When people of virtually every nation on the planet participate in this year’s Earth Day events, they will set aside their divergent and conflicting personal, political and spiritual beliefs. Their voices will become one in wanting an end to the waste and pollution threatening the Earth’s life, land, sea and air.
The international HeartMath community will join this call to preserve our planet, but we are also seeking to raise global awareness about the field of negative mental and emotional pollution surrounding our planet.
We can’t yet measure precisely how damaging the negative energy encircling the globe is, but scientists at the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) and elsewhere believe it is harming Earth. IHM has compiled scientific evidence showing that negative emotions directly affect our mental, emotional and physical health and well-being, and also feed the planetary energetic fields with negative energy.
What Are You Feeding the Field?
This Earth Day, we all can pause to assess what emotions we are contributing to the environment, what we are feeding the field. This goes beyond conserving and respecting Earth’s resources.
Personal experience tells us when we are angry, inhospitable and uncaring, we affect not only ourselves, but also those around us. Consider how one unkind, thoughtless or angry person affects a roomful of people; the feeling of discomfort and negative energy is noticeable. Conversely, have you ever felt the change a room’s atmosphere undergoes upon the entrance of a vibrant, cheerful or positive person?
There is more to this phenomenon than the feeling you get. Institute of HeartMath researchers repeatedly have identified mental and physical changes that study participants undergo as they experience positive and negative emotions. IHM’s research and other research have shown that focusing on core heart-felt emotions can enhance one’s connection with others, and that this connection extends far beyond the individual. The research article Coherence: Bridging Personal, Social, and Global Health concludes that being responsible for our emotional energy and increasing our compassion, care and other positive feelings are not only reflected in improved personal health and happiness, but also feed into and are reflected in the global field environment.
So this Earth Day and each day, let’s increase our responsibility for the environment by each one of us asking, “What am I feeding the field today?”
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