Earth Day was last week and I had the privilege of spending the day with my yoga teacher training students, talking about how our bodies are of this earth, made for this earth and holds all of the qualities of the earth. We talked about the importance of cultivating a meaningful relationship with Her because in doing so, we care more deeply just as we tend to care more about those we have personal relationships with, as opposed to strangers. Later that day, we had a guest teacher come in to teach us about Ayurveda which of course is the science of how the elements show up in our bodies through our doshas and how we can manage our health through the balancing of our specific dosha. The beauty of it was that this curriculum had been planned for many months without realizing that the day corresponded with Earth Day. It was one of those beautiful and divinely planned synchronization’s that affirm we are on the right track! 🙂
I deepened my relationship with Earth Mother when I was initiated to be a mesa carrier about 14 years ago by a wonderfully, beautiful Peruvian shaman with the most soulful eyes I had ever seen. Shamans receive their power from Pachamama (Mother Earth) so we had spent the entire weekend working with the elements and infusing the elemental powers into creating our mesa also known as our medicine bundle.
My mesa bundle sits by my bedside to remind me of my roots, not just of my ancestry but as a child of our Earth mother- who carries us everyday providing air for our lungs, food for our bellies, water for our bodies, fire for our soul… and a beauty that reminds us of our own divinity when we have forgotten. #everydayisearthday