A Mother's Day Message
Everyone has a mother. She is usually regarded with much love and
affection, as the benign, loving presence in our childhood. That is,
unless she was abusive, in which case her kids usually write books
about her later. But who could forget the apprehension and downright
FEAR you'd have if you had pulled your sister's hair, or written on
the walls with a crayon, or got caught snitching a cookie from the
cookie jar. The fear was not that of an innocent victim of
oppression, but of a wrongdoer facing just punishment. The fear and
loathing would inevitably subside after your behind would stop
smarting, and she'd be back to being Benevolent Mom again.
As it is with our mother, so is it with the Earth Mother. Those
who live in harmony with Her prosper, their needs met from Her bounty.
Those who do violence to Her, however, risk Her wrath. The Mother is
not just mild Demeter and sweet Parvati, but dark Hecate, the fierce
Durga, and the absolutely horrifying Kali. She cares for us and loves
us, and Her patience is near boundless. But Her patience has limits.
We live in a time when more rape has been perpetrated on Her than in
any other time of our existance as a species. Her Body has been
defiled by mining and over-building. Her exhalations have been made
foul by the smoke of cars and factories. And from Her Sacred Body, the
Anglo has extracted what could be the seeds of our extinction--the
Uranium used in both weapons production and nuclear power. The sacred
Hopi prophecies speak of the world being defiled by "...a bowl full of
ashes." This could mean the various atmospheric and underground
detonations of nuclear weapons, or the accidents at Chernobyl and
Three Mile Island.
I believe that this Bowl Full Of Ashes is not only these, but
refers to all the destruction we have wrought on Our Mother. I have
had some information revealed to me, in a way that seems to suggest
that the Mother was speaking to me, both through Big Dreams and
through an uncanny transmission I got while hanging out at Sepulveda
Dam Basin. This is not a boast--this is something which I simply HAVE
to talk about. We who strive to walk in harmony with The Mother, be
you Wiccan, or Shamanist, or just someone who cares, have an awesome
responsibility. Putting it simply, we are the ONLY FORCE STANDING
BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF EARTH AND HER RIGHTEOUS WRATH.
Our efforts might not be entirely enough to stay Her fury,
considering the dramatic upswing in natural disasters that have
occured over the last 10 years, but it is obvious that WE MUST TRY.
Shamanism has been "rediscovered" for a very basic reason. It means
the possibility of healing this Planet and regaining awareness of Our
Mother's will. We must guard against this tradition being bastardized
and cheapened by those who commercialize these ways, and be very
careful to not fall into the trap of honoring Mother to the point of
forgetting the Sky Father, and forgetting that both Mother and Father
are the ways that The Source Of All is revealed to us in a form we can
understand. We must also be careful to whom we reveal information,
being mindful that an unstable mind given some of this knowledge is
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. But most importantly, Our Mother is calling us to
restore our link with Her, and to work towards her healing. We have a
lot of work ahead of us. Our very lives depend on it.
For The Earth Mother...ALWAYS!!!!!
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