Happy Saturday, my fellow Toads! I hope this message from the Little Grandmother, Kiesha Crowther, lifts your heart and inspires you to know that, no matter how many terrifying and horrible images we see on the evening news, we still, each in our own way, have the power to make a difference in the corner where we are. We have much that we can contribute ~ to this earth, and to other beings.
April is the month of the Pink Moon. This Moon has a dark star, which shines across the abyss, reminding us that we are made of the same stuff as the stars. That's what keeps us looking up, into the heavens, feeling our connection to the unfathomable beauty and mystery of the spheres.
Here on earth, things are not too rosy. How do we keep our spirit strong and hopeful, in a world ruled by warring nations, where humankind is at war with each other, and with nature itself? How do we deal with the heartbreak, we who know we are all connected to every other being on the planet, yet watching humans destroying other humans, wildlife, resources?
Where does our wild nature go, that wants to run joyously through the trees, watching the devastated hillsides, all the trees cut down and taken away in trucks? How do we keep our hearts from breaking, when we see wolves being shot from helicopters on the news, and it is all just so terribly wrong? How do we hold the dream of beauty that is the earth itself, against the nightmare human beings are enacting everywhere?
We try to keep our balance, between the horrifying images we see on our television and computer screens, and our deep knowing of the beautiful, wild, living Mother Earth we love so much, who shines her beauty on us, even while we are so wantonly destructive. We know how we are meant to be. How do we be it, when we see a million others exuding war, hatred and devastation? We who know must hold tightly our vision of the beauty of Mother Earth, support her in her struggle to survive the assault of humankind. She needs our help now as never before.
Your challenge: Write about how you manage to maintain that balance, how you hold onto the beauty and the hope. Write about what heals you, or about any facet of this conversation that resonates with you. I'm easy, and I will truly love everything you write!