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I absolutely love the opportunity to talk about who we are in spirit. I am intrigued by all of the different possibilities. It has been my pleasure to meet such a wonderful diverse group of women, so much that being40plus has devoted a section to “religion/spirituality what does it mean to you”?
I asked a question to Evergreen Amundson:
The bible tells us to love thy neighbor as we love ourselves. What does that mean and how does one put it into motion.
I really enjoy the application piece. It is one thing to study, to believe, but how does one apply that knowledge. Read how Evergreen Amundson answered this question.
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When we enter the medicine wheel for Earth Wisdom ceremony, we often say “All My Relations.” It is a phrase that brings us to deep respect for all the elements of life.
Love Thy Neighbor as you Love Thy Self
All My Relations is an understanding that we are intricately connected to all living things in the universe. All plants, animals and humans are included in this web of connection, along with the four elements of nature; fire, water, earth and air. We dance together in the cycles of cause and effect, knowing that together we are dreaming our own realities.
When I see one of my relations who is walking in human form, I understand this person is a mirror to me. If I pass judgment on this human, I am also passing the same judgment onto myself.
For example, I see someone with wild, purple-colored hair and I think this person looks stupid. The judge in me is really showing me the fear within myself that I may not be beautiful. When I am confident within my connection to spirit, I understand life creates beauty in many ways. I can then see this person as a beautiful expression of diversity. I can also understand that within this person may be a fear of not being beautiful and she is trying to find external ways to bring the feeling of beauty into herself. This realization brings me to a place of compassion for this beautiful relative of mine and I send a prayer that she may find her true beauty within.
When I understand my connection to All My Relations, I have the capacity to see the teachings in even the most heinous of situations. Hitler is often used as an example of the nature of prime evil. When I look at Hitler through the eyeglass of All My Relations, I see the potential of fear to drive people to do heinous things. With this realization, I can look within myself to see where I may be holding fear and work to release those fears before they can build up and cause distortion within myself.
I am a mirror for you; you are a mirror for me. When I am afraid to look in that mirror, I create the potential for my fears to become destructive.
In Earth Wisdom, we undertake a journey to find our strengths and our deep connection to each other. It is from this place of understanding and power that we have the ability to look at our fears and transform the energy of fear into creating beauty for all.
Evergreen Amundson is an Earth Wisdom Guide and intuitive who can assist you in getting clear about your life’s journey. She also leads personal and group ceremonies in the Earth Wisdom tradition. For your Free Earth Connection Guide, visit www.EvergreenSpiritPress.com.