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We are the Trees (Sanctuary Earth & the Oath)

As New Year approaches, I like to share a small poem that came to me today.. and some related eco-thoughts and an oath I made almost 2 decades ago ūüôā

I am the Tree (c) Mani Navasothy
I am the Tree (c) Mani Navasothy

“Here we are , You and me

 Standing in the place of Ancient Trees.

What will we add to this World, pray tell

Make it a place of Heaven ..or Hell..? “

Many already know that I am a nature-worshipping, tree-hugging, storm-chasing, mask-making magician, ritualist, Scientist, and an Environmentalist!

Years and years ago, I heard the songs from The Gaia Album by Olivia Newton-John, and it’s probably one of those things that totally consumed me – the plea of the Earth and Trees (the way she sang them)..and made me a Gaia-Guardian!

There was also the Channel 4 TV mini-series `Merlin’ almost 2 decades ago.. starring Sam Neil as Merlin, reluctant boy who is mentored by Maab, Queen of the Fairies, to be at her side.. ¬†But Merlin rebels after seeing her selfish ways, and swears not to use his magic except to help, and to oppose her! ¬†There is a scene where he is seated in the forest floor, and makes a vow..!

So moved was I, that within moments, I had gone out to the garden, and on my Witch’s Knife (Athame), made a magical Oath to the Earth. ¬† (This ¬†is probably the first time I have ever shared this matter!)

Over the years, many related ecological and environmental concerns, campaigns, initiatives, plans & projects have surfaced or manifested from me..and those will continue..

So.. here as we stand at the end of 2013, what I called `The Year of the Witch’ – a difficult one personally, I think back to the one force that has always remained constant in my last 2 decades.. ¬†my love for the Earth!

I feel it every time I walk in the woods, and every time I step carefully and with reverence, into a hollow centred living Oak tree.  How often do we as humans ever go back to being literally inside another living creature-  apart from the first 9 unborn months of our lives?  Only when we are inside a living Tree!!

To me, that is returning to the womb-like sanctuary of Gaia .. mother Earth..  more so than being inside a Cave!

As 2014 dawns, I remind myself of the oath!

Bright Blessings to all

-Mani Navasothy

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Storm: Weather  magic up a tree

Gaian Times- eco-spiritual e-Magazine