The strangest thing is to open a door you did not know existed, into a home you did not know you had, only to notice how everything seems to be so, so familiar. Imagine for instance you sit down next to a stranger on the bus, someone you have never seen before, and of some reason you start talking. The more you talk, the more your feeling grows of knowing this person, of having known her for a long, long time, of having an almost eerie premonition of what she is going to say next, how she will look like when she says it, how she sometimes gets insecure in the middle of a sentence and looks at you, as if she is asking if you are still there.
Of course you are. You would not miss this conversation for the world, this magnetic field of recognition you find yourself in, drawn to this woman as was it somehow planned, part of something larger, something huge enough to influence the universe and its bewildering expansion, too big to hold in two hands, but perfectly fit for four.
And so you and your body and her and her body all turn into a resounding YES, a movement forward, a leap into total weightlessness, into vast nothingness and complete fulfillment. In the glimpse of a second before you melt together, just like the brief moment of naked clarity right before you fall asleep, you see the white, yellow light shining between you, shining through you, from you, around you, and, since there is no time for questions, you simply feel the light, you simply become the light, you are the light and the light is you and so is she.
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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(Photo: Birgitta Eva Hollander)