Monday, September 9, 2013

I'm still here just haven't had a minute to post, soon I'll show you my "new" silk treasures that just seem to keep coming into my life but for today after reading Peggy's ( she a great herbalist, I learn a lot from her) blog I thought I'd share this with you.

"The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to mothering power...The soil was soothing, strengthening cleansing and healing..."
-Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux

Have you ever noticed the relationship between children and the soil? Watch how happy they are touching the dirt. The children play in it and eat it. If you are stressed, go to a spot on the Earth, sit  down, put your fingers in the dirt, dig in it. Wash your hands in the soil. When you touch it, notice what it does to your hands. Our bodies love to touch the Earth. Sometimes we get too busy and forget these simple things. Maybe you'll even want to plant a garden or flowers. These things are mentally healthy.
Great Spirit, today let me touch the Earth so the Earth can touch me.

1 comment:

Deb Hardman said...

I do miss the dirt when I haven't spent any time camping or gardening. To be out in the fresh air, where the noises you here are birds, or ocean waves. To smell the damp soil , and play with rocks & shells. That's a good day!

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