(Quoted from another post) 🙏🏼❤️
I see a need for my people and for all human beings because of the way things are today, to go back in time and bring back respect for one another.
My ancestor’s have always had a spiritual way of life and done things with respect. Aside from what people from the external societies think about our so-called religion, we do not call it religion, we refer to it as a part of our spirituality, our existence.
If we ever lose that part of our lives, we will surely perish. We would become a people within a lost world, at which time there would be no reason for continuing life in the physical sense. This has been part of our lives since the birth of our people.
Our land is not our land, we are merely part of the land. We must all, as human beings, treat each other with respect and more specifically, we must also treat Mother Earth with respect so that we can all survive in the future. Please let us all be united and understand each other, for the future of our children is in our hands.
Living in balance, which now amounts to trying to recreate a lost balance, is critical. Taoist philosophy has long recognized the importance of the balance between yin and yang–feminine and masculine energies.
The Earth is alive: rocks, waters, clouds, volcanoes, and all flora and fauna–not to mention the Cosmos of stars and planets.
Goddess, in Wicca and elsewhere, is not separate from the world, nor does she rule over the world–she is the world, as Spirit manifest.
We are all One organism, One in Spirit.
Our relationship to the Earth and other species that share it has been conditioned by our religious models’. The image of God as outside of Nature has given us a rationale for our own destruction of the natural order, and justified our plunder of Earth’s resources.
We have attempted to “conquer” Nature as we have tried to conquer sin. Only as the results of pollution and ecological destruction become severe enough to threaten even urban humanity’s’ adaptability, have we come to recognize the importance of ecological balance and the interdependence of all life.
The model of the Goddess, who is immanent in Nature, fosters respect for the sacredness of all living things. (Wicca) can be seen as a religion of ecology. Its goal is harmony with Nature, so that life may not just survive, but thrive.♥