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Terms For The Times, Way Of The Future -
If We Are To Survive As A Species

The source of green house gases is multifold.New words are born into a language to give form, content, and voice to changing realities. The phrases Earth Healing and Earth Healer, new on our tongues in the last thirty years, embody the urgent call to action of a planet in crisis. Those hearing the words for the first time may not be certain how to heal the Earth, but they know immediately and surely it must be done. But what exactly is Earth Healing? And how do we do it?

At the everday personal level, Earth Healing is recycling our garbage; supporting organic farmers; keeping backyard bird feeders; turning the thermostat down two degrees in winter, up two degrees in summer; using earth friendly cleansers in our homes; buying the most fuel efficient cars we can afford, and when possible transforming our homes tosolar power. And it means putting forth daily effort to be informed on what is happening to the planet and adding our voices—and resources—in appropriate ways toalter the future for the better.

At the political level, it is lobbying our Congressmen and Senators to stop assaults on land and ocean creatures byour government agencies;for safe nuclear and toxic waste storage; for clean air, water, and food; forthe immediate development of Green Energy technologies and the implementation of thosetechnologies in the public sector; for the acceptance of Global Warming as scientific fact, followed by decisive action to reverse dangerous policies; for the protection of endangered
Cleaning up our messes...wild life and forests, thedelicate tidelands and the Alaskan tundra.It is backing up our lobbying efforts with active participation inelections with the safety of the planet held as a major issue. At the national and global level Earth Healing is donating money to support the organizations who actively work to reverse damage to the planet and her creatures, and to organizations working to purchase and protect the rain forests and to protect old growth forests in places such as Tasmania.

For some it may also be holding ceremony on the solstices and equinoxes, or meditations and resonation circles to send energies of love and compassion to political hot spots, to people in pain, to dolphins and whales dying at the hands of careless humans, to lands in devastation. It may also be learning the ways of the First Ones, the indigenous peoples of the world who
honor in stark word and deed the connectedness of all things, who know and stand ready to teach the ways in which the planet's energies nourish each one of us as well as the collective Us. For others with deep levels of commitment and a soul contract to helpthe planet, "Earth Healing" is all of the above plus the choice to learn ancient and new energetic skills, then to apply the new knowledge in eclectic and creative ways to restore vitality and harmony to that which is damaged and dying, to planetary systems becoming more and more unstable.

Earth Healing is all of these thingsand more. Earth Healing occurs on as many levels and in as many forms as there are humans who love and honor their Mother planet. In its simplest, purest form, Earth Healing is any act, no matter how simple or complex, that affirms our dependence on and reverence for the Earth from which we spring. If all humans were to bend and touch the planet with love, that would be Earth Healing.

And what of those who call themselves, Earth Healers. Earth Healers come in all sizes, ages, nationalities, and religions.What manner of people are they? The new Earth Healers are men and women of all races, all nationalities, all walks of life, all educational and religious backgrounds who share one central belief: the absolute certainty that Earth is not just a planet, She is Mother. Humans are not "Masters" of the Earth but Children of their Mother Planet, suckling children dependent on their Mother for food, clothing, and shelter, for the air, food, and water needed to live moment to moment, for the mantels of atmospheric and energetic protectionthat shield us from the elements above and the microbes beyond oursight and beneath our feet.

Earth Healers move in the ways of all "tribes," walk any and all roads in search of useful answers. They know that now is truly the time of the gathering when the answer to our complex global crisis must be found in the collective wisdom of all ages and all ways, in the power and hope of synthesis and synergy. The new breed of Earth Healer seeks to meld the highest levels of Earth wisdom and skill, pastand present, into an eclectic but harmonious synthesis of cutting-edge science, ancient earth wisdom, new and old mysticism, and common sense, then apply the emerging knowledge and techniques in ways never before tried by anyone to a planet damaged in ways never before seen. Such is "Earth Healing in the Eclectic Mode," an exciting, creative, dynamic endeavor to which Earth Healers dedicate their time, knowledge, imagination, and money in the belief such effort will prove to be Mother Earth's—and human kind'shighest best hope for the future.

We at StoneWind Institute (formerly Ajna Center) are deeply committed to Earth Healing in this new multiform mode. We invite you to touch the interconnected web of information, events, causes, reactions, and dynamic possibilities inherent in the present Earth crisis as they are understood by millions across the world. And we invite you to become an "Earth Healer" in whatever way, to whatever extent feels appropriate to you.

This is the only planet we have.
If we are to continue to live here, we must love and care for her.

Earth Healing Classes

StoneWind presents a series of classes designed for those who are drawn to working specifically and directly with the present-day challenges facing our planet and our species, beginning with Introduction to Earth Healing in the Eclectic Mode, a course designed for anyone of any age who is concerned for our planet and interested in discovering what can be done.

Earth Healing in the Eclectic Mode at StoneWind provides opportunity for all, no matter their level of knowledge or commitment, to find their niche--from those willing to do research and send us information, to those willing to help with Facebook and Twitter, to those willing and able to make the personal commitment to devote time, energy, and money to learn new applications of energy, then to work creatively in a group to apply their old and new skills in innovative ways to help reverse present levels of earth damage, to support people and ecosystems under stress, and to support world wide efforts to help the planet and her creatures meet the challenges humans have created.

There is a place and a task for everyone.

© 1998 by Suzanne E. Parnell, Ph.D., RM

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