Great thread! Speaking of Oneness, I've been thinking a lot lately about our souls and our physical relationship with earth. Let's *theorize* for a
minute that the air that we all breathe (and that gets recycled via trees) is the soul. That's how we may be 'soul' connected to one another--via a
'planetary' soul. When someone's physical body dies, naturally, they stop breathing and the soul 'leaves' the body. On that same token, when a
baby is born, they breathe in the soul with their first gasp.
Coincidentally, almost all the religious myths contain some type of important tree such as the Nordic Yggdrasil, the Biblical Tree of Life, etc. What
if the ancients knew exactly what their relationship was to the earth, how it worked, and how their bodies interacted with it? What if they knew that
the trees were majorly involved, hence their reverence of them? We may be more closely tied to the earth than we think. What if we are designed to
live ONLY on this planet because we were literally made out of the resources from this planet and can only operate according to its biorhythms.
We think that we are the only 'intelligent' species on this planet, but IMO, that is an arrogant assumption. Just because we aren't in tune or on
the same wavelength as other animals, insects, etc. it doesn't mean that they aren't communicating. It's obvious that they do communicate in their
own way on their own frequency. If we stop to think about it, humans are the uncivilized species. Almost all other animals work together within their
species and rarely fight unless it's one-on-one, and usually then it's only for survival.
It used to make me angry to hear people say that humans are the scourge of the earth, but the more I think about it, the more I think that enters the
realm of possibility. Our self-importance and prideful intellect has done nothing for us except confuse us and cause violence and upheaval in the
world. Look at how we are destroying one another, letting people starve, looking the other way instead of helping one another, etc. Is that the mark
of high intelligence? No. It's intelligence wasted. Is that the mark of high spiritualism or people deserving special treatment from the Divine but
doing nothing their Savior asks (Do unto others)? No. Our animal, insect, plant, etc. counterparts have none of that and coexist peacefully and
symbiotically with earth the way that we SHOULD
The Native Americans and other nature-based religions 'got it' when they studied and revered nature. Rather than place themselves above the animals
and nature, they saw themselves as equals or pupils and sought to learn from them. Man WAS made last.
Modern 'civilized' man hasn't figured out
that our intellect is stunted without also drawing upon our intuition and feelings. Using only our minds, we are unbalanced and our efforts
I think that it's important to compare our relationship to the earth itself first, and then when we are able to figure that out, then we'll be ready
to understand our relationship (via the earth) with the rest of the solar system and universe. The earth may be in a symbiotic relationship with the
other planets, the solar system, etc. What if our main problem is trying to think too broadly too quickly which is why we have trouble making the
The ancients worshiped and revered the earth as their 'mother' for a reason. Maybe they knew that earth, air, fire, and water were more than just
elements. Maybe they realized that their bodies consisted of all of those elements, i.e. body (earth), blood (water), electricity (fire), air
(oxygen). The earth also requires the sun and the moon for biochemical regulation and to make things grow. I think that it is arrogant of modern
humans to think that we are more intelligent than our ancestors just because we have modern conveniences and what we consider high technology.
I know this theory is wayyyyy out there (like most of my theories LOL), but what *if*?
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