Earth Day

Here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful Earth Day.

“If we are “all creatures great and small,” from bacteria to whales, part of Gaia then we are all of us potentially important to her well being. We knew in our hearts that the destruction of a whole ranges of other species was wrong but now we know why. No longer can we merely regret the passing of one of the great whales, or the blue butterfly, nor even the smallpox virus. When we eliminate one of these from Earth, we may have destroyed a part of ourselves, for we also are a part of Gaia.

There are many possibilities for comfort as there are for dismay in contemplating the consequences of our membership in this great commonwealth of living things. It may be that one role we play is as the senses and nervous system for Gaia. Through our eyes she has for the first time seen her very fair face and in our minds become aware of herself. We do indeed belong here. The earth is more than just a home, it’s a living system and we are part of it.” – James Lovelock


“And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” – Black Elk

Earth, Teach Me
Earth teach me quiet – as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering – as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility – as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring – as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage – as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation – as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom – as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance – as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal – as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself – as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness – as dry fields weep with rain.
– An Ute Prayer

April Fool’s Day


April Fool’s Day: When was the last time you filled your day with fool-ish delights?

April Fool’s Day is one of the most lighthearted days of the year. There is something exciting about this time of the year, with the turning of the season from winter to spring that lends itself to joyous celebration.

Almost every culture in the world has some kind of festival they celebrate during the first months of the year. They were referred to as Renewal Festivals and often involved ritualized forms of revelry and celebration.

The ancient  Romans celebrated a festival named Hilaria on March 25. The Hindus celebrate Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, which they celebrated on March 11 of this year, and in Portugal, April Fool’s is celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. The tradition there is to throw flour at your friends.

April Facts

  • Birthstone – Diamond is known as the stone of innocence. It  also cleanses and stimulates the crown chakra
  • Flower – Daisy – Symbolizes childhood innocence and is historically sacred to Ostara, Freya, and the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.
  • Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd.
  • April is national Poetry month in the US.
  • April was named after the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.

Welcome to my new blog!

Welcome to my new blog, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time now.

I am passionate about art, mythology, nature, philosophy, herbalism, alternative healing, conservation, and sustainability.

Mostly, I am filled with gratitude for this amazing journey through life I find myself on.

Thank you for visiting!