Go To Your Room
Do you remember being a kid? May be you experienced being sent to your room to think about what you had done wrong?
These "Stay at Home" orders that are in one way or another all over the globe remind me of that. It's as if the earth has sent us to our rooms. An it seems that the earth is benefitting from our 'lock down' in that she is able to clean up the air pollution and other damage e have done. (I have heard friends comment on the fact that they are seeing more bees.) It does not take long for the earth to change things when we are out of the way.
Where will we be going when all this is over? Are we going back to 'normal'? Will we continue taking from the earth as we have or did we actual contemplate different ways of being with her? Will we acknowledge the gifts she is gifting us, will we receive them, appreciate them? Will we gift to the earth, contribute to her?
Are we getting that, if we do not want to kill the earth and make us an extinct species, that we have to become conscious? What does it mean to be conscious? Let's look at a definition of consciousness that is more than just being awake. Consciousness includes everything and judges nothing. Therefore being conscious means we have to stop judging - ourselves, others, and what is going on in the world. Being conscious also means asking questions, becoming aware of what our choices create as a future, meaning what will be the impact of them down the road on everybody and everything. Those of us who get it have to step up big time. I say this knowing that there are those who are too stupid to get it or who are choosing to stay unconscious.
From my perspective, the earth who is conscious is giving us a kick in the butt and saying: WAKE UP! Will we, or at least a big part of humankind? I see this time as such a possibility to make new choices, to change our trajectory.
What about making new choices already now? Connect with the earth - you can do this no matter if you can go outside or not - just desire to connect with the earth. Perceive her energy and give thanks for what you see; be it stars, sunshine, rain, snow falling, flowers blooming, etc.. Appreciate it and give gratitude. Would you make this a daily habit? I have squirrels where I live and often they play 'chase' in the tree. It makes me laugh and I am so grateful to be able to watch them with all their antics, admire their agility and skills.
Being grateful for the earth's beauty is not a big production. It simple things like the colors of a sunrise or sunset, the smell of a flower, the song of a bird. The earth is receiving your gratitude and gifting you in return.