Yesterday was International Women’s Day
Women are the sacred vessels through which life comes into this world
The women of every species offer their bodies to their people
with unimaginable selflessness
in order to continue to bring them forth
in order to continue to offer us the opportunity to be alive, embodied, here on Earth
We have been most ungrateful
How is it that so many women are raped, beaten, killed?
How is it that so many women are neglected, objectified, unappreciated, degraded?
How is it that so many women have become so acclimated to this culture that they neglect, objectify, and degrade themselves?
These sacred beings that grow the next generation in their wombs
These sacred beings that do the hardest work there is on this planet in delivering their children into the world
These sacred beings that feed us of their own bodies
We owe everything to them
If we think for one second that the anti-woman sentiments deep within our cultural programming are not directly connected to the anti-earth sentiments that are also deep within our cultural programming
if we think for one second that they are not perfect reflections of one another
we are sadly mistaken
for the women of each species
are avatars for Mother Earth herself
and Mother Earth is an avatar of the Divine Feminine herself
In cherishing the planet
the Great Mother that grows each of us in her womb
that creates our bodies
that nourishes us and loves us and gives us a place to live and a path to walk
and takes our bodies back into herself when we no longer need them
In cherishing her
The women of the world are also cherished
And in cherishing the women of the world
this great planet we call home is also cherished
As we heal as a species
and remember the sacred balance and equality of all of us
those that occupy the place of Man
those that occupy the place of Woman
and those that occupy the many spaces and intersections in between
we, too, are healing our relationship with this planet
and it is inevitable
and it is already in motion
because the alternative is the end
with no women
there is no any of us
and with no planet
there isn’t either.
Walk upon the earth with gentle and peaceful steps
steps that say “thank you, great mother,
for the gift of Life,
and for never giving up on us
even in all our unspeakable sins against you.”
The only sin
is being a vessel of unlove.
Be a vessel of love.
It is why we are here.
It is the supreme opportunity of humanity.
And it is the most beautiful experience in the universe.
Thank you to all Women, my sisters, my mothers, my grandmothers, my daughters
Thank you to all Men that cherish them, my brothers, my fathers, my grandfathers, my sons
And thank you to all beings that carry the flame of both, for the sacred work you do in walking your path and building the bridge between us all
We are going to be ok
we already are
we must live that truth
and so it is