November 2017 | COOKING

I love cooking. Chopping vegetables gives me joy. I peel a carrot and smell its sweetness. The cross-sections of cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus amaze me. My fingers patiently persuade a clove of garlic to slip out of its outer skin. Ah! Now come the squashes: butternut, delicata, kabocha — baked, warm, and full of goodness. What storehouses of color, texture, seeds, and energy! As I chop, I thank. And then there are the Earth’s herbs, fresh or dried, to sprinkle in the pan, pot, or dish.

Please share your cooking experiences.

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A friend from Sweden sent this communication she had with the Earth two summers ago.

She, sweet and all embracing as always, makes me feel loved and cared for at the very core of my being.

When I asked if she had a message for my human friends she told me these words:

I gift you with all of me,

as all of you is gifted in me.

Love me, feel me, be with me!

Would you, could you…be my song?

To the drumbeat of my heart

dance the rhythm of freedom into your World,

to the drumbeat of my heart…Dance!

We are currently accepting submissions of your EarthLove experiences to be published in an upcoming issue. Perhaps you could take 5 minutes to jot down one of your experiences or send a photo with a short commentary to this link. Thank you so much.