Walk with me. Learn to
walk as I do. Carefully. Without hurting anything in my path.
Mother earth can be felt
beneath my feet. I hear her breathing and I feel her breathing
through my paws. Every time I lift my paw carefully, she lifts
with me. I have never left this earth in heart. I have made
myself a part of her, as you must do to survive.
I cannot teach you what
you will not do. I only can teach you if you are ready to be
an earth person, willing to share your fortunes and your burdens
with others and willing to be part of earth herself.
Many shadows speak. They
talk of war, of killing, of hatreds long endured. But if you
are to leave your way of living and listen to what I have to
say to you, then mother earth will help you in your fight to
"Come back," mother earth says. "Return to the ways that I have taught
and remember that you are a partner with all creation: the birds
in flight, the ways of the wolf and the breathing of the seas."
The shadows speak to
me also and their voices come from plants and trees. These shadow
people tell me that we must listen--you and I--together. We
must hear the stream talking, telling us how we can make water,
how we can live in peace once we understand that the mother
feeds us and provides for us.
The secret is in the
listening. The land talks. What you share with others will come
back to you because we are one in a family of earth sisters
and brothers. We are one as life.
Soon there will be no
shadows to speak and no land to walk upon. If you will listen
though, we will make changes on earth and she will rise in happiness