The connection with nature has been lost in modern civilization. What are the ramifications of this disconnect? Indigenous peoples worldwide had reverence for Mother Gaia and respected the gift of life that she provided for all living beings. Now it seems like the Earth is treated as simply a source of raw materials and the dumping ground of waste from an artificially created industrial society. This has led to the loss of the sense of sacredness of the planet and is leading to the extinction of life itself on this planet.
What role can you play in this philosophical, environmental and spiritual disaster? The first step is to consider your own personal connection with nature. How often do you ground barefoot on the earth to feel Her nourishing energy? How often do you go for long hikes to experience the solitude and sacredness of the natural world? Nurturing your own soul in nature is as important as any active role you can play in recycling or advocating for the health of the planet. The more immersed you are in experiencing the restorative energy of nature the more powerful an advocate you will become for honoring and protecting this amazing planet we call Earth.
Ted Murray is an Executive Life Coach based in Boulder, Colorado. Ted had a long career as an international tennis professional, inspiring young players who became Olympic medalists and multiple Grand Slam winners. Ted’s focus is empowering people of all ages to aspire to and achieve their ultimate dreams in life, and his Coach From the Heart program enables people gain clarity and fulfillment. Ted is the bestselling author of Tennis from the Heart – Pursuing the Dream. For 16 years, Ted has written a daily inspirational Message from the Heart shared with thousands of people worldwide.