The 22nd of April was Earth day, and I spent a beautiful day in the sun with friends running energy processes, connecting and contributing to the Earth, and equally receiving from it. The day began cloudy and dull. But, having spent some time in question of what would contribute most to the day, the clouds disappeared, the sun shone, and birds, hedgehogs, and squirrels joined us in the garden to celebrate! The day, for me, created so much awareness of new possibilities that I wanted to share my experience of this greater communion with our amazing, conscious, contributory Earth.
This year, I have experienced an abundance of synchronistic reminders and opportunities to connect with the Earth, to acknowledge it, and receive its energy.
Questions have been manifesting in my mind as to:
-how and what can I contribute?
-what can I (and we) be or do to enable a greater communion with the Earth?
-how to allow it to contribute to us and our consciousness.?
My awareness of the Earth began at an early age. As a child, I remember sitting for whole lunch breaks under a huge old Oak tree in the grounds of my primary school, resting against its trunk, happy and peaceful in the presence of it and ignoring calls from my peers to play rounders or kiss-chase (though at that age I took any opportunity to avoid kiss-chase!). I had no awareness at that age of why I was so happy in that place, but looking back now, the peace I found there could have been because all of my control dramas, worries and stresses of that time in my life disappeared in the shade of that tree.
Even at that age, was I aware of the contribution of the Earth? Did I know the power and potency of its presence in my life? Considering the teachings of the First Insight, “nothing happens by accident, everybody who crosses our path has a message for us,” this applies to our amazing, contributory, conscious Earth too … and it was giving the young me a strong message through that huge old Oak tree, which I would not acknowledge the importance of for many years.
Maintaining the flow
The Fifth Insight explains that existing in a constant state of energy will bring on the coincidences we are searching for: assisting us to connect to the energy, maintain the flow, and collectively move forward towards a world-wide spiritual consciousness.
We have all experienced the energetic highs, that ‘ah ha’ moment of enlightenment when something suddenly just ‘clicks’. The message we receive tells us everything is connected, and in that moment, your whole being lights up with a sense of movement towards a greater destiny. Yet, we all also know how quickly this connection can disappear, gone in a second of self-doubt or in the shade of another’s control drama. This was constantly happening to me earlier in the year and I was getting lost in frustration and self-judgement of why I couldn’t maintain the connection. Sound familiar to anyone?!
What more can we be to the Earth and it to us?
Let me ask a question before I go into a little story about how this changed for me and perhaps how it could change for you. Have you ever been somewhere and your whole body lit up, for no explainable reason other than an intense joy you felt right there and then? Maybe you swam in a river which brought all your senses and cells to life or you walked in a forest and suddenly felt more alive. How often do we stop and consciously acknowledge this? Or do we just hurry on and chalk it up to a moment of beauty, a welcome release from life’s stresses and problems, before we return to them and carry on as before? What if we stopped and truly let the beauty of that moment infiltrate through every pore of our bodies, let that energy into our life and being and let it expand? What more would be possible then?