Theme 2021

Kiss the Earth


'You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.'

-  Alan Watts

When we connect with the earth, we are also connecting with ourselves and with other beings and recognising we are part of a greater whole. We can begin to let go of the barriers that separate us from one another. Like a willow sapling, being grounded on the earth gives us both the strength and the flexibility to adapt to whatever wind may blow.

We have learnt this last year how rapidly things can change, and seen the illusion that humanity is in total control swept away. A more humble, respectful approach is needed to rebalance our world, both internally and externally.

To kiss the earth is to celebrate all her beauty and plenty. The earth has given to us abundantly, how can we show our gratitude?