Of Aule and Yavanna

Last night it was impossible for me to sleep because of the situation of the Earth. Governments are enforcing genetically modified seeds all around the world and the farmers and all others seem just helpless about it.

It makes me remember Of Aule and Yavanna. Yavanna created the plants and animals, but Aule’s creation needed fire, so trees were to be felled and burned. But dwarves never exploited the nature for their crafts, there was always a perfect balance between all the elements.

Sauron and Saruman, both were originally Maiar of Aule, turned from that way. Their will is different than that of Aule’s. They do not only utilize the works of Yavanna in order to create something new by transformation, labour, work, skill and craft. But for more power, for corruption and to bring an end to all life.

Yet Sauron is not invincible. He gets defeated twice by those who were closest to Yavanna, nature and things that grow. Corrupted Maiar of Aule cannot stand the power of those close to Yavanna: Luthien, Ents and Sam.

Be it Luthien’s deep love for Beren:

A love is mine, as great a power
as thine, to shake the gate and tower
of death with challenge weak and frail 
that yet endures, and will not fail
nor yield, unvanquished were it hurled 
beneath the foundations of the world.” *

Be it Sam’s love:

“In that hour of trial it was his love of his master that helped most to hold him firm; but also deep down in him lived still unconquered his plain hobbit-sense: he knew in the core of his heart that he was not large enough to bear such a burden, even if such visions were not a mere cheat to betray him. The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command.” *

Be it our love for this green Earth… Love is going to defeat you, genetically modified seed.

I hope rays of the stars will unlock that part of everyone’s heart which whispers that we do not own the land, animals, sources, each other… Rather, we just belong to this Earth, like a small fish in the endless ocean, we are a part of it. There is no “other”, no you or me; it is the whole that matters.

I know that Earth is great and strong and the ignorant devices of these little humans will never suffice to change it. Yet, the less painful way is to stay with nature, and try one’s best to raise environment awareness, preach people not to use chemicals and not to spend a hell of money on unncessary technology. That is what I do.

I will be a healer and love all the things that grow and are not barren.”  *

* All quotes are from J.R.R. Tolkien’s respective works.

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