my family my house my land my country
my friends my school my view my space
my partner my guru my journey.
my therapist my doctor my hairdresser,
my job my money my business my rights.
we are adept at self identification.
my journal my blog my muse
my pain my wounds my diet my health
my church my religion my facebook
and at some stage there will be my death.
me my mine
the possessive pronoun signifying ownership
possessive meaning an unwillingness to share.
there is your god and there is my god
your religion my religion
your politics my politics
your beliefs my beliefs
your faith my faith,
between the yours and the mine can be a division so profound that conflict war and suffering have been the result.
it is not that the use of my is wrong in and of itself though we could learn to use it less,
rather we can inquire why we feel an almost obsessive need to identify everything as belonging to me, my, mine.
am I so insecure so worthless that I need the assurance of all the ‘mine mine ‘ to validate my very existence.
earth mother gaia planet whatever you call her is sharing all of her ALL with us.
what we can do is learn to inhabit earthmind.
without denying our humanness we can cultivate coming from a deeper connection,
a planetary mind,
a mind that thinks from the space of all beings,
that thinks with oneness sharing and respect.
an earthmind that will hold sacred this planet unto seven generations.
an earthmind that knows human is but one of many and while currently dominating the landscape realises this holds no future .
how to cultivate earthmind?
fall in love with the tree out your window,
with a cloud with rain and storm,
with the flowers and birds in a park near you,
with roadside vegetation,
with a creek a river a beach an ocean,
with the spiders in your home and the ants in the gutter ,
with the grass under your feet and the stars above,
with any and all aspects of nature that happen upon your door that peer in thru your window
that offer themselves to you.
feel into the grass seed bending in the breeze ,
the raven on the power lines,
the moth circling the candle,
feel the water caress your skin the sun bathe your body and the rich earth smells tickle your nose.
think /feel as if you are the earth coming to know herSelf for in truth you are and she is
10 thoughts on “M : earthMind”
This also applies to people who identify with illness. I am a member of several FB groups for chronically ill people, and people often say “my illness” etc.
I have heard this too. I understand and have seen that a chronic illness can become so overwhelming that some people disappear within it ,and that is a part of the journey as well.
Thanks so much for visiting over at Musings of a MIddle Aged Mom. Wow – this post gives us all much to think about. This one sentence carries a HUGE punch and can be so very true- “between the yours and the mine can be a division so profound that conflict war and suffering have been the result”
I see the parents trying to get the 2 year old to share the 7 year old to share explaining sharing encouraging them and I wonder why as adults we find it so difficult.
When I first purchased my beautiful rural property, I walked it, chanting “mine, mine, mine” at the sight of trilliums (protected provincial flower), trees, streams, and weeds. That was 20 years ago but I still remember and value my claiming process. On that first day, I needed to acknowledge that everything here ‘belonged’ to me. Once I’d done that, it was an easy transition to recognizing that I also belong to all of the nature that envelops me.
so true. I do remember that thrill of ‘first ownership’ of this l forest- and every morning I still wake with that thrill that I am able to be here in this magnificence. along the way it expanded into a I believe a truer understanding of – I belong to this, I am in service to all of the all and here is a base given to me from which I may serve. and for all this I am so very grateful. thank you for sharing your wisdom karen.
pure poetry thank you Sandra … you’re right our self identifications are very limiting and habitual. I’m looking out at the sea (on holiday) listening to the crashing waves and appreciating the beauty of mother nature.
thank you susan, how grand isnt it the ocean and her moods and the drama and so refreshing for placing us within another context – for offering us a relief from the little self plays. holy- days enjoy .
I’m not sure I’ve reached this stage yet but I’m definitely able to share my world with others, accept their worldview, choose peace over anger and upset, and generally put ego second and acceptance first. I think learning your boundaries gives freedom.
Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au
M for Make It Happen
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who knows but it seems to me from reading your insights that you are coming from a greater depth of understanding then a purely selfish focus. boundaries and freedom – that is interesting – I will look into that one. thank you for sharing your womans wisdom leanne.