An excerpt from my book Our Home, The Earth:
We are part of the Earth, and the Earth is part of us,
as we breathe its air, drink its water, eat its food, and live on its land.
The Earth takes care of us, and so we should take care of it.
When we take care of the Earth,
we take care of each other,
and we take care of ourselves.
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Our Relationship with our body is an extension of our relationship with the Earth
What we often times don’t realize is that much of our own healing has to do with the Earth. The Earth is our body, we are made up of the Earth and we must heal our body for our world to wholly be in balance. For example, if we healed the Earth by doing various things such as cleaning up pollution and increasing the quality of the food we produce and consume wouldn’t our body naturally come back into balance? And wouldn’t this also increase the healthfulness of the Earth itself?
We are each a “life cell” of Great Mother Earth. You are but one that make up the many and indeed a part of the larger being called Earth, just like a cell in your own body is part of you. We are each responsible for our own body, how we view it, how we treat it, how we interact with it, and how we support it. This is true for our relationship with the Earth as well. So are you one that adds to the dis-ease of the Earth or one who heals it? Are you one who adds to the dis-ease of your own body or one who heals it? Keep in mind there might not be any easy yes or no answer here, these are complex and fluctuating relationships. However, it is important to consider your position because there is a direct and cumulative effect here and it is multiplied by 7 million (as in the number of people who inhabit the Earth).
Ask yourself these questions and explore your own harmonies and dysfunctions of being part of the Earth body. For me it is a constant challenge but also a process for growth. I like to think that if I look at it straight-on there allows an openness for awareness to creep in and for healing to occur and that is why I am posing these questions here. (No need to actually write an answer just a quick check-in as you read the questions will offer insight).
1)How do you view your body?
2)How do you view the Earth?
3)Do you place more value on your body or the Earth?
4)Do you feel it is right to value one over the other?
5)How do you treat your body?
6)How do you treat the Earth?
7)How do you support your body?
8)How do you support your Earth?
Are you seeing how the relationship with your body and the Earth are synonymously overlapping?
Pick something to improve on whether it is Earth or body related and feel good about yourself – you are a beautiful Earth Being! And remember, “When we take care of the Earth, we take care of each other, and we take care of ourselves.”
Now let’s close with expressing gratitude by placing a hand on your chest and letting your eye wander to a nearby window and saying: “I love you Earth and I love you body.”
Feel the subtleness of the two being so gently intertwined.