Love Letters from Mother Earth
by Anneloes Smitsman
SYNOPSIS – Love Letters from Mother Earth was written by Anneloes Smitsman to take us into the heart of our humanity to discover our story from a new perspective. Through these Letters, people receive the wisdom and support that our planet, as a caring and conscious Mother, shares for our collective flourishing.
These thirteen Letters have been carefully composed via a process of inspired writing and listening deeply to Mother Earth’s message for us. Together these thirteen Letters form a sacred design that is like a living map for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials. With this map, we become more conscious of the designs of our inner and outer worlds, gaining a new perspective and a more integrated understanding.
By reviewing the many chapters of our collective story through the eyes of our planetary Mother and our Sun, we discover how we hold the keys for our individual and collective actualization within the very fabric of our beings. Becoming more aware of our wisdom potentials, within the living context of our interrelatedness, empowers us to bridge and integrate what became divided and polarized long ago.
Returning to our wholeness, we then discover the keys to our inner and outer healing, and start to see the root causes of the thousands of years of divisions that created so much suffering. Mother Earth reminds us in these Letters that a new cycle of time is being born through our integration, based on Love and wholeness. Through this new cycle, we create together the next chapter of Our Story.
“Love knows who you are; it re-members you.
Love holds and caresses you; it embraces you fully.
Love waits for you and beckons you home to our heart.”
~ Anneloes Smitsman, Love Letters from Mother Earth
Part prayer, part meditation, part medium transmitted message, part invocation, part direct transmission, part guidebook, part diary of love letters in the tradition of Rumi writing to and of his beloved – Love Letters is a reminder of our essential oneness with all that emerges together with us in this dance of life, love, consciousness and light.
The Love Letters serve as state attractors that provide individual inspiration for collective aspiration, showering light, water, air and fertile soil in delicious combinations and quantities for the garden of our individual and collective human being to come into full flourishing. How best can we learn to be Earth at the same time as we manifest cosmic consciousness at the same time as we are true to our own human nature? Mother Earth knows how, and through these Love Letters, you will gain a glimpse of how to safeguard and nurture your truest and highest potential as part of the grand narrative of cosmic emergence while avoiding the pitfalls of the more disconnected and egoic expressions of that potential.
In The Wheel of Time (Carlos Castaneda’s work of spiritual guidance gleaned from the teachings of the wisdom tradition in which he was immersed), messages were given for connecting to and working with the cycle of time defining our contemporary era. In Love Letters from Mother Earth, Anneloes Smitsman shares messages in the form of spiritual guidance from Mother Earth, herself. These messages are also messages of time. They stand to shift our contemporary zeitgeist from darkness and despair to love and light. This is the alchemy needed to transmute the present stage of human being to the next level of our evolutionary potential. This is indeed a book for time to come. Source: Excerpt of forewordAlexander Laszlo (Ph.D)
Anneloes Smitsman has written a beautiful invocation to find joy on earth. Imbued with love, hope, and faith, the writing is full of compassion as it honours Nature and all its precious beings on earth, in particular men and women (and all gender in between). It is an inspiring text that gives one a sense of being in the world and also beyond the world simultaneously as it delves into the realms of the real, the metaphoric, the poetic, and the mystical. It gives one a sense of becoming one with the Earth and beyond.
As I have always been enchanted with the notion of the Akashic records wherein exists four interconnected states of knowing and being called, Holographic Unity, Harmonic Memory, Synchronic Order and the Imaginal Realm, I was immediately drawn to Smitsman’s capacity to bring these existential realms to conscious and unconscious knowing through her letters. As each Love Letter from Mother Earth brings forth a particular consciousness, it invites us to delve deeply into their meaning to receive a full understanding of our existence as being whole, unified, harmonic, synchronic and, yes, imaginal.
The words of Elie Wiesel jump out at me for we must look to meaning and purpose. Yet, what cannot be drawn from a darkness that lies outside our ability to describe, define, or understand it, we must seek instead for a way to say, “Here there is a why.” To be cut off from seeking our purpose and raison d’être is a travesty. It is for this reason we can and must seek why as we continue to venture into deeper understandings of love.
To come to know the fullness of love takes living life fully and pausing at each step to reflect on its depth and vastness. Each step of the way requires a constant opening, for any shutting down leaves us gasping for air. Anneloes Smitsman’s Letters from Mother Earth present us with yet another opening for inquiry and introspection.Anne-Marie LaMonde (Ph.D)
Letters from Mother Earth is an intimate and empathic inter-consciousness communication that gifts the reader with a multi-faceted portal into the vast meta-consciousness of Mother Earth and the “Heart of Light” our Sun, and their relationship with each other and with humans within the historic context of the larger evolutionary process. In this loving and challenging invitation to stretch beyond the limits of our current narratives are embedded sacred codes for our collective activation and healing.
