Strawberry Runners: We Are All Connected

This past full moon, Byron Ballard, led a powerful ritual that was streamed live on Mother Grove Goddess Temple’s Facebook page. (You can still view it on their page so check it out!) The main focal point in her guided imagery exercise was to examine closely the strawberry plant and how they grow.

Did you know that cultivated strawberries send out runners as a means of propagating themselves? These runners are called “stolons,” from the Latin word “stolo” meaning a shoot, branch, or twig springing from the root. A cloned plant is grown at the end of the stolon and then the new plant puts its own roots into the soil, while remaining connected to the mother plant.

This is a beautiful way for us to visualize what community looks like! In these days where we are battling both a virus and systemic racism, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, each of us can send a “runner” out to someone who needs our support. Take time this week to make a mental inventory of your gifts and abilities, your responsibilities and time constraints. Then, with the help of the Divines, discern a path forward. Where can you do the most good with what you’ve been given? How can you make a difference and advance the cause of justice and dignity for all people?

The Tower is falling and all the evil and corruption that exists in our world economic and social systems has been laid bare of all of us to see. The only question remains is “What are we, personally, going to do about it?” Blessings to all of you in these difficult times. We can change the world for the better! I know we can!

Copyright ©2020, David Taliesin,

About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page
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