The next book in my eclectic pile was by a local author, Dielle Ciesco. I actually had the opportunity to read a preliminary chapter of The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound and anxiously awaited the opportunity to read the entire book. Oh, the amazing lessons it holds and the perfect timing in our universe for its release. As we turned into 2013, we walked fully into the consciousness of communication and the importance of hearing the words we speak every day, in all situations, to everyone we come in contact with.
As we follow Spiritual Guide Matrina leads Ciesco, our story teller and at times reluctant and rebellious student, through a new consciousness of our words and all vocal sounds we utter, in addition to listening to the sounds of the world around us. This title, sat me up a bit straighter in listening to my personal vocabulary, causing me to tune in with a new ear. As the tale brings to light, "...there's no single correct method that's right all the time. The `best' method is the one that honors your intuition." My intuition has been to walk as gently as I can on Earth Mother, honoring all that I come in contact with and be positive and gentle to the extent I can without dishonoring my core. I look more closely and that core these days. "The mother explained to her open-mouthed daughter that the voice is known as Echo, but truly it is the Voice of life. `Life is a mirror of our thoughts words and deeds. If you want to have a friend, be one. If you want compassion, give it. If you desire others to be patient and respectful of you, give your patience and respect to them. This is the law.'"
As soon as I finished reading my copy, I purchased five more to gift to friends!