Top 4 Ways to Connect with the Earth

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that Place”

WE ALL ARE OF THIS EARTH. Each of our souls are on a unique assignment & may have come from other star systems or galaxies, but in this incarnation, we have chosen, Planet Earth. What an epic opportunity to explore what it means to be alive on this diverse, thriving, breathing spinning globe, which each morning is greeted by a glorious star we call Sun.
With the realization of that choice we find that the more connected we are to this Earthly environment, rather than trying to be somewhere else, or disconnected, the more peace, tranquility & joy we find in our collective human experience.
Indigenous people of the Earth, who, in a vast variety of creation stories recognize that they too came from the stars, have taken on the souls bold challenge of exploring the obstacles & ecstasies of being in the Earthly realm.  Therefore you see a major theme within the spirituality of many native cultures is to honor the Earth & create authentic ways to express their deep connection.

Each terrain upon this planet embodies a different Spirit or essence, through its the animals, plants, temperature & weather patterns. One who is severely disconnected from the Spirit(s), rhythms & cycles of the Earth, naturally finds it hard to realize what another is doing who is united with the seen & unseen energies of the Earth.

The original people of the world, passed down by many ancient native lineages have struggled to be considered as equals in the rapid moving modern world because they live here on Earth with a different definition of productivity. To them, to live & interact in right relation with ones environment, instead of controlling & manipulating it, is one of the highest

forms of productivity. Still today, the argument continues, whether or not the Original People of Australia (also know as “aboriginal”), were actually categorized as animals under the “Flora & Fauna Act” until the 1960’s.  All of the punishment, torture, dematerialization & colonialism upon indigenous cultures of the past & present signifies a deep misunderstanding of the profound wisdom the indigenous cultures have cultivated from many years of living in honor, respect & physical embodiment of a solid Earth connection.

Today we romanticize the native cultures who lived or are still trying to live in harmony with the Earth, because now modern culture is returning to our roots & collectively realizing the damage being done from being severely disconnected from the source which sustains life.
The question is not whether we go back to our primitive ways or not. The question is how do we develop a new way of connecting to the source, which provides us, our ancestors & the children to come life; & how can it inspire the work we do as we evolve rapidly with technology.  If we do not take the time to connect & build a relationship with nature, we will never know it, & as Chief Dan George says, “what you do not know you will fear & what one fears, one destroys.”

Will we go on with this legacy of being the only species on Earth that destroys its own habitat??  Or will we realize & respect our total dependence on nature & the ways in which the wilderness can transform our health, happiness, & overall wellbeing of this life we have chosen on this Good Earth??
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Personally, I am choosing the second option & here are a few
“Tools for Remembering” we can all use to truly embrace this opportunity to be a harmonious, inspired Earthling:
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TOP 4 EARTHLING AGREEMENTS:

 

1. Build a relationship with the Earth
Spend time with Mother Nature, submerge yourself into her rhythms & flows, mimic & study the behaviors the living organisms of nature (flora & fauna), walk barefoot upon her soils to return to your raw wild origins, value sacred communication with nature in your own unique way, plan frequent times to disappear & dissolve into the mysteries of the Earth’s consciousness.

2. Witness the brilliance of Nature
View the tangible Earth body as a portal to Source, which is encoded with an indescribable amount of data, codes & information which leads us closer to answers & knowing. There is nothing you have to do with this information (unless your true heart desire is super inspired to do so), all you really have to do is let your jaw drop & be in awe by its Great Mystery.

3. Speak for the Earth
Mother Earth herself has a beautiful voice, but it seems, only a certain percentage of humans can pick up on it. So when you hear her delicate song  & messages through her trees, animals, waters, weather, etc. give her a hand & find the eloquent words of the human language & share them in a beautiful way so more can rejoice in her majesty.

4.  Honor the Earth
Find unique ways to give thanks, to appreciate the vast variety of abundance that we receive on a daily basis & give back to her through praise, song, dance, ritual, ceremony, etc. Let this not be an obligation, but a creative form of expression for her endless wisdom & support in turning our dreams into a physical reality. This honoring can be done silently or collectively.

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”


~Khalil Gibran
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