thank you, Herz Wolf. xoxox
go baby turtle,
make it to that ocean…
go swim those thousands of miles,
and bring back messages of the tides,
the shifting, glowing moon overhead,
the ballet of juicy jellyfish gracing you.
please bring back more wisdom from
the Great Mother Ocean, and stay
clear of the nets, come back, lay
more eggs under the night’s
shield so many more of
you can hatch out on
that sandy beach,
headed back to the
(c) mare cromwell
Beautiful friends –
A heads up that I will be launching an Indiegogo campaign next week to help fundraise the printing costs of hard copies of “The Great Mother Bible”, along with some initial promotional expenses.
If you feel called, it would be a gift to receive your support, or sharing with others (or requesting that your library carry the book) or whatever you might be able to do to help launch this spiritual wisdom that Earth Mother has asked me to share, directly from her, in these interesting times.
Stay tuned… Hugs, bigLove to all of you for your beautiful hearts and presence in my life.
Note: the ebook is out already on Amazon and other venues (Nook, etc).
In Frederick (Maryland) last night, I went to see a set of Best of Films – from the American Conservation Film Festival with a friend. Within the first film, DamNation, there was significant attention on the plight of the salmon with all the dams that block their capacity to swim upstream to spawn. It is a tragic story and the good news is that many spent dams are coming down – the focus of the film.
What struck me in the film were two things. One was that to the native peoples on the Columbia River (probably all Native people’s there who depended on Salmon so much), the salmon were their ‘eucharist‘. That is how sacred the fish were to them-the most sacred embodiment of the Divine. Imagine blocking people from entering their church to receive the Holy Eucharist. That is essentially what the creation of those dams did to the Indigenous peoples there.
The second thing that struck me is that the salmon who continue to return up the rivers (and I can’t remember which dam this was) are caught and killed by being beaten over the head. Then they are gutted open to remove the roe from their bellies. Thousands and thousands of them. The bodies are ground up for garden fertilizer, and young salmon spawned in hatcheries.
This is how the lives of these glorious fish come to an end in their majestic attempt to swim back upstream to where they sourced. Beaten over the head and sliced open…
I shake my head and wonder, once again, at the lack of any sense of the sacred and compassion and balance in the minds of those decision-makers who see the fish as nothing other than ‘things’. And the arrogance… yes, the arrogance…
Sockeye Salmon. Image from animals.nationalgeographic.com
Posted in Earth Mother, earth spirituality, Gaia
Tagged Alaska, Columbia River, DamNation, dams, decommissioned dams, Eucharist, hatchery, sacred, Salmon
Being totally authentic here … it’s a day of Lovers. Of Love. Primarily self-love, yes? For it is from that place of self-love that we can only truly be present to love another… To find that soul-depth romantic love that is possible between two.
And I’m in a funk. So from this place of funkiness, I am sending gratitude out to the World, and telling all of you beautiful ones, that I’m working on it… Valentines Day is a day when most of us who are single feel pinges of incompleteness. So we may gift ourselves with chocolate or roses and imagine that “Lover” off in the horizon.
When truly the Lover is inside us, waiting for us to discover that within. And then there is the Creators Quantum Divine Love too… Is this not enough? Most days, yes.
Yet, today I’m feeling human and funky. And sending love out to all of you.
And on that note – here is a bouquet of bacon roses. Thank you to my good friend, Ben Madrid, for this image. Perhaps gifting myself with bacon roses is as good as real roses? (Had to throw that in there… ;~) )
Posted in Divine Mother, Great Father
Tagged Authentic, bacon, chocolate, down, funkiness, God, loneliness, lover, moody, Roses, sad, single, Valentines Day