What does a healthy Earth mean to you?
Words like global warming, climate change, or recycling may jump into your mind. If so, you’re not alone, with polling showing that the majority of Australians agree that climate change is occurring.
As human beings we have an incredible and inspiring capacity for creativity and innovation. However, as our inventions optimise our urban life, many of us have become disconnected from nature and forgotten how truly reliant we are on the Earth.
The year 2020 reminded us that nature is far bigger than we are. While it was a difficult year for many, the movement and travel restrictions gave our planet some much-needed time to recuperate. Satellite images showed that since the pandemic, deforestation and air pollution have decreased, while water quality has improved in some areas.
As we were faced with time on our hands and hard questions to ponder, many of us have since started to prioritise the Earth as a key concern and come to the realisation that as humans we don’t just exist on, but rather we co-exist with, planet Earth.
At SoulAdvisor, a healthy Earth to us looks like:
Wholeness. We’re heartened by the focus on more sustainable practices and policies (check out our articles on sustainable living), but we also think that a healthy Earth goes deeper than that. To us, the Earth is a key element to our wellbeing, and without a healthy Earth, we can’t truly be well.
The Earth is a source of life for our soul, on many different levels. On an elemental level, as it nourishes us with its minerals and food, but we also think that the Earth feeds us on a spiritual level. This may sound like a foreign concept, but in reality is ancient wisdom, with cultures such as the Aboriginal Australians and Native Americans long being aware of the sacred nature of the Earth. They know that there is a greater depth of connection to be had with the Earth, and as we embrace that connection, we can find our identity, purpose and wellbeing.
What to expect...
In this section on Earth you can expect to see honest stories, advice and thought-leadership on topics such as:
Nature: Mother Nature sustains us - with food to eat, air to breathe and a place to rest our minds and recharge our souls. What’s less well-known is that nature has the potential to nourish us on a cellular level, through the minerals from its waters and the electrons from the Earth's core. If this piques your interest, read on to find out how reconnecting with the Earth can improve your wellbeing.
Planet: Our planet gives us so much, and as a society we are gradually realising that it is also our responsibility to nurture it as it nurtures us. Join us as we explore concepts like regenerative agriculture, environmental sustainability and deepen our knowledge on how to heal and protect our planet.
Traditional Healing: Aboriginal Australians are one of the world’s oldest living cultures, and have amassed a wealth of knowledge through the centuries. As they generously share their wisdom with us, discover how Aboriginal traditional healing can help you find connection with the Earth, and inner peace.
If you’d like to hear about other aspects of what makes a healthy Earth, we’d love to hear from you. If you’re searching for more, have a look through our Therapy section where our Earth Medicine articles give you the evidence-based benefits of relevant traditional and complementary therapies and allows you to search by symptom.
When you’re ready to take the next step, book a free discovery call with the therapist of your choice and let us help you on this journey to deeper connection.
New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change | The Conversation
Environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as observed from space | ScienceDaily