For millennia before the modern world came into being, the human family tapped into, and relied on, earth wisdom.
To understand the movements of the sun, moon and stars, means you can predict the cycle of the seasons. In turn that allows you to plant, cultivate and harvest your food. Earth wisdom ensures your survival.
Deep understanding of plants and their uses brings healing medicine. Familiarity with animal behavior shows you paths of migration. It gives you warning of natural catastrophes like earthquakes, before they happen.
Sensitivity to the energies and properties of minerals and magnetic fields within the earth helped your ancestors choose the location of sacred sites. Connection to the earth can help you create your own sacred sites.
A deep understanding, comprehension and attunement with the earth shaped the human experience until very recently.
Reclaiming Earth Wisdom
To begin to reclaim your sensitivity and understanding of earth wisdom it is important to begin with nature’s most basic, yet most profound wisdom. This knowledge is the basis for so many of the worlds most cherished spiritual traditions. It is perhaps the one observation and experience that inspired the human heart, mind, soul and imagination to consider the spiritual world, and believe with certainty that there is always the hope of renewal and rebirth in this life and beyond.
To deeply embrace this wisdom in the core of your being means that you can draw on it in life’s most difficult, and painful circumstances. It is the wisdom of finding the courage to begin again, to rise from the ashes, to overcome a loss that feels like a death.
This is why time spent in nature is often the most therapeutic and healing thing you can do for yourself. If you are experiencing a season of grief, loss, illness, loneliness or other painful or stressful circumstance deep communion with the earth can be of great benefit to your soul.