Monday, April 9, 2012

Laying Fallow

If only we paid more attention to the Teachings of the Earth, I think we would have an easier time making our way on this Life Journey. We have learned to be "in a hurry" and "busy" and as such we miss not only the magickal offerings of a magnificent Rainbow or a Delicious Sunset, but we miss that which Gaia has in Her Lesson Book for the day for us! One Lesson that seems to be the hardest for us to Learn is What to do when She tells us it is time to Lay Fallow for a Season!

Farmers know that planting year after year will eventually deplete the soil of the nutrients needed for a healthy crop. So, every 7-10 years they choose to not plant in a field; to let it just be; soaking up rain and sun and the nutrients needed to replenish that which has been drained out of it. Smart Farmers don't wait until they produce a poor crop, they Hear the Cry of the Field before then and Respond by letting the Field Lay Fallow for a Season. For most Fields this is only for one Season, but sometimes the Farmer Knows the Field well enough that a second and third Season is required!

Fallow Fields are not attractive are they? They are usually bare and brown and seem Worthless. But the Good Farmer Sees this Field as in it's Resting time and can see the bountiful crop that will once again bless the Field after Laying Fallow. The Smart Farmer does not grieve the loss of income while in this stage, the Smart Farmer knows that the time will come once again when what blooms forth will bring blessing three fold if she will only Wait!

This is the message from Gaia to Her blessed Humans. We live such hurried lives that eventually we deplete our reserves. Or we suffer from an illness that depletes us and we need time to heal, reflect, and regain the strength to continue to produce the Gifts of Goddess!

Most of us have been convinced that if we stop for one moment (even to eat at a fast food restaurant) that we will "get behind" or we will "disappoint someone" or everything will "fall apart." We complain of being "tired", sick or depressed. We push ourselves, drink energy drinks and have insomnia to keep ourselves going at this pace we have produced for ourselves. And then we are surprised when we do in fact get "put to bed" with an illness or have to go to the hospital for exhaustion. We are surprised when we begin to forget appointments or even forget to eat or pick up our kids from day care. We are depleted and thus are unable to produce good Crop!

For most of us, Gaia has been yelling at us to Lay Fallow for sometime. But we are too busy or too impatient to Listen.

Laying Fallow is necessary! It is the law in the Garden. Goddess wants Her Children to Produce Good Crop, but She knows it is only when we care for our precious Selves just like the Good Farmer cares for His Precious Field that this will happen.

Gaia's Lesson is that Laying Fallow is Necessary and is OK. That is Necessary for Growth, for Balance and for Her Light to be able to Shine through us. But it will be hard! It will be so hard because others will look at us as weak, as undependable and we don't like those labels.

Yet, Gaia is calling each of us to Lay Fallow for a Season. It will be different for each of us. But the Trick is to do it before we see that the Crop we are producing is rotten, small and depleted. If we Listen and Learn then we will be ready when Gaia tells us it is Time to begin Producing again! And the Field will be delicious, it will be hardy and strong and healthy!

Gaia Speaks! Is She Speaking to You?

Blessed be! 


  1. Beautiful! Gaia is speaking to me. I have discovered the river. I've always known of rivers. I've lived somewhere near the Roanoke River for almost 30 years now yet I have only just discovered it and I can hear her voice. The river speaks to me. My angel cards told me to watch for images and emotions that come up in multiples. Every where I turn, since I started meditating by the river, I see and hear images of water. Even typing this, my heart feels like it will burst. And it was at the river where I heard this same message about laying fallow, but I heard it in a different way; as relating to water, but the same message indeed. I am so blessed to call you sister. I am so grateful to the Great Mother.

  2. Thank you! I need to hear this too!