Whenever I’m feeling smug, or thinking that I’m in charge of my life. I take a look at current global earthquake data. BTW: Notice how often quakes still rattle at various depths “off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.”
Latest Earthquakes in the World – Past 7 days
Worldwide earthquakes with M4.5+ located by USGS and Contributing Agencies.
(Earthquakes with M2.5+ within the United States and adjacent areas.)
As we release our own hard shells of ego in the interests of realizing species harmony, so Earth seems to undergo continual release — morphing, burping, coughing, reshaping, lying low, moving intensely, it all depends!
Depends on solar storms, on the perigree Moon, on solar system geometrics, on the battlefield blood and bones we’ve stomped into her, on the nuclear bombs we’ve exploded above and inside her, on the chemical and other poisons that we’ve dumped on her — lo, these many centuries.
I used to do a breathing practice wherein I would breathe in the light of the universe, and breathe out all the gunky stuff inside me; breathe that gunk down into the Earth, figuring she could take it. She had infinite capacity to absorb my waste products.
No more. Now I practice modified tonglen. Now I realize that I need to reverse my past practices, and help Earth release all the negative energy that I, as a blind, ignorant, insensitive human, have pumped into her.
Just who is this beautiful Lady Earth that we take so for granted? Or have, until so very recently.