This has been a particularly hot and parched summer for us here in BC, Canada and living on the Pacific Northwest coast in the only temperate rainforest in North America, it has been a cause for alarm for many and many wildfires have been burning. Many of us who have large spiritual community networks have been coming together either in person or virtually through social media. Here's a recent post from social media...
I am following up on the previous post. My deep gratitude for all who have come together as community to participate in supporting our Mama Earth - Pachamama during these fires and parched times. There have been groups come together to drum and sing the rain, to honour our water. Some folks have asked me, "What should we do?" And I have been asking too! Should we sing for rain? Should we do a water ceremony? Instead of receiving guidance for doing however, I have only been guided to be present with the "waiting" ~ the being!
I once read about man who had decided that he would not "wait" for a whole year! Instead of "waiting" he would see every moment in which his mind thought he was waiting, to be present to that moment and ask about that moment.
So these last parched weeks, I have been present to this "waiting" and am reminded that when I am not "waiting" I am strengthening my trust and faith. This last week, I have heard Mother Earth say, "Trust me!" And so I have been sinking into this trust just as I have had to sink into trust while sitting by those who have been birthing (including myself), and those who have been dying. It's within these precious times, when we begin to become impatient, that souls and forces invisible to our outside eyes are deep at work, and it's my job to let them know that I trust them, and they can trust themselves and the process.
Perhaps it's time to let our beautiful Mother know that we trust her! She is so much older and wiser, and has so much more experience with these matters than we do. She has been self-correcting for millenia!
This is not to say that we sit back and do nothing, because trusting is not not doing anything, it is bolstering love and resilience, it is allowing oneself to follow rather than lead. It is to ask, "Let me know when the time has come." Whether it's time to push, time to rest, time to let go.
On my walk this morning I asked, "How can I suport you?" as I have been doing many times during the day. Here is the guidance should you choose to participate...
Today, tomorrow, or the next day at 11:11am or tonight at 11:11pm, take a glass of water and ask which tree or plant in your yard would like to receive. Then with reverence, gift the water while letting Mama Earth know that you trust her. For those working with mesas or medicine hearths and malas, you might like to work with this micro-universe and do the same thing!
And as we go along here, the prayers are gifted to Spirit for all of those risking their lives out in the forest fires, protecting us and shielding us as Mother self-corrects and teaches. We ask for their continued protection and that Spirit move through them to support them in every way possible. That they are given all of the resources, strength, rest, and support they need. Blessed Be:) xoxo