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Get Personal with the Earth

Get Personal with the Earth
You’ve heard the stats. You’ve seen the debates. Global warming . . . climate change . . . inevitable destruction awaits us if we don’t do something now some people say. Others think such issues are just a figment of an overzealous liberal agenda.

What do I have to say about that?

Everything is energy.

This simple truth can have a profound effect on our worldview. For instance, if you know this fact, you know that the planet we inhabit is also made of energy. Since energy is something we have the ability to sense, we can perceive and consciously interact with the energy of the Earth.

I have done this for many years in meditation. What my experiences have shown me is that the underlying energy of the Earth is the same underlying energy I call my true self, or my soul, and is the same underlying energy that makes up all that exists. More than that, however, communicating with the Earth’s energy has allowed me to form a personal connection with it. My soul has communed with the Earth’s soul, and I could feel the Earth’s great love for all the life forms that inhabit it, like a mother’s love for her children. I could also feel the sadness and grief of the Earth, our mother, feels as she watches her children destroy themselves, and her, with our short-sightedness, fear, and greed.

To know what’s really going on, all you have to do is feel the energy of what you are examining. Feeling energy lets you look beyond what you can perceive with your five senses alone to the underlying truth. From feeling the energy of the Earth, I believe our way of life is currently unsustainable, and that we are on a path to destruction.

Changing our current course requires us to take many important actions, collectively and individually. Many experts and innovative leaders already have good ideas about what we can do to change our systems and lifestyles. I believe, however, that it is just as crucial for each of us to feel the Earth’s energy for ourselves.

When we do, we can have such a profound experience of oneness with the Earth and the life on it that we cannot deny or ignore our interconnectedness, our dependence on each of us living for the benefit of all. Only through personal experience with the energy of the Earth will our intellectual understanding of the Earth’s ecosystems and humanity’s effect on them gain power and be transformed into steady action.

I invite you to make that connection today.
Written by Ilchi Lee
A visionary, educator, author, and founder of ChangeYourEnergy.com, Ilchi Lee has spent nearly three decades helping people create better lives for themselves. Lee has created Body & Brain Yoga, Brain Education, and hundreds of other wellness programs and methods. A model for the self-improvement he teaches, Ilchi Lee is continually changing and continually creative. Keep up with Ilchi Lee on his blog at http://www.ilchi.com.
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As I started to cultivate vegetables in the yard, I go and look every day how they change. I admire the flowers coming out and the plants growing. Just water the plants and the energy of the earth and the sun make them grow. I am so grateful for this loving energy.
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Yesterday I was challenged with new tasks. I see myself choosing to make them more difficult than they need to be. I feel Mother Earth's energy and some of my "anxiety" comes from connection with hers and others' pain. I will grow ability to handle pain and anxiety as I grow ability to connect . Release emotion and come from zero. Today I will make joyful action to accomplish the task. Return again to oneness.
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