Group energy is very powerful. It can make sweeping changes in the world. How do you do that? How do you participate in the evolution of our planet sitting in your home by yourself? You do that by joining your energy with others who are also focusing their energy on the well-being of our planet.
Create a Tree Messenger
Trees cover the planet. They can send our intentions on the wind, through their roots, by their vibration. What wonderful messengers they make! I love the idea that when I talk to my tree messenger, who resides outside my window, she will willingly pass that energy along to other trees all over the world and she adds the power of her own energy to my message. We are already a group energy of two.
I outline a ceremony to enlist your own tree messenger in “How to Activate a Tree Messenger to Send Your Healing Energy Out Into The World”
In “How to Use our Interconnection to Heal the World”, we began to act as if we are the whole planetary system, because we are.
Now we’ll find places and causes to focus our energy.
What calls to you?
When I first began this planetary healing work, I was drawn immediately to the oceans. It began with the picture of polar bears having to swim for miles to find ice to land on because the ice is melting. Then I saw that people are also losing their island homes as the ocean rises and floods the land. Climate change is real and there are ways we can help to slow it down.
We’re a society of consumers with little regard to our ecological responsibility. We’re a world of diversity, with little empathy toward our differences. We see our world filled with violence, disregard for human life, and the ignoring of global warming.
Choose a concern that resonates with you and find people and organizations that are doing work that feels aligned with the outcome you support. Find the cause that calls to you, that touches your heart, and become an “armchair activist”.
How do you serve?
I’ve only been part of a physical demonstration a few times in my life. Although I can’t remember the cause, I clearly remember standing on a street corner waving a sign at passing cars. And when “Hands Across America” took place in May 1986, I was one of thousands who walked silently to the West Side Highway in New York City and linked hands with strangers who were united in one purpose — to feel our connection across our country. I was standing on one coast and could feel the group energy of people all across the country holding the same intention of connection and unity. Over 6 million people took part in that event.
Think of a time you were involved in a collective agreement, a group purpose. Remember the power of the energy of the group? That’s what we can create when we become our own pocket of peace for planetary wellness.
You can pray. You can meditate. You can give money to those doing work you admire. You can send energy through your Tree Messenger. You can join Gaia Field www.gaiafield.net and take part in their daily world-wide three-minute meditations. You can vision. You can offer peace, empathy, joy, wellness, consciousness of connection or whatever you feel will help balance the energy in the place or situation that calls to you.
Become aware of what is going on
Once I began to think about the power of my personal energy focused on a specific cause, especially when joined with others, I became more aware of where I was needed. I noticed articles, and newscasts that would have passed me by before I became an armchair activist.
I gave money to a few causes that I resonated with, and because I showed my interest I now receive their newsletters, which educate me even more on the causes that call to me.
Activism is about healing and balance.
Activism is fueled by awareness
There are as many different opinions are there are people. Conflict comes when there’s no room to understand or accept or even tolerate any viewpoint other than you own.
Awareness is a huge focus for any active healing. We must examine our own beliefs to see whether they are still true or simply echoes of the past. People are unconsciously damaging our planet. Education and information help raise awareness.
Become aware of the causes and situations that are to be the focus of your armchair activism.
A clear focus encourages change
We need to educate ourselves and others about the needs of our planet. For instance, it never occurred to me that the builders of wind farms need to be aware of the migratory patterns of birds. But The Nature Conservancy did. Each cause is connected to another in the web of life. We must be aware of the impact each action has.
We need to question our beliefs. What do we believe that’s causing us fear or apprehension around diversity? What don’t we understand about the causes of global warming? Have we done our homework? Have we read opposing viewpoints? Have we made informed decisions? Are we flexible and open to change as life changes?
Is our approach for the highest good for all? When we begin to look past our own survival, our own personal well-being, we are capable of making choices for the good of the whole. There are compromises that must be made to uncover and choose action steps that will heal the whole.
To focus your energy on a particular cause, you must primarily focus on qualities and actions that allow change.
Try to understand an opposing viewpoint. Look for compromise for the highest good. Listen to what’s not being said, which is an unspoken fear.
Release your own fear of what you don’t understand. Do your homework. Increase your empathy and look through the eyes of the other person.
Educate those around you. Help people recycle, buy organically, whatever calls to you. Share your concerns and then let others make their own choices.
Educate yourself. Study the activism already in place. Choose the causes that resonate with your concerns.
Join with others online
Find online groups that support your place of activism and participate.
Create your own healing ceremony
Do what you are called to do. Activate a tree messenger, join one of the groups that focus on peace every day, vision, meditate, change your thinking, change yourself. Place an item in view that reminds you to send positive thoughts toward the cause you want to help heal and balance so that you send your healing energy out several times a day. When something unbalanced is mentioned on the news, find a gesture of healing that you use like putting you hand to your heart to send healing energy. Be creative. Be imaginative.
Activate your place in the web of life
Whatever you choose to do, however you choose to do it, be active. Be conscious. Choose a cause or two and focus your healing, balancing energy toward it, knowing that there are many others, all over the world, with the same concerns and the same intentions who are also adding their focused healing energy every day.
I have a loop of rope on my desk that reminds me that I’m an integral part of the web of life with a very strong responsibility to stay aware, to send my energy though that web of life to shore up the weak places and to mend the holes. We are all one energy. We are all a thread in the web of life.
How are you doing your part? How will you become an armchair activist?
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
How to Activate a Tree Messenger to Send Your Healing Energy Out Into The World
How to Use our Interconnection to Heal the World
Let the Full Moon Help You Celebrate Cycles of Change
The Power in a Ceremony of Releasing
23 – What Are the Truths You Live By?