Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Affirmations: Bless Our Home

During the month of April we will be blessing our home: Mother Earth. As going green, eco-spirituality, ecology and environmentalism become burning concerns of the times it is so important to remember that WE ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM THE EARTH. 

What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves. But perhaps we should take a closer look at that. What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Do we disrespect ourselves and then dishonor the environment? Do we feel that we are not a part of nature, that we are interlopers? This is the very attitude that fosters the disconnect.

We seem all too happy to speak of ourselves harshly and get down on the way we treat the earth. Not remembering that every unkind thought we cast against the human race will find its way into the soil and the water of the land. For we are not separate. And until we start to treat ourselves better, and not just on a surface level, but at the level of really feeding the core of our own soul the battle to heal the environment will continue.

Once we feel that deep, deep connection to the earth, to the elements that we are made of, to the animals and land that are the outer manifestations of our own inner landscape, we will know peace on earth and oneness in our hearts.

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~ Chief Seattle

April Affirmations
I am an earth-walking being of Light.
I take care of the earth and as I take care of my body.
My body is a temple.
The earth is my kingdom.
I connect to nature, animals, trees and the ocean with reverence and awe.
I walk the beach and am healed by the sunset.
Each day the sunrise brings me a new beginning.
The earth is filled with abundance.
I see the interconnectivity of all that is.
Birds remind me to seek the freedom of my soul and let my spirit soar.
Trees remind me to think the thoughts that lead me to the Light.
The waters of the ocean restore and heal my soul.
Fire ignites passion within and transmutes fear and pain.
Turtle reminds me to slow down, be still and go within when need be.
The mountains lift me to the highest reaches of my soul.
The green of the leaves and the blue of the sea calm and nurture me.
I bless the earth.
I am grateful for this beautiful planet, the solar system, the sun, moon and stars.
I send love to any part of the earth and her inhabitants that need healing.
If I am a reflection of God, then human is divine.
The earth and I are one.
The animals, the landscape are part of my outer and inner world.
The sun embodies the life-giving light of the world.
The moon calls the still waters of looking within.
I am a good steward of the earth.