Old Town Crier

How to Have a Reunion with Mother Earth this Spring

By Peggie Arvidson

How to Have a Reunion with Mother Earth this Spring

No matter your spiritual beliefs, it’s hard to argue with the miracle of new life that is reflected in the buds on the trees, the sound of the peepers and the baby birds making their way from their shells to the nest. It’s a great time to reconnect with the Earth.

As the sun begins to hang in the sky a little longer each day I’m willing to come out of the self-imposed hibernation that takes precedence in the winter. As humans in the modern world we’re blessed and cursed with modern inventions like lights that illuminate our homes and lives no matter the time of day or season, as well as electronic devices like phones, tablets, laptops, television and even “Alexa” that provide us information and entertainment at all hours and in all seasons. These are wonderful inventions but they also distract us from the natural ebb and flow of the life of the planet we call our home.

There are obvious smarter minds than mine working on issues of global warming and carbon footprints and I’m not here to preach to you about recycling or hugging trees (although both can feel really good). Nope, I’m hear to invite you to use Spring as the time to imagine how you want to relate to the Earth this year. Rather than worrying about the big things (like those Artic Circle icebergs that are melting), start where you are, right now and dig in.

This doesn’t have to be hard, in fact it’s the most natural thing in the world! Listening to the Earth and your innate rhythms is the key to your happiness and to the loving symbiotic relationship with your home, Mother Earth.

Recently I watched a brilliant scientist talking about taking care of Earth and all our worries about pollution, fires, earthquakes and tsunamis. She emphasized that while there is a great deal of hand-wringing and finger-pointing the bottom line is that Mother Earth will take care of herself, as she has for millennia. The challenge is that WE wish to inhabit this planet and we’re making it more and more inhospitable in both little and big ways. So instead of worrying about what THEY are doing, find ways to align yourself to the pulse of the planet.

What does this look like in practical terms? I thought you’d never ask! Here are some suggestions for aligning with and healing your relationships with Earth:

These are a few ideas for you to use as you begin to embrace Spring and move into your own personal reunion with Mother Earth.