Mystic Teachings of the Living Earth
Of all the spiritual teachings that have passed through the lips of humans, and of all the examples set by enlightened ones who have walked here, none can offer quite as much wisdom to us as our majestic planet itself. The living earth knows how to retain balance while embracing divine timing without argument. A flower never questions the value of its purpose, nor does a mountain ever wish to travel the globe in order to “find itself”. By observing the simplicity of the earth’s many faces, we can learn much about coming into harmony with our presence and thriving with respect to the natural and spiritual principles that govern all life.
There is little debate that our modern world is a bit out of tune with the natural earth we were born into. Reaching to regain that elusive balance, many of us are growing hungry to connect with the planet again in a personal way. How better to do that than to acknowledge and appreciate the flora that surrounds us daily? When our minds are suffering due to thoughts or events running out of control, good medicine can be found by taking a quiet walk in a natural place so we can witness the stability of our soul reflected in the profound order there.
In addition to providing a rich environment in which to relieve mental chatter, nature also invites us to exchange energy with it as a healing practice. Just as plants filter our carbon dioxide, they also know how to utilize troubling emotions can be toxic to us. And just as we breathe the oxygen they produce, we are revitalized by their steady vibration of peace. This symbiotic system is a brilliant example of how spirit works in physical reality through an energetic language, encouraging balance throughout all forms of life. When we manage our energy in such organic ways, we can connect with each other more peacefully as well, helping us to thrive in alignment with our precious planet.
Practice the exchange: Take 5 minutes to 1 hour and sit near the roots of a tree. Feel all negative or anxious energy leave you as it is pulled down into the earth. Notice as a sense of tranquility fills you up. Relish the present moment using all 5 senses. Breathe deeply. Let go of thoughts. Listen for messages. When the exchange is complete may you feel renewed, knowing you have the serenity to move forward on your path with ease.