Friday, March 5, 2010

Mother Earth, Award, and a Happy Friday to All

Wishing you all a happy Friday morning.  The weekend is finally upon us.  Would you believe that it was snowing when I came to work?  Yet, the temperature is supposed to climb to 50 this afternoon.  Very, very strange weather, indeed.  But, doesn't the old saying go that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  Funny, I never remember finding that to be true.


I received the above award from Dede at Brightest Blessings Wiccans.  Thank you, Dede for thinking of me.  It is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others, so I am feeling so honored.  

The rules for accepting this award are:
(1) Place the Award on your blog or within your post.
(2) Pass the Award on to 12 Sunny Bloggers.
(3) Link to the nominees in your post.
(4) Let them know they received this Award by commenting on their blog and
(5) Share the love and link to the person from whom you recieved this award.  

I follow so many blogs and it so hard to chose, but here goes:

I could go on and on and list everyone that I follow for you all offer me inspiration and comfort, but time is running short and I did want to post the next stone on the Medicine wheel.

  The Earth Mother stone is the next stone placed on the Medicine Wheel.  She is placed next to the stone which will be placed for Father Sun, just East of due South.  Hopefully, the diagram I gave the other day is big enough for all to see.  If not, please let me know, and I will find another.

This is the place on the Medicine Wheel that teaches us about the nurturing female energy that is within not only us, but also within the Earth Herself. She represents the love and new beginnings that the Earth gives Her children.  Our beautiful Mother Earth gives birth to, nurtures, and sustains us all. It is where we can find solace when we are feeling sadness or anguish about the conditions of our planet. 

The animal totem for Mother Earth is the tortoise.  They are a long lived Earth being, but sadly have now become an endangered species; most of them today can be found in the Galapagos Islands. This animal has the lumbering grace, the patience, and the endurance of the Mother Earth Herself. Native American tales credit a giant tortoise with providing a safe place for humans to live after the Great Flood. 
The Plant totem for the Mother Earth are what the Native Americans call "The Three Sisters"--Corn, Beans, and Squash.  When these three vegetables are grown together, they actually help each other.  Beans twine around and up the cornstalk...each supporting the other.  And, the large leaves of the squash will shade the ground keeping in the moisture for all three.  Interesting, isn't it?  And, each plant extracts different elements from the soil.  After harvest, turn the remains of these plants back into the Earth so that the soil does not become depleted of necessary nutrients.

Meditating on the "Three Sisters" can teach us how to live in harmony with each other and to return something to our Earth Mother in return from all that we have taken from Her.  The "Three Sisters" may also be sued in ceremonies as offerings or in medicine bags.   


  1. congrats on your award... hope you have a wonderful weekend

  2. Thank you so much, Mary! I am honoured to receive this from you! And I like what you wrote about how the Three Sisters help each other grown and flourish.

  3. Thank you very much, Mary. I highly appreciate such an award coming from you. :)

    I think I am getting the hang of the Medicine Wheel. Or rather, the idea behind it. I have saved the two previous postings and will continue to do so untill I have the entire wheel. I hope you don't mind?

  4. You have an award at my place, Mary. And I solemnly swear that I had decided to give it to you before I knew about the Sunshine Award. :)

  5. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!

    I do hope all your snow melts and the weather gets nice and warm for you! It's time you were rid of that white stuff!

    Love the "three Sisters" - I plant them every year!

  6. ~aahh you deserve this always fill my days with JOY!! congrats to you adn those you passed this along too...much l♥ve for thinking of me...i truly appreciate your thinking of me...i know have to go back to you first post on the medicine wheel as i am a little behind on reading....wishing you a wonderful day...brightest blessings~

  7. Thank you for the award Mary - I feel quite honored to get an award for this.

    Yes, your weather does seem to be a bit strange, the crone of winter is chasing around the maiden of spring.


  8. Congrats on the award! And thank you for passing it on. Have a good weekend - I'm enjoying your medicine wheel. Ha - enjoyed that last comment!

  9. It's a lovely Award for you Mary and thanks for passing it along. I received it not long ago from Sue at Barton Originals so I added your name under it also. I've had grand kids for a couple of days and haven't been on here sooner to thank you. Have a great rest of the weekend and I'll be back blogging tomorrow afternoon sometime.
    Take care...

  10. Thank you Mary. I'll get something up soon. X.