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Howe Sound, BC, Canada

In two days, June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. Recognized by the UN, this is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.

I am so lucky to live by the ocean. I can visit the beaches, and watch the seals and birds every day. I can walk out at low tide, see the tiny fish swimming in the flats, see the air holes of various molluscs, feel the ocean floor between my toes and breathe in the salt air.

But I am concerned for the ocean itself, with the growing pollution, the radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant (and the debris from its tsunami) and the potential for tanker spills in our busy sea port. I am concerned that much of the water around our planet is not fit for any one to drink.

So in addition to my normal focus on the health of Mama Earth, I’m working on a ritual for ocean he alth and an offering to Yemaya, Lady Ocean, which I’ll do on World Oceans Day at English Bay here in Vancouver.

And you don’t need to live on the sea to honour our Oceans or to support this year’s theme of “Our Oceans, Our Future”. Check out World Oceans Day for inspiration.

If you don’t live near the sea, you can give thanks or do a ritual at any fresh water source near you…. or even using a foot bath with some Epsom Salts! Why? All water is energetically connected… it has quantum coherence.  What I do here in Vancouver’s ocean is connected, coherent, with your water in Europe… South America… Australia… the Mississippi… the Nile. All  waters will be blessed and energized with our healing thoughts and offerings.

How will YOU honour our Oceans on June 8th?