Born on a Thursday # 42 (on Friday) – Earth, the only planet we’ve got

I missed last week’s post. I was catching up with relationships and life. Sometimes you just have to nurture (and be nurtured by) the people you love in real physical life, real time, no virtual anything involved.

One of my intentions for 2014 (and the rest of my life really) is to be outside even more! I want to experience nature as much as possible, to see the natural world before it is gone. (I know, sounds gloomy, but I’ve missed so much already – and in the high desert, the environment is, well, everything. If you really want to get upset, look up uranium mining in the Grand Canyon or the “clean coal” chemical spill in West Virginia).

I’m going camping this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. Deep beautiful Earth, Grand Canyon, Colorado River!! I’ve got packing to do, so I will leave you with these quotes regarding the earthy, physically manifested, first chakra.

1st Chakra: Muladhara ~ Root • Survival • Tribal Power • The Right to Have, To Be • Earth

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape-the loneliness of it-the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it-the whole story doesn’t show.” ~ Andrew Wyeth

magical tree (c) Holly Troy 2013“If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.” ~ Walt Whitman

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” ~ Donna Farhi

“Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.” – Kurt Vonnegut

You can find more quotes, and more chakra information at my site Writing the Energetic Body.