The links below can take you to resources on this site to help you grow in consciousness, self-compassion, self-kindness and self-care so you are able to help the Earth in
a harmonious and balanced way
throughout your life.
Also below is a process for you to
Cultivate Your Sense of the Sacred
to help you develop your
Sacred Self within, and with nature.
Daily meditation is a wonderful process to help you calm down, access your higher-mind, and gain
insight, understanding and wisdom that can lead you to more creative and better decisions and actions.
Having a group of caring, constructive friends to share your concerns and interest in helping Earth lets you heal your heart and empowers you to continue to help yourself, others and our planet.
Here are tips to have a more peaceful, productive and enjoyable life as you continue your quest to help yourself, other family members, friends, nature and
our planet as a whole.
These are ways to have
healthy, loving, fulfilling, long-term relationships with a partner, friends and family members through
seeing and treating them
as sacred and beloved.
It is helpful to be open minded,
analyse information properly,
be communicative, think creatively to solve problems, and keep learning to update and improve
"These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them."
"Only from the heart can you touch the sky."
"Let the beauty we love be what we do."
1. Who and what influenced you?
2. Why do you care so much about Earth and nature?
3. What do you need to let go of to take good care of yourself to stay in balance and harmony?
4. What can you do today to help humanity, nature and Earth
and take good care of yourself?
5. What would you be like if you had
self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-kindness,
gratitude and gently happiness as you made efforts
to help others and the world?
6. What is your updated long-term
personal development plan?
7. What is your short-term action plan
in the direction of your higher values & goals?
AWAKENING TO NATURE
At some point in our lives, many of us realize how important nature is to us. We recognize Earth is our home in a vast universe, and the creatures and plants of the world are all part of an interconnected web of life. We are all part of nature. Only with clean air, water and soil can we all live well.
Each of us can have special experiences that deepens our sense of the sacred. It is then helpful to write them in a Sacred Journal for yourself, in a notebook journal, or on your computer. Writing in a journal can be so comforting in difficult times, and help remind us to take good care of ourselves first - so we can then continue to be Sacred Keepers of Earth - helping others and Earth heal and thrive.
LEARNING TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF OURSELVES.
Taking good care of ourselves helps us avoid burn-out. It helps to have self-compassion, self-forgiveness and self-kindness. We can then be kinder and more helpful to family members, friends, other people and the rest of nature.
We need to practice daily self-care, taking good care of ourselves so we can sustain helping Earth, and each other, over our whole lives. When we take good care of our feelings and needs each day, we don't feel as much emotional pain and mental confusion, so we don't need to escape into pleasurable but unhealthy addictions.
To do this, you can learn how to meditate to calm down, and take care of yourself, meditation has helped me to never give-up my efforts to make the world a better place.
In mindful meditation you learn to gently notice the content of your thinking, feelings and sensations, what is going on within and around you, without attachment to them.
You can then write in your journal what you notice going on in your consciousness, and further process it in your writing - gaining more insight, understanding and wisdom.
It is also very helpful to calmy meditate, and then quietly ask your inner-wisdom - your higher-mind - a question, and quietly listen for an answer.
The higher-mind (wise mind) only operates well when it is calm. It can then give you better advice. The agitated, lower mind can be stressed, rushed, pressured or angry. The agitated, lower-mind often forgetting all the lessons you learned in the past about how to live a more peaceful, constructive life. It gives you the wrong advice, Higher-mind (wise mind) accesses your lessons learned about life, and puts together creative, constructive, reasonable ideas for you.
A SACRED JOURNEY
I wrote about some of my experiences developing a sense of the sacred. You can read them here. Each of us is on our own sacred journey. By honoring your lessons learned, you grow wiser and wiser each day.
We each need to grow in wisdom, consciousness, compassion, collaboration and co-creativity for humanity to be sustainable on Earth. Feel free to write to me. I enjoy encouraging and mentoring Sacred Earth Keepers. It is now your planet to care for.
~ Sandy Hinden
"Earth, rivers, mountains and trees! Silent canyons, babbling creeks and growing green gardens! If you spend time in nature, you've probably noticed that you feel happier out there than in here. But why? One of the better known theories, the “biophilia hypothesis," suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological well-being because it's in our DNA.... Whether you call it God, Earth Mother, the Great Mystery or by another name, nature helps you to connect with this powerful, loving presence. You might feel this presence loving and supporting you. You might receive guidance and wisdom. Nature brings you closer to our own spirit and to Spirit."
“There’s a song that wants to sing itself through us. We just got to be available. Maybe the song that is to be sung through us is the most beautiful requiem for an irreplaceable planet or maybe it’s a song of joyous rebirth as we create a new culture that doesn’t destroy its world. But in any case, there’s absolutely no excuse for our making our passionate love for our world dependent on what we think of its degree of health, whether we think it’s going to go on forever. Those are just thoughts anyway. But this moment you’re alive, so you can just dial up the magic of that at any time.”
"When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
Before humans had language, feelings were messages
to our self about what was going on
inside us and around us.
Feelings of sadness, fear, anger, frustration, disgust,
surprise, awe, delight and happiness are
emotional signals that something
is going well, or not.
A sense of the sacred
is an appreciation for something.
You have discovered your
sense of appreciation
Cultivate your sense of appreciation for
yourself, others, evolution, wisdom, consciousness,
compassion, collaboration and co-creativity
and you will have a very good life aligned
with Earth, nature and others.
Writing about all this in your journal
can be a comfort and blessing each day.