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
the protection of endangered
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
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 things—and 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. 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's—highest
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.
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.
is a place and a task for everyone.
© 1998 by Suzanne E. Parnell, Ph.D.,
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