Gaia Community

compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion

is indeed THE nature of LOVE 

manifested in ALL of us,

adults and children alike ,

as the moment by moment ,

opportunistic actions ,

exemplified by nature IT SELF,

falling leaves ...

moment by moment


return to their roots.

ON this day of commemoration of Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World on October 12, 1492, let us ALL seek to exemplify the opportunistic action of nature, by seizing the moment, at this time of quintessential change,     

by opening the door to ...


the future of our species.

The fungal-fantastical. Emerging from their axial homes, fungi are beginning to be understood as nutrients to the human consciousness and ecological sustainability. Paul explores mycology and compels support for your own good nature and our fungal allies.

NO RESPECT for your environment - NO RESPECT for YOURSELF


A Vision for Great Nature

We envision a world where everyone sees the life in all things; where the

animals, trees, plants, even the largest mountains and smallest pebbles

are seen and honored for the spark of consciousness that resides within

them. We see people beginning to treat Great Nature the way they would

want themselves to be treated, and in response, Great Nature has begun

to open her arms, reveal her secrets, and share her abundance with us like

never before.

Now we see a partnership formed between humanity and Great Nature

whereby people everywhere are rejuvenated and recreated because we are

regularly walking the woodlands, visiting the shores, hiking the mountain

trails, swimming in the lakes and streams. We see a grounding taking place

within us now that we are touching the Earth and reestablishing our ancient

connection - and as a result, the speediness of life has given way to a tranquility

in mankind and womankind. Once we learned that something magical happens

when we take off our shoes, soak our feet, bathe and baptize ourselves in the

natural waters, we gained a relief from our seriousness and the cares of life.


Now we see things more clearly, make better decisions, and live happier

lives because we've made friends with the best friend we could have:

Great Nature.



"ONLY together, [as merchants of LOVE ] , can our starlight help

us find our way, in this cosmic soup of choices and beauty."


  Janie Hedrick







Access_public Access: Public



views (312)



lee : Gaia Explorer

2 days later

lee said

This is vital. I am a farmer and
feel that we need to be aware
that we are a steward of the land.

Now, the old time farmers
considered themselves–
stewards of the land
knowing that the soil’s been here
long before the farmer,
and it’s going to be here long
after we’re gone.

As the soil passes from
generation to generation,
it’s all of our duties
to preserve it for the next generation.

So I think it’s important to keep all of these
modern miracle chemicals completely away from
our soil. We don’t want to damage it.
We want to keep improving it.

It’s been said that there was four feet of
top soil when Europeans first came to this
continent. And because of our mis-use and
greed of trying to get everything out of
the ground that we could, because of our
poor farming habits in the past, erosion,
destruction by chemicals and pesticides,
it’s believed today that our average top
soil in this country is one foot. So we’ve
already wasted three-quarter’s of our top soil.

I think its the duty of all of us to try to
build back what we’ve destroyed.


Michael : catalyst-producer

3 days later

Michael said

LET permaculture reign supreme - INDEED, and then we need to consider …
how we can sustainably just add water ?

4 days later

cHAngeL said


My two favorite gardners on the planet.

Such blessings to the planet, are you both.



Michael : catalyst-producer

4 days later

Michael said

ALL the world's problems can be solved in a garden

28 days later

Peggy J said

ALL the world's problems can be solved in a garden…

YES, for the love of nature:)

Michael : catalyst-producer

about 1 year later

Michael said

” OUR dislocation from NATURE IS one of the most
serious schisms in our dismembered psyche & probably
THE MOST URGENT relationship that we need to heal ”


Leave Your Wise and Insightful Comment


Views: 514

Comment by Michael Grove on January 4, 2012 at 13:38


Love is a journey in the middle of its own existence.

Love has no boundaries or issues of time, it has no ‘beginning’, it has no ‘end’, and love exists, waiting for us to discover its essence, our essence; to choose to be on its path.

Love is pure, simple, kind, sweet, passionate, giving, receiving, peaceful; it is the journey of ones spirit in connection to ones soul, in connection to the soul of another. One Soul.

