Heart of the Earth – by Nancy Zimmerman

How very interesting that the letters of “heart” and “earth” match. It serves to emphasize how interconnected we are to the planet. As I consider this connection, I decided to once again think of terms that would apply to this connection. I will use the connections alphabetically.

A –  is for Adoring.  We often overlook the art of adoring when it applies to both ourselves and our home planet. It is when we adore ourselves that we elevate our vibrations and become aligned with our higher selves. It gives us a greater sense of belonging to the world around us. When we adore the earth, we see the wonder around us and want to protect it. The feeling we get when we adore someone in our life can be replicated many times over. In the simple practice of loving ourselves and the world of nature around us, we can reach that level of adoration we usually reserve for lovers.

E – is for Eternal. Forever with no end. All of our existence is based on energy and frequency. When creation began, regardless of your belief on what actually happened, we  came from that creation, our planet came from that creation. We are one with that creation and, as a part of it, are not separated from it. This can be an interesting concept to wrap our minds around. The heart of who we are is one with the essence of the planet itself.

When we look around us and settle into nature; into the feel of the air, the smell of the flowers, the escapades of the animals, then textures of the bark on the trees, the very essence of our existence begins to sink in on a deep soulful level. It is during this kind of deep meditative state that we become one with everything that exists now and ever did or ever will exist.

Our heart is capable of infinite eternal love. As such, the energy of that love never dissipates. Scientists have proven that energy can change forms but it never is lost, it never disappears. This is why when we think of the eternity of the human body, we realize that the energy we have here in this lifetime may go from the physical to the non-physical but it is still here. When we look at the energy of the earth, we see that it, too  will be eternal. Even if it were to become over taxed to the point of exploding or imploding, the energy contained would not disappear. It would simply take a different form. Knowing this, we can see then that both the heart and the earth share eternity.

H is for Heavenly. Heaven is thought to be a place where God and the angels reside, a place we aspire to someday.  Maybe it is. But, what if we look at some of the verses in the Bible a bit differently, we see that Heaven is “within.” If indeed we are going within and finding our heaven, then the earth would be our Eden, full of splendor and abundance.

Heaven is all around us. It is not only the sky, but also the land, the ocean, and our very being. It is the heart, or very essence of ourselves, that keeps us connected to this physical life. It is the beating our hearts that keep us tied to the earth, so for them to share all of the same letters in their spellings only makes sense.

R is for Revered. When we put a reverence on ourselves and on the earth, we make a deeper connection. Just as the adoration can elevate the closeness of our hearts and the earth, so can that connection be made when we revere them both. When we think of the meaning of the word, “revere,” it pulls it all together.  To revere something is to admire it, to respect it, and to honor it.  When we revere something we hold it in high esteem.

When we revere ourselves, we become aligned with our higher self . We begin to take better care of the physical bodies we have been given.  We eat foods that contribute to better health. We begin exercising the body to keep it in the best shape possible so that all the organ systems can do their jobs most efficiently. Our physical body shows the world who reveres themselves and who does not.

When we respect and honor our earth, we then experience a greater connection to the universe. We begin to conserve our resources. We look at our individual practices and see which practices serve the earth well and which ones do not. We become more attuned to the frequency of the earth. We go barefoot in an effort to connect with this frequency. It has been shown, through scientific testing, that those who connect physically with the earth have been able to achieve a more relaxed state more easily.

T is for Tenacious. When we look at those around us who are tenacious, we see determined individuals. We see those who persist in their goals and are not easily swayed away from them. They are the ones who take the ball and run for the touchdown. So, it is when we make the final connection with our earth. We want what is not only the best for us but also for the earth.  We realize that we are dependent upon each other to make the final connection to the Universe. It is then that we become advocates and activists for a better planet. This is our true connection and the one that feeds our mind/body/spirit so that we can connect to our higher self.

About author

This article was written by Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy opened a flagship line of self help books centered around the work necessary to achieve ones “Best Self.” The first in the series was “Embracing Your Best Self,” which focused on identifying the habits that keep us from being and doing our very best. In this book Nancy focused on her personal storyand how she was able to overcome personal set backs on her way to discovering that a life without failure was a live void of true self discovery. “If you truly wish to live, learn how to fail.” Her second book “Confronting Your Best Self” deals with how to keep from slipping back into old habits. The third book in the series, “Balancing Your Best Self”, was published in late 2015 and is the story of how to find ones Zen and maintaining your best self. “Great personal failure always pave the way to the abundance of great personal success.” In addition to writing for The Magic Happens Magazine, she is currently host of a show on TMH Radio called, "A Look at the Bright Side" with guests from around the world. She also hosts a local show in Anderson with the same title. She recently completed a learning based children's series of books, Sadie's Great Adventures, for children 3-8. Her current project is a new children's series under the umbrella, "Young Artist Series" offering high school artists the opportunity to add to their body of work. Learn more at her website, www.nzbestself.com


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