I'm very blessed and grateful to be the caretaker of Akiu-Canada. It's a wonderful piece of our Great Earth. Paradise is Here and it's a blessing to bathe in the glory of Nature. Praise God, Praise Mother and give Thanks to Nature.
I heard a story at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Canada. It went like this, "My grandmother used to go to the forest to collect branches and bark for her basket weaving. She would go to the forest and kneel down beside the tree and talk to it. She would say, 'I will take only what I need and I won't destroy anything.' I watched my grandmother bring those things home and put them into her baskets." It's a beautiful story and I heard it from recordings that were played only to those who sat down on one of two red chairs.
This is the Akiu-Canada mantra:
I give Thanks to the flowers and the trees, To the birds and bees, To the wind and water that flow everyday, To the mountains and earth beneath my feet, Thanks to the sunshine on my face I can smile as I give Praise to Thee.
I am the temporary caretaker of the property called Akiu-Canada and 鴻の巣温泉.