A documentary entitled Planetary was released this past week, just in time for Earth Day. It begins with imagery from the Apollo space mission and several enlightening interviews with astronauts. One revelation stood out: the Earth, as a creative intelligence, spawned a life form (human beings) that developed the ingenuity to actually separate from itself (space travel) in order to observe itself from the outside and establish a greater context of its place within the whole of existence. “The Earth seeing the Earth through human eyes.” Wow. I had to take a pause. And I thought, “Is this not the process and magnificence of meditation?”
We are inseparable from the intelligence that is Earth. We are interdependence in form. Through meditation, we can bring these two statements together. In the World service meditations, we connect heart to heart; sensing the fabric that unites us. We connect ajna to ajna (the energy center at the brow), sensing the ever expanding nature of vision. And we connect crown to crown, the energy center that connects us to our higher selves and all that is divine. This process supports the planet in every regard, in fact; it is the Earth itself that has called us to this action. This is planetary awareness.
Meditation podcast: The World Sees Itself Through Our Eyes