I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the 102 quote comes from Chapter Six and the section on property stewardship—make your property green:

Property stewardship—make your property green

Our first place to focus our energy in helping Mother Earth to reflect true love and care is in our own home and on our own property, where we live and spend the great majority of our time. When I searched the internet for suggestions of how to do this in my home I was happy to see a number of suggestions, and I have added my own comments to them:

  1. This simple suggestion would save the power necessary to heat hot water, and if more people did this the savings could be quite substantial.
  • This suggestion is quite similar to the first one in that if you dried your clothes outside on a clothesline you could also save the power necessary to run the drier. However, it would require more time be spent hanging the clothes up on the clothesline and then taking them down, and most people are in a bind for time these days. It would take a very serious commitment to spend this time as a continuous way of saving power and the pollution that often comes with the creation of power.
  • This suggestion could be to, for example, grow your own food rather than buying the fruits and vegetables that you could grow in your own garden.
  • I have recently begun to use LED bulbs instead of regular light bulbs as I have been told that they use less energy and actually last longer as well.
  • Using a programmable thermostat is said to save about $180 per year over having a thermostat that continues to run at a certain temperature even after that temperature has been reached in the house.
  •  Recycling Bin and a Compost Bin. …Most people these days do have a recycling bin since most cities recognize the value of recycling paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, and metals. But it is also a good idea to include a compost bin in the kitchen area to collect any food items that you could use in your garden.
  • Planting herbs in your garden or even in little pots that you can put in the window will save having to buy them at the grocery store.
  • Decorating our homes with plants helps to oxygenate the air as well as make us happy and inspire us to be more creative. Plants also create a peaceful atmosphere that is immediately apparent to anyone visiting our homes.

Q’uo had some helpful suggestions as to how to use gardening as a kind of stewardship of our property:

As you appreciate and love the Earth, as you literally put your hands in its dirt, care for it and tend to it and praise its beauty, it is as a young girl who is told she is beautiful. It feels so good to Gaia to be appreciated and to be treated gently and lovingly.

Therefore, you are of great service to the Earth as you open your heart to its beauty and its rhythm. And this too, you may teach the one known as N, for this shall be of interest to her in the future.

We might suggest that the one known as D enter the silence consciously and with intent as he works upon his gardening, letting the dirt’s call and the sound of the cricket and tree frog be the music which embellishes the sweet silence of a quiet mind, occupied hands, and an absolute attention to the beauty of the moment.

There are walls within the heart of the one known as D which this sweet ministry shall break down so that the heart may be ever more fully open and so that fear may be a thing of the past. Q’uo, September 7, 2007.

Those of Ra also had some inspiring words to say in 95.11 about gardening which could be seen as a stewardship of our property as well:

Questioner: I am assuming that the newly chosen place meets parameters for best contact on the exterior of the house and would ask Ra at this time if there is any suggestions with respect to the exterior of the house?

Ra: I am Ra. The dwelling seems surrounded with the trees and fields of your countryside. This is acceptable. We suggest the general principle of preparing each part of your environment as it best suits each in the group with the beauty which each may feel to be appropriate. There is much of blessing in the gardening and the care of surroundings, for when this is accomplished in love of the creation the second-density flowers, plants, and small animals are aware of this service and return it.

This morning I went outside and transplanted five Hosta into the area of the Wuthering Heights Mound which have had Hosta in the past but which seem to have died out for some reason. I also transplanted three Hosta in the back yard in front of the Forsythia hedge in an area which also has had Hosta die out over the last couple of years.

This afternoon I used my deer repellant spray composed of putrefied eggs to spray all of the flowers in my yard and my neighbor’s yard as well.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

June 2

Your Connection With Eternity

I am of the principle of Jesus the Christ and I greet you in the full consciousness of divine love.

Experience in this moment the fullness of joy. Let go of every limitation, every negative thought, and everything that may keep you from perfect joy. Experience this natural and wondrous feeling in its purity and allow it to remove your consciousness from the mundane concerns of a limited world.

You are creatures of a human lifetime and in that expression you may offer certain gifts. The ground of these gifts, however, lies in your connection with eternity.

We leave you in love and peace, both now and always. Amen.

I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.