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April Intention: Connection to Nature

April Intention: Connection to Nature

 "For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."

–Wendell Berry


As April begins with morning bird chirps, sprouting greenery, and warming temps, (plus spring allergies!), we find ourselves amidst nature's reawakening. It's hard not to feel energized this season! This extended daylight and warming temps are practically begging us to reconnect with the earth’s rhythms and energy. With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22nd, there's no better time to cultivate a deeper connection to the world around us and honor the sacred bond we share with the planet. This month, we’ll explore rituals that can help ground us and foster a sense of harmony and connection with the natural world.



One of the most powerful ways to connect with the earth is through ritual. Rituals provide us with a framework for mindfulness and intentionality, allowing us to tap into the profound energy of the natural world and align ourselves with its rhythms. Here are some simple rituals to help you deepen your connection to the earth this April:

  • Outdoor walks: Take time each day to immerse yourself in nature however you can. Whether it's a stroll through a nearby park, a hike deep into the woods, or simply sitting outside, make a conscious effort to go where you can observe the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural world around you. As you walk, take deep breaths and feel the earth beneath your feet, grounding yourself in the present moment.


"Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself."–Henry David Thoreau


  • Build an earth altar: Create a sacred space in your home or garden dedicated to the earth. Gather natural elements such as stones, crystals, flowers and leaves (dried or fresh!), and arrange them in a way that feels meaningful. Use this altar as a focal point for the month, where you can return your thoughts to meditation, reflection, and connection with the earth's energy.


  • Planting Ceremony: Honor the cycle of life by planting seeds or tending to a garden. As you dig your hands into the soil, visualize your intentions taking root and blossoming into fruition. Take time each day to nurture your plants, connecting with the earth's nurturing energy and cultivating a sense of reciprocity and gratitude.

  • Grounding Meditation: Find a quiet, peaceful spot outdoors where you can sit comfortably. If you live in an urban area, you can sit close to a window and hold your favorite crystal, perhaps with a beloved houseplant nearby! Close your eyes and take several deep breaths, allowing your awareness to sink into the earth beneath you. Visualize roots extending from the soles of your feet, anchoring you firmly to the ground below. With each inhale, draw in the earth's energy, and with each exhale, release any tension or negativity. Feel yourself becoming grounded, centered, and connected to the earth's healing power.


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." –Rachel Carson


No matter where you live, there are all kinds of ways to celebrate Earth Day, large and small! Participate in local clean-up efforts, plant trees, or attend eco-friendly events in your community. Take this opportunity to reflect on your relationship with the earth and commit to making positive changes that support its health and vitality.

Our connection to the earth is a sacred responsibility, and this April is the perfect time to focus on improving our efforts to preserve and respect the natural world’s abundance.  By honoring and nurturing the planet that sustains us, we honor and nurture ourselves in return. Throughout this month (and always!), we can carry this awareness with us each day, treading lightly upon the earth and living in harmony with all living beings.

Let us know how you foster your connection to the outdoors this spring!

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