From Grandmothers Speak – Net of Light/Cosmic Web

[Sharing from Grandmothers Speak – Shirley McErlane’s communications with the Spiritual Grandmothers — beautiful spiritual work she is doing with groups all over the world to energetically create circles of healing and wisdom.]
“The present imbalance of energy on earth has placed all life in danger. It is time
to return to balance, and for this, women must lead.” The Great Council of the Grandmothers are calling us to step into our power, calling women and men to reach out to one another in love. All are welcome to this work.

The Grandmothers say, “Each person is a point on the great Net of Light and each point of light forms a network to which all life is connected. Yin and yang have now begun to shift and during these difficult times, the Net of Light will hold the earth together. Meditate on the Net of Light; use it to support one another, to support the earth, and to strengthen the energy of yin on the planet. Know the reality of this Net, for by knowing it and being at one with it, you will do untold good.”

Short Video on the Net of Light/Cosmic Web.

From her latest newsletter.

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Recent Reader Reviews – The Great Mother Bible: “This Book is Off the Charts in Spirituality” (& more)

It is most humbling the growing number of 5 star reviews for The Great Mother Bible on Amazon and elsewhere. Below is one that was just posted in the past week.

This Book is Off the Charts in Spirituality
Mare Cromwell’s ‘The Great Mother Bible'” is as new age of a Bible as you can get. The book is a very revealing, intense, humorous, and deeply moving dialogue between her and Earth Mother. It discusses everything under the sun not to mention everything outside the planet including UFO’s, nature spirits, fairies, Christ Consciousness and the deepest heart of Mother Earth to name a few. Mare’s apology from the Sacred Feminine to the Divine Masculine is a moving effort to balance the universe. Her understanding of animals as Creatures Teachers, her practice of the Ho’oponopono Hawaiian prayer, and experiences of Native American traditions are all off the charts.

Mother Earth is calling on Mare to help birthed a new world based on the Sacred Mother and Sacred Father’s love. She shows how to raise our consciousness and spirituality to make a world of community, sharing, reverence, and equality. Mare’s refreshing way of explaining how pollution is slowly killing ourselves and the planet is direct and honest. Her human foibles and experiences make it very easy to relate to her while at the same time she shares the most astounding, divine secrets of the universe with Earth Mother. This book has deep spiritual insights and is a harbinger of how the divine feminine and the divine masculine is raising the vibration of the planet. ~ Tony S.


And here are some that were posted in the past two months. So reaffirming after all of these months and months of work, and listening to Mother. Surrendering deeper and deeper…

[If you’d like to order an autographed copy from me, you can go to this link.  For a Kindle version, click here.]

(This one from an Australian reader)
Connect with the Divine Feminine – a life changing book
I really loved this book – it is like Conversations with God but with a Divine Feminine angle and, I felt, much more resonant for me. Easy to read, it deeply affected me and I am going back to read passages two or three times to really feel them deep in my soul. I felt like I was being spoken to directly through this book, as if it was written specifically for me!  ~ purplewarrior

Absolutely Beautiful Book. I will read again and again.
This book was so beautiful I had to search out the author’s other works because I wanted more. I was so blessed to find it in the first place that I recommend it to all my friends. Mare Cromwell has captured pure joy in this book, and the earlier one as well. Imagine curling up and having a heart to heart with the Divine Mother and Mother Earth. Warm blankets, lots of chocolate and message after message of love and blessed truth all the while the author’s writing style lets you step right in and snuggle up too. Enjoy! ~ sleeplessgoddess

I am reading “The Great Mother Bible” and i cant put it down
I am reading “The Great Mother Bible” and i cant put it down. It is really changing my life. Your book fell into my laps at the right moment in time in my life. The past year i have been working closer to the divine feminine. It has been a 8 year transition learning what I am as a woman and what my gifts are to the world. Now I am a moon mother which is a healer of the womb and my passion for healing is growing more and more each day. Thank you for writing this book it is helping me so much to get more in tuned with mother earth. Much love and many thanks Tammy

Wisdom and Emotion to Guide Your Life
This is a book you will want in hard-copy to refer to on a daily basis. So many deep, mesmerizing sections that relate to all aspects of our lives. Now that I have read it completely, I just turn to a page at random when I am feeling disjointed with life, and the right passage comes up to uplift and inspire me. You’ll find more wisdom and emotion in this one volume than a whole library of research. Sincere, amazing!  ~DB


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Super-Moon, Eclipse and Wave X – Soaking in the Joy

The past few days have been so beautiful and powerful.

Last night I sat under the full moon as it rose in the sky and started to darken with the umbral shadow of the eclipse. My smudge was lit and I did ceremony to the powerful harvest, super moon. Calling all the directions, ancestors, and more, I asked that this event be all that it could be for the New World coming and the healing of hearts all over the world.

Yesterday was also the peak of the Wave X gamma rays bringing in the deeply compassionate I AM energies, also known as the Christ Consciousness. These energies have been hitting the earth since 2014 but yesterday was the peak and they are still quite powerful today.

