I heard a grandchild say at a very young age, ‘when mama is happy the whole family is happy.’ I have seen when a family is in turmoil, in sickness, in argument, that nothing goes well. It is then that the hot water tank springs a leak, the washing machine no longer washes and we are in despair. We are all out of bread, out of milk and there is no cereal in the cupboards. I have also seen things go right when a family is working in harmony even under adverse conditions; even when illness and tight budgets or even no budget are taken in stride because the parent gods work to make it so.
A young friend says to me that she hates what no sun day after day does to her and is it ever going to stop raining! We give credence to feelings like these. One day I said to another friend, “how are you treating the world?” “Don’t you mean how is the world treating me?” he asks. I assured him I meant what I asked.
It is not a far stretch to see that our Mother Earth reacts the same way. Our Earth reacts to human trauma. It reacts to human turmoil and human agonies. There are those who say that earthquakes and tornadoes, hurricanes and other tragedies are parts of Nature and because we have such high tech systems, we learn of them more quickly. But we are a planet of great numbers now and we live in each other 's pockets. We no longer have large expanses of lands and waters that can absorb Nature’s hiccups. A tsunami is not a hiccup anymore when thousands of people are running for their lives while water is washing miles of shorelines and pushing new beaches where beaches never were before. When the Earth splits in two and hundreds are swallowed up in another earthquake while the other side of the world moans in pain as markets are affected, jobs and economies are torn asunder, this tells us all we are part of Nature. We are as natural to our planet as all other species and events. Thoughts carry power as strong as Nature itself. Thoughts and emotions weigh heavily and will have their aftermath somewhere. We cannot separate Nature’s events from the emotions that view them.
Nature’s events and our thoughts and emotions rise from the same bed. Let us respect and pay homage to our Sacred Source.