Love fly’s through the depths of being, having no limitations, no place in bondage.

Love is energy waiting to be freed.

Love is eternal.

Love has no beginning; love has no end.

Love simply is.

Prose to Ponder - Posted on Mar 15th, 2007 by L. Diane

Comment by Michael Grove on January 15, 2012 at 12:19

In the context of OPENING the DOOR and the theme of this particular Blog@ning, I found this post from martha.zaadz@gaia, which was published on  Jan 26th, 2010, most appropriate - unfortunately I DO NOT have a copy of the photograph of the DOOR which Martha posted!

ALL the sentiment nevertheless STILL applies.



Taking a tip from Centria, whose blog is Absolutely Amazing All the time (the link is to her other blog that's not on Gaia, called Lake Superior Spirit, although her Gaia blog has always been delightful, too!) I decided to take photos during a normal day, to see whether I could capture the beauty that's always with me, but often I'm too busy to stop and see it. I thought that was a good idea, and I was outside raking leaves (our trees have just now dropped their leaves here in the desert), and I was totally bummed out about "having" to spend my day raking leaves and sweeping and so forth. I did take a couple of pictures of the leaves, but honestly they aren't anything I'd want to post. They look as boring as I thought they were when I took their picture.

The front door, however, caught my imagination. I thought it was uncanny how one window would reflect whatever was going on outside, while the other window seems to allow light to penetrate to the inside, as if you could see into one of the windows, but not the other. I'd noticed that effect on the front door before, and thought it was a cool picture of introversion/extroversion. That cheered me up!
Further comments can be found below ...
Comment by Michael Grove on January 15, 2012 at 12:24

Amber said

That is a cool picture, martha! Funny how pictures don't seem to 'happen' when the subject isn't interesting to us… I've had the same experience when I wanted to 'escape' from frustrations. The pictures are really boring! I wonder why that is?

But there is always something to be amazed about even if the leaves didn't capture your imagination! I love reflections in glass…

mimi said

Love the photo - it's a reminder to me that the Outiside is always looking in ;>) You just happened to capture it for us. Cool!


I love this picture too…it's a great reminder that we can't force it, but if we're open and receptive to it, there is amazing beauty and creativity everywhere.

Centria said

Oh Martha this is incredibly beautiful! I have been staring mesmerized at it. You have brought the Inside/Outside together as One. And isn't it interesting how your mind wanted to photograph the leaves and you were trying so hard…but it's almost like Spirit drew you to the place where there was energy. Where Spirit wanted to share with the world.
I am so glad you decided to play! P.S. added carrot to the juice for the first time this morning. It was really yummy. And I think of you almost every single time I juice. And thanks for your kind words about the blog.

Comment by Michael Grove on April 9, 2012 at 16:45
Comment by Michael Grove on April 11, 2012 at 8:25

NO THING happens in LIVING NATURE that is not in relation to

THE WHOLE as the BALANCED ECO-SYSTEM which Homo Sapiens

must now restore to ensure the survival of LIFE on EARTH.

Comment by Michael Grove on May 20, 2012 at 8:17

I AM here to serve

I AM here to inspire

I AM here to LOVE

Comment by Michael Grove on March 7, 2014 at 8:28

If we want to actually start noticing where we are, if we wish to find ourselves in a more respectful relation with the rest of the earth around us, the simplest and most elegant way I know of is simply to stop insulting all the things around us by speaking of them  as passive objects, and instead begin to allow things their own elemental spontaneity, their own active agency - their own life.

As soon as you begin speaking in such a way, you start noticing thingsa hell of a lot more. You suddenly find yourself in a dynamic relationship with all the presences around you -- with the air you breathe, the chair you’re sitting on, the house in which you live.

You find yourself negotiating relationships with other beings all the time. AND you realize that ethics is not something to be practiced only with other humans - that all of our actions have ethical consequences. 

David Abram during an interview with Derrick Jensen  entitled ...

Alliance for Wild Ethics || The Perceptual Implications of GAIA



Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Gaia Community to add comments!

Join Gaia Community

© 2024   Created by Michael Grove.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service