Connect to the Earth
"Connect to the Earth, by Maria Yraceburu, captures the importance of connecting with our planet Mother Earth. It teaches children how to relax, breathe in, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds them by being in the present moment. In today’s world, it is essential that children understand that when we go into nature and connect when we are sad or mad that we can feel our Mother’s loving touch and it takes our pain away. She is always there for us when we need her if we silence ourselves and listen. We can feel her joy for us when we are happy. This colorfully dynamic book, is essential to teaching our young ones, that by spiritually connecting to ourselves and our EARTH, that we can overcome pain and live in joy."
– Micaela Ramirez, MS Special Education, Founder of Poseiden Foundation,
Mover and Shaker of Youth Empowerment,
Board of Director of Olympic Committee for Skateboarding
"Maria Yraceburu’s Connect to the Earth is a must read for all children and families. You’ll feel a deep connection, understanding and love for our land, animals, and gifts of nature. Perfect for morning inspiration and or evening bedtime ritual – no matter when or where, this elegant book will enhance and transform your relationship to our human race and beloved Earth."
- Jodi Komitor, Next Generation Yoga for Kids, Founder
"Loving the Earth brings you happiness, balance, connection, and tools for changing the dream we are living. Maria offers lovely images and sweet guidance to children and adults alike in Connect to the Earth."
– Meg Beeler, Shamanic Guide and author of
Weave the Heart of the Universe into Your Life
“In her book, Connect to the Earth, Maria empowers our children and speaks to their souls like a beautiful whisper of truth, of what our world seems to have forgotten. This gem of a book is for everyone!”
- Jennifer Myers, Author, Trafficking the Good Life, and Co-founder,
Director, R.I.S.E. to Empower
"I love the very idea of this book, teaching children how the earth heals, gives joy. We all need to hear these beautiful and important messages, which bring us back into presence and remembrance."
– Max Dashu, Director at Suppressed Histories Archives
"This is truly a touching and powerful book. My own inner child lit up and was filled with joy as I read through this beautiful and joyous journey of nurturing and nourishing connection back to the Earth. If every child were to read this it would be a wonderful step for positive change for the Earth and all of her children."
– Aime Miyamoto, New Groove Goddess / Self Discovery Adventure Guide
"What a wonderful offering – will help get kids started right!"
– Brooke Medicine Eagle, Metis EarthWisdom teacher
"Connect to the Earth is the guide to everyday beauty and grace in your life. In our times when we have become deeply disconnected, Maria offers us an indispensable compass and a treasure map to recover our natural birthright."
– Alberto Villoldo, Phd, author of One Spirit Medicine
"What a beautiful, charming book—I can’t wait to read it for my little great-grandchildren! It captures the depth of meaning in the concept of Connect to the Earth, but does so in such a simple, subtle way through the lovely images and affirmations. I love it!"
– Vicki Noble, Motherpeace Tarot
"The illustrations are lovely and definitely capture the cultural spirit of the author. The book provides several entry points for children to think and wonder about their relationship to nature."
– Stephanie Pierce, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Educational
Services Santee School District
"Tradition is what we teach the children, thank you Maria, for
blessing our future with this healing wisdom. I just read it to my
nephews, and we loved it."
– Joe Tafur MD, author of "The Fellowship of the River: A Medical
Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine."
"Through her book Connect to the Earth, Maria Yraceburu reminds us that while we may all come from the stars, we are all natives to the earth. Connect to the Earth is a beautiful book written for the magical child that lives inside all of us. For it is the heart of the child that helps us to remember the shamanic spiritual connection to all of life and nature. As you journey through these pages may you connect to this magical part inside yourself, and remember that this magical child is inside the heart of us all."
- Linda Star Wolf, PhD, Author, Shaman, President of Venus Rising
Association for Transformation & Venus Rising University,
Creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process
"Connect to the Earth is a delightful solution to a serious problem.10 years ago the book The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv gave us solid, scientific evidence of the ways deep connection with Nature heals us humans and keeps us healthy. This beautiful book by Apache spiritual teacher Maria Yraceburu and artist Jill Stevenson shares the extraordinary benefits of a deep loving relationship with All That Is. The story engages readers in a simple but profoundly cosmic perspective. The illustrations are full of color and symbols, exquisite images children of any age can relate to.
"This book comforts and encourages children by affirming their sense of Earth as a loving grandmother and all aspects of Nature as part of the family. Adults reading it may recall their curiosity as children and the endless joy the natural world offers.
"Connect to the Earth is a great gift to share with all the children you care about!"
– Barbara Snow, Author The Energy Revealed series
“Connect to the Earth is a powerful book wrapped in a charming and eloquent package. The illustrations are inviting and thought provoking while the core message is rich in sentiment. Children of all ages will be nurtured from it, bringing us back to the most important part of ourselves.”
– Cherie Kephart, award-winning author of A Few Minor Adjustments
and The Healing 100
“Maria Yraceburu is an authentic writer who creates her book from the heart n soul. Children the world over will be all the better after reading it.”
– Michael Levy, Author poet philosopher
“Today our many of our children are afraid and your wonderful book, Connect To The Earth provides the solace for those in fear. It' s warm, nurturing, loving and beautifully illustrated. It feels like a blanket of love. The planet is blessed to have your wisdom being spread to our youth. Thanks for your brilliance and light.”
– Jyude Allbright, Author, Speaker, Radio host at Love Your Addiction,
Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator
& Founder of BE-ing Recovered
“I love this book. Children need to be connected to Mother Nature if our future generations wish to succeed. The more we can expose our little ones to the magic of nature and art the more we open their minds to the wonders of the universe. Congratulations Maria."
– Heather Eaton Mulholland, Author of The Encyclopedia of The Spiritual,
Divine and Occult and The Book of Herbs and Magic.
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