Spiritual Seedlings

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

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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 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?

Love,
Gaia

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

July 19th, 2018

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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 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.

Love

Gaia

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,

Gaia

 

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.
Love,
Gaia

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.

Love,

Gaia.

A Letter from the Earth concerning Rest

May 10th, 2018

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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 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.

Love,

Gaia

2018 April 11 A Letter from the Earth concerning Opening

April 26th, 2018

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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 received this letter after local high school students presented a program at our John Legend Theater on how it’s okay to be different and go against the grain.

April 11, 2018

A Letter from the Earth concerning Opening

Dear Nancy,

At this time of year in Ohio, the world is awakening, isn’t it? Although you’ve had a very strange spring, you are seeing signs now of new life, aren’t you?

In your front yard, you’ve welcomed yellow daffodils, fragrant purple hyacinths, and some white and lavender crocuses. You know your tulips are up and waiting in the wings to unfold.

Opening. The plants are opening, up, reaching toward the sun, emerging from the earth now. Soon you’ll be preparing your garden and planting new seeds and plants and flowers.

I want you to watch the opening. Observe the buds as they develop, slowly becoming luminous and then they burst open into life. The light of the sun, the warmth of that light, photosynthesis, all combining into the miraculous moment. Quite lovely, if I might say so myself.

And so it is with you humans as well. You need the light of my love and the warmth of community to trigger inner transformation and help you open into your true selves.

The young people in the Springfield High School Leadership Team explained this so well Monday night. They said it’s okay to be weird and go against the grain and that opening their minds is very important.

Open up. That’s my message to all of us. It can be scary, I know. But open up and bloom into your true self. Allow my light to transform you into beauty and hope. When you absorb my love and light, you can be who you were called to be in this world.

It’s spring time. Observe the blooming all around. You can bloom, too. This is what I hope for you all.

Love, Gaia.

3. An Opportunity to Make America Great: An Open Letter to President Trump

June 1st, 2017

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An Opportunity to Make America Great: An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President,

As you consider your stance on the Paris Climate Accord, I want to suggest that now is the time for you to take decisive action to make America great. Now is the time to stand with the 147 nations who have ratified the Paris Climate Accord.

In recent years, our country has fallen prey to those who put personal gain over the future of humanity. If you listen to your daughter, as you say you do, you know that climate change is not a hoax, but a very present danger not only to island nations, but to our military and all Americans.

Yes, climate change is real. It is caused by humans. If you doubt this, it is because there has been a concentrated campaign to create doubt in your mind. Take 90 minutes of your time to watch the movie, Merchants of Doubt, or read the book, Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, on which this documentary is based.

The same public relations firms which succeeded in confusing the public about the  health hazards of tobacco for over 30 years have managed a similar feat with the science on climate change. But this time, we don’t have 30 years. If we don’t take decisive action in the next four years, it will be too late. 97% of our scientists agree we have a serious problem that we are causing. There is a reason that the world came together in Paris last year for the climate talks. Not because climate change is a hoax, but because the people of the world agree we must act now to solve the problem. If we do not,  this problem promises to be catastrophic for the future of life on our planet.

But, Mr. President, there is an elephant  in the house in the United States of America. Some members of the Republican Party have been co-opted by millions of dollars that the fossil fuel industry has poured into this public relations campaign and into candidate coffers. They have swayed the US Congress into denying this reality. (If this is news to you, read Dark Money.) I doubt this is news to you. If ever there was an issue of Right to Life, this is it.

Ask your new Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson — former CEO of Exxon-Mobil — about his knowledge of climate change. You probably know he monitored the climate with a special email account under “Wayne Tracker.” Read about how Exxon-Mobil made a decision to ignore this truth 40 years ago in search of profits. If you and the other leaders of our country continue to pretend this is not a problem, the United States of America will become the laughingstock of the world community, and the only global player who refuses to do its part to save life on our planet.

No, Mr. President, this is not a hoax. Please take some time to read about this problem on these sites, if you truly don’t know the truth of the situation:

Climate Change Evidences and Causes

Skeptical Science: Getting Skeptical about Skeptical Science

Global Warming and Climate Change Myths

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports

And so, Mr. President, as the leader of the free world, you have a great opportunity to grow the economy and reverse global warming by leading us into new economic endeavors that will put America back to work, keep us strong, and help us keep the scientific and technological lead into the 21st century as you stand with the other countries of our planet. This not the time to pretend we don’t have a problem.

In the House of Representatives, please touch base with your fellow party members who signed the Republican Climate Resolution. Consult with the 36 members of the House (18 Republicans, 18 Democrats), now members of the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus . Read “A Conservative Response to Climate Change” recently published in the Wall Street Journal, written by George Schultz and James Baker III.  Work with these conservative leaders to push through a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend to celebrate your 100th day, bringing together the moderate members of your party with the Democrats and even pleasing Bernie Sanders supporters at the same time.

Did you know there are more jobs in the solar and wind business than in fossil fuels? Please ask for a briefing on the REMI report on this approach. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is  ready to assist you. I will help you, along with 70,000 other members, who will work with you and the Congress to make this happen.

I guarantee, if you can pull this off, your popularity will soar in the polls. Now is the time to show America that you can truly make our country great.

You have the power to do this. I heard you tell the Pope you would remember what he said. Now act.

Sincerely,

Nancy Flinchbaugh