By Aninha Livingstone, Ph.D.
Originally posted on RainbowLight.com Blog
There is a growing recognition that we are dependent upon our precious planet and her on-going generosity and health.
There is a burgeoning awareness that all of humanity is connected, as electronic wizardry breaks the spell of time and space, and we collectively face growing changes in weather patterns that do not discriminate.
There is an awakening to what earth-based cultures have always known, that what we do to the earth, we do to ourselves, and to all living things.
And yet, our conception of health can remain captive to the old paradigm of separation. Plagued by overwhelm, it is all too easy to close our minds and hearts to our collective well-being and focus solely upon our personal best.
It is an understandable response. Why create greater stress, one of the primary causes of ill health, by turning our attention toward that which may evoke grief, anger, despair, or powerlessness?
The truth is, whether we turn towards or away from the health needs of our planet, and our fellow humans, we are affected. Even numbness is a response. In fact, it is a testament to how deeply we are impacted, and to the need for a newfound resiliency.
Healthy organisms depend upon the ability to be sensitive to changes in the environment and to adjust accordingly. It is our biological imperative to listen and respond.
This is supported by biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s, General Systems Theory, which posits that all systems self-correct through feedback, from eco-systems to governments. This affirms our innate capability to self-regulate in changing times, and to evolve in complexity in order to meet new demands.
Let us celebrate our capacity to be affected as a sign of our collective and intact health! And, […]