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


We cannot build a sustainable future on the foundation of today’s civilization.

~Dr. Bruce Lipton, cell biologist and author of “The Biology of Belief” and “Spontaneous Evolution”

Whew! We are living in an incredibly intense and tumultuous time.  So much is changing.  So many emotions are swirling around us.  It can be challenging to know what is ours and what we are picking up from the collective.

Today I have been feeling such grief for all of the people who are being impacted by our current U.S. political situation, as well as everything that is happening around the globe. Vulnerable people are feeling so much fear and pain.  I found myself going deeply into shared grief.  It was not about thinking or evaluating things but rather my heart empathizing and caring with my sisters and brothers around the planet, as well as the earth herself.

How do we navigate such difficult times? I am feeling my way through it like everyone else.  If I can quiet my mind, I hear my heart’s wisdom and that guides me.  One step at a time, one breath at a time.

We want a future where people and all parts of creation thrive and live in harmony. Let’s hold that vision in our hearts and minds.  Each of us has a part to play in creating it.  Let’s join hands and hold each other in our hearts as we move forward

Love and blessings, Mary

From Gaia, January 24, 2017

Dear ones, beloved of my heart,

The old is dying, the new is being born. You see the destruction and dismantling of the current systems and structures.  Those in power will not relinquish what they have without a fight.  Yet relinquish it, they will.  For the power of love is rising and will not be stopped.

The strength of the divine feminine has been submerged, stifled and subjugated. You can see it in the countless ways the earth has been pillaged and turned into products, leaving desolation in its wake.  This is reflected in the way people, plants, animals and all of creation has been treated.  The sacred worth of all beings has been ignored and forgotten.

Things are reaching a climax, a pinnacle, an ending. The current path is reaching its completion.  A collective cry of ‘no more!’ is rising.  This is creating space for the New.

What is the New? It is all voices being heard and valued, the worth of each part of creation being honored and protected.  It is harmony, peace, love and safety.

I know that it feels elusive right now, perhaps like a distant dream that is unreachable. I know the earth is awash in sadness, pain and unspeakable grief.  Yet beneath the surface, new growth is emerging, small, green shoots of hope and strength and power that will sweep across the land until all that is left is love, only love, always love, love overflowing.  Hold a space for this love, even when your heart is breaking and you are so very, very weary.  Know that you are held in this love, pressed close to the heart of your Earth Mother who tenderly nurtures you and wipes away each tear you cry.  You are loved, dear ones, you are loved.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal, a new kind of society, a new relationship with the earth, a new experience of being human.

~Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics

I don’t write new year’s predictions. I like reading what other people write but don’t feel like this is a niche for me.  Yet I felt drawn to share this message as we end 2016.

The best prediction I have read was written several years ago by Nancy Joy Hefron of heartlights.net and I think it applies every bit as much to each new year, including this one. She said that the new year will bring what each person needs for their individual growth and learning.  We may all have some similar experiences but we will each respond in our own unique way.  And each person’s life will have unique aspects, tailored to what we need for our particular journey.

As we feel the shifts and sense the changes occurring all around us, some people cling to the current reality with fear and resistance to change, unable to imagine a better way to live and be. Others have a vision of what the world, individually and collectively, can be-filled with beauty, peace, joy and love.  When we are able to sense and envision the wonderful possibilities, we are naturally motivated to reach out for them and create them.

Together, let’s create a wonderful 2017!


From Gaia, December 29, 2016

My beloved co-creators,

Indeed you are being born into a new experience of being human and simultaneously you are creating this new experience. I rejoice to share this dance with you!!  If the new earth was handed to you without your active involvement, you would be deprived of the joy of being the co-creator which is your birthright, your divine role.  As we create the new way of living and being for people and the planet, we will learn and grow together, bonded and blessed by the intimate connection with each other and all of creation.

How can I explain this? You are being given the parts, the components, so to speak.  You are being given the tools of creation.  You are being given the blueprints, the possibilities.  You are surrounded by partners in the Seen and Unseen Realms.  All that you need is being provided to you.  Yet you are an active participant.  You are not just the observer, you are the Master Builder and Co-creator!

There are challenges, to be sure. But don’t be overwhelmed or daunted by them.  Look within, accessing your heart center and the wisdom that flows to you so abundantly.  Breathe the breath of life with your partners in the realm of spirit.  Listen to the heartbeat of your Earth Mother and know for sure that you are supported and loved beyond measure.

