Merry meet everyone! Today's goddess from Patricia Telesco's book is The Earthly Mother.
Themes: Nature; Earth Awareness;
About The Earthly Mother: This Essene goddess embodies nature and teaches us how to live in harmony with the earth. The Essenes portray her with the elements personified as four angels (earth, air, fire, water) plus two companions named Joy and Life, all helping the earthly mother in her work. What a magical blend to bless and energies this first month!
To Do Today: In the spirit of making every day earth day, why not launch the new year by giving something back to the earth in the tradition of the Israelites? Today (the fifteenth day of shebat on the Hebrew calendar), plant a tree to rejuvenate the land. If you wish, name the tree after a deceased loved one, as the Israelites do. According to lore, doing so brings that person peace in the afterlife. If your location, or finances don't allow for tree-plantings, just water a tree. By so doing you symbolically feed the whole earth. Sit down for a moment or two afterward and meditate. Feel the rich soil beneath you, and feel how it nourishes and enriches all living things, including you. Finally, as you're walking around, pick up any stone that catches your eye. Put it in your pocket to carry a piece of the Earthly Mother with you as a gentle reminder that the earth is a sacred, living thing that blesses us daily.
Have a peaceful day beautiful ones!
Lady Aphrodite 💗
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