And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance. ~ Kahlil Gibran
In my early twenties, I often walked late at night to the neighborhood elementary school field as a way to quell the storm of my depression. I often felt alone, separate, and too sensitive to the people around me. As I searched for my life's purpose, I found my thoughts ruminating on judgements around feeling weird about a ghost visiting me in my apartment along with my sensitivity to my friends' emotions rather than being able to easily study Chemistry and Biology. I had no reference point for these things at that time in my life. Walking in the dimly lit Fort Collin’s neighborhood where I lived while attending the University, I felt appeased by the darkness of the outside echoing the darkness I felt inside.
When I arrived at the chain link fence separating the field from the street, I paused, and wondered about trespassing. Taking a risk, I crossed the field to the very center, and laid down. I cried and cried from the grip of unknown fears.
After awhile I lifted my head, and noticed a phenomena. For the first time in my life, I observed the arch of the Earth in contrast to the sky. I turned my head this way and that way, laid back down, then lifted myself onto my elbows to receive a full sense of the sky touching the Earth. An exhilaration filled me! I realized I wasn’t alone, not completely. I was with the Earth, and the Earth was with me. As I laid in the dark, with the stars sparkling above me, feeling the cool grass beneath me, and the scent of summer in the air, I realized that even if I was weird and sensitive (later to be termed artistic), the Earth wouldn’t abandon me. And I was determined to become more intimate to her subtle ways. She and I were new found friends.
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My intention for writing this Earth Attunement article is to demonstrate how the Earth is a sentient being, and the importance of attuning to her. How listening to her, we as humans become whole again. I also provide a podcast as a way to give you a simple technique of attuning yourself with the Earth, and toning her tone, which in turn opens you toward accessing abundance in your life, and manifesting your dreams.
When you're in true relationship with the Earth, her dreams are your dreams
When it comes to the earth, I often feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done to bring back balance. The problem of humanity destroying the earth looms large in my mind, and in the cells of my body. I ask myself: “What can I do to help when the situation seems so far gone? I can become trapped by indecision about ways to move forward until I sit in meditation, and ask for guidance. By sitting in silence, connecting with the Earth, and asking for guidance, I find she responds.
The Earth is one giant ear.
Pachamama, the name the Incan’s call the Being of Mother Earth, is sentient and conscious of every human’s thoughts, words, and actions. Every moment of every day and night, she is aware of how all of her creatures, plants, elements, microbes, and microcosmic organisms are birthing, living, and dying upon her skin.
In Listening to the Earth, we honor her.
She speaks in a myriad of ways. Through the minute songs of crickets, the march of ants, the way sparrows rear their young, and the wisdom of trees — their roots are as long as their branches are tall.
Can you imagine the amount of energy she experiences in each moment? To be aware of all of us, all of the time, while continuing to provide for us even when we destroy her beautiful creations. To nurture us even when we ignore her warnings?
Pachamama is the embodiment of Loving Kindness.
When she sends tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes, and storms, we wonder why she’s responding to us in those ways. And then upon reflection, we remember how we have treated her with polluting her waters, decimating her jungles, and mining her minerals into gases that contaminate her air. She is simply responding in kind. Reminding us how somewhere along the way, we stopped listening to her needs, and indulged in our own. She gives us warnings out of love to remind us we are dependent upon her elements, nutrients, plants, and animals to grow and thrive.
Many people respond by becoming environmentalists and activists for the earth. I grant them blessings on their path. And I believe simple consistent ways also help alleviate the crisis. By recycling, composting, riding the bus, and walking as well as saying prayers, chanting, and meditating.
Working in my garden of flowers, herbs, and vegetables, I feel connected with the minerals of the Earth along with the creepy crawlies, bees, birds, butterflies, and the vegetables themselves. There’s something about feeling the dirt under my bare feet, and seeds held in the palm of my hand that raises my spirits.
Small everyday actions matter more than we realize.
And how do I know the little things matter? I believe when I’m silent and listening to the Earth, then chanting to her from the innocence of my heart, she listens too. And in those moments, I experience joy! Enlightening my world, bringing my relationship with the Earth more into Being.
