Friday, April 22, 2011

Hugs to Mother Earth on Her Day

© 2010-11 by Joyce Mason
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There’s a popular chant from the earth religions, one I really love. Read it with a drum beat in your mind:

Earth my body,
Fire my blood,
Air my breath, and
Fire my spirit!

Each year as April 22 and Earth Day approaches, I realize more than ever that the earth element reflects our own bodies—that we are made up of the same four elements as this lush planet we’re lucky to call home. What we do to Mother Earth, we do to ourselves.

This is also a good time to share again my poem posted last year, Touching Earth.

I thought it would also be a good time to revisit some previous posts on my spirited living blog, Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights about Earth and the earth element:

• April 2008, The Vast Lane to Elementary School

• From Earth Day 2008, Gettin’ Earthy

• November 2009, The Four Elements: I Dig Earth!

Enjoy this “other” Mother’s Day. Make a small commitment to treat her tenderly, whether it’s bringing your own bags to the grocery store or giving up bottled water and all its plastic waste. Instead, use refillable containers. These small changes may be a little hard to start, but they’re a piece of cake once you’ve changed your habit. And speaking of sweets, here’s yet another reason to be good to your Mother:

Save the's the only planet with chocolate.

Want to know the History of Earth Day?

How ‘bout some Earth Day Fun Facts?

As our planet endures natural disasters and other growing pains in fast-changing times, it’s time to rekindle our sense of oneness and resolve to create a peaceful planet for all. In some channeled material by Steve Rother that wowed me in this video, Birth Pangs of Mother, I resonate to the idea that the earth is giving rebirth to herself.

The most important part of having the cosmic consciousness that comes with an interest in astrology is the round-trip from Sky to Earth. All the wisdom and meaning we find in the stars does little good unless we bring it down to earth in practical application. What will you do today, in honor of Earth Day, to ground your insights--to help yourself or someone else with them?

Blessings to Earth and Everyone on It!


Photo Credit: © Tommy Schultz -

Author's note: This is a modified version of a post that appeared on Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights last year on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Hot Flashbacks is now on archive status. While I'm no longer posting there, it remains a treasure trove of inspiration that complements The Radical Virgo. Visit sometime!


Lana said...

Hi Joyce!
Cheers to you for honouring the Earth today in your blog.
And for reminding me of the Earth chant, which brought back happy memories of years of circle dancing, when we used to sing that. Our circle dance teacher was Taurean.
Happy Earth Day to you,

Joyce Mason said...

Thanks, Lana. As a Triple Earth and someone who spent her government career in waste prevention and recycling, I have a heart connection to Earth Day. I feel it's one of the holiest days of the year ... and with any luck, it will become whole-i-er every year. Love the image I get of you circle dancing with your Taurus teacher!