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April 2024

Don't you just love April Fool's Day?

My one and only prank today was when I texted Nick that I was on my way to Bermuda with a suitcase filled with a million dollars. Not surprisingly, he didn't fall for it. After being together for nearly 32 years, he knows I would never leave him for any amount!

There were more newsworthy pranks online, like the promotion of Dulux's scratch-and-sniff paint and the launch of the disgusting Haggis-Dazs ice cream. But the joke that really gave me pause was the message I found on the official 
Earth Day site:

"It is with heavy hearts that today EARTHDAY.ORG is announcing that we are moving on from Earth, to re-brand as MARS DAY...so, we are refocusing our campaign and looking to planet Mars as our best hope for surviving the plastic plague that is turning us all into plastic here on Earth. Right now, not a single plastic bag is fluttering across the surface of Mars. That gives us hope that we can keep it plastic-free."

Ha ha. Very clever joke, but not that funny when you consider the serious state of our planet. Luckily, the Earth Day folks are April-fooling us and would never consider abandoning the environmental movement they established in 1970.

 

Writers for the planet
Robert Louis Stevenson said: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

Some years ago I wrote my "Colorful Planet" meditation as a "seed" for
Earth Day, although it can also be used as a daily call to action.

I believe there is power in visualization. If you love our planet and wish to be proactive, I invite you to
practice the free downloadable meditation in the "Light Room," while following the script below:
 

The meditation

Close your eyes and visualize the Planet Earth as if you were seeing it from your personal retreat in space.  You are the Earth’s caretaker.  You love this planet.  You want her to be well—and all her occupants to be safe.

Now take three deep breaths.  Let the palms of your hands face the ground and imagine your breath is coming through the bottoms of your feet.

Think about what you can do to help protect the Earth’s trees and soil.  You can recycle newspapers, office paper, paper bags and plastic bottles, glass and cans.  You can recycle your cellphone to prevent new mining and polluting the earth with toxic chemicals.  You can plant a large tree to create shade and oxygen, which will reduce healing and cooling costs by up to 40%.  What other things can you do to save the Earth?

Now imagine you are zooming in to the planet with your mind until you see the green trees and the green grass of the earth.

Lie down on the grass.  Breathe in green…breathe out green.  Breathe in green…breathe out green.  Let the color green embrace you in its good health and prosperity.

Now imagine you are being lifted from the ground…up, up into the clear blue sky…further and further…until you are back in space, to the safety and solitude of your personal retreat.  

Look down upon the Earth again and think about what you can do to help protect the Earth’s water.

You can conserve water and not let the faucet run, whether you are brushing your teeth or washing your car.  Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.  You can use nontoxic, alternative household cleaners.  You can campaign to stop others from pouring poisonous chemicals into the streams, rivers and oceans.  What other things can you do to save the water?

Now take three deep breaths and imagine you are looking at a beautiful body of clear, blue water.  Zoom in to that blue until your body is back on the planet and you are swimming underwater.  See how clear and blue everything looks underwater.  

Breathe in blue…breathe out blue.  Breathe in blue…breathe out blue.  Let the color blue soothe you in its peace and clarity.

Now imagine you are being lifted from the water…up, up into the sky…further and further…until you are back in space.  

Think about what you can do to conserve the Earth’s energy resources.  You can turn off lights and unplug appliances when you are not in the room.  You can replace your incandescent lightbulbs with fluorescent ones.  You can set your thermostat lower at bedtime.  You can use renewable energy like solar power and wind power.  What other things can you do to avoid burning fossil fuels?

Take three deep breaths and imagine you are looking at a fiery, red sunset.  Now zoom in to that red until you are back on the Earth and you are sitting among giant, magestic red rocks in the desert.

Breathe in red…breathe out red.  Breathe in red…breathe out red.  Let the color red motivate and energize you to become more actively involved in helping our planet—your planet—heal.

You feel yourself rising from the desert, higher and higher…until you have returned to your personal retreat in space.  Now look at the Planet Earth, so very far away.  

Think about what you can do to help clean up the Earth’s air.  You can use eco-friendly pesticides, cleaners and air purifiers.  You can campaign against factories and companies which are polluting our air.  You can help reduce air pollution by purchasing a new car from the Clean Vehicle list.  What other things can you do to promote better air quality?

Now imagine you see a snowy white mountain top.  Zoom back to Earth until you are physically standing on the mountaintop and breathe in the clean, fresh air.  Breathe in white…breathe out white.  Breathe in white…breathe out white.  Let the color white revive you with its cleanliness and purity.

You feel yourself rising from that mountaintop, higher and higher…until you have returned to your personal retreat in space.  Look back at the Planet Earth.  See the planet bathed in a soft pink light of love and compassion.  Feel the love and compassion in your heart.

Open your eyes and know that the Earth is your mother and you will do everything you can to keep her healthy and safe.  You are the one who can make a difference.   

On this day and every day, all is well.

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A CALL TO ACTION from Eleyne-Mari Sharp
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