Spiritual Seedlings

A Letter on Keeping Hope and Love Alive 9/11/18

September 21st, 2018


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Dear Nancy,

It’s one of those weeks when life broadsides you. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and to feel stuck in the angst of the moment.

Today is the day to see me in every moment. Today is the time to listen. Today is the time to walk slowly and know my love carries you.

CultureFest is about unity in diversity. CultureFest is about our celebration of our humanity. CultureFest is bigger than you or me in the moment.

So keep hope alive. Be love. That’s what is most important.

I love you.

A Letter from the Earth on Listening 8/28/18

August 31st, 2018

For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come from deep in the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. I received this letter earlier this week. I teach and practice listening as a mediator, and yet I’m also an extrovert. This letter really hit home. It transformed my day. Perhaps it will speak to you as well.

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August 28

Dear Nancy,

You listen to me and I speak. Listen to the others as well. Hear what they are saying.

What if for one day your goal is to draw others out? What if you just try to hear them? Don’t tell them what you think.

Listen. Write it down. Really hear.

Then come back and talk to me about what is happening in their lives and what you have learned.

I will open doors you never imagined. It all starts with a listening ear.




16 A Letter from the Earth encouraging me to Continue Listening

August 17th, 2018

For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come from deep in the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. This has been a wonderful experience for me. And now as I prepare to launch a book with the first 24 letters I received, to be published next month by Higher Ground Books I was remembered this early letter I received, when the Earth encouraged me to continue to listen. I’m so glad I did!

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January 25, 2016

Dear Nancy,

Thank you for listening to me. Your discipline is bearing fruit.

You are learning to celebrate and appreciate the life we share. You are learning to marvel at the miracles unfolding constantly around you. You are learning to savor your food.

At the same time, you are learning to speak up, to call others to awaken and not to give up in speaking for me, for the natural world that we share.

So I applaud your willingness to receive these letters from me. I will keep writing as long as you are listening.

Enjoy the adventure of your day and yes, check out the possibilities of dance lessons. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you for taking seriously my instructions to dance!

Love, Gaia

A Letter from the Earth about Taking It Slow 7/29/18

August 10th, 2018


For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come from deep in the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. I don’t know about you, but my life seems to speed by entirely too quickly these days. And many would say that we Americans live with stress by doing too much and working too hard for too many hours. On a very busy day, the Earth wrote me this letter.  

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Dear Nancy,

I want you to slow down and experience me. I want you to stop today. Here. There. Along the road. Don’t rush.

When you rush, you enter quick time. You don’t see me, much less anyone around you. So stop. Go slow. Don’t worry. Just be.

Do you see it’s your internal drive that can kill? Just let it all go.

Let your life teach you and listen in the moment. That’s the thing. When you slow down, you’ll hear what you need.

Expanding your awareness with me happens in the slow.

Okay, Nanc?


A Letter from the Earth concerning Generosity and Denial 7/15/18

July 19th, 2018


For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come deep from the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. I asked the Earth what to do about denial of climate change and received this letter. 

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Dear Nancy,

Today I want you to consider two things: 1) Generosity and 2) Denial.

First, I want you to revel with delight in the abundance of nature – of all that I have created for you. Consider the beauty of a mountain, the exquisite delight of new born babies. Let the refreshing scenes of your travels and local landscapes take you into bliss as you enjoy the incredible diversity of your planet. Consider rushing rivers, meandering streams, spraying, cascading, pounding water falls. Focus in to the intricacy of a flower, the miracles of tomatoes ripening on a vine, a spider spinning geometric lace to catch breakfast. Consider your kitty cat purring on your chest and calming you into silence as you sit with me in the morning. I have poured out my generosity for all of you. I love you all, Nancy.

But then, consider denial. Your people on your planet are using up this creation that I took 4.7 billion years to evolve for you. Not only that, but the businesses are hiring PR firms to delude you from the truth of your destructiveness. Environmental safeguards are obstacles to business. Throw them out! Dismantle the EPA. Climate change is a joke. Get rid of alternative energies and anything standing in the way of your fossil fuel companies adding to their store of billions.

But Nancy, denial is dangerous at this time. Your planet teeters on the brink of destruction. Tens of thousands of species are already extinct. You humans will find your own demise if you don’t change your ways.

Please speak, Nancy. Don’t lose heart. I call you and the multitudes to stand up for us all. Never doubt you can make a difference. You already have.



A Letter from the Earth on Independence Day – My Birthday 7/4/18

July 4th, 2018

A Letter from the Earth on Independence Day


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For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come deep from the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. I was born on the 4th of July. My birthday is a real party day, celebrating the independence of our country. This year, for my birthday, the Earth wrote me about celebrating interdependence. So helpful to me, and perhaps to you.

Dear Nancy,

Today you celebrate another year of life. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! You always celebrate your life with the birthday of your country. It’s a happy time of partying and parades, picnics and fireworks and I know it also causes you concern, because you know both you and your country are part of a global community, interdependent on each other in so many ways.

So you may say celebrating independence is not as important as celebrating interdependence. I say go for it!

My creation is an evolving creation. The many ways people choose to live, organize, express themselves and relate contribute to the flow of diversity ever present. And it’s also true you humans have a unique role in that you do have much intelligence and ability to manipulate and use the gifts of your planet for your own benefit and gain, sometimes at the expense of others and at the expense of the ecosystem. If you go too far, you can create conditions that will make it very difficult for even your species to survive here. And so, I know you want the humans to awaken to their common dilemna and institute change before it’s too late. I hope for this as well. And so I continue to write you and I love you and interact with all who listen to me.

