While the following two posts might not seem directly related to The Craft they are directly related to The Old Ways. What are The Old Ways some of you may ask? They are the ways of our ancestors honoring and living in harmony with all things on, below and above Mother Earth. It is the way those of us that practice The Craft should live. It is what we should try to reach others no matter what their spiritual path is. I do not mean to imply that we need to “shove” our beliefs down anyone’s throat, I mean we need to show them by example. For instance, take a small trash bag with you on walks and maybe a rubber or plastic reusable glove than when you see litter left by others pick it up, out it in your bag and then dispose of the bag properly. My now 14-year-old granddaughter and I started doing this on our walks around my neighborhood when she was just a toddler. While some of my neighbors at first have us strange looks, it wasn’t long before I noticed some of them doing the same thing with their children. I can now years later walk about a half-hour radius of my home and see no litter to be picked up.I
With this year’s official Earth Day just a memory… Don’t you think it is time to lead by example of making every day a day to honor Mother Earth?
If any of you, my dear brothers and sisters know of published stories like the two that follow this post, I ask that you please either put the link in a comment on this post or email me the link so I can post it. The degrading and killing off parts of Mother Earth are not just happening in the U.S.A. or Iceland but it is a worldwide epidemic and to me it is not enough just to say we care we have to walk the walk of helping to heal her and this, in turn, will help heal some if not many of mankind’s diseases, illnesses, and heartbreak. This applies to our other living brothers and sisters no matter what species they are, what kind of plant or tree, to once again let the creatures in the waterways live life to its fullest potential for them, ectara.
Blessed be dear ones.