Master your senses, what you taste and smell, what you see, what you hear. In all things be a master of what you do and say and think. Be free. Are you quiet? Quieten your body. Quieten your mind. By your own efforts Waken yourself, watch yourself, And live joyfully. Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you. ~From the Dhammapada
Whole Self wellbeing is about being connected – connected to Source Energy and our immediate and imminent source is the Spirit in Nature. Nature is an energetic expression of Spirit that pervades All life. Sensory attractions are an aspect of how Nature communicates. At birth we are all born part Nature (Spirit) with intact natural sensory attractions that when left upon our own accord guides free form creativity or free will. While these natural senses are present at birth, they must be exercised or developed, and even protected to maintain connection with the non-verbal communication system of the planet.
The non-verbal communication system of the planet is a web like matrix. Webstrings or filaments of light are the conduits that carry the intelligent life energy from one life form to another creating a shared matrix of bio-spiritual information. Information is garnered through our sense attractions. “As does everything else in nature, each natural sense and sensitivity plays a role in surviving. Each signals something special about our relationship with the natural world that exists in ourselves, each other and the environment. That signal is part of life itself. The communication system of our planet consists of an immediate, growing, ever-branching network of differing connective attractions of, by, and from the creation force in nature. Each natural sense is an intelligence in and of itself. It is wise to use this intelligence to build good relationships.” (Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature, 3rd Ed)
Imagine these lines of communication (webstrings) as an umbilicus from Earth sentience to each life in Nature. And that like any loving Mother when a child separates from nature’s essentials (sustenance) she assures that her offspring is self sufficient with survival skills or is genetically encoded with natural attraction sensitivities to maintain their connection to those essentials. Fulfillment of these essentials interconnects the natural world as a community and thereby provides sustenance for All.
Evidently, Earth is not dead where just dwellers on her surface are alive. The planet is a sentient superorganism that self regulates in concord with the life forms that inhabit her body through collective blending, melding and the interconnecting of diverse mineral, plant and animal specie, and human cultures, to ecologically balance and sustain the life that inhabits her. The directive consciousness of Mother Earth that connects and communicates (communes) with her life residents knows each and every one of us. This may help us to trust and understand that this reciprocal relationship that requires us to be empathically rooted in nature and intimately allied to other species, arises to express and optimize the integral properties of the whole. The Nature of Earth is Love and humanity as Nature is equally an expression of that Love.
Participating in Nature intelligence and simple observation of Natures processes elucidates the ecological fact that not only do we receive our instinctual survival drives from the creation force in nature, but also the moral sense of kindness and cooperation. When our lives are nature-connected and psychologically attuned to the loving wisdom of Earthwe return to Love and the abode of reason – of sense-ability.
In addition, by joining consciousness with Nature’s archival wisdom we have access to blueprints from eons of biological experiences and relationships held within the global life community. Most interesting, is that these natural sensory attractions that inform life systems also form and sustain our genetic makeup. This gives us information about our hereditary blueprint, of the nature centered thinking of people who lived this way for over 50,000 years. It also lends vital clue on how to rewire our DNA, to rejuvenate cellular memory to expand our consciousness and experience full somatic enlightenment through this shared matrix and finally, to fulfill our co-evolutionary Soul potential with the Soul of the Earth (Sophia).