Healing ourselves to heal the earth
If you do a ceremonial ritual to connect with the earth the first thing you must do is to connect with yourself. To speak to our Mother Earth you have to listen to the heart beat of the earth. Once your learn to be still within yourself. The heart beat of Mother Earth is a vibrational rhythm that you can hear and that fills your consciousness. So first learn to ground yourself so that you are connected both to the earth and your inner self. Take the time to listen to your inner voice, to clear yourself of needs and wants and to feel and know your own essence. Meditation helps to do this
Deep Ecology is not about searching for your family roots or the roots of your race. Deep Ecology is about finding your roots in the essence of the earth. When you discover this connection you become filled with the joy of the life force of all, being able to feel all of the entire planetary creation. I call this the joy of living and also the joy of connecting to your true essential being. The way we live now, contained in little boxes, separated from nature by cement, by walls and mostly by our own erroneous lifestyle, is slowly disintegrating our true identity and dissipating our energy.
Learning to think in a new way that is truly the ancient way
Deep Ecology is the act of learning to be one with nature, to communicate on an internal level. Deep Ecology is paying attention to what is happening around you when you are outdoors. Deep Ecology is a new kind of prayer. Prayer in the common manner is to ask your God or Goddess—your higher power, for something for yourself or someone else or to thank your God or Goddess for what you have received so far in life. Prayer in Deep Ecology is prayer in the ancient manner, which now we tend to call magick. Prayer in the ancient way was to connect with, to become the essence of the God nature. Instead of pleading, asking or thanking you are becoming one with the higher essence, the true nature. If you “pray” in this manner you enlarge your consciousness and awareness and you start to evolve into your higher nature.
We humans tend to think of nature as low since much of nature is instinctive while we are more intellect—the thinkers. We have not yet found our “true” place in the realm of nature. We have separated ourselves from nature instead of integrating with it. To keep the earth healthy we need to learn how to value nature and how to become one with it. If we do not find the way to connect with the earth we will be contributing to its destruction and so continue to experience polluted air, poisoned water, depleted soil conditions, and multitudinous natural disasters as the earth tries to rebalance herself.
To practice Deep Ecology take a moment out of your busy life to say hello to each plant and tree and listen to the wind, smell the scents in the parks and wilder areas, and look to feel the nature around you. Most countries throughout the world have a long tradition of celebrating the turn of the seasons with attention to the seasonal flowers, the moon cycle, the fruits and crops, the animals, and celebrations that pertain to that season. Some farmers still keep the ancient prayers for fertile land and crops. These prayers, rituals and seasonal celebrations pull us back into the calendar of nature.
It is wise to take the time to get in touch with your ancient ways because they are the ways of the earth nature. And if you can, find the way to create new ways that fit your urban lifestyle but allow you to be in touch with both your own inner self and the outer nature all around you. In this way your life will blossom and Mother Earth will bless us with her fruits and her stable home.