This body is treated as a royal temple, I, extremely particular of all that enters. I hold this high personal regard because it was once a body knew the decay that comes with full abandonment. A point in my life, far too young to slip so rapidly into these pits, I gave up hope. Alongside that came a severe lack of any personal care, left to keep persevering on only multiple energy drinks and a pack and a half of cigarettes a day. Inner pain was causing outer pain.
And yet this body still carried me. In the highest form of alchemy, it took the black drudgery I offered it and transmuted it to gold. My son, my light, was born out of these conditions, what would seem a lifeless pit, as it surely felt, and yet it carried more. I’m proud to say that the earthquake of his presence in my life, still so freshly gave me the shake needed to start sweeping the halls of my inner self. The transformation since is measurable.
Now, in gratitude and atonement for all that this body endured, I honor it thoughtfully. Decorating its walls with stories and precious perfumes. And the fuel that keeps the internal homeostasis, both food and medicine, must be of the highest quality. This is simply to say “thank you” for all that it has done. My worship is here, in quiet moments. And as I dive further into myself, I find myself arriving deep into the earth that has held me as well. Never faltering in her loyalty. Providing silently and true. The gifts she offers us, in plants and the medicine they contain, to calm us, to brighten us, to heal us and smooth us, is awe-striking in its offering. The impact of how we receive these gifts is imperative. To stoop low and accept the gifts with gratitude, vowing to return it in care. To return what is taken not with greed and destruction, but with loving attention. As she provides vitality for us, us for our Her as well.
So in my full bounteousness, as I climb up walls of rock, run up mountain sides, and tend to my inner balances, I gratefully accept the gentle support of MINERAL’s products, which are as intentional in their sourcing as I am in my personal efforts; perfectly complementary.
— Sierra La Rue