The Healing Earth
She is our mother- providing for us what we need when we need it.
Fresh water to nourish our cells.
Food and medicines to take care of our bodies.
Clean air to provide oxygen for our blood.
The bio-electric resonance (see Schumann Resonance) of this great planet brings our nervous systems into balance and helps keep us mentally sane.
Even the various life-kingdoms of this planet provide for humans.
Plants and trees emit phytoncides- essential oils in the air- which boost our immune systems to support our bodies from microbial and viral invaders. Many species of fungi are known around the world as potent medicines and have been used to treat cancer. Mammals, birds, fish and water creatures give their lives to be used a dense protein, sustaining our bodies and providing building blocks for our muscles and brain. Plants provide food and medicine as well through fruits, leaves, roots, flowers. Bees alchemize the pollen and nectar of flowers to create energy-dense and medicinal honey- one of the most sacred and valuable creations of our fellow lifeforms.
And all this is only the tip of the ice berg.
Dirt is being used in therapy to treat crohn's disease and is sold in capsules ('soil based organisms') to support gut health.
Clay is used widely in skin-care regimes- the most well-know being the bentonite clay mask, which when made into a paste and allowed to dry on the skin, sucks out the toxins and build up of pores. Clay is also taken internally for this same purpose- as a transport of toxins and unhealthy particulates out the body.
Charcoal, the burned remains of wood, is also used for this very same reason. Feeling nauseous or have eaten something toxic? Drink a glass of water with charcoal in it- you will feel better, I guarantee it.
Bacterial colonies are regularly employed in the fermentation process of some of our most well-loved foods and beverages- sauerkraut, kimchi, beer, wine, mead, liquor, kombucha, and kavass. Without these helpful microbes (also citizens of this beautiful planet), these delicious delectables would not be possible.
There are sacred plant medicines as well- those who have been used for millennia by humans across the world for their deep healing, visionary and stimulating properties:
Psilocybin mushrooms, the ayahuasca vine and leaf, iboga root, and peyote and san pedro cactus.
Fruit from the cacao tree is fermented and alchemized into one our most beloved treats- chocolate.
Fruit from the coffee tree is dried and used as one of the world most popular stimulant.
Leaves from the yerba mate plant are dried and used for the same purpose.
And lets not forget about tobacco, one of the most sacred and widely used plants of modern times.
Indigenous peoples around the world and across time honored and revered Earth for this reason- because of nature’s selfless giving of all that we need.
There are no qualifiers or needs on her end- only that the sacred web of life be honored, and that we only take what we need so as to leave some for other who may need it as well.
This is the sacred balance of life. Taking too much or hoarding is disrespectful to our Mother- wasting what we have taken is even more so.
What confuses me the most about the current state of our planet’s biosphere- the very thing that provides all of the above- is that the humans who support the destruction of nature are essentially living in a death wish: Perhaps not for themselves, but for their children and their grandchildren. It is a slow execution of their genetic lineage and that of all of humanity. It is the slow decline of the potential of human life. This is what confuses me the most.
Why would we, as a species, lead ourselves on a path of eventual global suicide?
Our Mother loves us so and is calling out to humanity to remember this love- to remember her selfless giving, and to recognize our disrespect. Once this awareness comes to fruition, change can be made. Yet until then, the path to self-destruction is the one we walk.
Earth will be fine. The planet has experienced other global extinctions of all life (5 to be precise) and as always, produces more life to sustain and nourish.
However, humans may not be fine. Will humans become a distant memory like the dinosaurs and the wooly mammoths?
None of us can divine the future. Yet until then, let us revel in the remaining beauty and provisions of the Earth and protect with our will and heart all that remains.
Let us cultivate and revere the healing capabilities of our grand planet and no longer add to the destruction we have already created.
This is my vision for a New Earth: One in which the sanctity and beauty of nature and all life-kingdoms live in balance in the sacred web of life, and humans stepping up to be the conscious leaders of this balancing. So I ask you, fellow ally on this path of remembering our place in this web, how will you lead others on this path?...those who are still blind to what is happening right in front of their noses?
This is the question of our time, and I implore you to think and feel and to notice what emerges when you read the question, for we really are the ones we have been waiting for.
Let it be so. And so it is.