This week in our Earth Listening Group we will be looking at the concept of BELONGING to the Earth. Charles Eisenstein speaks of the main reason that we blame others, criticise them and “other “ them is because we don’t have a deep and innate sense of belonging. So we set out to divide the world into them and us, in order to find the camaraderie and identification with the us who are opposing the them!
Having identified the enemy we can then relax and feel we belong in this group, and this applies to politics, religion, race, ideology, intellectual bias and beliefs systems. However when we really start to identify with our Sacred Earth, and our Sacred Role at this time of great upheaval we loose the need to be in opposition to anyone and anything. We can simply relax, knowing we do belong in our own bodies, in our own family and neighbourhood, and on the Earth, then start listening to what Mother Earth is calling us to be and do right now.
There is a glow, an irrepressible joy that spontaneously arises within us when we really listen to the Earth, or any of Her myriad forms of life. When we are able to still our mind and start to breathe with Nature….. breathing in the oxygen the trees have just exhaled and becoming aware of them breathing in the carbon dioxide we have just exhaled….. then start to deeply relax…. we begin to realise we really are an intrinsic part of the whole…we actually belong here… we are part of the Earth.
From this life changing deep connection we then become able to listen and hear what is the next step we need to take, in our unique capacity as the individual we are right now, to become “the change we want to see in the world”.
You are very welcome to join us in this enriching exploration of our connection to the Earth.
We'll send you the Zoom link the day of the event.
This circle will run weekly on Fridays at 5:30pm UTC.
Led by Emma Mary Gathergood, Earth-Warrior Butterfly