Letters from the Earth

16 A Letter from the Earth encouraging me to Continue Listening

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 concerning Generosity and Denial 7/15/18

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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

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

 

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

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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

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 Vacation with Loved Ones May 24, 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 after arriving in Boston for a long weekend with my son, Jacob, and my husband, Steve. She always gives me great advice that I think might be helpful to you, as well.

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A Letter from the Earth Concerning Vacation with Loved Ones  May 24, 2018

Dear Nancy,

This week you are taking a vacation to visit your son. Thank you for taking a break and thank you for spending time with those you love. So important for the quality of your life, you know.

Here you are in Boston and I sense you want to see the natural world, the sea, the beach, the flowers and woods, but there is so much more here in this place steeped in history and ingenuity. Be open to urban life. Explore. Listen to your son. Be delighted with your husband’s choices. Relax and have a good time.

Don’t become too intent with doing at the expense of being. Allow your days to be spacious. You can teach, but also learn. Take yourself lightly. Laugh and be real. This is my prescription for each day, really.

So glad you are here. Enjoy!

Love,
Gaia

18 A Letter from the Earth concerning a Walk in the Arboretum

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For several years, I have been receiving Letters from the Earth. 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 taking a walk in a beautiful arboretum and cemetery a block from home. I had been worrying about the changing climate that day, pondering the great denial of so many despite the obvious problem we face. 

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18 A Letter from the Earth Concerning a Walk in the Arboretum

Dear Nancy,

Thank you for listening to me. So many are disconnected from me these days. I appreciate your willingness to listen and record my thoughts. Thank you very much.

These walks are good for you and good for me.

For once you took time to really consider your place in the universe. An earthling walking on planet earth, you sensed the position of your body on a round ball, suspended in space, in an ever evolving universe. Looking at the limestone cliffs, grown of millions of years of geological events, now full of holes, eroding yet still standing. You saw yourself within the Universe Story and marveled at the miracle of it all.

Thank you for taking time to be aware of all that has transpired and all that is happening now.

I know it was hard for you yesterday when your high school friends laughed and told you global warming wasn’t real. Later your husband reminded you that denial is a very real part of grief. You have to love the people, even as you continue to speak. Remember the hospice nurse, Patty Babian, who told you never to deny people their denial. Sometimes that’s the best place to be.

So much churning within you these days, Nancy. I know it’s painful and beautiful. Puzzling and triumphant. Depressing and hopeful.

In the midst of this time, I thank you for listening. I give thanks as you lead the church children in their dance of gratitude this morning, know that I am there, animating you and them, dancing, providing life for all and I appreciate you.

Love, Gaia

A Letter from the Earth concerning Rest

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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

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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.

22 A Letter from the Earth Concerning Connection

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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. In February of 2016, my older brother fainted in his kitchen, hit his head on a hard tile floor and died the next day. `When I returned home from the funeral I was tired of winter and grieving. And then, I received this letter.

Received February 20, 2016

Dear Nancy,

Keep observing the earth.

You feel like a stranger in your own home today. Sometimes I think you humans are strangers on planet earth because you have become so disconnected from me.

Spend time outdoors and you will not be lonely. Walk to work and you will understand. Listen to the wind. Watch the flowers grow. Plant. Harvest. Observe the seasons.

Right now, we are reaching the end of winter in Ohio. The cold is leaving. Buds begin to appear. The ground thaws. Although the days are still cold, the seeds and plants are starting to awaken.

Nancy, don’t get too caught up in the human drama. You are of the earth. Clay animated. Stardust, if you will. This is the stuff of life. So you have all these modern trappings, but remember you emerged, just like a plant. And just like all living things, eventually, you die. So don’t be too caught up in all of your head stuff.

Take time to be and seek me in nature. Connect with fallow ground. Experiment a little more with bringing your own plot of land to life this year.

And remember to dance. Now is the time. Don’t wait for tomorrow.

Love,

Gaia