Tag Archives: Gaia

The Love Cure is You

Do you realize? You have more personal power than you likely know to change the world. The news is rife with division, hate, and fear. Some people just wait and hope for an external power or institution to cure the problems “out there”, so they can finally find some peace and happiness within themselves. They have a long wait.

If we don’t care enough about the world to personally get in the game, it will slip through our fingers like quicksand. It begins with one random act of kindness, a single word of compassion, a step upward on the stairway of understanding.

It’s one bit of love at a time. It ripples outward, and it builds. It comes from you, and me, and anyone else who chooses to participate, instead of just complaining about how bad things are. It’s what the ancient Greeks called “agape” – a selfless love for humanity – and the world sorely needs more of it.

Adopt a global consciousness. Choose to be a living example of love, compassion, and understanding. Work to bridge the divides you encounter. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

That which you give to the world, you ultimately give to yourself.


My travel story from Ecuador about intuition, connectedness, and love:
Eduardo & the Green Obsidian


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The Love Cure is You © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy geralt, Pixabay

Chill Out & Relax

Ah, sweet spring! Springtime is an amazing gift, when the Earth brings us back to a place of renewal and remembrance that all things are possible in an infinite universe. Its sweetness is fleeting, so…

I’m making today a time to relax, unwind, chill out, play. I’m very good at work; not so much at play. If you are the same, try to make some time today to soak up some sunshine. Or, dust off that umbrella if need be, and do a little rain.

Whatever she’s doing in your neighborhood, try to get outdoors and enjoy some Nature. She never fails to slow us down and unbend our minds, returning us to the true center of our being.

Inspirational Quotes:

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” ~ Suzanne Collins

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Earth Speaks

What would you do if you could hear the Earth speak to you?

But she does! If you do not hear her, it is simply because she speaks a language with which you are not familiar.

Why is it not familiar? Because you either did not think it was important, or you could not hear it above the din of your life. You did not make space for her voice.

Her voice is important. She cradles you, every minute of every day. It’s time to give back to her, to care about her. Giving back begins with listening and understanding.

“I close my eyes and listen to the voices of the rain.”
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Sunflower Luv

A lighthearted nature post for your Sunday. Sunflowers are my fave flower. Being a sun sign myself, how can I possibly resist them?

Sunflowers are blossoms rolled in sunshine. For many years they’ve been an important part of my garden repertoire. If there is a mixed cut flower bouquet with a sunflower taking center stage, there is no other one for me.

There is probably a bit of ego (ya think?) going on with sunflowers. Here’s a flower that imitates the SUN. They grow BIG, they make up whole golden, gloriously eye-catching fields. In short, they WILL NOT be ignored.

If you are sunflower lover too, do not despair. A passion for sunflowers is a fortunately not fatal attraction. But, here’s fair warning. If you delude yourself that your sunflowers are impatiently awaiting your arrival in the garden, think again. They have only one thing on their minds, which is, “Where’s Mr. Sun now?” The sun is their lover. Any tiny part you play in their world pales in comparison.

The behavior of sunflowers turning to the sun is called heliotropism. They have a 24-hour tracking system that follows the sun everywhere. They’ve even been known to wait in the field at night with their faces turned to the east, awaiting the sunrise.

Now that’s adulation!

More here: What Is It Called When Sunflowers Turn & Face the Sun?

“My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. ~ Mary Oliver

“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.” ~ Corina Abdulahm-Negura

“Which way will the sunflower turn surrounded by millions of suns?” ~ Allen Ginsberg

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Photos courtesy Mammiya, LightinDarkness, JillWellington, wifeypoo, enriquelopesgarre, Pixabay

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Earth has Her Moods

For many years I have practiced daily walking outdoors. It is a quite, meditative time when I relax and escape from my monkey mind cage.

Ideally, immersing in nature is part of the walk. Daily walking requires a certain self-discipline, because realistically every day does not offer “perfect weather”. (We all have our own definition of that – if we didn’t, people wouldn’t talk about the weather so much.) I have walked in cold, rain, snow, and gloom as much as I have enjoyed sunshine and bright, shiny walks. I have come to love all of it.

Here’s the thing: I love sunshine as much as the next person. And when we’re feeling down, the sun can be a real mood lifter. But depending on what I’m dealing with in my day, sunshine can feel like a good friend trying to jolly me out of my problems, rather than allowing space for my mood.

My observation over the years is that those moody, rainy, snowy, cloudy days also have their own merit for solitude and introspection. They are the perfect back drop to quiet my conscious mind. There I inevitably find the space for the true answers to come through from my subconscious.

Rain or shine, nature is my therapy. Without fail, I find the beauty, grace, quiet and solitude I need to transcend the rat race.


“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ~ Bob Marley

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“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” ~ John Ruskin

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“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?” ~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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“I am a tiny seashell that has secretly drifted ashore and carries the sound of the ocean surging through its body.” ~  Edward Hirsch

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