April is a month of celebrating several holidays. Passover, Easter, the cannabis holiday, 420 on April 20, and two days later on April 22, the Earth is celebrated with Earth Day. It is a day to celebrate the giver of life: Mother Earth, Gaia. If you receive healing from the cannabis and hemp plants, then perhaps you feel closer to the Earth already. With many states allowing adults to grow the cannabis plant at home, people are becoming gardeners and understanding the cycles of the plant and what it needs for nutrition, light, temperature and soil pH. It is my belief that the more we are connected to the Earth with all of its splendor and life, then more peace will reign on Earth.
I am writing this as Russia and Ukraine are at war. Even though I am in the United States and the physical destruction is not happening here in this country, we are all connected. I do believe that we feel this suffering of others at war now more than ever. We are coming out of two years of dealing with COVID, the fear, and drastic change that it caused in everyone’s life. A worldwide trauma has been our daily lives. With this new war and the constant threat of chemical warfare, I ask myself, when will we truly experience world peace?
How do you connect with the Earth? Maybe you follow the moon cycles and “plant seeds of intentions” as well as actual seeds into the Earth at a new moon when the sky is dark and no moon is visible. Two weeks later, the full moon with its intensity and bright light marks when the intention can be made manifest as well as the growth of seedlings. With our feet on the Earth, we can gaze at the night sky and the moon, stars and planets knowing that our ancestors also gazed at these celestial lights in as much awe as present day.
The flowing water of the seas, oceans, rivers, streams and the contained water from lakes offer an unseen world of life below the water surface. The waters of the Earth are a precious resource for…life.
Below is an excerpt from the book, Anastasia by Vladimir Megre. Anastasia is a Russian woman who lives in the woods and in harmony with nature. The story goes that Vladimir met her in Siberia and she offered him knowledge about the plant kingdom. If you are planning to plant any seeds, then maybe follow what Anastasia says below.
“Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Through the help of these data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, grow, what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies, the Sun, Moon and stars, what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life. More powerfully and effectively than any manufactured drugs of the present or future, these fruits are capable of counteracting and withstanding any disease of the human body. But to this end the seed must know about the human condition. So that during the maturation process it can satiate its fruit with the right correlation of substances to heal a specific individual of his disease, if indeed he has it or is prone to it. Before planting, put into your mouth one or more little seeds, hold them in your mouth, under the tongue, for at least nine minutes. Then place the seed between the palms of your hands and hold it there for about thirty seconds. During this time it is important that you be standing barefoot on the spot of earth where you will later be planting it. Open your hands, and carefully raise the seed which you are holding to your mouth. Then blow on it lightly, warming it with your breath, and the wee little seed will know everything that is within you. Then you need to hold it with your hands open another thirty seconds, presenting the seed to the celestial bodies. And the seed will determine the moment of its awakening. The planets will all help it! And will give the sprouts the light they need to produce fruit especially for you. After that you may plant the seed in the ground. In no case should you water it right off, so as not to wash away the saliva which is now covering it, along with other information about you that the seed will take in. It can be watered three days after planting.”
However you connect to the Earth, sky and waters, may our Earth know peace.
Breathe in Peace.
Breathe out Peace.
Envision a life of peace on Earth.
So be it.
Kimberly Landino has been a Naturopathic Physician for over 20 years. She has been recommending Medical Marijuana to patients in Arizona for the last four years. Prior to this, she used the modalities of nutrition and diet, counseling, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, botanical medicine and more in her Naturopathic Family Practice in South Phoenix, Tempe, Flagstaff and in Tuba City, Arizona.