Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spiritual healing for Humanity and Mother Earth

Spiritual healing means drawing out the health that is already divinely inherent within each person and situation. Healing is blocked when we focus on a seeming problem and try to banish it because whatever we focus upon tends to increase.

Fear is misuse of creative energy. Focusing upon our problems engages our egos and lowers our emotional energies putting us into a state of fear, thereby attracting the very thing we want to avoid.

Jesus Christ showed us through his example that we heal by recognising the Divine perfection within everyone and every situation. Today, we are being called upon to rise up to present day challenges and do the same. Not only in our personal day-to-day challenges but also on a global scale.

The other day while watching the wonderful documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore, former Vice President of the USA, I was struck by his sense of urgency and purpose in bringing the very real message of global warming to the world, country by country, person by person. He reaches out to touch the hearts and minds of his viewers, very clearly explaining the causes of global warming and the highly visible, detrimental effects that it is having on our planet today. Funny and engaging, he exposes all of the myriad myths and misconceptions that surround it. (To learn more, please visit

The documentary is a sad reflection of humanity's greed (of those in power) and ignorance (of the general public) which has led us to where we are today. The world's scientists are in agreement that we have little time left to act together to avert a major catastrophe that could send Planet Earth, our home, into a tail-spin of destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and heat waves.

We can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenge facing our global civilization and we must start to see each other as a global family to have any real chance of changing the course of history.

In contrast to the dire flooding and extreme weather patterns which would cause huge displacement of peoples all over the world (it is estimated that 100 million people could be affected), Gore clearly demonstrates that humanity has the power to dramatically change carbon dioxide levels to below what they were forty years ago, if only we can wake up and each do our individual bit.

It’s vital for us to take action such as recycling, reusing, and reducing energy expenditures but we must do so from a place of love instead of from fear. We can recycle because it’s a gift that we give to Mother Earth to honor her and it is also a gift that we give to ourselves. We can switch to eco-friendly cleaning supplies because it feels healthy to be free of chemical pollutants. Whatever we visualise is what we attract and experience, so we must see ourselves living in a clean, healthy planet with food and shelter for all.

Shifting consciousness is an important aspect of changing how we interact with our world, and with each other. True change comes when there is openness, love, and a lack of boundaries between us. We must always seek to see with the eyes of love and ask how we can be of greater service to each other.

When you look at the man, woman or child on the street, how do you perceive them? Do you acknowledge their inherent divinity, or do you only see the outer shell, their personality? Do you cast your beliefs, perceptions and judgements upon them, condemning them for not being as enlightened as you or do you smile inwardly and offer them compassion and non-judgement? Let us remember that a person is not their behaviours and that we all have the capacity to change and grow.

An uplifting thought to have which often helps me to stay centered in difficult situations is "that person is doing the best they can", and maybe they are!

Last but not least, let us all remember to love ourselves for we can only do the best we can each moment of each day. Being kind and loving to ourselves will allow us to naturally extend that behaviour to others and takes us into a higher flow, blessing us with insight and guidance.

Gaia, the sentient being that is Mother Earth, is willing to help us heal if only we are willing to listen. Let us open ourselves up to the wisdom that is within and all around us and be guided by our higher natures, not our lower ones.

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