We all grow up in our respective cultures with stories of some sort of earth and/or nature spirits… whether they involve fairies, gnomes, water spirits, trolls or others.
We are then mostly told that these stories are only mythological and mere fantasy. But are they?
I declare that I am a friend to the spirits of the earth. I know their presence and I get their importance in the balance of life on earth.
The first time I cognitively recall perceiving spirits in the trees and water in my adult life was in New Zealand about 15 years ago, at age 20.
I grew up in southern California, and although America is a young country and California was the last of the states to be settled, there are a LOT of people there. There are more people in southern California than all of Australia and New Zealand combined x 2! The spirits of that land have long been chased away by civilization. In New Zealand, however, those spirits still live in the old trees and in the enchanted lakes and rivers.
I believe this phenomenon is partly due to the Maori population of New Zealand who do honour and know the spirits of earth.
I believe that if we honour and work with the spirits of the earth this act strengthens the earth’s immune system and creates more magic on this planet.
And so what is honoring and working with the spirits of the earth? Have you ever seen a sparkle out of the corner of your eye? Have you felt the peace and space that nature provides? Do you acknowledge when you perceive a tree communicating with you or do you think you are crazy?
If you begin to acknowledge what you are aware of when you aware of it you will begin to honour these spirits and nature. The knowing of your awareness is a huge component of creating greater for the earth.
How do you feel when someone completely ignores you when you are walking down the street versus them giving you a warm smile and acknowledging you completely with their awareness.
Does that create anything different for you?
Well, this is the same for the spirits of nature.
What would you like to create?
Do you love earth or think it is a commodity to be used at your will?
by Shannon O’Hara, CF