Sometimes the insight you have been seeking the longest is right in front of your nose! Or under your feet.
The question I have been trying to answer for myself over 40 years suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks today.
Q: Why do I care so little about money as a goal or measure and in fact actively resist or am repulsed by attempts to attract money? (Often to my own detriment, I might add).
A: Because every model of money I have been aware of since very young has been linked to degradation and/or decimation of Earth, Nature, Mother in my subconscious mind.
I feel tremendous relief at this insight, because I know I can shift my perspective on money, begin to seek only work that honors the Earth, and/or simply embrace this intuition as part of my core being in this life. In reality, not a single one of us in industrial modern life, even those living “off grid” are completely free of ties to money that represents damage in a systemic process that has become larger than we can see. Street Theater, anyone?
The other day, a friend posted this image of a famous quote by biologist Jonas Salk.
Many who pray and work for global environmental protection do believe the world would be better off without humans, and there is a lot of evidence to support this argument.
But the Salk quote begs the question, ‘Then why are we here?” Why indeed.
The awareness I feel in my marrow as demonstrated in my last post even as young as age 12, is because we are intended to love all of Earth’s creations.
Huge grief arises as we watch what is happening to Earth in humanity’s name, but I do believe it is never too late to include ourselves in Earth’s natural feedback loop of Love for us. We simply need to spend time in conscious connection to nature, no matter how that is expressed in our lives.
Even if Earth is dying, as some suggest (Planetary Hospice – Rebirthing The Planet), it feels far more meaningful to love and hold a dying hand than to pretend the hand has nothing to teach us.
When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection—love is born. We want to be connected. That is the meaning of love, to be at one… You would do anything for the benefit of the Earth, and the Earth will do anything for your well-being.
– Thich Nhat Hanh