To the extent that reclaiming our indigenous roots would be healing - and by healing our own cultural wound, conscious or not we could become more accepting and more tolerant and more kind toward others who reflect to us our un-wholeness like a mirror, I think it’s important. Do we have to give up Christianity? No. Just as Catholics in South America haven’t given up their indigenous and cultural roots. Or Hawaiians who attend western style churches haven’t fully given up theirs. There has to be a way to reclaim our white indigenous roots and still be Christian, if that is important to us. What if being Christian didn’t have to require uprooting our connection to our ancestors and nature?
Just for one night - I can visit that land of unity, together with my mermaid friends, my ancestors and the grand children yet to be born. That place where fairies go about their busy lives without noticing me sitting there in the garden. That place that is a whole universe inside my heart. Tír na nÓg