This Saturday, April 22, people around the world will be celebrating International Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970. The concept of taking time to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty of the earth and at the same time focus on its protection gained momentum throughout the world. And the world took notice so much so that the General Assembly of the United Nations declared in 2009 that going forward the name would be changed from Earth Day to International Earth Day.

 In my work for the last 30+ years I have come to appreciate all we receive from Mother Earth. Crystals, minerals, rocks, metals, and gemstones are tools from the earth that can be used to assist us in staying focused on our intentions to create and maintain positive changes in our lives. Plus, they are simply beautiful. Essential oils are derived from aromatic plants. These plants have played an important role in health, beauty food preservation, and healing on all levels for millennia, with written records going back to around 3500 BC. So, combining crystals, minerals and stones with the use of essential oils provide us with a variety of tools to assist with our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs.

 Cedarwood, Virginia 5 mlMedical Grade Essential oilAs I mentioned in an earlier blog, spring is a wonderful time to clear out the old and bring in the new. The use of cedarwood is often included in smudging blends to replace negativity with positive energy.

With every step I take, I am aware of my connection with the sacred ground. The vibrant emerald-green energy of the plants and trees nurtures and restores my body, mind, and spirit. Everything I need to know is stored within me. I easily tap into my inner wisdom and knowledge.  - Margaret Ann Lembo

 Communing with nature provides opportunities to rebalance raw emotions, feelings and out-of-control responses. Vetiver is the perfect essential oil for earth-centered spiritual pursuit, earth-based rituals, and shamanic journey work. It can assist in calming your emotions and nerves while uplifting your mood to feel more aligned and balanced.  Vetiver Essential Oil

 All is well, I am calm, relaxed, and at peace. I am grounded, focused, and energized. I have plenty of energy and time to accomplish what I need and want to get done. I live a spiritual, peaceful life, I spend quality time in nature every day. I have an intimate connection with Mother Nature and her loving tools for natural healing.  - Margaret Ann Lembo

 Take time this Saturday for a long walk, read a book under a tree, garden, go to an International Earth Day celebration and enjoy all Mother Nature has designed for us to enjoy.

Happy International Earth Day.

 With love and gratitude,

Margaret Ann Lembo

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