Walking into the woods, I find forgiveness. I find my soul awakened by the dew on the fresh grass, by the crispness in the air, by the smell of fallen decayed leaves all intermingled with the sweet smell of pine. The Earth is caressing my feet, and I wish peace for both Mother Earth and my soul. It strikes me that we have both been put through some major testing, and perhaps she far more than me. I ache for what we have done to her, all of us in one-way or another who have shone disrespect. I practice Ho’oponopono for her healing, as well as my own.
She gives us so much bounty, and yet we are traders of her great gifts by exploiting them for our own material gain. She simply wished we would enjoy the bounty, take care of her and tread lightly. Some understand her wishes; some like me through time and space begin to commune with her. When we can start to feel this connection is when the real healing of both can begin.
Today I urge you to take a walk in nature, and really witness all that is born. Take each step as if you are kissing the Earth (Thich Nhat Hanh) and really feel this, let it sink deeply into your soul. Ask for her forgiveness, forgive yourself and others that you may have hurt, practice Ho’oponopono in its simplest form: I love you; I am sorry; please forgive me; and thank you. Practice this simple blessing for the Earth, for yourself and others. Release it all, and step back allowing the universe the gift of its great healing powers.
Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. ~ Serbian Proverb