Do you ever hear the call of the wild inside of you? You know that childlike spirit that is trapped inside of you wanting to bust out. So many of us, live our lives in routines. We have been conditioned to believe that that, is all there is. Go to work, come home, have a bit to eat, watch some TV and then go to bed. Then, to do the same thing tomorrow and then again the next and next and next day until we retire. I say, get in touch with your wild side. Break lose of the pattern, do something totally different. Today is earth day. Go out and do an earth dance for our beautiful, giving, nurturing, and forgiving planet. Our home. Go out and get in touch with the wilderness inside of you and outside. Howl to the winds, and let her know that you care. Find that wild beast within and roar load. The vibration will echo into the core of our planet and into the space beyond.
Ah yes, spring is finally here. The forsythia is in bloom and the daffodils are brightening our days with their cheerful presence. Everything is coming back to life. It is miraculous. Underneath our feet is the earth that supports the growth of these plants and all life on earth. Soil, or what can be referred to as earth must be healthy in order for our plants to thrive and grace us with there beauty. Unfortunately, many people have lost the connection with nature and are destroying our soil with chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and insecticides. Then feeding it with toxic fertilizers. The earth is alive, and just like our minds must start out with a healthy foundation in order to grow strong, vibrant and healthy. Compost, using natural alternatives, (and there are many out there) to toxic ones that destroy all of the micronutrients that support the infrastructure of our soil. Like our bodies and minds we too are made up of this soil. Healthy soil supports a healthy community. Like above so below. Pick up some soil today and feel it, smell it,bless it, thank it and support it. Your life depends on healthy soil. Reconnect with your roots.
All the great thinkers, theologians, scientists and philosophers, have disagreed on many subjects. However, there is one thought that they all agreed on. That is, that we become what we think about. Here is how Brian Tracy articulates it:
Aristotle said that we live in a universe governed by law and order. He said that everything that happens, happens for a specific reason, whether or not we know what that reason is.
The law of cause and effect says that, for every effect in your life, there is a specific cause. Nothing happens by accident. Success has specific causes. Happiness has specific causes. Prosperity and wealth have specific causes. Everything you do, or fail to do, has an effect or a result, positive or negative, somewhere in your life. Your job is to find out the cause-effect relationships and apply them to your own advantage.
The most important application of the law of cause and effect is this. “Thoughts are causes, and conditions are effects.”
In the Old Testament it says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
In the New Testament it says, “According to your faith, it is done unto you.”
If you want to change or improve any of the conditions in your life, you must change or improve your thinking. And when you change your thinking, you change your life and everything that happens to you. And there is no other way!
How may I serve? How may I be of service to the world? It doesn’t require any heroic action to be of service. You can serve the flowers and trees right in your own garden, or neighborhood. Bless all the people you meet. Give a kind word or thank everyone you come in contact with today. Give of yourself in your work, in your home, in your community and in your world. Being of service is an expression of gratitude for life. So step outside your comfort zone, and be of service.
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Only a life lived in service of others is worth living.”—Albert Einstein.