I invite you to find a way to create a relationship with the Earth that feeds your soul. One simple yet powerful way we can create a relationship with the Earth is the Earth Attunement Toning technique. The podcast is the best way to experience the technique, and the main points are outlined below. By practicing the Earth Attunement Toning technique, you will deepen your relationship with the Earth, and assist humanity to shift its relationship with Pachamama too.
Earth Attunement Toning
When we open ourselves toward being silent in connection with the Earth, she responds by listening deeper to us. Then upon developing a relationship with the Earth in this way, and toning to Ah, the Earth’s tone, she begins to respond to our call. She responds not because she has to, but because she hears our sincere desire to connect with her.
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Earth Attunement Toning works because through the innocence of opening our voices, the Earth acknowledges our humility in speaking with her. By toning to Ah, the Earth knows we are more available to listen to her responses rather than chiding her and dominating her like humanity has done for centuries. That’s a long time for humanity to turn their ears away from Pachamama.
The simplicity of listening to the Earth doesn’t require much, and in return the Earth doesn’t ask for much. Once you open yourself in communion with her, you will find she sends her messages in packages of loving kindness.
Such as a beautiful butterfly flitting along the path you’re walking along, following you on your journey, bringing lightness to your step. Or a crow cawing from a treetop sending a message of an impending thunderstorm which cautions you not to climb Long’s Peak that day. Or a dolphin playing with you in the waves, as you walk along the shore.
For the Earth Attunement Toning to Work for You, simply listen to the Earth Attunement Toning Podcast, and follow the steps. You will need to be able to open your imagination and felt sense to listen and follow the visualizations and sensations during the meditation. You will need to know how to ground with the earth, by creating a grounding cord. And you will need to allow your innocence to guide you through any fears of toning aloud with your voice.
For a Quick Reference on the Earth Attunement Toning, follow these steps:
- Find a quiet place to sit, with straight yet relaxed back, and eyes closed.
- Create a connection with the Earth by visualizing a Grounding Cord connected with your hips to the Core of the Earth.
- Speak your intention of desiring to build a relationship with the earth. Include any words you wish conveying your truest heart’s desire to connect with Pachamama.
- Breathe, visualize, and feel the Earthlight energy spiraling up as a column of nourishing light around your grounding cord, and into the chakras of your body.
- As you envision the Earthlight energy spiraling up into your body, tone aloud to Ah.
- Allow for any wobbles, skips, and pitches in your voice. Simply allow the sound to move through you, and guide you.
- Tone to Ah as much as you’d like, while allowing for silence in between. You can create a practice of toning three times, then remain in silence for one minute, then tone again three times, and follow up in silence. To feel the full benefits of the energy and connection with the Earth remain in silence for at least ten to fifteen minutes at the end of your toning — feeling the relationship between you and Pachamama.
After a short period of practicing the Earth Attunement Toning, you may begin to notice more synchronicities occurring in your life. Such as people becoming curious about your garden which in turn brings you business, or neighbors pitching in with raking leaves in your yard, or family members that had once refused to recycle now beginning a program in their neighborhood.
These little gifts the Earth gives us for listening to her, and developing a relationship with her are sweet rewards. And yet, they are simply acknowledgements for us to hold close to our hearts, and continue forth on the path.
If you’re uncertain about where you path is leading you, sit in silence, and ask Pachamama for guidance. If you’re ready to take the next leap toward manifesting your dreams and/or actualizing your life path, check out the Walking the Labyrinth program.
The Earth Attunement Toning is a four part series connecting you with the Earth, Cosmos, Your Inner Source, and a combination of all three. Empowering you to take the next best steps at actualizing your greatest potential in life. Stay tuned for the next Letters from a Mystic bringing forth Part 2: Cosmic Attunement Toning.
I’d appreciate hearing how your relationship with the Earth is coming along. Please leave a comment connected with this blog or send me an email to meet for tea.
May each of us, in our own simple ways, make Earth Day every day. By listening to her, and developing a true deep relationship with Pachamama, she will respond in kind.
In gratitude, so it is.
p.s. Practicing the Illuminated Source Potential along with Earth Attunement Toning aligns your chakras and inner source with the Earth herself. Granting sweet gifts along the way.