Earth has been whispering to me lately, as she does sometimes.
There is a line in my book I wanted to write: As a collective, we are deeply exhausted and so is our planet. But as I typed it she whispered: How do you know, you haven’t asked me!
Energy speaks so much louder to me than words and when I hear others talk about Earth’s resources being depleted all I feel is the energy of the victim archetype. Are we projecting our own feelings onto Earth?
I don’t feel like she embodies the energy of victim like we do. As an extension of Gaia, animals are the same. From what I have learned from them, they don’t live in the energy of victim. We may still label them as having some kind of condition or illness, or they may still suffer from trauma (probably at the hands of humans) but to them, these things ‘just are’. They don’t make up stories about it, or perpetuate it constantly, they are too busy being present for that. It ‘just is’ for them. They still hold the story of their past in their cells but they don’t necessarily require it to be healed or fixed. In my personal experience, they simply want you to accept it about them and love them unconditionally regardless. I’ve noticed with my own animals and especially the horses, that if I try to project any hint of victim onto them (like if I say “oh you poor thing” or “were you okay with those loud noises all night?” with a victim type energy) they will immediately walk away from me or even give me a little nip. I imagine them saying “woman, can you hear yourself? I am not a victim! You can keep that all to yourself!”
I wonder if this is how Earth feels as well? Is the way we see her simply a reflection of what’s going on within? If we are depleted, do we see her as depleted? If we learn to see our own magic, does that allow us to then see her magic?
When I asked her, I received this:
I am not a victim. I do not worry. That is a your truth, not mine.
Have you witnessed the inherent magic of the human body to regenerate from all kinds of physical, emotional and mental trauma? I hold this magical power too!
I don’t need you to ‘fight for me’; I need you to fight for each other. I don’t need you to look after me; I need you to look after each other. You are held by me always. Care for me, but also care for yourself.
You can view your human elders with their wrinkles and worn out bodies as depleted & exhausted; or you can see them as wise and rich with life experience. I’ve been existing now for billions of years, of course I will be showing physical signs of those changes. You can see me as depleted & exhausted or you can choose to see beauty and wonder.