Thursday, December 31, 2020

Preserving The Blue Planet

  “The Sacredness of Water”

By Toni Truesdale


We inhabit the Blue Planet;

Waters ebbing and flowing,

Necessary for all life.

The Ancestors knew the

Sacredness of the waters.

They drank water every day

And, made soothing herbal teas,

Using the traditional knowledge

Of the natural world

Passed down through generations.

The ancestors remembered to give thanks

To all the elements, medicinal and food plants

That nurture and heal.

Today, we can honor

Those that came before us;

By remembering the Earth,

Our Mother,

The Blue Planet

Full of beautiful waters.


Truesdale copyright 2010





Saturday, December 19, 2020

Mary of the Americas


“Mary of the Americas:

Mary, Erzulie, Corn Maiden and Coatlicue”

by Toni Truesdale


All things are born,

and all things return to the

Mother of the Americas.

Her aspects are both purity and fecundity.

The promise of life and the inevitability of death.

She is compassion and she is justice.

She can nurture and she can destroy.

She wears many faces,

For she is all humanity;

And is as multi-cultural as this continent has become

over the last four hundred years.

She is Mother to the new millennium.

T.Truesdale copyright 2000

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Mother, all Mothers


“The Madonna”

by Toni Truesdale


The beautiful dark Madonna comes down to us

from the our beginnings.

She has many names: Ana, Tiamat, Isis, Cybele,

Demeter, Sheba, Mary Magdalene,

Mary, mother of Christ,

Maya,  mother of Buddha,

Fatima’ daughter of Mohammed,

Nana Bakula, Spider Woman, First Woman,

Parvati, Oxum, Corn Maiden, Eurzuli,

Oya, Morrigan, Ishtar,Tara, Gaia, Saule, Amaterasu,

Coatlicue, Nerthus...

She is of the earth and the sky;

She is our mother and our mother’s mother, and so on

to the very first spark of life,

She is always,The Great Mother.

She is us. We are she.


Copyright 1976


Friday, December 4, 2020

The Darkest Night


Darkest Night


That moment of blindness,

Just before

We turn into radiance.

It is the point of transition;

From fear into hope,

And Despair into faith.

And when helplessness evolves into courage,

Inaction into resolve…

We heal from old wounds,

And become whole again…

We light the candles on the Tree of Life

As we turn from the darkest night;

To help illuminate the world.

“Cycles and Seasons”

By Toni Truesdale


The recurrence of the seasons continue to encircle our lives,

Just as it gave celebrations to our ancestors.

Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice,

Fall Equinox, and Winter Solstice

Mark those passages in a yearly cycle all over the world.

We have learned to plant food and medicines

According to the agricultural calendar.

We dance in a circle to celebrate the planting,

Harvesting, and the storing of food.

Buildings, monuments, and spiritual spaces have been built

To align with the celestial movements that determine

The four seasons at the point of each transition.