In the Andean peoples it is an ancient custom to venerate The PACHAMAMA, Also known as MOTHER EARTH (or mother of the earth). This goddess was venerated by the Incas as the goddess of fertility and it is believed that she presided over crops and represented our planet, Earth or the space where we live.
If we look for the etymology in the ancient Inca cultures, we can see that the word Pacha means earth, cosmos, universe, while the word Mana or Mama, embodies the mother. With their union, ancient cultures wanted to refer to fertility and the love with which the goddess cares for us and clings us.
Beyond the Andean cultures, many of our ancestors already referred to our world as MOTHER EARTHbecause they knew that it is the origin of Life, there where the various generations are born, grow up and die. Goddess who feeds us, who provides us with water, wind, oxygen and food for both the body and our spirit.
Because when the days come gray and our soul needs sustenance… Where do we go? We move away from the bustle, the noise, the chaos ... and that is when we take refuge in the arms of Mother Earth. We walk, we feel the wind and the scent of the wet grass, we listen to the sea, we enjoy the sun, we listen attentively to the murmur of the torrent, we immerse ourselves in the forests ... and we live again.
We need MOTHER EARTH and she comes to our aid.
But Mother Earth also needs us: she needs our care, respect and love.
Therefore, on this day April 22, International Mother Earth Day, we reiterate the importance of our contribution to achieve the change towards a more sustainable economy, showing that it is perfectly feasible to achieve a balance between people's lifestyles and the rhythm of the Planet itself. Did you know that this This date has been celebrated since 1970 with the aim of making humanity aware of the problems generated by overpopulation, pollution, the conservation of biodiversity and other environmental concerns?
However, the human being, far from taking care of it as it deserves, we are attacking it. Let's look at the pollution of the seas, full of plastic and artificial human spillage that tortures the life of its aquatic inhabitants. Let's look at the fields, once covered with trees where our old friend the squirrel jumped, today barren, lacking in dense life. Let's look at the atmosphere, covered in smoke and dust, with temperatures that exceed its records, which is aggravated every year by devastating fires that destroy everything in their path. Let's look at the streets full of debris blown by the wind and cars.
And now, in the middle of 2021, we are still facing a global pandemic situation that brings us even closer to a link with our health and that of our ecosystem.
The impact of the coronavirus now monopolizes our attention, but we must not forget that the environmental crisis is also a true emergency for all. Biodiversity is in steep decline and the effects of climate change are continuing. It is estimated that around a million animal and plant species are currently in danger of extinction. Did you know in the last 35 years we have lost a third of global wildlife? Take a moment to reflect on that number, and you will realize the enormous loss we have suffered.
Therefore, from Sintala Design and Dasos we want to remember Mother Earth in her day and as such, love her, respect her and, unfortunately, restore her. From here we want to launch a song to your care, to respect our environment, to take care of our fields, our rivers, our trees, our skies ... our Planet. As we love and respect the mother who gives us life, we ask for love and respect from Mother Earth, who is the first to offer us all that and more.
With our work, our enthusiasm and our effort we want to contribute to taking care of it. That is why we work with wood and natural products that do not harm it, recovering the pruning remains of its trees to avoid logging that ends the life of these species, thus avoiding harming the environment. We want, to the best of our ability, to give back to MOTHER EARTH part of what she gives us.
On Mother Earth's day. HAPPY PACHAMANA DAY!