We’re a microcosm of Earth.
We’re built of the 5 elements; are mostly water, are governed by the dynamics of yin and yang. We’re fed energy by the sun and our cycles are led by the moon. We have energy channels and chakras.
We use wood and fire and oil and coal for daily comforts. Every breath is given to us by the trees. We’re flushed with motivation in Spring and slow down and curl up in winter. When everything gets a little too sparky, we can neutralise our charge by treading barefoot on the grass. It’s proven that enough time without seeing the sky and the trees can illicit clinical depression.
Every atom in our body came directly from the Earth and quantum entanglement dictates that every atom, once connected, will always be connected.
No matter how far a pair of entangled particles are moved from one another, they remain aligned and responsive to one another without delay. You can move a pair of atoms to separate continents, tickle one, and the other will immediately giggle.
We’re not just born of the Earth and then liberated from our attachment to our source.
Once we’re birthed into sterile incubation, under strip lighting, and swathed in polyester; once we start watching screens instead of the sky we might start to forget our attachment, but we’re connected with our Mother through the ultimate umbilical cord of universal energy and of matter.
Our bodies aren’t only intrinsically interconnected with hers; they are her.
So what happens when we act as though they aren’t? When we take from Earth as though we’re not stealing from our own? When we deplete, grab, tamper with, alter, bomb, burn, destroy without thought of replenishing, thanking, returning, gratitude?
She reminds us. As the mirror she is, she sets alight in the hope we’ll see reflected in her pain, our own need to water down, return to calm, through our over abundance into the flames and begin again from the feminine ground, up.
When Earth burns, we burn, and by the same token, when our emotional fire ignites after centuries of fermenting in our untapped feminine darkness, Earth ignites, too.
As within, so without. It’s a physical manifestation of an internal imbalance.
In ignoring our need to return to the feminine qualities of sensitivity, emotional expression, sacred reciprocity, gratitude and compassion we’re not only wrecking our own home, we’re fundamentally destroying our Selves.
Eco System not Ego System
The unarguable answer to climate change is in the return to an eco-system from this current ego-system.
To cyclical economy. And who can we learn from as the most cyclical entity of all? The feminine.
Governed at her very core by Mother Nature and her cycles, the feminine is at the deep, earthy, nourishing root of our ability to save our planet. In fact, the feminine isn’t even governed by nature, she IS nature.
Like women, our Earth, too, is a victim of patriarchy and subject to the visceral effects of masculine dominance and feminine circumcision.
This is not a demand for matriarchy—it’s a recognition of the equal need for the feminine to use her silenced voice to thaw the ice age of women and for the return of the divine masculine.
This musing is on the need for the feminine to rise up and learn from the mistakes of the patriarchy, not repeat them with a womanly edge. Indeed, the cracks of separation between the sexes need to be healed as much as the separation between humanity and nature does. The crucial need to rework masculinity is a topic for another time.
But regardless of the role of the masculine, it’s time to allow the inherently feminine traits of love, compassion, nurture, and rest to ascend.
It’s time for men and women to stand aside and let the feminine do her thing in reminding us how to move back into our hearts and wombs and let rest the masculine work of the mind and the intellect.
If allowed to express her naturally wildest ways, without need for striving, campaigning or willpower, the feminine will tend to the burning, reveal natural truths, birth new life and earth, and incite the compassion that will heal our Mother directly from our collective, awakened heart field.
How Feminism Will Solve the Climate Crisis
But why is returning to the feminine so essential to resolving the climate crisis?
It’s not a coincidence that a fundamental key in our current awakening is led by plant medicines. Mother Earth is speaking to us through her own body, urging us, laying codes without our cells to awaken us to return to her.
During a plant medicine ceremony I took part in to celebrate the incoming of 2020, the facilitator said:
'Mother Earth could wipe us all out in a second. But she hasn’t yet, because she believes in us, her children, to transform.'
Climate activism is currently appealing to out rational minds—working on our guilt and fear to provoke action. This is a distinctly masculine approach to a problem that at its root was caused by an overabundance of masculine in the first place. It’s exacerbating.
We’re, literally, fighting fire with fire.
The solution, then, lies in a return to the soft approach, in feeling, in the heart. The feminine.
Beyond just the need to change the manner of our approach to climate change rhetoric, there’s a more organic need to return to yin:
Because Mother Earth feels our baleful imbalance. Our collective imbalance of masculine and feminine, our fermenting anger, our uncultivated creativity are felt by our Earth.
And how to we ignite this transformation she so desperately hopes we can show her? With returning to the feminine.
The climate emergency is our calling to unitie physical, tangible, existential crisis with heart and spirituality.
While we’re trapped in a masculine confine of our own making, we miss the beauty that Earth is birthing all around us. We forget to thank her for her bounty.
When we’re bypassing the emotion required of these key demonstrations of compassion, how can we ever hope to reverse the threat of climate change?
We can only birth the energy needed for positive change towards a realistically different future if we can awaken the emotional intelligence required for respect, compassion and love for our Mother, our own home, our own means of life.
Ultimate Interconnectedness: How Our Emotions (or Lack Thereof) Contribute to Climate Change
The belief in compassion and love as the balm for our burning Earth isn’t just the realm of ‘tree huggers’ ; science is beginning to support the theory that we are intrinsically linked with our Mother through our emotions.
In direct response to the theory that our human consciousness can, and does, directly impact the wellbeing of our planet, the Global Coherence Initiative conducts groundbreaking research on the interconnection between humanity and Earth’s magnetic fields and energetic systems.
The Overarching GCI hypotheses is conducting research that is identifying how:
Human and animal health, cognitive functions, emotions and behavior are affected by solar, geomagnetic and other earth-related magnetic fields.
The earth’s magnetic field is a carrier of biologically relevant information that connects all living systems.Every person affects the global information field.
Collective human consciousness affects the global information field. Therefore, large numbers of people creating heart-centered states of care, love and compassion will generate a more coherent field environment that can benefit others and help offset the current planetary discord and incoherence.
Related to all of the above hypotheses is that human emotions and consciousness interact with and encode information into the geomagnetic field.
‘We believe’ say GCI ‘[that] there is a feedback loop between human beings and the earth’s energetic/magnetic systems.'
The GCI’s findings are incredibly empowering and really, unsurprising. They have detected changes in the Earth’s electromagnetic fields relating to the emotional energy emitted by large number of people.
Recyling and quitting plastic straws are, of course, essential in helping reverse climate change, but there’s a more enduring and personal approach that every one of us can take that will not only soothe the Earth but will ultimately lead to heightened individual peace, too. It doesn’t have to be a fight to undo the damage, it can be a sacred reunion. We just need to remember our hearts.
Enough people dropping into their hearts can actually have an effect on the natural world. We are more interconnected than we realize at first. This technology and research is paving the way for a new understanding of the sacred connection between energetic fields in our Universe. The human aura is a real thing and has real effects.
Scientists know Earth’s resonant frequencies approximate those of the brain, heart and autonomic nervous system, and studies show surprising relationships between health and behavior and solar and geomagnetic activity. Findings support GCI’s hypothesis that Earth’s magnetic field carries important biological information linking living systems.
They even identified these changes on the day of the 9/11 terror attacks, based on the heightened collective human emotion in response to the events.
That our imbalance of toxic masculinity and unprocessed traumas, grief, and anger might be contributing to the heating of the Earth, the Australian bush fires and any number of other unnatural natural disasters, might not be such a wildly esoteric supposition after all.
I feel that when we can truly drop back into our hearts and relearn how to be guided to answers by our intuition, we’ll know via our connection to our Mother that this really is the truth.