As the evolved feminine consciousness awakens on the planet, Mother Earth speaks through Anneloes Smitsman with clarity and compassion, wisdom and sensuality to support us in remembering who we are and in shifting beyond a consciousness of hierarchy and polarity to one of greater wholeness. The book reminds us of the need to move beyond our sense of separateness and superiority on the planet, so that we can communicate in deeply honoring ways with consciousnesses beyond our own, and in so doing contribute to our collective healing and evolution.
Empathy with Mother Earth and Her experience alongside our own, is indeed an essential starting point for moving beyond our limited pictures of ourselves, healing the trauma and devastation and reconnecting with the Source of all Life. Messaging the archetypal feminine in its primal form, the book, with each re-reading, will undoubtedly shapeshift to reveal new and fertile layers of insight and embodied wisdom.Shelley Ostroff (Ph.D.)
Whether you’ve come to this planet to make a difference, or whether you’re lost and confused on how and why you got here, Anneloes Smitsman’s book is a must read. By structuring her narrative as 13 letters from our loving Mother the Earth and our father Sun she explores in depth the core reasons for how our dysfunctional and separated society arose. So this is no lightweight tome. The 3 keys to our salvation are explained in some detail, as well as the reason for our enslavement.
She writes: “Love cannot be divided and fragmented. Knowing this, the power of Love had to be diminished by those who saw themselves as rulers of our world. The only way they could diminish the power of Love was by fragmenting and dividing us.” Thus this enslavement arises from our shared hallucination of the “polarity” matrix, which is the lens through which we see the world, and which blinds us to the unity that lies behind the duality. And so we believe, unwittingly and unconsciously, that we live in a dualistic reality system, seemingly unable to access that Oneness from which all this reality arises.
Anneloes Smitsman shows us a way through this delusion. And now we have reached an extreme point of bifurcation. The book explains that we are at the end of a major series of 16 cycles and it’s “crunch time.” If you want to know how to be prepared for this unique moment, and you should…. read this book, it will change your life!Lawrence Bloom (Ph.D.)
About the Paintings
The paintings in this book are the original works of Rachel Tribble. After learning about Love Letters from Mother Earth, she felt inspired to contribute these paintings in recognition and honoring of the same voice and vision that inspires her Art. The paintings are included in the book in black-and-white version. The paintings are included in such a way that you may color-in these paintings to personalize this book with your favorite colors. You can view here the paintings in their original colours.
Rachel Tribble’s award-winning artwork has captured a worldwide audience from corporations to private collectors. Her artwork has been featured in art books and national magazines, and has been gifted to nominees of the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the MTV Movie Awards. In 2008 her work for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival poster won the IFEA Gold Pinnacle Award for the Walt Disney Company. In 2009 she was awarded the Atlanta Design Center’s Visual Display Award. In 2012 and 2013 her work was in the Red Dot and Spectrum shows during Art Basel in Miami.
Rachel is the co-founder of The Association for Tribal Heritage, dedicated to Native American cultural preservation and education.
About the Author
Anneloes Smitsman is a writer, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, educator, and system developer for transformational change and whole system learning & innovation. She holds a Masters degree in Law & Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and is currently working on her PhD thesis on systemic transformation processes at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). She is the CEO & founder of EARTHwise Centre. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and more recently Mauritius.
Anneloes played a key role in various social change movements; providing legal and transformational strategies for how to leverage and unite local efforts with international frameworks through a shared Vision. Examples are: Le Morne UNESCO Maroon Cultural Heritage in the fight against slavery and oppression; Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline; Divestment from Fossil Fuels campaigns; the Bhutan Dialogue to support healing and reconciliation for the Bhutan refugee situation; and the We Stand With Africa campaign to catalyse collective support for the famine crisis.
Anneloes developed the Education for Sustainability programme when she worked as Director at ELIA-Ecological Living In Action. She continues to lead this programme today from EARTHwise Centre, which has served as a model for whole-curriculum implementation of sustainability education for the transformation of conventional educational systems.
Through her love, wisdom and insight Anneloes inspires and supports people to actualise their true potential, and work collaboratively for a world and future where all of us can flourish.
Anneloes Smitsman has written a singular and unifying document. Or perhaps she has channeled this work. I can’t imagine how she did it! Not unlike my favorite music and poetry, this writing has deep intellect, spirituality, and sensuality. This is not a common fairytale. Ms. Smitsman requires the reader to rise up and pay attention to every word.
She is deeply exploring levels of human existence and growth. This is a guidebook for sentient beings. A book we’ve hoped and wished might appear. It is conscious of the human condition. Breathing in, we attend to the depth of all that has come before us. Breathing out, we are prepared for what meets us today.Erik Lawrence
This book embodies the ethos of wholeness with deep, mystical wisdom complemented by strong, cognitive intelligence. Both come into balance in this book, reminding us how to allow our heart to lead and guide.
Love Letters from Mother Earth is a rare and precious gift. It is like a luminous wisdom map for every reader to discover his or her own inherent brilliance and step into essential wholeness.Julie Krull (Ph.D.)