How to Heal the Earth

When there are enough people who have healed themselves, the environment will also mirror that.

I am not speaking of policy changes and adopting the Kyoto accord. Nature is a living expression of consciousness. It adapts to our evolution as we adapt to it. That relationship, as with everything in the tangled hierarchy, is reciprocal and interdependent.

Itís disturbing that so much of the New Age thought is centered on catastrophic earth changes, such as earthquakes and depleted ozone layer. This kind of prophetic negativity cannot attain a good end. It encourages the prophecy to come true when what we want to do is exactly the opposite.

The principle to keep in mind is that consciousness wants to evolve. Therefore it is much easier to encourage healing than to align yourself with disease. Love and respect for the environment would create a reversal of the spiraling deterioration in the physical world. We need to trust that this is true, because in a very real sense the environment is sustained by human awareness.
If you align your awareness with catastrophe, nature will factor those thoughts as your vote for the future. The peace movement can align itself with a healed planet, adding millions of votes to that side. And since our votes carry depth of awareness, they will be far stronger than any thoughtless vote for destruction.

Adapted from Peace is the Way, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2005). Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Peace is the Way, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2005).


Lauren S.
Lauren S5 years ago

Taking care of our bodies will help the earth. If we choose to not surround ourselves with chemicals and toxins, then we will not be using them and the need for these things will cease. Thus, leading to the healing of our planet. I am optimistic, people can change. If I could change, then so can the rest of the world if they want to.

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Julie H.
Julie Hoffman5 years ago

Every bit of us healing the earth helps. Until we learn to live with nature again we need to really take action to lessen our carbon footprint.

Maud N.
Maud Nilsson5 years ago

Everything is one

wchi wink
.5 years ago

I believe every word of this very enlightened and wise article! It is sooo true!
I love you Deepak!
Than you!

Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Shalvah Landy
Past Member 6 years ago

I needed to be reminded just know.
Yes, positive attitute leads to positive action, which leads to positive results.

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thank you.

caroline c.
caro s7 years ago

this is so true, i love the earth and it actually pains me to see people litter, hurt the earths creatures and not recycling, we take so much for granted

Lauren A.
Lauren A7 years ago

Beautifully written. I couldn't agree more. I always chide my friends for their negative thoughts, and sometimes they'll roll their eyes and laugh at my positive attitude, but I know it's for the better.