Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Maybe the pandemic is underlying what’s always been important, and we’ve become decadent and forgot. Though now as the world as slowed down, can’t you feel your connection to nature getting stronger?
The truth about the damages in our environment is now something that is tough to ignore no matter where you live or what background you come from, political ideology or spiritual belief. It is impacting us all, with massive shifts in our global climate from the increasing of the melting glaciers sinking the Maldives, to the out of control raging fires in Australia, or the increased intensity and number of globally destructive hurricanes.
The earth is what we all have in common.
As I wait for the shelter-in-place to lift where I am, I dream again of my walks in the mountains and by the sea.
Yet with this forced moment of being in our homes it is now a perfect opportunity to reflect on how important both our personal homes are as well as the home we call earth. Both protect us, both provide us with the things we need. We could not survive very long without our shelter or our planet. It is time we start to remember this.
Now is that time.
Today is the 50th anniversary of earth day. Amazing that we have come so far yet there are many miles yet to trek to complete this journey.
Why should you celebrate?
The profoundly radical message of the original organiser of the first earth day, Denis Hayes, in April 1970, started a global movement to honouring the earth and he agrees that today, with this new crisis of CORVID-19, we have to continue now more urgently than ever that we honour and start to live in harmony in our ‘home’. His journey of how he started this global movement 50 years ago is so inspiring.
One person can start the ripple effect….this is proven and you can do this too. This is one BIG reason we should celebrate. We are empowered to be the change and start our own ripples…
Read the whole story here: click this for the story of earth day founder
This year it is even more important to vote for earth over any other reason. Because we will have no options soon if we allow our governments to ignore our fundamental rights for a healthy way of life in a sustainable manner for ourselves, our communities and our planet for the long term then we will not have a home to return to and it will continue to degrade until it is not sustainable to live our lives naturally.
Make your commitment to our planet, our home, today, 22 April 2020, join https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/
Now is your moment to make your voice heard. For 24 hours of action in a global digital mobilisation that drives actions big and small, gives diverse voices a platform and demands bold action for people and the planet.
So what else can you do besides making a stand today?
With your newly confirmed sense of empowerment and your renewed recognition of the important of our bigger home, this can be a moment in time to simply start to act, think, be more in alignment. This forced slowing down can be turned into the most positive thing in our lives.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~ John Muir
Personally, as a Holistic Interior Designer, I always knew spaces mattered and our intention, creation and care of them equally so. Being inspired by others who appreciate this always warms my heart and gives my spaces more inspiration for a holistic and sustainable soul.
Also, as an avid reader, seeker and learner, I adore much of John Muir’s writings as they align with my own views with the honouring of spaces and the sacredness of our world. John Muir was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States
First, some inspiration from some other cool Environmentalists you should know and get some inspiration from to expand your own earth love… click this
Secondly, you should listen to your own inner voice and discover what matters to you most and start there.
Some ideas include:
Plant your own garden
Plant a tree
Start to walk more or bike places
Spend more time in nature Click this: iceland-recommends-hugging-trees-instead-people.htmlr)
Teach your children about being mindful
Repair, Recycle and Reuse things instead of buying new