Tuesday, March 16, 2010
THE FORGOTTEN FEMININE
March has the reputation of being capricious, such as it 'comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.' March has also been designated as Women's History Month to honor women who have achieved. This month, I celebrate all women because we are achievers each in our own way. This morning two small booklets popped up into my awareness much to my surprise that I have had for a number of years. One is "As a Woman Thinketh" transcribed for women by Dorothy J. Hulst based on James Allen's classic, "As A Man Thinketh." Allen based his famous book and talk on a phrase from the Bible, "As a man thinketh, so he is." In Hulst's booklet, she has on the opening page the following:
"Mind is the Master-power that moulds and makes,
And Woman is Mind and evermore she takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what she wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills---
She thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but her looking-glass."
March 1 has been designated as the beginning of honoring women of history; however, there is one important feminine that we should honor above all others. Her accomplishments far outweigh those of others. She is a living, breathing entity and is ageless. She nurtures all creatures – all beings. She is the forgotten one. The times she has been raped are countless and the removal of her blood is beyond measure. Yet in spite of the misuse and abuse of her resources, she continues to give. Who is this feminine power? None other than Mother Earth also known as the Mother Goddess, Gaia, Terra, Mother Nature and a host of names in other languages. Yes, she does create havoc and devastation periodically and this should be expected. The mysteries of why there are tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions in addition to storms and floods are yet to be fully understood by the scientific community, as we know it to be. Floods and mudslides are understandable to a degree due to the foolishness of decisions made by human factors.
One has only to Google the word HAARP, which is actually the initials for "The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program." It is reported that the U.S. and Russia both have the capabilities to manipulate the climate of the Earth. In 1995, Dr. Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning wrote a book titled, "Angels Don't Play No Haarps." If what is put forth in the book is based on truth, then it appears that governments do have the capabilities of creating earthquakes, tornados, freak snowstorms and all kinds of weather. Is the current display of weather patterns the natural result of Mother Earth – or the result of manipulations of weather patterns? It is something to consider. The earthquake in Haiti and now the one is Chili is questionable as to whether it was natural or one created.
Our Mother Earth – our Mother Goddess deserves our love. How many people commune with nature? Very few. There are those who think they need to go to the mountains or to the seashore to appreciate the Mother. For those who do not live in beehive communities, i.e. apartments, condominiums, etc, you can appreciate nature by working with your own yard and soil. For others, most cities provide parks. One only has to watch the budding of the trees and the plants when spring is about to burst forth to acknowledge the miracle of the Mother. There will be some who will scoff at this and continue to spread poisonous killers of dandelions so they can have a beautiful green grass yard. How many know the fascinating features of the dandelions? Every part of the plant can be utilized either as a culinary edible or for medicinal purposes. The Mother provides for all who live on this planet in some form or another. The dandelion can withstand all the abuses and has the ability to find a spot where it can plant its seed and grow again.
Our Mother Earth provides many medicinal plants and trees for our use and too many on this planet have forgotten this. Before women's roles of being healers and herbalists were usurped by males, the knowledge was known and passed down. Today in the United States, the majority of people have given their power away to pharmaceutical companies who keep people sick in order to fill their coffers with money in one form or another. One has only to go on-line and search for curcumin or turmeric to learn that this herbal plant used extensively in the Far East has healing properties for cancer, arthritis and other diseases. It is time for each of us to become aware of the bounty Mother Earth has provided and utilize it.
Each morning and every night, there should be a blessing to our Mother Earth and honor her with gratitude and love.