Stone Soup

We begin with a pot of water and
place a stone in it.
This stone contains the Earth within itself
but needs the love of the Earth
in order to make the soup.
Those who come to partake of the soup
bring this love.
One brings spices, another brings greens,
another brings grains, another brings water.
These are not outer gifts
but inner ones that bring the Earth’s love
to create the soup.
These gifts are placed beside the stone
which begins to expand and blossom
into a soup that can feed a million.
It is in this way that the hungry
shall be fed -
through the stone soup that is given
by the love of the Earth.
– Julie of Light Omega –