By Joey & Simon
The indigenous people of the Andes revere Pachamama, or ‘Earth Mother’, as the goddess who carries the power to create and sustain life on our planet. She is the source from which all life flows and to which it returns after death, and the force that generates our life experience and guides us through our existence.
Pacha is the physical and material side of things, including: the rivers, the trees, our bodies, an apple, and the Earth. Mama is the energetic and spiritual side of life, such as: love, compassion, faith, attraction, and spirit. They are the yin and yang of our dual reality, and both need to be in balance for Pachamama to be complete–and for all life to thrive.