Itís so easy to take for granted the miracles inherent in living on this beautiful and tempestuous planet and to remain largely unaware of how, in spite of our modern conveniences, we remain intertwined in the web of life. By opening your eyes, hearts, and minds to the awareness of how the physical world in all its multitude of expressions is animated by a force called Spirit and that you are also Spirit in expression, you can fully recognize the fundamental connection you have with all of Life.
With this recognition you can then activate and awaken ancient cellular memory of this interconnectedness with all beings. You come to recognize how Earth Mother and all her children are profoundly interrelated, both physically and spiritually. You can more fully appreciate that everything on this Earth, including our bodies, are made of the same stuff from which the stars are made.
As you integrate this understanding into your heart, mind, and being, the many realms of Spirit make themselves available to you in a variety of ways, and you come to truly know the unity of ALL things in Heaven and Earth. With the conscious awareness of this reality, you can not only more deeply appreciate the inherent magic in everyday life but also discover how to collaborate with Spirit to create miracles. With this expansive awareness we can also receive continuous, loving guidance from the various manifestations and expressions of Life, both visible and non-visible.
That is Earth Magic. Itís an awareness that our ancient ancestors who lived with the earth accepted as fact, as do indigenous peoples today. The natural world gives us signs and omens continuously, but through our long-standing conditioning we have forgotten how to notice and heed those signs.
Perhaps your great grandmother could tell by the turning of the leaves in autumn what kind of winter it would be, or a particular animal such as a hummingbird shows up repeatedly in unusual ways and always brings a smile to your face. You sit next to a very old oak tree and tears come to your eyes as you feel the majesty and ancientness of this being.
Itís entirely possible to recapture that sense of wonder and enchantment with the world that I call Earth Magic. Go outside, whether your backyard, a park, or preferably a quiet place in nature. Breathe more slowly and deeply than usual. If itís warm enough, go barefoot. As you breathe, look around you and see the colors, details, and landscape. One exercise to do is to lie down and see if you can feel the earth breathing. Suspend any disbelief and simply experience whatever happens. See if you can feel the life force in the plants and animals you encounter.
More and more people are realizing how over the centuries we have lost our way, yet it will be up to each of us individually and collectively to recapture that awareness of our true place in the world and once again participate in the magic of existence!