Your Mission Today should you decide to accept it:

Smile, smile every time you see someone, smile when you are alone, smile all day long, report back what you notice and remember as always you are loved!

Smile

A smile is a great gift, it can communicate great wisdom without a word, it offers comfort where none appears possible. It encourages, commiserates, empowers and makes connections.  It is a super power that everyone possesses, yet most rarely use. Use you super power!!!

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By sacredearthworks

Environmental Stewardship?

You are an Environmental Steward? Maybe the better question is what kind of Environmental Steward are you?

STEWARDSHIP #
1 the office, duties, and obligations of a steward
2 the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.

ENVIRONMENTAL
1 the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
2 a: the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival b: the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community
3 the position or characteristic position of a linguistic element in a sequence
4 a computer interface from which various tasks can be performed

Environmental Stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. I know I hear minds whirling, ‘who me? But I am just one person, I don’t own anything, I can barely take care of myself let alone the environment, I can’t afford it” (laughing) Yes, YOU! And relax we can all learn to be wiser stewards it is a work in progress, and some day’s will be better than others, and everything makes a difference , most importantly we can not afford not to.

As we look around us at the world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the neglect we see around us… and wonder how we can do anything about global environmental issues… let alone see ourselves as Stewards.
So let’s start locally, take a look at your immediate environment… your home, your car, your computer…
What kind of steward are you? Are you sustainable in your environments? Do you leave them better than you found them? Do you create calm or chaos? Do you seek to empower and uplift those who share your space? Where and when did you learn your stewardship style?

For most of us our first lesson in environmental stewardship is as a child… “Take care of your toys”, “Pick up your toys”. “Make your bed”, “Clean your room” “Do your chores”. We learned from these messages the importance, or lack there of, of our environmental stewardship. Some of us learned that if we didn’t step up someone else would, others learned that if we didn’t do it no one else would, many of us fell in the middle somewhere.

As we grew, and our environments grew and became more shared, we learned other lessons about how to share space, and responsibility and some of us learned that if we bullied others they would either do it for us, or ignore that we weren’t doing our part. We continued to grown from our foundations, to adulthood, and our world has grown to reflect these basic foundations.

Looking around us we can all see it is time for many of us to change our foundations.
No one can changes the Global Environment without changing their individual local environment, though the Global Bullies think they can, and to a great extent many of us allow them too, either by ignoring them or by doing their work for them, or by allowing them to control our choices through fear and disempowerment.

How do we start to make a change? That depends on where you are at right now, if you didn’t make your bed as a child and still don’t, maybe that is where you start.
If you have no idea where the food you eat actually grew: start there. If every meal you eat currently comes out of a plastic wrapped container, start there: Use your recycle bin not because it is the law but because it makes a difference.
If you currently only shop at the Mall 45 miles away: Support local sustainable businesses you will save gas, support your community and reduce your carbon foot print.
If you have forgotten that vegetables grow from plants in the earth: Support your local CSA (community supported agriculture) ventures. Again you support your community and most CSA’s grow greener, and some even deliver.
If you regularly purchase processed foods, shop at chain stores, eat at restaurants, and buy gasoline: “follow your dollar” past the point of sale, is your purchase supporting Environmental Bullies or those who support healthy environment. Pay attention, educate yourself, find out what you don’t know, and then decide what you need to do with that information.
The problems we see around us will not change alone; we must “be the change”

YOU ARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD! Please choose to be a good one.

No Unsacred Places blogged Leaders of the Environmental Movement 2
Reading it I wondered what efforts our friend’s pagan and others are making in the Wise Stewardship of our Environment. Please visit No Unsacred Places to read the article and the responses there as they open an interesting and important dialog.

Why Reiki?

One week from today our next Reiki level 1 class begins. As we teach it Reiki level 1 is a 12 hour course divided into four 3 hour classes, which provide the initiation, instruction and foundation needed to begin a personal Reiki Practice and to begin offering Reiki treatment to one’s self and others.

Each time we prepare to offer this training we are asked “Why Reiki?”  Among the myriad of energy medicine technologies available (and yes we are trained in 22 of them) why do we teach Reiki?    “Reiki is a balancing practice generally facilitated by light touch. It is non invasive, easy to learn, easy to do, complements all faiths, and wellness modalities. It empowers the student to immediately improve their overall wellness. Reiki is portable and can be done anywhere. Everyone can do Reiki, there is no age limit, religious affiliation, or physical ability required. If you can breathe, with training you can do Reiki.”

We do teach other modalities, and invite our teachers to come and teach modalities which we do not, because we have found value in those other techniques, and we find that with it’s simplicity Reiki is complete unto itself, and it also offers a brilliant foundation of understanding for future study of other techniques.

 

 

By sacredearthworks

Welcome to our Blog

Throughout history and pre-history people have created great Earthworks,
their purpose and function have been greatly lost to  us today.
However, they remain honored as holy places, inspired by
the people’s connection or desire to connect with their “Gods”.
The world’s pyramids, Stonehenge, Mounds, and earthwork sites,
great cathedrals and small churches, beautiful gardens,
and tiny sanctuaries  have all historically been places of reverence and sacred work.
Today as our lands fill with people and the structures created by them,
we have recognized that we, the Peace Dreamers,
are called to do Sacred Earth Works not only of land and structure,
but, also  of  the blood, bone and spirit of the People.
Welcome to the Sacred Earth Works of the Peace Dreamers,
a mystical place  of  exploration, learning, healing, growth,
fellowship, creation, beauty and spirit,
open and welcoming to all those  who are eager and willing to
discover and walk their truth in peaceful co-creation.
By sacredearthworks