From last month’s out of this world considerations to this month’s closer to home reflections on our planet, our home, in Crisis.
The Meridian System (Chinese medicine) is an ancient concept about the vast network of invisible energy pathways connecting to each other and to every atom, cell, tendon, bone, organ – everything in your body!
Ancient civilizations and modern esoteric traditions believe that the body of our physical blue planet materialized from a universal energy matrix and has a subtle structure, like the human luminescent energy field (LEF). And, like the Human Being our Planet Earth has an “energetic anatomy”.
Our earth is also said to have energetic pathways or ley lines, akin to meridians. It is described as a matrix of connective pathways resembling the human circulatory, nervous, or acupuncture meridian systems. Like the spiral form of DNA, the female Rainbow Serpent (Ida) and the masculine Plumed Serpent (Pingala) crisscross across the globe. These intersecting lines of energy peak in 7 major “Chakra Sites” located on each continent creating strong energy vortexes in the earth.
Ancient civilizations revered our planet as a sacred entity: they believed her to be their “Great Mother” and often built their megalithic sacred monuments in areas they considered “Energy Vortexes”, “Earth Chakras”, or “Ley Lines”. Sacred places like Mt Shasta, Lake Titcaca, Uluru and Mt Kailas, as well as structures like Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt and Mayan, Aztec, and Incan monuments along with many other pilgrimage sites are now considered powerful energetic spots.
The ancients also believed stars in the sky align with the chakra points in the earth making energy threads which connect our planet with the rest of the stars and planets in our solar system. We are the microcosm & earth is the macrocosm; our cells the microcosm to our body; the earth a microcosm to the universe; to infinity and beyond!
When we surrender the need to figure it all out, and cultivate the ability to let it all in, then our earth walk becomes a sacred dance of healing service on the planet. More than the world needs saving, it needs loving.
~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada
When I started researching this, I realized that I had been drawn to so many of these sacred sites. It started before having kids when I had a dream that said to go to Mt Shasta (root). I didn’t even know where that was so my Dad and I looked it up. Dan, always open to my unconventional ways, said, “Let’s go as long as we can check out San Francisco first.” Deal! Our trip to Sedona (a ley line) was also planned the same way. And more recently, we found our way to Peru (Sacral) and I was drawn back there two more times to work with the indigenous elders.
There are many places still on our bucket list like Stonehenge, England (heart) and Australia (with Uluru the Solar Plexus Chakra). I would like to go to Tibet and visit Mt Kailas (crown chakra). Neither of us are drawn to the Middle East (throat) but I would consider going to the Great Pyramids if we were going with people we knew. We want to explore Goddess Gaia, our Mother, our home, while we are here.
Beautiful Gaia, mother of might, mother of all things,
Mother of gods & giants, mother of creation & of destruction.
From formless Chaos you arose, deep-hearted one;
In the time before time you took your ease, O Gaia.
You brought forth the shining sky to be your love,
To father your wondrous children.
Gaia, mother Titans, mother of those called monster,
All are yours, all are loved, all are precious to you.
I praise you, goddess, for all you are, for all you have given,
for the love you bear for all who call you mother.
While many people binge watch “Reality” shows, Dan and I watch a lot of nature documentaries. While we love all the survival skills learned from “Naked & Afraid”, we are also passionate about preserving our planet. We feel especially responsible since being initiated as Earth Keepers by our beloved shaman don Sebastian. Prevention magazine says: “Some nature documentaries are serious, detailing the devastating effects of ocean pollution or animal cruelty, while others will teach you about earth's most bizarre and intelligent creatures.”
Here are some nature documentaries on Netflix you can explore from the comfort of home. Not to be missed:
Kiss the Ground – eye opener about regenerative agriculture & farming practices
Fantastic Fungi – one of nature’s mysteries will feed & heal you
Seaspiracy – it will challenge the way you think about ocean politics
Cowspiracy – corruption in the meat & dairy industry is decimating earth’s natural resources
Our Planet with David Attenborough – how climate change impacts all life
One Strange Rock with Will Smith – follow 8 astronauts who share their unique perspectives on this fragile Earth
Down to Earth with Zac Efron – journey around the world & explore healthy, sustainable ways to live.
On an episode of Expedition Unknown, Josh Gates travels to the lost Mayan city of El Mirador where they discover what were thought to be hunter-gathers, were instead builders of the first megacity in the Americas.
"The discoveries made at El Mirador have completely reshaped our understanding of Maya history. They were the engines of an amazingly advanced civilisation and consumed so much that they collapsed into oblivion.”
You don’t need to be a scientist to know what’s causing this.
Wildlife is dying out due to habitat destruction, overhunting, commercial fishing, toxic pollution, invasion by non-domestic species and climate change. But the ultimate cause of all of these factors is “human overpopulation and continued population growth, and overconsumption, especially by the rich”, say the scientists.
How do we control overpopulation & overconsumption? And when? Unsustainable practices such as mining, fracking, diverting water, and corporations hiding the truth about how they are damaging the earth.
According to the Natural History Museum, “Human activity is killing nature at an unprecedented rate. We are now experiencing the consequences in the form of a possible 6th mass extinction.” 56% of 16–25-year-olds worldwide believe humanity is doomed.
Climate change is impacting ALL living creatures. Are we the 6th Mass Extinction Event?
