When I walk on this expanse of beach, it looks like Gaia's belly to me, like she is stretched out taking a sun bath. She lays next to the waters of life that is the oh- so- amniotic sea, the womb that always welcomes us back when we swim in her.
As I am writing in this manner, I am acutely aware of an increase of vulnerability I have been feeling in this "new earth" that has now arrived in earnest. The vulnerability feels like it is connected with the nascence of everything in this year of 2013 and thusly, the need for the child, that would be us humans, to be protected as we get our bearings. What is old and dying is still around us and feels more unbearable than ever as contrasted to what is so new and fresh and ready to be formed and shaped by wonderful visions of possibility.
It is a strange time, an unpredictible time, a requiring- much- of- us time. For all that we feel a pressing need to give of ourselves in service, the most important priority of all is deep caring for ourselves as we go through what has not been before.
Self love that is understood in its particulars to the individual is the foundation which allows us to sustain the huge waves of compassion sweeping the planet now. Without deep and true regard for lovingly discerning our own very particular needs, the waves can pull us under and render us unable to help even ourselves at that point. The Divine Mother is such a large presence on our planet now, but she can do nothing for us if we do not open to receive.
Of all participants in this play of life, it seems that Lightworkers are the ones that need to be the most nudged ro remember the importance of self care first. It is just like on the airplane when they recommend that the parent put on the oxygen mask before putting one on the child. I write about this to remind you and myself as well.
So, whatever makes me feel loved and worthy of being loved, that I will now commit to doing so that I may experience compassion without limit, and with no threat of overwhelm. Laying on the mother's beachy belly is my plan of action. I don't think it is possible to resist the Divine Mother from that place.