The word MOTHER is our common intention for today’s Earth contemplation.
This video shows real images of the Earth from Wednesday May 27, 2020, captured by the NASA/DSCOVR satellite located 1 million miles away.
Many cultures focuse on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra. The Norse also had a goddess called Jord (or Erth). Algonquian legend says that "beneath the clouds lives the Earth-Mother from whom is derived the Water of Life, who at her bosom feeds plants, animals and human" (Larousse 428). She is otherwise known as Nokomis, the Grandmother. In Inca mythology, Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. Pachamama is usually translated as "Mother Earth" but a more literal translation would be "Mother Universe" (in Aymara and Quechua mama = mother / pacha = world, space-time or the universe).