Then step forward with confidence, knowing that together we are invincible and can create such beauty together, always together. Rivers of peace will flow throughout the earth, washing away all that is not peace.  Light will shine so brightly that darkness will vanish, sometimes in the twinkling of an eye.  You are never alone!  Hold my hand and you will draw upon my strength that is so incredibly powerful.  I love you, dear ones, and send my love to you, only love, always love, love overflowing

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

What appears so daunting on many levels signifies an opportunity for (each of us) and humanity to make a leap into learning about the power we all hold to create the changes that will benefit the world.                                                                                        Bonnie Orgren, Stardust Seven Ray Services Report

The obviousness of the changes swirling around us and within us grows clearer all the time. I have recently had a couple of experiences that anchored this knowing more deeply within me.  And I am becoming more aware of changes needed in my own life to respond, assist and benefit from this process.  I (we) are being upgraded!

The first incident related to this learning for me involved my cell phone. I had checked ‘later’ on my cell phone’s update button so many times that it quit appearing.  But recently when I came back from a trip to Canada after visiting my daughter, I was having some problems so went to my cell phone provider and the person who helped me told me I needed to do the upgrade.  She rattled off the steps I needed to do when I got home.  I asked her to write it down, knowing I would otherwise get home and have forgotten.  And I felt some upgrade resistance!!

The phone update was quite simple and quick. Ah, but then re-learning to use my cell phone!  It seems amusing now but was frustrating at the time.  I couldn’t figure out what to press or swipe to get to the icons (or whatever they are called) to operate my phone.  I was pushing and poking to no avail.  I kept getting the camera and, not knowing how to get out of it, taking random photos of whatever was in front of me.  Grrrr!  Where was a 7-year-old when I needed them??

So I swallowed my pride and went to my cell phone provider again. In less than 30 seconds a nice young man showed me how to work the thing.  I valiantly resisted my urge to feel stupid and humiliated.  I did tell him that they needed to develop a simple phone for old people to use, giving him a quick lesson on landlines, party lines and past phone history.  The polite young whippersnapper didn’t say anything, just looked at me with a combination of compassion, empathy and probably pity and as I left.  He probably doesn’t even know what a whippersnapper is!!  I did reluctantly realize that there are now useful features that I wouldn’t have accessible without the upgrade.  Upgrade integration!

A bigger lesson has been happening in my life, as well. I have been running into some old programming that needed updating.  At first I didn’t realize what was happening but life is persistent and the upgrades that needed to happen have become clearer.  I am working through them more gracefully now that I realize the bigger picture.  I am seeing positive aspects to overcoming ‘upgrade anxiety’.

I share these things because what is happening to us individually is so closely related to what is happening in the collective and to all of us. As Mastering Alchemy teacher Jim Self says repeatedly, ‘you can’t take your baggage with you on this journey’.  Sounds simple till it’s baggage inside of us that needs to be cleared.  Yet when we do the work and upgrade, our lives are lighter and free-er.  And life seems to turning up the spotlight on things that need to shift.  The good news is that the higher frequency of earth energy and collective wisdom and spiritual growth means that the upgrades and shifts happen much faster than in the past which is a blessing.

So when old memories come up that need attention, bumps come up in relationships or other life circumstances or old beliefs are challenged, ask if it’s time for an upgrade, a shift. The new programming is waiting to be installed and integrated into our lives.  But we have to take action for it to happen.  Always, the Divine has our best interests in mind, wanting us to be more joyful, lighter and more free.  Help is available in great abundance if we ask for it.

Holiday blessings and wishes for smooth upgrades,                                                                         Mary

When it’s time to learn something, we will learn it; our choice is whether it is through joy or through pain.                                                                                                                   Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love”

Author Carolyn Myss says something similar, that when we need to learn something we can either take the wisdom path or the woe path.  It feels like with the Trump election in the U.S., we have chosen the woe path.  No doubt we’ll learn a lot, get stronger, step into our individual and collective power, etc. but really?…couldn’t we have chosen a better way?  Of course we could have but we didn’t so here we are, figuring out how to navigate through what’s ahead.

It’s easy to focus on Trump with his high profile media persona but I think many/most people agree that issues are far larger and deeper than him.  Our institutions and systems are no longer working well, particularly for people who aren’t part of the wealthy elite.  And the breakdowns are getting more visible all the time, I think.  We need a massive transfusion of love, peace, justice, compassion and kindness.  We can be those things individually and collectively!  We can help to transmute the darkness into radiant light!  It doesn’t feel like it will be easy but our energy is certainly needed.

I am including 3 links at the end of this message to articles by Charles Eisenstein, Dana Mrkich and Matt Kahn.  I have found them to have perspectives that are helpful to me as I try to discern my path through the chaos and challenges ahead.  Perhaps they will be helpful to you.

There is so much that could be said but I’ll just share a couple more thoughts.  First of all, we each have choices and we can individually choose the wisdom path as much as possible, despite what anyone else does.  The other thing I keep hearing when I tune into Gaia and nature is that we have Unseen Ones who can help us tremendously.  Perhaps one purpose of what is going on is to encourage and motivate us to ask for help from the wisdom and strength of those in the Unseen Realm.

