Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Inside out...

If humankind has a collective desire to nurture a lost relationship with Mother Earth and subsequently to assist in healing the wounds that we ourselves have inflicted, then initially we should perhaps take some time for introspection and self regeneration. For it is when we as individuals are healed of our inward imbalances, that our outward relationship to all existences will be more powerful. By this I do not mean power as 'dominance', but as 'potential'. The potential to undo the damage that has been caused by humankind's dominance and indulgence at the cost to Gaia and all that exists on, in and above Her..!

Recognizing our inner self is not to be considered akin to self gratification. In a world where one is encouraged to aspire to fame, fortune and personal achievement, it often appears far more important to make an impression on society, stamping one's footprint, carbon or otherwise, whilst remaining oblivious to an awareness of self. Outward action without inward reflection has created a greed fueled, materialistic monster destroying animal, plant, mineral, tribe and habitat... rapidly consuming and depleting Mother Earth's resources, whilst reciprocating with a token commitment to replenishment.

Thomas Gray in his poem, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742) suggested that;

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

As a forty odd year old guy with a twenty year history of misdiagnosed mental health issues, I for one have many good reasons to embark on a voyage of self discovery and healing, firstly for my own wellbeing. However in the broader context, as one who's spirituality is Earth centred, with the realization that by creating an inner equilibrium, I shall be better equipped for any outward contribution to positive change and healing for the Mother Earth, whilst there is still the time...!

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