Grandmother’s Message – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“Grandmother in the dream told me I was headed in the wrong direction. She said, ‘The question is not why are you so infrequently the people you really want to be but why do you so infrequently want to be the people you really are.’ And then she answered the question saying, ‘Because you have no faith that who you are is enough.’ And she continued, ‘But it is. Your true nature as human beings is compassionate, and this essential nature makes you capable of being intimately and fully present. Who you really are is enough.'”

– Oriah Mountain Dreamer commenting about her book The Dance,

from her website:

Oriah keeps a lovely, profoundly wise blog here:

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. 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 twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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