A ‘mass extinction’ or ‘extinction event’ can be defined as a rapid and widespread loss in biodiversity (Gingerich, 2020). With the IUCN predicting that 99.9% of critically endangered species and 67% of endangered species may be lost within the next 100 years (IUCN, 2019), there are strong indicators for the presence of a 6th mass extinction event.
In her YouTube video, Anne Tucker shared a compelling astrological story. This coming Feb 2022, Neptune (underworld, illusion, endings) & Pluto (the destroyer) will be returning to the same astrological placement of the USA’s birth in 1776. The last time we had these planets in this position was 1857-1859 when we had a civil war (split of ideals) as well as the Panic of 1857, the first worldwide economic crisis. This same energy is repeating 2/22. She talks about a potential Earth rift. WHAT IF this is what Edgar Cayce prophesized?
The “Sleeping Prophet” Edgar Cayce did 14,306 readings. According to The Essential Edgar Cayce, “Collectively, their insights about the human condition and ideas about how to live on this earth could be a blueprint for society in the future.”
According to the Cayce’s Earth change readings, there were 3 kinds of changes that are expected in the future. These include (1) weather pattern changes around the globe, (2) a major pole shift, and (3) an increase in volcanic and earthquake activity.
It is a scientific fact that the Earth's magnetic poles constantly move, but over the past decades, the rate of movement has vastly increased. According to NASA, the rate of movement has gone from 10 km a year to a startling 40 km per year.
Check out how the geography of continents, countries, and states will be reconfigured according to Edgar Cayce’s Map of the World. Forbes did a great article regarding the landmass changes after the pole shift. It's a MUST READ. I wonder how that will change the location of Earth’s chakras.
How did we get here?
I read a fantastic article by Anne Baring, one of the great pioneers on the Divine Feminine of our time. She talks about the radical change in thinking that’s happened over the last 4,000 years.
25,000 years ago, the Moon was worshipped. The endless cycles of the moon represented the Wheel of Samsara – birth, life, death, and rebirth. During the 3,000 year “Lunar Era”, there was no evidence of war and weapons where the Great Mother or the Goddess was revered.
Our planet went on lockdown for several months beginning March 19, 2020 and in the small amount of the time, the earth healed. They said we would never be able to do it. Yet…
What changed was the infiltration of warrior tribes who worshipped sky gods. Their patriarchal customs & beliefs spread during this “Solar Era” bringing a social pattern of hierarchy. War, slaughter, rape, and slavery were the main theme. We continue to see this 4,000-year trend in the Taliban and how they treat women. Women banished, their voices silenced, and they are relegated to be the carriers of male seed. The sun replaced the moon and the rhythms of nature, and the cosmos forgotten.
Think about the things we would need to STOP in order to really make a long-term impact:
Stop oil production
Stop raising animals for human consumption (Link to my ethical eating blog)
These are just a few…
The York and Leeds researchers suggest that, based on predicted increases in temperatures over this century, Earth could see another mass extinction event as soon as a few generations from now. Without major action to reduce emissions, global temperature is on track to rise by 4.5 °F to 8 °F by 2100, according to the latest estimates. Scientists warn that we have a short window of time to decrease the CO2 footprint and help the planet.
Compost (self or town)
CSAs and Farmer’s Market
Decrease water & electric usage such as unplugging unused electrical appliances
Shift to a plant-based diet
Join the Audubon society
Meditate on Peace
Avoid environmentally harmful companies. Since 1965, 20 companies have contributed to 35% of all energy related CO2 & methane worldwide.
Avoid companies that are corrupt and conceal their harmful practices.
Support companies that have earth sustaining business and are setting great environment examples.
Put your $ where your mouth is and purchase eco-friendly brands.
Decrease meat, fish & dairy consumption. Nature contains herbivores omnivores, & carnivores. That is not the issue. Read my musings on Ethical Eating (scroll halfway down).
We are at a crossroads. The climate crisis is the end-result of thinking that we can dominate and control nature for our own needs.
We have lost our Goddess connection which is our relationship with the nature. The idea that we embrace all of life and connect with our planet through love, care, and service rather than domination and control. Where we don’t exploit her resources or the web of life for the benefit of our species. A new era, the Stellar Era, where we recover our connection to both nature and the cosmos, where men and women can come together to serve the life of the planet.
"The only way we can change our lives is to change our energy - to change the electromagnetic field we are constantly broadcasting. In other words, to change our state of being, we have to change how we think and how we feel." ~ Dr Joe Dispenza Becoming Supernatural
Beautiful prayer to Quan Yin
Quan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin, Kuanyin,Guanyin) is the Goddess of mercy and compassion. In Sanskrit, her name is Padma-pâni, or “Born of the Lotus” and she is referred to as Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in many texts. Avalokitasvara means "regarder of sounds or cries" or “she who hears the weeping of the world” as she is said to be born from the suffering of beings in the world.
The Goddess Quan Yin, Earth Woman, is a near-perfect correlation to the Catholic Mary; both are the embodiment of pure compassion. As she watches over the earth, she waits for your prayer. Let her wipe away your tears and bestow you with compassion. In order to receive Quan Yin blessings and help, you simply need to ask. In doing so, you heal yourself and your loved ones as well as bring healing & peace to the world.