It's only been in the last few years that I've begun to have regular personal lie-ins. I don't recall how these got started but what I do know is I have come to feel Earth's resonance and a presence in her as well as within myself as a result. At times, Earth comforts me and at other times I comfort her. Always I feel her and am aware she feels me.
There are times when I forget as has already happened this Spring for several days when I got busy planting and clearing my raised beds. After realizing I had gone "unconscious," I lay down in my yard last week and heard:
"Welcome back, my child."
I energetically felt myself sink a bit into Earth and was held. I went about my day revived and reconnected when for days I had been somewhat disconnected and non-local without even knowing it.
The idea of an Earth Day Lie-in came to me months ago yet I was afraid people would make fun of me. I didn't want those involved in the 60's sit-ins, teach-ins and love-ins to think I was making light of what they did. Being beaten for sitting-in during the civil rights movements, doesn't compare to lying on Mother Earth.
Yet without this earthly home, none of these movements in which consciousness was raised and attitudes and laws changed would have unfolded.
So I invite you and ask that you invite others to join me in tomorrow's Lie-in ! If you're on facebook learn more HERE. Share a photo of where you'll "Lie-in."
And if you're embarrassed or uncomfortable for some other reason about lying in the grass or you live in a part of our concretized, asphalted world in which grass is hard to find, go out and stand on Mother Earth. Open your heart to her and a tree or plant or bird. Find something of Nature in our beautiful world and open your heart to it. Send out love to Earth and feel her love in return.
Love, love, love to you and to Earth this day and everyday.
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-Dawn, The Good News Muse, 21 April 2014