What do you feel from the Earth? When you turn your attention not to an individual aspect of nature, but to the great matrix of the planet, what do you notice?

Tuning into the Earth is an exercise I did many times as a student and have since repeated many times with my own students (because we all want to know: what is Mother Earth saying?).

My noticings are often quite different from those around me.

Mother Earth is so sad, someone will say.

She’s grieving the loss of the rainforests, another will chime in.

And for sure someone will be weeping inconsolably, “feeling her pain.”

What if I told you that’s not at all what I get when I tune into this gorgeous planet?

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