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?”
Next – How can you Feed the Field?
How Can You Feed the Field?
The Institute of HeartMath is calling on their worldwide membership and supporters on Earth Day to show their commitment to care for our planet.
Please send your heart-focused care and feed positive energy into the field environment. Regardless of your personal, political and spiritual beliefs, raise your voice in thankfulness and committed care for Earth. There are countless ways to do this. Here are two:
- Do the Quick Coherence® Technique, or whatever method or practice you choose, for five to 10 minutes on Earth Day to send the Earth appreciation, care and a sincere commitment to planetary healing.
- Spend five minutes with at least another person, your family, or a group of friends or colleagues envisioning Earth and its inhabitants in harmony. Some people may wish to continue this for a few days before and after Earth Day.
One of the things I like to do is ask myself at the end of each day: What did I feed the field today? How much of my day was spent being kind to the people I interacted with, being compassionate and caring, versus how much of my day was wrapped up in my to-do list or feeling irritated that things weren’t moving fast enough and so on? Because it all counts, it is important at the end of the day to assess what we fed the field.
It is a very heartening momentum as we come together on Earth Day to make a difference in our world.
For a better understanding of how we affect the world around us, read one of IHM’s most popular article: Each Individual Impacts the Field Environment.