When you look at the branches of a tree, do you also see a river and its tributaries, or the foraging paths of insects or beavers, or the arteries and veins of your body, or the nerves branching, or the neural pathways of thought and emotional processes? Equally, when you watch a documentary on neural pathways and brain plasticity, do you reflect on the sameness of design and energy intention manifesting in the root system of a plant, or the adaptability of nature overall?
When the seasons change (as is upon us now), do you contemplate the wonders of the north and south hemispheres of Earth, and that Autumn in the north is Spring in the South, with all the activity and distinct behaviors of trillions of animals, plants, and humans flowing to those changes? Furthermore, have you pondered the seasons as a form of breathing for the planet, with north and south hemispheres acting as the inhale and exhale points and the equatorial regions as the interlude?
Each Sunday, including through the interim between rounds of The Practice, we contemplate facets and expressions of Mother Gaia’s creation: the fullness of Earth, human life made possible because of Mother Gaia (literally – food, air to breathe, water to drink and to flow through our veins), and the similar designs that she uses over and over again in the full range of her earthly creation. Join us live Sunday at 10 am ET (register for the link to join), or honor Mother Earth with the meditation anytime through the week by podcast obtained here at this blog.
Each meditation offers fresh insights and points for appreciation like the examples above. If you have never thought about, noticed, appreciated, or expressed gratitude for such things, then the aliveness of LIFE all around and inside you is being missed. That we are alive is a wonder, that Earth gives us life is wondrous.
This meditation focuses on the Equinox this week.
Downloadable: Service: Equinox