Walking Rosie this morning with my granddaughter, Caitlyn we happened upon five turtles sun bathing on a fallen log in the lake. "Here comes the sun! And I say it's alright" so sing the Beatles. Delightful! Feeling change is in the air as we enter into the twilight of summer when a new season and school year is about to begin! Observing Caitlyn's expectation at being in 2nd grade I am reminded of the joy I had felt when a new school year was about to begin. There definitely is something adventurous and invigorating about the newness of entering a classroom all set to learn.
For Seedlings of Change our Earth is the ultimate classroom. There is awareness in gratitude knowing we each get opportunities along the path to be student and teacher. Our life experiences provide the curriculum for learning and growing. We are blessed for each new day gifts us a new opportunity for growth, to create a new experience or realize a new perspective. A healthy mind is active; always growing, learning and creating so live the change you wish to experience, beginning now.
My father Daniel J. Harty (1929 - 2007) always said, "If you don't use it you'll lose it!"
I want to share with you this profound message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota Nation requesting everyone to join in prayer. In reference to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico he expresses, "The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of Spirit. The catastrophe which looks like the bleeding of grandmother Earth is made by human mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make. We ask for prayers that this bleeding will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work that people are guided in repairing this mistake, and that we seek to live in harmony as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on. As we pray, we will finally understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life."
I envision a well balanced world with each individual being responsible for their active participation; to achieve good health, a happy family, be of service in community. A people genuinely awakened to love and care for ourselves, each other and our beautiful Earth where we can co-create sustainable peace and good will; Seedlings of Change addresses all this and more.
Blessings with Love & Gratitude,
Eveline Maria Smith