Although I might have titled this, Evolving Human Consciousness, I decided to go for the vaster concept. My sense is that in order for human consciousness to evolve, the most productive way for this to happen is for us, for people, to develop a greater sense of planetary consciousness. In short, we are part of the planet, and part of its evolution. So I’ve been engaging in what I consider telepathic conversations with the planet. In fact, this has been going on for years, and I now feel as though I am friends with Terra Gaia, the name I have given, in my own thoughts, to the spirit of the Earth. In many dreams over the years, I have moved in spirit far out in space, and looked at our planet from a distance. So even if Terra Gaia is so much greater than I am, I still have a sense of friendship with her.
What do we talk about? Is anyone curious? For the most part, these conversations happen when I am out in nature somewhere, admiring the beauty, and most of what I think/say is thank you, and how much I appreciate all I sense. Honoring the spirit of the mountains, the clouds, the desert, the beach… it’s a beginning. Confession time. I’ve been a tree worshipper for many years. There’s something about trees that is so sacred to me. It’s almost as though the trees are a way of communicating with the earth. And they’re pretty much everywhere, even in the Sonora desert where I’m presently living.
So I have this sense of Terra Gaia as a friend, a mother, a part of me as much as any lover could possibly be. She breathes through me, she breathes through the trees. And when I am in distress, I turn to her. I call on her as the Goddess who gives meaning to everything I experience.
My capacity for love has expanded greatly through opening my heart to Terra Gaia. It leads me out of despair, and the blessings that I experience from this wonderful friendship are too many to list. I consider the evolution of planetary consciousness demands a spiritual journey for each of us far greater than most of us have attempted so far. However, it’salways possible, and it gives me reverence for each and every person who may take this journey in their lifetime, and add their experience, their evolved beingness, to this unified field of energy that connects us with each other, with all living beings, and with our planet.
This perspective, I believe, gives meaning to every life. If we are embarked on an evolutionary path of consciousness, whatever happens contributes to this. If we can shift our consciousness to encompass this greater sense of ourselves as part of the planet, it will change our reality more drastically than any political or social movement. We are part of the planet’s evolution, of the evolution of consciousness itself. The seeds of greatness lie dormant in each of us.