Here are five ways that you can intentionally celebrate Earth Day as Rebirth Day;
1. Go for a walk in nature
Reconnect with Mother Earth by walking on her. Enjoy the fresh air and sweet scents of Spring. The flowers and trees in bloom are Mother Nature’s beautiful handy work as all nature is reborn. Nature tops the list for the best stress reducer and rejuvenator, bringing us back in balance.
2. Plant a tree
Purchase a tree to plant in your yard or in a favorite nature place. Native Americans call trees the standing people because they are our teachers. Trees hold the balance of energy of Earth and Sky in their roots and branches. Hugging a tree trunk gives us a renewal of healing energy.
3. Do a water blessing ceremony
Go to any water source and intentionally extend your loving thoughts of appreciation for all its uses in your life, along with prayers for renewal and restoring its purification. Dr. Masaru Emoto
found that water is conscious and responds to our thoughts and feelings, which he wrote about in his book, “Hidden Messages in the Water.”
4. Collect trash in your neighborhood
Get supplied with large trash bags, rubber gloves, and a bright colored vest if you are on a road near traffic. You will be surprised at the amount of litter you will collect as you intentionally look around you. Engage your family and friends to join in on the clean up and take it to the dump.
5. Have a plant-based meal
Plan a ceremonial meal of fresh, organic vegetables, locally grown, if possible. Feel the nourishing life force restore your energy and give thanks for all the abundant gifts from Mother Earth. Think of your food as medicine. Eat to live, don’t live to eat.
Celebrate Earth Day as a rebirth, renewal, reconnection, and restoration of living in balance with our Mother Earth. Enjoy the great outdoors during this Spring season and remember to take a bottle of Schweitzer Formula along with you as a natural remedy to “restore” your skin. Schweitzer Formula bottles are also “re”-cyclable, available in both plastic and glass. Take good care of yourself and “re”-member that we are all part of Mother Nature.