Celebrating Earth Day – 22 April

Earth Day – 22 April

 
Loving our Earth all year long – celebrating it today!

Earth Day was first created on 22 April 1970 as a means to bring attention to the environment. It was an emerging concept at the time in terms of general public participation. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin came up with the idea for setting aside a day to honor the environment.

Over the years, the event has gained momentum and it is fêted in the U.S. as well as other countries. There is even an Earth Day Network where you can connect to various events and environmental campaigns.

Joyfully we sing our song to the Earth – a song of healing, a song of repair.

Caring For Our Earth

We should hold the Earth in great tenderness. Perhaps our notion of "having dominion" over the Earth has always been a terribly bad translation of an ancient text.

It should read that we "have responsibility" for the Earth; a great responsibility to care for and tender the Earth and all its inhabitants, most notably the plants and animals. 

What a different energy that would be for us. Instead of blithely taking, destroying, and wantonly discarding the Earth; we would protect and love it, and nurture it in every way that we could.

It is my hopeful dream that a large majority of us will achieve that level of responsibility one day.

Arbor Day – Plant A Tree

This day is also shared with Arbor Day that emphasizes planting trees. The Arbor Day Foundation states:

 
We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

We can always have more trees, can't we? It's delightful to listen to the wind moving through their leaves. This is one of my favorite tree planting quotes:

 
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.
The second best time is now.

Earth Day And The Radiance Technique®

Students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®) can participate in Earth Day. Plants benefit from the universal energy in your Radiant Touch®. Students of The Second Degree of The Radiance Technique® can direct radiant energy to matters that concern them.

We certainly don't lack in topics that need attention.

For example, our honey bees need help and our marine life, such as whales and dolphins, need protection.

Others are working to bring balance to the deforestation and to promote clean drinking water. When you direct energy with TRT®, you will not control any outcomes. Rather, you offer radiant light from deep within, to support that clear, right choices are made.

A wonderful meditation for both The First and Second Degrees of TRT® – picture the Earth in your heart and do TRT® hands-on in Front Position #1 for an extended amount of time. Maybe 10 or 15 minutes – more, if you would like.

Celebrating Earth Day

The most common way to observe Earth Day is by participating in activities designed to preserve the environment and our natural resources. These include collecting garbage  for sorting and recycling, avoiding the use of gasoline-powered vehicles, picking up roadside trash and planting trees. 

There are many activities, especially for teaching our children. If you're stumped for ideas, this page at Family Education has a list that includes 10 Eco-Friendly Crafts and Our Friend the Tree.

How will you recognize Earth Day?