It is Earth Day, and Bella is determined that I spend a great deal of time petting, hugging, and kissing the earth of her being. She is in affection mode, and, if I turn away, she hops up on the desk to let me know she is here. Now, she settles into the chair next to me and I see her eyes begin to close. It is time for her morning nap.
She is a reminder that it is most important today to remember the earth inside us, to treat ourselves well, and that will transfer out to the planet. Bella knows when she needs petting, and is very clear about it. She also knows when she wants to be left alone.
Cheri Huber writes: We'd all like to have someone who thinks we're wonderful, encourages us, and loves us unconditionally. We can be with that person all the time because we have that person inside us.
Can we use this day to nourish ourselves? I watched John Adams last night, the final two segments, and near the end of his life he is in total awe at one little flower. Each of us is a flower and a universe. We each are unique. Enjoy yourself today, savor and celebrate the most marvelous being you are. It is a day for prayer, prayer for the earth we are.