Walking the Spiritual Path Day 12


You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.  Jane Goodall

Today is Earth Day.

Walking the spiritual path requires an awareness of the world upon which that path lies.  Our spiritual path lies upon Gaia.  Today is Earth Day:  a day to celebrate, honor and recognize the earth, in all her beauty and bounty.  Walking the spiritual path for me means that I become a good steward of the earth and her creatures in all that I do.  It can be actions like recycling, using reusable shopping bags, or during the pandemic using paper bags instead of plastic ones.   Several months ago I read that the toilet paper (Scott) and paper towels (Bounty) that I used were made by cutting down virgin old growth forests.  That is unacceptable to me, and it should be unacceptable to anyone who walks a spiritual path.  So I switched to Seventh Generation and their 100% recycled toilet paper and paper towels.   I planted a lot of cedar trees around my house last year, and will plant more this year.  Additionally, I am expanding the garden, and setting up an indoor growing space for fruits and vegetables.

Material choices and actions are the physical side of being a good citizen on this planet.  The energetic side of being a good citizen is to be aware of thoughts, beliefs and energy.  Anyone with a higher mind and soul packs an energetic punch:  how is that energy being directed?  It is key that as spiritual beings we focus on the positive and what we want to create and manifest.  We need to decide what kind of impact we want to have, both for our own lives and for the planet.

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly upon the earth as its other creatures do.  Barbara Ward

Affirmation:  Today I guided by the wisdom and awareness of my higher mind and soul in making wise choices for this planet I call home.

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