Day 78 - 100 Days #FortheEarth

Photo: Birgitta Eva Hollander

I am human. I stand with my feet on the ground and I say I am not Norwegian. Not Scandinavian. Not European. I am not white. Not Christian. I am no organization or party, no ideology or direction. I am not my background, my upbringing, my parents or my education. I am not the neighbourhood I live in, nor the clothes I walk around in. I am not my choices. Not my failures. Not my successes. I am not what you think of me and I am not what I think of me. I am not these words. And I am not alone.

I am human. I am natural. I was born to my Mother, the Earth and to her I will return. I am here. Alive. And not alone.

I was born free. Freedom is the natural state of being alive and in balance. My ultimate reason for being here is to experience myself as alive and free. I stand with my feet on the ground and I say I will never give up until every aspect of me experiences itself as alive and free. Every aspect.

I am human. I am woven from the same fabric as everything else. As I breathe, so does the sky and the swallows and the worms and the apples and the wounded soldiers and the farmer's children. As you breathe, I breathe. Alive and free. Every aspect of us. Every aspect.

Freedom is the only option.

Freedom. I am.

This is a calling to slow down and listen. To take a deep breath and explore our personal connection with Mother Earth. The feminine and masculine, the beautiful and dirty, the real, the messy, the sacred. Once it was natural. Today it feels crucial. 

For the next 100 Days I will write a book to the Earth. For the Earth. With the Earth. The book, and the journey, is also to you. For you. And with you. Together, we are everything.

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Love, Åsmund.