NATIVE Americans showed their gratitude to Mother Nature whenever they hunted food, or took from Her material for clothing or shelter. At those times a simple, symbolic ritual of thanks was performed on the spot.
Animals, rocks, trees, and the Earth itself were all divine spirits.
It was an ethic driven by a spiritual recognition of Oneness, and something of that original spirit survives in our own culture each year on Thanksgiving week — mixed, of course, with the inevitable commercialism.
(Listen to: Mother’s Song)
For our new cyclic shift, however, we urgently need a global spiritual worldview, based on the heart and soul wisdom of our elders.
And there are many signs that such a new shift— embodied in the work of a growing number of compassionate groups and individuals around the world — is taking shape along the original lines of Theosophical inspiration. Continue reading