“When the wisdom of the Earth and the wisdom of the Sky are braided together in the human Heart - then we will become the rainbow people”
An important step in understanding the Way of Mother Earth is to ‘SLOW down’. Give your attention to getting grounded in the daily rhythms of life; eating, sleeping, working, playing, sharing and connecting. With our feet on the ground, it is easier to understand that to live life well, sometimes all we need to know is the next smallest step. This can help reduce the feeling of overwhelm by focussing in the now of this moment - which will lead to the next moment and the next. CONTEMPLATE: What’s are your most important grounding daily rhythms ?
Father sky in indigenous peoples world views - expresses the spiritual realm of life which includes our thoughts, hopes, dreams, memories, and spirits of our ancestors. As we can observe the Sky - like the mind - often has fast moving clouds and changing weather pattens can be very unsettling. Aim to remember that beyond the shifting, changing clouds is the constant presence of the sun, which like the light of our awareness - is always watching, silently witnessing without judgement, the shifts and changes of our lives. We can connect to this eternal witnessing presence through time in nature, being still, receptive and silent, prayer, meditation, Yoga, Qigong - all these light up our lives by bringing us directly to present time awarenesses.
Living in the present is the gateway to the Heart - which like the sun - is naturally light and expansive. At Heart we are the same and when our Hearts are open, we naturally feel and experience the beauty of this simple truth. We live in a global village and multi-cultural communities are the new norm. Learning to appreciate the beauty and unity within our diversity is a BIG lesson of this age. As we welcome and embrace the different needs and parts of our own selves and get to know and accept ourselves fully - including the parts we don’t like - we can naturally embrace others around us in the recognition that at Heart we are one tribe - the rainbow people.