A Conversation With Our Mother
I sat on a river bank of the mighty, majestic Yosemite Valley and visited with our most ancient mother, Earth.
I asked her if the signs I saw among the landscape were her words of direction.
She answered, "As always."
I asked her how quickly her responses to my questions came.
She answered, "Instantly."
I asked if she had a message for me.
She said, "Everyone enjoys me, but few appreciate me."
I understood and considered it for a while.
Then, as I observed the trees planted by the river, I pictured myself, roots grown deep and branches spread wide. Among my leaves, long and narrow, I saw no red, tempting fruit, and no children climbing or swinging from my branches.
I said to my most ancient Mother, "I wish I were a sweet fruit tree, so children would be drawn to come eat of my pleasures."
Earth answered, "Be what you are. Your leaves are medicinal. Your fruit is bitter until cured, and your flavor an acquired taste. When pressed, you express the soothing, healing oil of Spirit. You are an olive tree, aged and twisted. Be what you are."
I asked if she had another word for me, and she answered, "We take on what we take in."
Then she expounded, "Everything is energy. Whatever we consume, from foods, to air, to thoughts, from tangible to intangible, from visible to invisible, from material to spiritual, blends its energies with our own, and in true essence, becomes a part of our make up. We are what we eat. We become what we consume. We take on what we take in."
I sat on a river bank of the mighty, majestic Yosemite Valley and visited with our most ancient mother, Earth. She has much to share with us if we will ask and receive and appreciate.