Today is Earth Day in case you didn’t know. It began in 1970 as a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection for our Earth. Since then, it has blossomed to events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
However, for me today, it’s a solemn day for our Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. Because world-wide we are falling apart to be put back together differently. What do I mean? Well, let’s take a look at our world today as it stands.
Our weather has been unpredictable, with storms blazing a trail of idiosyncratic patterns and with planets aligning in ways they haven’t in hundreds of years. The CoronaVirus has been sweeping through our people as the pandemic death tolls continue. We are scared, stressed and without distraction to the plethora of feelings that haven’t been healed. It’s a mighty good wake up call for us all. This comes at a time when we are getting life school lessons in all of our subjects – health, finance, family, friendship, self-development and home. It’s a lot to manage for all of us and feels overwhelming to us collectively as a world.
I think that Earth Day 2020 will be one to remember for our lives have changed irrevocably recently and the transition to the new normal is emerging. While I am not sure how it will look months from now, I believe that we will find Joyful Change when it settles down.
We are only here for a short period of time for life is uncertain. More than before, The Presents of Presence is key to finding the good in each day we are alive. Making each day count as we continue to strive to live in love and gratitude, instead of fear and anger. These are challenging times for sure, but we are here to help one another to rise up and to connect as one planet. When we each do our part, we grow love and light. We pass the heartlight candle and ignite hope along the way. We walk this path together, helping each other as neighbors, friends and most importantly, fellow humans. Kindness, compassion and love are seeds we are sowing now for a better tomorrow.
Today I ask that you take some time outside to really see our big beautiful world in all of her splendor. Notice the grass, the sky and the wildlife which surround us. Send out a message of gratitude for the oxygen, the rain, the sunlight and the power of positivity that the Earth continues to emit even when her inhabitants are ill.
We will (God willing) survive this uncertain time and be forever changed from the experience. What you take from this moment is your choice. Will you hold the fear of the unknown or will you embrace love and trust in the future? Future generations are counting on you.