Earth Day, Every Day!
It’s so simple! There are so many opportunities to serve each other and our Mother Earth. “Such pie in the sky,” some say. “Just look at what happened at the Boston Marathon.” Our hearts go out to those who were killed or wounded and their families. Things like the bombing at the end of the race can easily shock us into numbness. Still as the American author and journalist Hal Borland said, “…we know that though a thousand things may be wrong, a million things are right.” So let’s focus on what beauty we can create.
Here are a few ideas for honoring each other and our beautiful blue green Mother Earth.
- Reduce, Reuse Recycle, Restore
- Grow food in your yard; on a deck, patio, balcony; in a community garden
- Use green energy as much a possible
- Buy local or free trade and organic as much as possible
- Participate in micro loans. Resources: Book, The International Bank of Bob, by Bob Harris. Kiva, a micro finance organization
- Volunteer or work for environmental/social justice causes
- Participate in Earth Day and Earth Month activities
- Interact with children with love
- Help out a neighbor or friend
- Do something imaginative. One example is earth art as sophisticated as Andy Goldsworthy creates or as simple as building a garden fence with tree limb trimmings. There are many famous earth artists. Andy Goldsworthy is my favorite. This YouTube of him is an excerpt from a longer documentary.
- Live each day with beauty, presence and connection with spirit
Our featured essences for this mid-month cycle are Salal Flower Essence, Beauty Way Essence Blend and Earth Keeper Essence Blend. They speak to everything in this list and more. I’ve found them to be wonderful allies in this journey of spirit on our wonderful Mother Earth. Perhaps you will, too.
Salal Flower Essence
Salal is a common understory shrub in the North American Pacific Northwest coniferous forests. Salal was an important food source for many First Peoples of the area. The dark juicy berries were eaten both fresh and dried into cakes. Salal berries were used to sweeten other foods and to thicken salmon eggs. Sometimes they were traded or sold, usually in combination with other native berries. These days, salal berries make a wonderful jam.
On the flower essence level, Salal helps you to remember that you are spirit having a human experience. That what you do is much less important than how you do it. Whether you are a fireman, nurse, yoga teacher, environmental activist, mother or meditation teacher, the way you feel yourself, the way you connect with your inner spirit is vital to the quality of what you contribute to others. It is also vital to your light-hearted sense of wellbeing and spiritual process. Salal flower essence supports pleasure in the simple things of life and presence in the moment with whatever you are doing; for example, cooking or eating a meal, washing clothes, taking the kids to school, watering your garden, going to work or taking a nap in the sunshine. Go de-Light-fully through your day.
As Salal Flower Essence says of itself:
I AM beauty, presence and spirit in daily life activities.
For more information about the Salal Flower Essence and the information about Salal Flower Essence and the amber, cavansite, green tourmaline, icosahedron quartz, moldavite and drusy quartz crystals that energetically grounded this essence when it was made, go to the link below.
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Beauty Way Essence Blend
The chant “I walk with Beauty before me, behind me, above me, all around me” inspired the Beauty Way Essence Spray. (Chant excerpted form Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony) This blend helps you to slow down, feel yourself, see the beauty in your surroundings, and remember that the energy with which you do a task is even more important than the task.
Beauty Way Essence Blend is the yin to Earth Keeper Essence Blend’s yang. It is about being internal, reflective, receptive, and heartful compared to being external, results oriented, protective and powerful. And yet there is strength in the Beauty Way path. It is the strength that rises up from the Mother Earth herself. Beauty Way is a gentle yet strong ally encouraging you to integrate these more compassionate qualities and strengths into your daily actions.
For more information about the Beauty Way Essence Blend and the Chrysoprase, Sodalite, Turquoise, Variscite and Drusy Quartz crystals that energetically charge it, go to the link below.
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Earth Keeper Essence Blend
Love Your Mother Earth! The Earth Keeper essence blend supports living in sacred harmony with each other and all creatures here on our blue green Mother. It encourages bringing spiritually aligned wisdom and personal peace into daily actions as you live and work with the wellbeing and sacredness of our planet in your heart. Helps you stay grounded and light-hearted during this process. Live each day as Earth Day! Earth Keeper is the yang to Beauty Way’s yin.
For more information about Earth Keeper Essence Blend and the Chrysocolla, Red Aventurine, Turquoise, Variscite and Drusy Quartz crystals that energetically charge it, go to the link below.
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How will you honor the Earth? Whatever you choose, may you enjoy your service to each other and to our Mother Earth
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