2018 Year of the Earth Dog

Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Year of the Earth Dog!

Some random ideas/info:

Energy of the year supports positive Dog attributes including loyalty, friendship, and service. The energy also supports caring for the earth and our internal earth energy.

After a fiery 2017 Chicken year, nice to get grounded in 2018 Earth energy. Mercola’s website has great information on ways to get grounded- besides the best= getting your feet directly on dirt, sand, soil as temperature allows. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/01/20/grounding-benefits.aspx

In Chinese Medicine, Earth represents Home, nourishment, digestion (Stomach and Spleen), center, grounding, wholeness. Time to tend to what we eat and our digestion. Choosing clean, organic, locally grown foods (when possible) is a great start. Check local farmers markets and COOP’s for healing & delicious whole foods. Ewg.com has great information pesticides in produce. Look for their ‘Dirty Dozen’ lists.

The 2017 Dirty Dozen: Strawberries, Spinach Top EWG’s List of …

Also remembering to choose animal products consciously. Love choosing eggs from Cornucopia’s scorecard, https://www.cornucopia.org/scorecard/eggs

How we move forward is important. How we treat ourselves, each other, the earth, all beings, all creation matters!

Perfect year to remember Chief Seattle’s wisdom:

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”

Internet searches will give you tons of information and perspective on this year’s, Earth Dog. I hope to add info thru the year!

For now, Happy New Year!

Above picture of ‘Year of the Earth Dog’ from Google images!


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