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
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 live.
"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
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.
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 and
copyright 2004 by Patricia Jepsen Chuse