If you have seen the news at all recently, I’m sure you know all about the current wildfires raging in California. This has been a recurring issue for residents of the state; myself included. Lately, I’ve been feeling all the emotions of all those who have been directly affected by the fires. It seems like the fires that burn Mother Earth are also burning inside of me as well.
The sadness I feel isn’t directly mine, but being an empath, I feel the collective sadness of not only California but our planet too. My empath clients have also been telling me that they are having a rough time emotionally as well.
Being an empath means we are a sort of emotional sponge that soaks in emotions from the world and the people around us. We not only feel the emotions; we take them in as if they are our own.
The more our home (Mother Earth) is harmed, the more we are harmed emotionally and physically because we are an extension of the planet we live on. It’s time that people wake up to the fact that our actions are causing massive destruction to the planet, and ultimately to ourselves.
We can see the physical manifestations of damage to our planet such as; global warming, pollution, etc. But what about the spiritual toll? Humans have a spiritual connection to nature and we need to take a stand to heal the wounds of our planet and protect Mother Earth from further damage.
There are many things you can do to help our planet and yourself:
- Make physical connections to Mother Earth a daily habit: spend time in nature. Walk barefoot in the grass. Go stargazing. Take a swim in a lake.
- Eat clean, healthy foods: ingest what our beautiful planet has provided us, and eliminate processed foods.
- Start an environmental conservation event in your town: Hold a fundraiser for an environmental non-profit group. Head up a recycling drive. Ask for donations for those affected by natural disasters or volunteer at a group that provides assistance.
- Take time to educate others on how important it is to take care of the Earth: Join an advocacy group. Participate in a protest or write to your local lawmakers.
- Add daily environmentally-friendly activities: Use reusable bags when you’re grocery shopping. Conserve water. Use a refillable water bottle.
We can’t save the planet all on our own or stop natural disasters, but we can contribute to the ultimate healing of ourselves and Mother Earth. Our well-being is connected to the planet, and it’s time that we all started understanding that. If we don’t take a stand, who will?