Mate drinking is firstly about taking a moment to connect with oneself within and sharing the gratitude and good feelings (Meta) with those around. The more we are able to practice the act of drinking and sharing the mate with this consciousness, the more we are helping to heal ourselves and planet.
Prayer for our Planet – Mate with Metta
There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all her children.
We will realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and the understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives.”
Today we are going through many crises; environmental, economic, political and the indigenous territories are being invaded and looted. Along with iron and fire, come abusive and racist conversion practices.
It should not be that only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, that we realize that one cannot eat money.
The healing prayers have been replaced by hate, and medicinal remedies with aspirin. Epidemics of depression has seen the world’s highest suicide rates, as the forests of the world are stained with tears and blood.
We must overcome our inability of living in harmony and equality in our differences and start learning to share the world with other living beings, living, seeing and recognizing each other in our gaze, with reciprocity, respect for humans and respect for non-human beings too, side by side, living together in our differences.
There is only one planet, and we can all live in it, free from the burden of racism and sexism and all the other isms that we create. There are many worlds that coexist in the different ways of inhabiting this planet.