“Every breath is a sacrament, an affirmation of our connection with all other living things, a renewal of our link with our ancestors and a contribution to generations yet to come.”
—David Suzuki (Canadian environmental activist)
ART: The Return of the Corn Mothers by Arlette Lucero.
“Blessings to you and yours on this Spring Equinox. May these days of powerful energies bring about harmony and balance within us, our communities, and our most precious Mother Earth the source of our abundance and life, including air, fire, and water.
Go out in nature — you can invite your friends (women should not be on their moon) and making offerings of tobacco — use the sacred substance of your elders, of the tradition you follow. Because of the intense droughts that some areas are experiencing it can be hazardous to light a fire, so using organic, non-blended, loose tobacco is what I suggest one use to pray (not smoked). Holding a generous pinch of tobacco in your hand, say out loud your sincere, mindful, prayers. When you are finished, you can respectfully sprinkle the tobacco on the earth or at the base of a tree, thanking it for the oxygen that it provides, or sprinkle it in the waters of a stream, lake, river, or ocean. Praying for our water is especially important due to the poisons of pesticides, waste, and radiation that is affecting it, and us.
This can be done everyday or as often as you feel guided — you do not have to wait for a special event such as the Equinox, World Earth Day or World Water Day or World Prayer Day. Your first Mother and your relations in nature need your, our, mindful living and prayers every day.
YOU are the Curandera / Curandero of Mother Earth through your prayers, way of living, and your actions. I offer this words with respect and a good heart. Ometeotl.” —Grace Alvarez Sesma