I’ve been reading Maia Kincaid’s book Learning To Love (From The Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects and The Earth) lately. I have two of her books at the moment and she is almost on the top of my list. Her way to communicate with plants, animals and insects move mountains in me. Life looks never the same after you have read her fantastic communications. (Not the least because of the tears that fill your curious eyes.) I was blown away with the beautiful messages from the animals already, but as I reached the end of the book the other day and I found another compelling story: a communication session with a grain of sand.
This text resonates with me a lot. I have never been able to think that there is one place holier than another on this planet. I think that this whole planet is holy, just like all life is holy. Nobody is better than the other, no place is better than the other. And like I have said many tmes: you can bless any place, any plant, any animal yourself, because you have that power installed in you.
Listen to the grain of sand in Learning to love:
“ It is true that the entire Earth is sacred and that it is a creation of the Divine. Each grain of sand, or dust or rock is sacred. What makes some locations seem to emanate more energy or to be considered by many humans to be sacred is the fact that humans have come to these places and have admired the Earth there: for instance, its mountains, valleys or rivers. They have performed ceremonies there (including weddings), and they have continued to think of these places with love and admiration. —- The loving thoughts of the humans and the loving response of the Earth, in addition to the response of the plants, animals and insects to these thoughts from the humans, are what make a site on the Earth particularly sacred. As stated before, every speck of Earth is sacred, but the interaction of loving energy in any particular location makes it a vibrantly energetic location that attracts even more humans to experience the concentration of the energy of the Divine. —- The more humans who love and appreciate a location, the more powerful it becomes. The Earth, we grains of sand, including this dear grain of sand, respond to this love and are empowered and energised by it much like one human can inspire and empower another human. We grains of sand are greatly moved by the intent of humans! ”
Chapter: Gratitude, pages 146-147, Learning to love © 2009 by Maia Kincaid, Ph.D. ISBN 978-0-9822140-1-5.