By Shawna Fortin WAKING WILD

Let’s Purify Ourselves — And Our Earth — With Love


I live in Australia. Our country is currently being ravaged by fires. I am blessed to be somewhere where to date, we have been spared. Many of us have our own theories as to ‘why’ this is happening. It all seems so unnatural, unbelievable.

Many moons ago, I saw a documentary detailing how Indigenous Shaman beckoned the liquid gold from the heavens. They did not pray for a deluge but rather, became the rain itself. The sun is yang energy — external, conscious, masculine. It must be balanced by yin — internal, unconscious, feminine, the moon.

Water is life. We require moisture in our own bodies to transport and absorb nutrients. This vital fluid is the one resource we cannot live without. Our tears help us to purge and cleanse hurts, aiding us in moving forward free of our burdens. We require moisture for the absorption of food, our sweat, our blood. We can literally go crazy when severely dehydrated.

Gaia is a being. Her waters must be flushed clean to prevent stagnation and death. Too much sun, like an overabundance of harshness, makes her brittle, unable to absorb that which gives life. Like us, she can become parched, rendered incapable of encouraging or sustaining growth of any kind.

To be the rain, we must understand that it eases the dryness of life, infusing a current of inspiration into our hearts.

If we feel stuck, unhappy, ill at ease, frustrated, angry, dejected, bored etc., it is because we have not nourished our precious soul. We can lubricate our desiccation with love, cleansing from deep within.

Each drop of moisture is a loving embrace, caressing and bestowing its beloved with kindness, nourishment, compassion, and reverence. Until we offer this to ourselves, we are unable to beseech it to anything outside of us. Including the earth.

To ease the heinous burden that we have placed upon our treasured planet demands that we each take an honest look at how we are violating ourselves with our collective and individual words, thoughts, actions, and deeds.

Do you take the time to honour your needs? Are you compassionate and tender towards your own heart? Are you cutting yourself down or planting the emotional, mental, and spiritual garden that you require to thrive? Do you care for your health or pollute your body?

Whatever you do to you, is what you are doing to the earth. Everything outside of us is but a reflection of our internal universe. If we wish to live in the garden of Eden that is truly available to all, we must begin by purifying ourselves — with love.

Photo by Will Cornfield on Unsplash

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"we are so powerful; we decide, whether our Earth will live or die, we’ve got to keep, the LOVE alive! did we even fathom,
our planet, a phantom,
so consumed with expansion,
forgot about atoms. well, particles of matter, could we be sadder, children forgetting about laughter, while wallets get fatter- and still, we cry in vain, look for others to blame, continue searching outside; someone or something, to vilify. separate from our own souls, hiding in our deep dark holes, fighting for world peace." —Aliza Gerritt og @alizagerritt #mindrise #holyfire #worldpeace #poeticjustice #howlforyourlife More here: @kayharr73 @ladypantzz @thugunicorn @dharmaunicorn


Shawna Fortin

I am a freelance writer, self-love coach and graphic designer living on the Eastern Coast of Australia. I am keenly interested in the energetics of life and the dynamics that play out in our world as a result of our thinking. How we feel about ourselves determines the situations that we bring into our lives. Everything transforms when we open our hearts. I learned this the hard way over many years of struggle. If we can trust that we have value, everything improves exponentially - for ourselves and for all those around us. It is my dearest wish to help anyone interested to learn that this can be true for them as well. We really can create heaven on earth when we begin with appreciating ourselves.

  1. I love this article Shawna. Your compassion and empathy are like deep rivers of fresh mountain water filtered by the earth. You shine the light of love on those that are fortunate enough to be in your inner circle. However, the healing properties of this living river nourish even those lost souls that wade through it by chance or are taking refuge on the banks dreaming of a better life.

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