2016 has been a year with and about ... Water.
Since February when I left England to find out what I was made of I have been part of more than 20 rituals and ceremonies for Water. I hold now a little bottle with me of a mix of all the waters of our Earth in homeopathic quantity that I bring to all rituals and prayers.
Some of the meetings I had with Water this year have been deeply sad like in March when the waters in the south of France were being increasingly controlled or when In April the river Santa Eularia in Ibiza dried out!. In May I met 8 indifgenous Mothers back in France where Water was next to Fire very present for the reconcilation and peace between the masculine and the feminine. Some encounter with Water have been enchanted when In june I heard Water speak to me, it was in Scotland: "Take them to me Water said. Take them to me and they with Heal." Then we all know about Standing Rock. Of how again Water calls and brings people to gather and mend old broken relationships within and out. I could write a lot about Water but I want to get to her message, one that is changing my life.
On the 2nd Dec after some time with the river Dart near my home, I heard her speak through me again. That is what the river said:
" My dear child do not worry about me, Water. I recover quickly with the song of our birds, the love of trees, with movement, moments of rest and the prayers moving around our Earth. I regain balance with your heartfelt tears, your remembered songs added to the ones of so many now. Do not focus your energy on 'Saving me'. Something way more profound is taking place right now, listen and observe!
All of us; Soil, Water, Plants, Air, Animals and all Ancestors are Calling YOU Humans, to Us so we can Save YOUR species. We know and have known for a while that you do not have much time left if you do not wake up to your birthright Belonging to Earth and come Home soon, real real soon. We keep dying, we keep Giving Away our Lives to shake you up from a deep and very long amnesia. Once you can allow the truth and quality of such Love to permeate through your traumatised being and desolate soul you will wake up from a life time of anesthesia to your immense grief and capacity for Love.
When you create containers of sacred beauty that opens your Heart to what Love truly is then you will realise with a massive Sob that you were loved all along, always have and for ever by all of Us who you think You are Saving! You have 5 years to wake up, mature and remember in your bones where you belong"
These words are having a deep ripple effect throughout my life, past present and future. When something so profound gets in my bones. When such a voice reminds me of what we have known in our deep time memory then there is no return to amnesia and numbness.
I know we do not have much time. It is going to be a very rough ride the next 5 years as the world as we know it collapses. The lack of skills in accompanying what is dying is partly due to our inability to grieve and open our heart to how much we belong and are loved.
Death has come to seat at my fire this year. A new converstaion started. Of course we are all going to die at some point. What shakens me up is how I will live, give my gifts and love for the time we/I have left? As I grow and mature as a Collective Grief Worker it is clear that conversations with Death and Grief are almost non existent. How little we talk about and with Love and Life. None of these 4 Energies are invited to seat by our fires anymore. I have no answers. I will keep painting, thinking, making fires and dreaming...
If you are touched by what Water said please make yourself known. From that mended reconnection our memory becomes stronger, our voices deepen and our power has more impact in the awakening of our species. Love . Azul (Grief Composting Circles and SOULand)
River of Words and Images by Azul Thomé: