He who begins a good work, shall be faithful to complete it

By Lauren Schwab

In honor of the labor of those who tend to the land and it’s creatures, I share with you and excerpt from The Wisdom of the Native Americans by Kent Nerburn:

“When you begin a great work you can’t expect to finish it all at once; therefore do you and your brothers press on, and let nothing discourage you till you have entirely finished what you have begun. Now, Brother, as for me, I assure you I will press on, and the contrary winds may blow strong in my face, yet I will go forward and never turn back, and continue to press forward until I have finished, and I would have you do the same…” Teedyuscung Delaware Tribe of the Native Americans

This past week we broke open the Earth’s soil to begin construction of a new home for Mothers and their unborn piglets. I will tend to them here. Under a warm light I shall see them born into this world. I will care for them with grace and respect. I give gratitude for their lives and may you do the same when they bring nourishment to your body. May you convert that nourishment to energy to put back into conserving the Earth and the bounty it delivers for our generational use.

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