Earth Warriors

We have spent the past few days out of the city. We are staying and working in an Equestrian community in Wellington Florida.

We are planting hundreds of trees for close friends of mine who live out here. We are planting Indian Beech Trees, and while these trees are not native, they are beautiful trees with some really magical properties. The seeds in particular have a wide variety of uses and can be harvested a few years after planting.

Peaceful Planting
Peaceful Planting

The property we are staying on is huge, with a pond, a swimming pool, and a small Buddhist temple.

Temple
Temple

The other day we went on a long walk out here and I saw up close a large plot of land that was freshly clearcut… I felt so deeply sad and sick in my stomach.   After our walk, I worked extra hard, wondering why humans are so destructive, why we don’t see that what we do to the earth, we are actually doing to ourselves.. Then i realized, while someone was working to clear a forest, I have been working to help build one.

Balance

Lets be real, Earth is out of balance right now, and because of it we are all out of balance. And I see it. I feel it.  And it is scary and depressing. BUT we have the power to make a difference. We have to ask ourselves whether we want to be part of the problem or part of the solution. (I look at my own life and I know there is more I can do to help)… Whether it is simply picking up garbage at the beach, planting trees, buying organic, local, or planting a garden. Live mindfully. It really is up to us.

I am much calmer and relaxed in the country. I love trees, the hawks, the deer, the owls at night..The energy..

I feel good about the work we are doing. Hands covered in dirt, butterflies flying by, shoveling until my arms burn and I can’t lift the shovel anymore… It is exhausting, a real workout, but it is rewarding. Therapy at its finest.. 🙂

Earth Warriors
Earth Warriors

With Gratitude for our Mother. ~Tiff

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2 thoughts on “Earth Warriors

  1. Steve

    Tiff,
    Uncle Steve,
    You know I love you, always have, always will.

    The Spiritual world is more real than the physical. It’s eternal as well, while
    The physical world is temporary. Jesus said, “it’s the Spirit that gives life, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak, are Spirit and Life”.

    He also said,”I am the way, the Truth and the Life”.
    And that every one else is a thief and a liar.

    When the curtain behind door number one goes up, It will be Jesus standing there. So obvious that most will miss it completely.

    He isn’t mad at you, He wants a relationship. If you ask Him, He’ll make himself
    real to you. I dare you! He gave His life so you could know the Creator of the Universe!

    Uncle Steve
    ,

    1. Hi Uncle Steve!!! I love you too. I loved reading your message. I guess i should be clear, I do love and have a strong relationship with Jesus. When i meditate, it is Jesus who I see and feel. I believe Jesus was and is an enlightened being who can guide us if we let him.
      I guess honestly, i don’t identify as “Christian” because of the many “Christians” who do bad things in the name of God.. BUT, that truthfully can be found in any religion. Maybe it is religion that freaks me out.. BUT, To me, You and Aunt Becky have always been the Good Christians who I hope and wish more people will strive to be like. It is clear in your energy and heart and love, that you live what you believe… and i love and respect that. The time i spent with you guys as a child/teen was some of the most magical and healing times i have ever known. I hope to see you someday soon.. and it would mean so much to me if my daughter could meet you and spend time with you too. ❤ love you always, Tiff

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