I have been feeling slayed by these energies in deeply heart-opening and balanced ways. I pray that all are feeling these and embracing them consciously for this is how we are birthing this New World. With our hearts and our actions. With more compassion and more connection and reverence for the Earth, Earth Mother.

Open your hearts, find stillness in your self and embrace these energies. They are such a gift to us, and these times have been prophesized.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

So much love and hugs, to all,

To learn more about Wave X and these powerful energies, go to Patricia Cota-Robles post about this.


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Workshop, Sun Oct 24 – Sacred Gardening – Sacred Earth

To learn more and to register, click here.

Sacred Gardening –

Sacred Earth

A Workshop

Black and Blue Salvia and Daisy - Photo (c) Harold Blum

Black and Blue Salvia and Daisy – Photo (c) Harold Blum


Led by Mare Cromwell

Sat, Oct 24th. 10:30am – 4:30pm

Sedonaville Retreat Center

Lovettsville, VA (near Harpers Ferry)

Cost: $95/person.

   $85/person- early registration by Oct 16, 2015

In these interesting times the Great Mother is calling us to remember our sacredness and the sacredness of all around us. Our gardens are where we can most intimately rekindle a deeper relationship and reverence for the life around us. Come join us and learn practices that will encourage you to infuse your gardening and your life with a deeper sense of love and connection with all that you do AND all around you. We will talk about connecting with the Creator/Great Mystery and the Great Mother, honoring nature, garden health and planetary healing. The workshop will commence with a simple smudge ceremony and flow into greater joy from there.

The workshop will cover:

   * How to bless your garden in early spring and late fall

   * Claiming your relationship with the divine LOVE surrounding us to honor your sacred place in the world and garden

   * Your garden as an altar

   * Intuitive gardening

   * Deepening your relationship and awareness of life around you

   * Nature as teacher and healer

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic and international speaker. Her books include: The Great Mother Bible; Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother; and If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America. She has studied with Native American teachers for nineteen years and currently sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness, and is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering. She loves to be involved in Sacred Water Ceremonies. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.

Register Here

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Oct 29 – Nov 1 Retreat: Grief, Hope & Love – Deepening Our Connection with the Great Mother to Midwife the New World

I have gotten a huge nudge from Mother to lead a long weekend retreat at the very end of October called: Grief, Hope & Love – Deepening Our Connection with the Great Mother to Midwife the New World.

This retreat will be a healing journey into embracing the Great Divine Mother, the Virgin Mary, Earth Mother and the Mother/Sacred Feminine from other traditions. We will visit the Sacred Grotto to the Virgin Mary in Emmitsburg, MD, do ceremony, share, dance and more. I feel very deeply that all who will be called to be a part of this retreat will find themselves shifted and more connected with the great healing compassion and Love of the Great Mother, to support their lives in these interesting times. Come join us if you feel called.

For more information and to register – click here.


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Quiet friend who has come so far ~ Poem by Rilke

I have been basking in the deep wisdom and creativity of Joanna Macy for the past two weeks as I plan a long weekend retreat at the end of October (2015) called: Grief, Hope and Love ~ Deepening Our Connection with the Great Mother to Midwife the New World.

And I just discovered this poem on her website. It is so stunning that it needs to be shared here.

Part Two, Sonnet XXIX by Rainer Maria Rilke

Quiet friend who has come so far,
feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,

what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.

In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.

And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent Earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am.

Taken on the access road to Valley Falls WV. (c) Tim Dicke

Taken on the access road to Valley Falls WV. (c) Tim Dicke

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People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages

[Reblogged from the Pachamama Alliance website]

Spring, Gunpowder Falls. Baltimore, Maryland. 2013 (c) Tim Dicke

Spring, Gunpowder Falls. Baltimore, Maryland. 2013 (c) Tim Dicke

June 25th, 2015 | By

Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.

Trees Speak to the Soul of Human Beings

It is no wonder that trees have captured the human imagination since the beginning of time. Their strength, deeply rooted in the Earth, is an inspiration. Their trunk and branches are a wonder of nature because they stand sturdy and impenetrable most of the time, yet they can flex and sway with the wind when needed.

The whisper of a breeze in their leaves or the sight of ants marching in a straight line up or down their trunks remind us of the magic of nature that trees embody. They live for hundreds or even thousands of years, and so we revere them as keepers of past secrets and sentinels of the future.

Watching their cycles of growth, shedding of leaves, and re-flowering in the spring, people have long perceived trees as powerful symbols of life, death, and renewal. Since the beginning of time, humans have had a sense that trees are sentient beings just like us, that they can feel pain, that they bleed when they are hurt. Trees even look like us. People have a trunk; trees have arms. And so we innately feel a deep connection to them.

Many people say they can feel a tree’s vibrational energy when placing their hand upon its bark. With their deep roots, trees carry significant grounding energy. We naturally feel peace and serenity when walking in the shade of trees or on a forest trail.

