I received this last night. I had visited Danebury and walked ancient trackways, immersing myself in our ancestral past. The modern world has been tricky lately, so this felt like a panacea. Now, I am wondering, exactly how do we accomplish this change? Do we go back to an older way of living? Or do we change how we live in the modern world? Make our lives more earth-friendly. Use less of her resources unnecessarily. Make more, grow more, walk more. We are being offered an opportunity here to change. Will we take it?
“A great blindness overcame the tribes. From coast to coast and line to line, the way became unclear. Our holy men, usually so calm in the face of adversity, had lost their way, and as a result, so had we.
The Matriarchs of the individual communities insisted that we change our ways, that our having become lost was a result of our no longer listening to their wisdom.
Even then, we refused to hear.
At every gathering, we brought together the Elders, hoping for answers, but they seemed as confused and lost as we were. They had no solutions, and still, we did not listen to the Mothers who told us they knew the way. So, we faltered, our civilisation collapsing under the weight of unknowingness and our refusal to pay attention.
Today, we see the same dilemma occurring, and the same solution. What you are doing, we have done. What happened to us, will happen to you. And why? Because you are not listening either. You do not listen to those who know. You do not listen to those who have the answers. Why? Because you do not value those whose heart is in the earth. You do not pay heed to those who hear the heartbeat pulsing through the land; the Wise Women, the Wisdom Keepers.
If you wish to survive, you must seek them out; gain their wisdom and their knowing. They are your only hope. But do not give up when what you hear is not what you want to hear. No, that is not the time to give up but to give in, to surrender, to surrender your resistance. Sit, listen, and the answers will be yours. Be not the proud fools, as we once were, we, your ancestors. Be the Wise Ones of tomorrow, the survivors, the custodians and guardians of the Mother, and live.
The time has come now to survive and thrive. Step over the threshold and become your true self. Set aside your fears, your doubts and lean on the Mother of all: Mother Earth. For she is your ally, the ground you walk upon, that which supports you. Learn to live within her limits and you will live well.
Take heed now, for this is the time of the Wise Women to take flight. Follow them into peace and be who you are destined to be.
This is our gift to you this day. Use it well. Put food on the table and love in your heart.
That is all.