I have learned over my life that most people live each day deaf, dumb and blind to the reality of life that is happening around them at all times, bored out of their skulls. Their is never a moment when nothing is happening.
People go through their lives looking at everything but never seeing anything, the way light sparkles off a drop of water, the universe of light and colour in a handful of sand.
The rich aroma of damp earth and wet leaves,stopping to live the tapestry of light and shifting colours in a sunset, never coming back to take part in the wonder and magic of the sunrise, a rebirth of a new day. That feeling of calm and happiness that slides through you and says," My god, I am here and a part of this."
Most never take note of the feelings, the joyous riot of emotions and peace created by the smell and taste of warm,golden summer sunlight, the soft ,silken touch of the breeze like a lovers caress.
The moist kiss of rain on your skin,like lips gently moving down your body , making you tremble for more, causing your soul to ache for just one more.
For you, Thanksgiving only comes once a year, for me, every moment is a cause for celebration. It is all the little moments, experienced to the fullest and strung together that makes your life what it is.
In the long ago time there was no races of people, it did not matter what your skin colour was or where you came from, we all as one, thought of ourselves as " The People " and every one of us lived, breathed, ate and drank this Thanksgiving every moment of our lives.
The People have forgotten this and many other things, isolating themselves not only from each other but from all our brothers , sisters and cousins of the earth.
We have the same DNA as the trees and live a perfect symbiotic and balanced relationship with them. When a tree exhales, we inhale and when we exhale the trees inhale. Every type of tree and plant has an entire community living with and around it, be it medicinal or that which provides shelter, fire, food or water. Destroy those trees and you destroy the community that lives with them and yourselves. Trees are pure sunlight.
We have exactly the same water and solid mass content in our bodies as the Mother Earth has in hers, what we do to the earth, we do to ourselves.
Of the 100 most powerful economic powers in the world 41 are countries, 59 are corporations, so tell me, who controls the social conciousness. Who sets the standards of social conditioning?
We as The People are not the dominate species on the earth, only the brothers, sisters and cousins to all other life, our job is to be the caretakers of the earth for them. What we do should be done with the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for seven generations in mind, not only our own but those of all things. We where at one time children of the earth. What are we now? We must become Children of the Earth again.
I weave the tapestry of my own life and it is beautiful.
What does yours look like?
It is not until you are at the end of yours and look back on what you have created, becoming afraid and bitter because there is nothing there to look at but tangled threads and broken dreams.