The difference between thinking about a word or feeling a word can be compared to wading into a lukewarm lake verses diving into warm, aqua blue water surrounded by colorful tropical fish or another view might be walking on a sidewalk with cars rushing by verses walking on a soft green moss path surrounded by towering pine trees and blooming Rhodys. We can think words, we can feel words and its best if we can do both.
I’ve heard the words rooted and up-rooted all my life. I did spend 5 years of my childhood on a farm. My mother was raised on a farm as well. I was uprooted many times in my childhood and have done it to myself numerous times in adulthood. But this year I became a #TreeSister and connected with the deep feeling of being rooted in a forest of trees. Trees of many species with deep roots feeding and communicating at this rooted level. Nurturing and giving to each without concern for race or creed, or if the other had done enough to deserve anything.
Feelings washed over me of how up-rooted the people of our country are, of how people world wide have been up-rooted to start over because of drought, or war or famine or tsunamis or hurricanes. The connection to the land one loved severed as well as one’s family roots. This up-rooting leads us into individuality. But the price of individuality and no roots is a fear of being alone, our up-rootedness looming within, mostly unspoken.
In a meditation I saw and felt that we and our planet have been going through a separation pattern for a long time for this experience of individuality. We are often up- rooted to experience something new. Perhaps go off to school or off to war, get married, move to a new place, country or a new job. We up-rooted all the natives that live on this land, who were very deeply rooted in their culture, connection to Earth Mother and making sites sacred.
This up-rooting leaves a hole in the land, in the family, in relationships which fills in with something new and we(I) find out, we can not go back. Our roots will not fit in that old hole if we could even find it. We have been learning to live without roots and the people we were rooted to have learned to live without us.
But in this seeking for individualism we are also changing Mother Earth. We cut down huge forests and if trees are replanted it is often only one species, for fast growth and money value, creating a sense of racism within the tree species. Huge fields of one crop, massive buildings full of “perfect” chickens, pigs and cows genetically enhanced to grow fast for money return mot caring about the lives of these animals. Even our monetary system has been reduced to one global system.
But the fear factor created by individualism, that feeling of being alone, grows and the call for change is in the air. Many of us hear, feel and see the need for change. The need to unite in a new way and create roots consciously, more in service to/with Mother Earth is rising up. Now i can see that I wrote Awakening Earth Chronicles and especially Fear of Uniting so I could learn this! http://www.isischarest.com
If you are called to heal your up-rooting check out http://www.billiontrees.me