It’s your birthday. Be awake. Dance. Participate fully in this wonderful life you’ve been given. Marvel at the flowers. Exert your body and feel life coursing through your veins. Float in refreshing water. Listen to a symphony. Join the cacophony. Celebrate your interdependence with the people of Earth. Celebrate the US of A. Celebrate the good here, too, and know you are always a unique child of mine, an expression of the universe, full flower, capable of love. So do that and be happy.

I love you,



A Letter from the Earth about Precious Water 6/18/18

June 22nd, 2018

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Dear Nancy,

Today I want to write you about water. Such a precious commodity that you Americans often take for granted. Yet within my creation, it is the crown jewel of all life. It is what makes all life possible and what distinguishes planet earth from many other orbiting spheres.

Over time, water birthed life and all living things. You yourself are composed of ¾ water, as is your planet. It is the majority of you and so very precious.

I want to ask you to take care of this life force within and all around you. Protect it. Cultivate it. Drink deeply and be refreshed.

I noticed you watering the plants this morning, praying for your friends and family, wishing healing and refreshment on both the flowers and vegetables and those you love. And so it is with me. I love you all so much and shower you with rain, sunshine, and what you need to thrive.

And yet, Nancy, your ecosystem isn’t perfect. And you humans are wreaking havoc with what I have created. Droughts, tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, mudslides have always happened, but they are increasing in frequency and severity now because of your addiction to fossil fuels and because you are putting too much carbon into our atmosphere. Deforestation, pollution, and industrial waste – by products of your ingenious industrialization — are also destroying our environment.

Nancy, I can start over, but I so wish you and your fellow earthlings would wake up before it’s too late for your Planet Earth. Call the government to action. Don’t let them continue their greedy frenzy putting money ahead of life.

It’s about the future of humanity, Nancy. I call you and others to wake up now and take action. I’m counting on you.

A Letter from the Earth about Precious Water 6182018


27 A Letter from the Earth about Riding My Bike to work 5/24/16

June 14th, 2018

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Dear Nancy,

I’ve seen you on your bike, making a statement in your community. You enjoy being out there in that way, don’t you? I hear you saying, “See, we don’t need these cars as much as we think we do. If I can do this, so can you!”

I smile at the ingenuity of your ways. You have the luxury to ride on the beautiful days and to take your car during the lousy ones. And so you do.

But, I want to encourage you to ride your bike, not just to make a statement (which you do) but also because it connects you more to Me. I notice you slowing down. I watch you breathing in the air. I see you observe my landscape. I see you enjoy the park, watching the river, I sense you more grounded in your life when you ride your bike.

You humans rush around in those cars of yours. They take you wherever you want to go, much too quickly it seems to me. Then you get into the habit of rushing and you fail to really experience your life.

Riding your bike is good. Walking is better. Realize, Nancy, when you ride your bike, it’s not those other people you are teaching as much as it is you.

You learn to slow down when you ride your bike. You are learning to take in the miracles of the landscape, growing things and endless beauty. You are becoming more integrated into the space of Springfield where you live.

So, I applaud your efforts to consume less gasoline by riding your bike. That is so important to your atmosphere, but also the benefits to you are enormous.

So, take time to savor and enjoy and find the happiness within whenever you have the luxury of riding your bike to work. Don’t go so fast that you miss out on life. That’s what I’ve been trying to teach you and you are beginning to understand, aren’t you?

Have a wonderful day! Ride on!

Love, Gaia

A Letter from the Earth concerning Morning Silence 5/11/18

June 8th, 2018

Every morning, I wake early to meditate, journal and write. It’s during this time I receive these letters from the Earth. On this particular morning, the Earth wrote me about my meditation practice. I love her suggestions. Perhaps they will be helpful to you, as well!

May 11, 2018

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A Letter from the Earth concerning the Morning Silence

It’s morning and once again you come to listen to me. Thank you.

In the mornings of your life you can hear more deeply the truth of the eons. Here you find silence which astounds you and you encounter that laughing spirit coaxing you into life. Amid all the uncertainty and foibles and hopes of your existence, you come and sit with me.

As you center and breathe, you take the life force inherent in all of my creatures. I’m so glad you meditate, but I want you to take it just a little deeper. Let the distractions go. Find that point of inner bliss where we connect.

You believe that you encounter God as you meditate, right? You say you listen. So, I ask you to meditate more expectantly, more fully as we share love in this morning time.

Breathe in my Spirit enlivening, enfolding, encouraging you. Breathe out the frustrations and fears. Let go into our love.

Okay Nancy? I’ll be waiting.



A Letter from the Earth concerning Rest

May 10th, 2018


For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth.  Now, she urges me to share them with you. I believe they come deep from the heart of God, the nurturing energy in all of creation. I received this letter last week when once again, I was pushing myself too hard. A few days later, I woke up sick with a bad cold The sinus infection I’d been nursing for weeks went wild. Then I had to stop. What is it that keeps me trying to do too much? The Earth tried to tell me to stop before I got sick. Maybe now I’ll listen.  

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May 5, 2018

Dear Nancy,

All living things need rest.

There is a rhythm of life. You move quickly, growing at a rapid rate as an embryo, cells dividing and manifesting into life. And you become human over the years, learning laughing, loving, crying.

When you quit growing, you’ve arrived. But no, you humans continue to strive and push yourselves beyond the precipice into tomorrow, always more.

But stop, Nancy. Listen. Slow down. Let it go. Then you really will get it. When you find ways to integrate more rest in your daily life you will truly start to live.

It’s not just about sleep. It’s about time to recharge with me in nature. It’s not about doing nothing, as much as being in bliss.

You’ve got this. I love you. You will find the way.