May we join hearts and minds and unite in our intention to continue to birth the New Earth.                                                                                                                                                   Blessings, Mary

http://charleseisenstein.net/hategriefandanewstory/ http://www.danamrkich.com/single-post/2016/11/14/Shock-Shake-Ups-and-Social-Revolution https://www.facebook.com/mattkahn/posts/793691107429229:0

From Gaia, December, 915, 2016

Beloved ones, precious and dear to my heart, The current times may cause many people to feel despair, hopelessness, discouragement and fear.  Yet you are asking for transformation as you become more aware of the injustices, corruption and inequalities that are becoming more obvious all the time.  These problems have existed for millennia, dear ones.  Now they are coming to the surface to be seen, acknowledged and dealt with.  And you are being given the tools and energetic support to do what needs to be done.

Although it is important to be aware of the problems that need attention, the last thing that the earth needs is more fear!  The earth needs your partnership, caring and love.  Never doubt the power of human love, co-creating with the Unseen Ones who surround you and love you more profoundly than you can imagine.

Of course, there is a need for activism, standing strong in the face of injustice of all forms.  Take action when you see needs that you can help to fulfill.

But also know in your hearts that there is a need for you to vibrate with love, shining the light of your love everywhere, always.  Think of fireflies, each shining a small light.  Yet when many shine, the twinkling lights transform the landscape with magic.  So with small candles or lamps.  Each sheds a light that collectively can be like the Sun, illuminating everything!

Hold fast to your vision of the earth healed and whole and all of creation with it.  Comfort yourselves and ask for comfort from your Earth Mother and all of the Unseen Realm when you feel overwhelmed by the travails of life.  Rest when you are tired.  Take action when you feel called.  Know that no matter how dark things seem, there is light shining on you from an unending and powerful Source.  Ask for help and you will receive it.  Know that you are loved, my darlings, and that I send love to you each moment, only love, always love, love overflowing.

I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend

Dark Night of the Soul is the title given to a poem by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross.  A ‘dark night of the soul’ is an identity crisis where someone experiences drastic changes to their meaning system (i.e., their unique purposes, goals, values, attitude and beliefs, identity, and focus) typically because of a spontaneous spiritual experience.  A spiritual crisis may cause significant disruption in psychological, social, and occupational functioning.

As I have struggled to understand the results of our recent U.S. election, I first had to grieve and feel the deep sadness for what is going on in people and our country, as well as around the world. Nothing seemed to really explain the depth of the despair, fear, anger and even hatred and desire for revenge that I am seeing.

Then ‘dark night of the soul’ came to me and resonated deeply. I feel like we are experiencing it collectively as well as individually.  We are seeing the way of life that we have known for so many years and generations become more fragile and the foundation is getting shaky.  Yet the new way of living and being is not very visible.  Perhaps we see glimpses and indications but it can be hard to feel secure in the womb of the unknown. We are in transition and it can be scary for all of us.

I hear so much about the divisions in our country. Yet I believe what a dear friend Lance Schuttler, orgonlighthealth.com, says…that everyone wants to be happy and free. Isn’t that what we all want?  And if we have these things, wouldn’t we be glad to have everyone be happy and free, too?   It seems that the differences arise about how to find the path to freedom and happiness. And it seems elusive to many of us.  So we flail about, looking for someone to blame or someone to ‘save’ us from our current discomfort and feeling of lostness.  Yet I believe we must find the answers within ourselves and together, not in separation, blaming and fighting.

When individuals are going through a dark night of the soul, it can be hard. Mother Teresa experienced one for many years and so have many other mystics and ordinary people like you and me.  But in addition to the challenges, they come bearing gifts-new insights and ways of being that allow us to be more fulfilled, happy and free.

I will close with one of my favorite sayings: ‘it is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the dark’. May our lights shine brightly and together may we create the path to a free and happy future.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, November 10, 2016

Dear ones, my beloved,

When can we see the light most clearly? Indeed it is when there is darkness.  That is when the light is most welcome and visible.  As each person emerges from their dark night time, they can light the way for others.  In time, all will be awake and ready to dance in the warm light.

Rest calmly in this time of massive transition and transformation. Take the eagle’s view.  Rise upon the wind to a great height.  It is from this vantage point that you can see the flow, the pattern, the phoenix rising from the ashes.

Keep your eyes on the things you share-with each other and all of earth’s creation. Everyone wants to feel safe, to have their basic needs met, as well as some comfort and freedom.  Focus on what you share rather than what separates you.

The earth needs your loving care now more than ever. Some still see her as something to ravage and exploit for resources and personal gain.  Your tenderness and nurturing bless us all.

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