Trees Help Us Every Day

A recent study shows that trees remove so much pollution from the air that they “prevented 850 human deaths and 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms in 2010 alone.” When an insect called the emerald ash borer killed off a significant number of trees in the American Midwest in the 1990’s and 2000’s, rates of human death from cardiovascular and respiratory illness increased.

More difficult to quantify is the psychological effect that trees have on people. People who spend time outdoors, or even those who have access to windows looking out at trees, have been shown to have better health than those who do not.

The Universal Tree of Life: Both Ancient and Modern

The concept of a Tree of Life, often symbolizing the connections between all life forms, is found in many religions and philosophies, dating back as early as ancient Egypt. The Egyptian tree of life symbolized creation and represented the chain of events that brought everything into existence.

Fast forward to modern science. The tree has become the quintessential symbol of biological evolution, as its ever-branching image poignantly depicts the unmistakable interconnections between all living species on the Earth.

The Tree Leaf and Eternal Life

Consider this beautiful commentary from Thich Nhat Hanh reflecting on a tree leaf:

“I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’

… That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid-it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.”

Cultural Beliefs About Trees

Trees are considered sacred in virtually every place where humans have settled.

There are many profound beliefs surrounding trees that people have held for millennia. Here are some interesting and touching examples:

  • For the Sng’oi people of Malaysia, a person and a tree can belong with each other, and this relationship is maintained for life. Certain trees and certain people belong together. When a person belongs with a tree, they also belong with its offspring: any trees that grow from the seeds of the first tree, no matter how far the seeds may scatter. The Sng’oi people call upon their intuition to know which child trees have sprung from which parent trees.
  • The World Tree is said to dwell in three worlds: Its roots reach down to the underworld, its trunk sits on the Earth, and its branches extend up to the heavens. Many cultures share a belief that this tree is the Axis Mundi or World Axis which supports or holds up the cosmos. For the Mayan peoples, the Axis Mundi was a massive Ceiba (in other cultures, it is called Kapok) tree that stands at the center of the world. The Mayan beliefs reflect that human souls first came into being as the sacred white flowers on the branches of the Ceiba tree. Souls of the dead Mayan ancestors rose from the roots of the Axis Mundi up through its branches and into the celestial realms.
  • In Germanic regions, it was believed that mankind was created from tree trunks, echoing the perception that people and trees have much in common.
  • In Sweden, some trees were considered “wardens” and could guard a home from bad luck. The warden was usually a very old tree growing on the lot near the home. The family living there had such great respect for the tree that they would often adopt a surname related to the name of the tree.
  • A well-known sacred tree in Norse mythology was Yggdrasil, a giant ash tree that was said to link and shelter the nine worlds that were believed to exist.
  • In Irish and English folklore, fairies would be found wherever Ash, Oak, and Hawthorne trees grew together. Hawthorn trees were regarded as a powerful symbol of protection, and were often planted near houses to ward off lightning as well as evil spirits. On the dawn of Beltane, it was believed that women who bathed in the dew from a Hawthorne blossom would become beautiful, and men who washed their hands in the dew would become skilled craftsmen.
  • Buddhists have a deep reverence for the Bodhi tree, a type of fig tree with heart-shaped leaves, beneath which the Buddha is said to have meditated for 49 days, trying to reconcile his mind to the fact that there was suffering in the world. On the 49th day, he stood and thanked the tree for providing shade for him, and in that instant he attained enlightenment. Today, in the same location where the Buddha is believed to have sat, there grows a descendant of that same Bodhi tree. Buddhist myths say that the tree will live there until the world is destroyed, and the place where it grows will be the last place to be destroyed; and when the world is reborn, that site will be the first place to appear.
  • The villagers of Piplantri, in Rajasthan, India, celebrate the birth of each little girl by planting 111 trees in her honor. The entire village works together to plant and care for the trees. This tradition not only ensures that the environment will be able to support the increasing population of the village, but it has also brought harmony and a drop in crime to the village.
  • In Malaysia, people maintain a very intimate relationship with trees. “There is a practice of tree planting around houses to the extent that the walls and wooden structures are allowed to give way to the roots of creeping plants, purposely sown at the bases of these structures.” The graveyards in Malaysia are covered so thickly with trees that the entire grounds are cool and sheltered from the tropical sun. The trees are allowed to take root into the graves and it is said that the trees whisper prayers to the creator asking for forgiveness of past transgressions of those buried in that place.

have long perceived trees as powerful symbols of life, death, and renewal. Since the beginning of time, humans have had a sense that trees are sentient beings just like us, that they can feel pain, that they bleed when they are hurt. Trees even look like us. People have a trunk; trees have arms. And so we innately feel a deep connection to them.

Many people say they can feel a tree’s vibrational energy when placing their hand upon its bark. With their deep roots, trees carry significant grounding energy. We naturally feel peace and serenity when walking in the shade of trees or on a forest trail.

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