Season for Nonviolence: Day 48

Day 48: March 18

The thought for today is ECOLOGY.

Gandhi said “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

We are interdependent, not only with one another but with the environment as well. We rely on the grace of Mother Earth to suuport our physical being, yet we treat her with such disrespect. We contaminate her soil with our waste and refuse; we poison her waters with sewage and chemicals; we pollute her air with toxins. Yet, we expect her to continue to take care of our needs. The way we relate to the earth is unhealthy.

But why wouldn’t we relate to her that way? We treat ourselves much the same by polluting our bodies, minds, and spirits with toxic foods, chemicals, images, thoughts, and so on. As within, so wothout. How we treat our outer landscape is merely a reflection and extension of how we treat our inner landscape.

Tending to and cleaning up our inner landscape will naturally have an effect on our outer landscape. As within, so without. If we would create a nonviolent world, we must begin by treating ourselves nonviolently. Eat healthy foods. Fill your mind with thoughts and images of peace and joy. Turn off the television, go outside, and connect with nature. Meditate.

When you begin treating yourself with more kindness, you will start to extend that to the rest of the world – and the earth itself – as well. Raising your vibration to align woth Source will affect your outer world. Change in the world begins inside you and me.

Today, I will turn my attention to recycling and reusing products. I will tend to my inner landscape and transform some of the ‘garbage’ inside of me – unhealthy emotions, negative thoughts, damaging belief systems – through meditation and the use of affirmations, denials, and intentions. I will then take time to tend to the external landscape by spending some time cleaning my yard or my street or perhaps a local park.

breathe Peace ~

Rev. Rebecca

About Rev. Rebecca

After 30 years of trying to avoid God, I finally gave up playing Jonah and answered Love's call to service by becoming an ordained New Thought minister. Since that day in 2007, I've counseled a lot of people, performed some weddings, been a publiic speaker, and done some non-profit board work. Opportunities for service are presenting themselves in new ways for the coming year and I look forward to more of Love unfolding in my life.
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