assembly going on throughout the earth and beyond. It’s like a house where clutter has accumulated, the roof is leaking and underneath the foundation has rotted.  It’s not time to just re-arrange the clutter!  No, it’s time to clear things out, assess the situation and carefully take things apart.  Save the parts that can be re-used and recycle the parts that are no longer functional.  Then the re-building can begin.  If you see the big picture of what is happening, you will be able to participate in what needs to be done.

Nature does this all the time! Things are constantly forming and growing.  Other things are dis-assembling, composting, returning to the soil and then providing nourishment for new growth.  It’s a cycle of death and re-birth with everything having value and no waste.

Sometimes there are major disturbances. Storms blow through, animals tear things apart, fires burn.  Nature doesn’t panic when these things happen.  Why?  Because nature is connected to the divine plan.  There is no judgment, just acceptance and appropriate response which is often just allowing.

Humans have lost some of their connection to the Divine Plan but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. You have access to it, dear ones!  But it helps to be quiet, alert and looking for it rather than being stuck in confusion and thinking things are in a mindless mess.

The old is dying, the new is being born. Look around and you will see signs of both everywhere.  Each of you has an important and vital role to play.  Listen to the wisdom of your heart and it will guide you each step of the way through.  Ask for help from the Unseen Realm and you will be delighted by the abundance that will be provided to you.  Through it all, you are loved beyond measure, love everywhere, love overflowing.

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



I see the lineaments of the new story in those marginal structures and practices that we call holistic, alternative, regenerative, and restorative.

~Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics

Charles Eisenstein says that we are currently in a ‘space between stories’ where the old story is falling apart and a new story is emerging. In the midst of this process is an awkward place of in-between that can be disconcerting, confusing and even frightening but also exciting and very encouraging.  It certainly feels to me like we are very much in that space.

Everywhere we look we can see the old systems and institutions breaking apart, along with the beliefs and culture that created them. Consider the Dakota Access pipeline.  Pipelines have been built for decades with little attention given to them.  But this one is different.  It is inspiring native Americans to find their voices while many people listen in ways that have not happened before.  People are pulling their money out of the big banks that are funding the pipeline and finding their power to make a difference.  Water protection events and rallies are inspiring people to stand up for what they believe is important.  It is really quite beautiful and empowering, despite the chaos and pushback.

As I thought about this, I saw such an incredible array of signs that the old story is losing its grip on all of us. Our current governmental structure is showing massive evidence of ‘patriarchy’s last stand’. Ditto for white privilege, something that is so pervasive in our culture that we seldom notice or think about it.  The power of multinational corporations is being eroded, even as they cling desperately to the status quo.  Traditional ‘health care’ which is often illness care, is losing its luster even as it grows like a disease itself. The list could go on and on.

The new is rising right before our eyes. I have been noticing so many examples of the intimate involvement of young fathers in the lives of their children in ways that are beautifully different than what my generation and past generations experienced.  People who have never called an elected official are finding their voice and picking up the phone.  People are growing their own food, purchasing renewable energy, connecting with neighbors.  We are volunteering, questioning our values and choices, stepping into our personal and collective power.

The old story may look strong and even indestructible. But I think it is well on its way into the history books.  WE are writing the new story with every small or large step we take to create a way of being that is peaceful, loving and honors the sacred worth of all parts of creation.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, February 11, 2017

Precious and beloved co-creators and friends,

The earth is singing a happy song as people awaken to the power, love and joy that is within them and all of creation. Yes, there is a sigh that it has taken so long and that the transformation is so messy.  But birth is messy.  A chrysalis is temporary.  An egg breaks when a bird hatches.  The shell of a seed cracks when the plant emerges.

Just as all parts of nature have a blueprint to follow as life grows and flourishes, so it is with people. The difference is that people have more choices, free will.  Right now there are those who would cling to domination, intimidation, power over.  Yet this cannot prevail as people find their voices and speak up, take action and take steps to live more fully in peace, love, joy and contentment.

Don’t be dismayed by the chaos and disruption that surrounds you. Hold your center quietly and be an example that others will want to emulate.  Breathe the breath of life with your Earth Mother and all of the spirit realm.  You have a vast array of partners and helpers that are eager to assist and support you so please ask for what you need.  It will be supplied in rich abundance.

All is well, dear ones. It truly is, despite what your eyes see that seems to be to the contrary.  It is a delicate balance of dismantling the old as the new is built.  It is a flow that will carry you to places of beauty and bliss.  Take my hand and the hand of the Divine and you will find that you are invincible, strong and resilient.  Rest in our love when you are weary or discouraged.  Lean on us when you feel weak and draw from our unending reserves of wisdom and strength.  You are never alone; we are with you always.

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