Listen to the earth.
Pay attention to her guidance with the changing seasons.
Notice... is she guiding you towards stillness, towards slowing down, and tuning in? Follow her lead to greater ease and well-being.
In the fall and winter months, take steps to cocoon, to rest and reflect, and to nourish the body with warming foods and liquids.
Slow down and cultivate greater sensitivity to listen to the earth every day. Notice how you feel more clear and refreshed when you spend time with her. Notice how you then feel one with her and all of creation.
Consider the earth as a living, breathing friend.
How would you listen to and care for your good friend?
Allow yourself to cultivate deep love and respect for the earth.
Live the beautiful Hawaiian cultural values of Aloha 'Aina and Mālama ‘Āina:
Aloha 'Aina means to love and respect the land.
Mālama ‘Āina means to care for and nurture the land so it can sustain life for ourselves and future generations.
Allow yourself to feel deep reverence for the 'aina.
Practice "I kiss the earth with every step".
Appreciate the great beauty, abundance and insight the earth shares every day, and give thanks! (Mahalo ke Akua!)
love and aloha, Irena