Caregivers of Mother Earth:
For 1000’s of years, up to and through today, Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples honored Mother Earth and recognized the value of living in harmony with nature.
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, we began seeing pollution in the skies, on the land and in our waterways. Humans apparently were unaware of what they were doing to our environment.
The general consensus was that Mother Earth had an unlimited supply of natural resources. In the early 1970’s scientists were able to measure man’s impact on the earth’s resources. A dialog was started and it continues today through many conservation groups.
See excerpts from the below article:
"The UN Conference on the Human Environment 1972 in Stockholm marked the beginning of a global awareness of the interdependence between people, other living species and our planet, as well as the establishment of World Environment Day on 5 June and the UN Environment Programme."
Preserving old growth trees, establishing no till farming, understanding permaculture design for sustainability all help bring us into balance with Mother Earth. Once humans heal, the planet will very quickly demonstrate her rejuvenating qualities.
Digging deeper into the story we see how Ahyoka and Kanati were viewed by their tribe as wise and a celebration was held to recognize their ‘coming of age’. Today’s society needs to remember the importance of identifying a young person’s talents and encouraging their development. The child is growing into a young adult and with the acknowledgement of the community we see how they connect and further develop their talents. Celebrating life transitions is important for continued self esteem and growth.
This articles shares 5 ways rituals help guide you through life transitions.