Reflections: Honoring Earth Day 2013
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir
Earth Day 2013 – The Face of Climate Change
Meditate it Forward – Free Meditation – Pass it On
Happy Earth Day, today and every day! One thing that becomes apparent in the spring is how the landscape changes from barren to fecund. It seems magical but, in truth, our love for Mother Earth is reflected in the fullness of spring that surrounds us. If we live in areas that have decimated the natural landscape, then the full expression of spring and her glorious, vibrant beauty is diminished; muted by the abuse… We experience the results of how the earth is treated in our part of the planet. Even if we didn’t contribute directly, we see the outcome in nature. Such is life and the impact positive/negative actions have on us all.
“Mother Earth is speaking to us. We all have the same message: create an energy shift upon Mother Earth.” Chief Arvol Looking Horse
NASA Explore: Earth Day April 22nd 2013
Can we mitigate it? Yes. Every bit we do from recycling plastics, to planting trees, to conserving energy will make a difference. Meditation, prayer, music and a spirit of gratitude can make a difference too. Last year, I suggested five things we could do to make earth day a daily occurrence. In 2011, I offered 10 practical things to do This year, given the horrific acts of violence that continue to rip our world and relationships apart, I believe we must go within and look at our hearts and find healing, compassion, peace, forgiveness, hope, gratitude and love there. Where there is love and gratitude, violence will not thrive. More below!
“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” Thomas Fuller
Concert for a New Earth – Show da Nova Terra – Rio+20
When we shed the blood of our fellow men, women and children… or any living thing, it resonates in the bowels of the earth and she bleeds back. We can participate in all the excellent practical ways to reduce our carbon footprint, here are 50 ways from Goodnet, and keep the earth churning. However, if we don’t treat each other with dignity then our efforts fall short I wish each of you health and happiness and I wish our planet same. Peace and Blessings!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs. I’ll catch up soon too. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: What we give to the earth we receive back in many ways. Awareness is key.
Mirthful Tip: “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.” Live! Rita Rudner