Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sacred Earth Mother

A Virgin a Day
FROM: December 8, 2010
             Day 8 last year, Day 4 this year, 2011

This is another Repost from last year. This one represents how I feel about our connectedness to the Sacred Mother Earth. I believe the natural earth is indeed the Mother of us all and nurtures, heals and allows us to live .

Our Lady of Guagalupe

A Virgin a Day is the title of this Meme Project. It is a tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe. It started on December first and will culminate on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is December 12th.Of course I continue to dedicate all of these posts to my Mother, Carmelina Rosa Caruso Spado. A memorial to her love and devotion to her family, and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
To participate, see Rebecca’s recuerdo mi corazon blog. There, you will get more definition and instructions as well as see other’s submissions, which, If I may add, are quite fascinating, artistic, poetic and bold.


A Virgin a Day. Yes, Mother Earth. The Supreme Mother of all of us, but a virgin? Well, think of it this way. She renews herself constantly, always fresh and pure is the water that comes up in her springs, even after we pollute it with waste and chemicals, she purifies the water for our renewal. The water, the life blood, our life blood, the life blood of the Sacred Earth Mother. We do our best to pollute the water and the air, but the Earth Mother renews and allows us to breathe and drink.
We blemish her body with scars from war, mining, buildings, roads and general disregard. We heap trash onto and into her, but she contains and holds and renews for us. The soil regenerates for plant growth naturally. Ever see a place where nothing is growing? Even the rockiest and driest of all desert landscapes, or the icy netherlands of the coldest places, have life. One seed can sprout and grow a plant just as one was made into a Man God in the form of Jesus Christ from Mary’s womb. 
Mother Earth takes all of the suffering in the form of mankind’s waste and garbage, just as Mary is said to take mankind’s suffering, and gives us healing
In Northern Minnesota, they used to mine iron ore. There are huge abandoned open pit mines, not only there, but in many places on Earth. An example of the power of the Sacred Earth Mother is that these places, once scars and open wounds on Mother Earth, are tree covered beautiful places now that the mining has stopped, some with lakes teeming with fish, and habitat to protect other plant and animal species. Just as we heal from scars, just as we heal from what happens to us.

The womb of Mother Earth is everywhere. Life can and does spring forth. Try as we might to scar her, tread on her, soil her, deplete her, she rises and gives us more. There is always a place, the Sacred Earth Mother provides for us. Even the barren desert is shelter.

I can easily make a connection between The Blessed Virgin Mary and Mother Earth as one in the same. They both are Sacred. They both are the Mother of all things. One is the other, or at least epitomizes each other. 
The Blessed Virgin is steady, and has led mankind to God in her mission. She does this constantly and never fails in moving forward on that mission. Never faltering in her attempt to free mankind from bondage.
Mother Earth is the same. The sunrise is never late. Unbending intent, can be said, to show how the sun, moon and stars align in an unfaltering rhythm, day after day, year after year, millennium after millennium.

My presentation today, Day 8 of this Virgin Project, is Earth. Mother Earth. It’s part of the language. We say “Mother Earth”. She is known to most everyone by that moniker, just as Catholics and Non Catholics alike know who Our Blessed Virgin Mary is.
The Queen of Heaven is allowed to stand upon the Sacred Earth Mother

The blood, skin, bones and hair of mankind and animals, along with the plant life and decomposition make the soil. Mother Earth then, is all of us. The Universe is all of us. God is all of us, and makes no distinction. Cold makes everything cold, heat the same. Mother Earth will swallow you, whether in a box or as an ash, and we all will revert back for renewal.
The Mother of The Blessed Virgin is Mother Earth. I thank the Sacred Earth Mother for giving us so much, for giving us Mary, for giving us a Higher Power that we can see everyday in the heavens as stars at night, and the brightness of the sky in the day, for feeding us and taking away our thirst.
Think about it.
Peace

17 comments:

Noelle Renee said...

Joe,
This is a wonderful and mindful post, filled with conviction and love for the Great Mother of us all who gives us nurture and succor, who provides for us, loves us, takes our abuse and corruption, renews herself and continues to indulge her children regardless of their negligence. You remind us that she is sacred and deserves our everlasting respect and love. I honor that and I honor her. Thank you for posting this.
Peace and Hugs,
Noelle

rebecca said...

good morning dear friend,

oh this is a perfect post. we are so quick to glorify the divine images that inspire us...let us rise to the honor and service of our mother earth.
"Mother Earth is the same. The sunrise is never late. Unbending intent, can be said, to show how the sun, moon and stars align in an unfaltering rhythm, day after day, year after year, millennium after millennium."

so beautiful and constant this mother of all. i join you in living with mindfulness and care for this blessed home we share.

gma said...

This is inspired. So true. We are blessed beyond measure. It is another blessing to honor and care for her.

Vintage Green said...

Well said.

The Woodwife said...

Mother Earth - yes she takes cares of us all. In fact my Mary post today my painting of Guadalupe stands on Mother Earth - Mother to Mother.

Annie said...

I was enraptured by the glowing red light blazing up from the earth. Truly, it was from the heart of Mary.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Joe, Wonderful post and ironically, for my next series of painting I have been thinking how I can depict Mother Earth or Gaia ~ Peace to you. ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

PS ~ Glad you can see A Creative Harbor as a Safe Harbor ~ Come visit often ~ love to have you ~ ^_^

Parabolic Muse said...

Absolutely lovely and touching.

Paula Scott said...

Resounding truth spoken again, my friend! I agree-they are one in the same and Mary is the Mother or nature, of all things nurturing, of all things healing. She is always there for us-without falter.

Mel said...

Mother Earth then, is all of us. The Universe is all of us. God is all of us, and makes no distinction. Cold makes everything cold, heat the same. Mother Earth will swallow you, whether in a box or as an ash, and we all will revert back for renewal.

This was a powerful message for me to hear.
It's that inter-connectedness. The one-ness. All things go back home and are born again--over and over and over again.
Made me humble and small.
And huge at the same time, if that makes sense......

susan said...

Very beautifully written and undeniably true.

Peace and Blessings

Noelle Renee said...

Hey Joe,
stop by. I think you will like the post.
Peace,
Noelle

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

So full of inspiration and thought provoking ideas. I love the idea of Mother Earth and share your understanding of our connectedness. Nameste.
QMM

priti.lisa said...

You know what? I was going to call Mary Mother Nature in my next post, but you have done it far more eloquently. Your writing is informative and opinionated without seeming to be either.
I am grateful to have found you on this journey.
♥♥♥

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Yes, yes, yes. I do remember this post from last year, but I'm more attuned with it this year because I did make my own collage of Our Lady of Sustainability. Your words are beautiful, hopeful, compassionate words. I hope you are feeling better and better.

Hettienne said...

Thank you for this excellent post! Indeed, our Great Mother, Mother Earth, Gaia in all her cycles of virgin, mother/queen and crone. It is so easy to fall into the trap of glorifying only the virgin and the queen, forgetting about the crone and her black wisdom, and our own accountability

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like the way you approach the sacred, Spadoman!

Imperturbable Mary