Does The Earth Have Its Own Consciousness?
by Zen Gardner
- Jun 16, 2014
You may already be aware that there are different levels of consciousness and that consciousness evolves from lower to higher levels of awareness. You may also know of the “universal consciousness” that connects and affects us all. Did you also happen to know that planetary bodies also have consciousness? Ancient traditions all over the world have long been aware of this, which is why they assigned planets with particular archetypal personalities, the remnants of these are still found in astrology. I’d like to discuss our planet’s consciousness evolution and what it means for us.
Properties of Consciousness
In the same way that your hand is a hand and also a part your body, consciousness consists of parts that are linked to the whole. The consciousness that manifests in individual beings has particular goals and lessons it would like to learn. Yet all individual consciousnesses are connected. The purpose of this complex interplay is to help the universe learn about itself. You are like the eyes and ears of the universe, showing it different possibilities and aspects so that it can learn and evolve.
The Earth is a Conscious Being
The earth, like all planets, is a conscious being. The first goal of our earth was to use conscious intention to form minerals and to turn these into rocks and crystals. Crystals are thus infused with particular perspectives and expressions and we can connect to these energetically. It is almost as though the earth left us a scavenger hunt of billions of little crystal USB drives containing energetic messages like love or protection that we are able to “download.”
Then the earth set out to create the conditions necessary to support more and more complex and diverse life forms, ultimately leading to the right conditions to support humanity. In this way our consciousness is connected to the earth, both influencing and supporting each other.
The Earth is Evolving in Consciousness
The earth is evolving in consciousness, which is related to and influences our conscious evolution. Two features of this transition are the so called “quickening” of time and increased synchronicity.
Have you noticed time seems to be speeding up? There is a purpose to this: To make the consequences of our behavior more salient. Picture yourself in the middle ages writing a letter to family that live far away. In your letter you convey some disappointing news that will ultimately change your family’s lives forever. Think about how long it would take for the letter to reach them and for you to hear back from them and experience the consequences of your letter. Now flash forward to the present, in the same situation, distance does not have the same impact: you can chat online in real time with individuals practically anywhere and thus influence and effect one another across vast distances. This is just one example but it is meant to illustrate the different significance that time holds today.
The quickening of time ultimately shows us our individual effect on the greater whole. For example, instantaneous news via the internet has allowed many to become aware of the consequences of things like unchecked capitalism and environmental destruction. With the ability to see and feel how our decisions affect the greater whole, we may choose to vote with our dollar, opting for sustainable, environmentally friendly options when possible.
We can also expect to see increased synchronicity to help us understand the divine connection of the events in our lives. Synchronicity is the notion of seemingly unrelated things coming together in a way that holds great significance. For example, have you ever had a thought, perhaps about things happening in your life, plans to take a trip or a goal you’d like to achieve, only to later that day overhear complete strangers discussing the very thing you were thinking about and then maybe a TV show you watch that evening has to do with the very same thing as well? This is synchronicity. For many, the illusion our lives are composed of purely random “chance encounters” is evaporating. This is meant to demonstrate that we are here for a reason, and nothing in your life is void of meaning.
These elements work to increase our awareness and facilitate higher consciousness. There is nothing that occurs in isolation. What you do to and for yourself you literally do to all. If you let this guide you, you can be sure to evolve with the earth into higher states of awareness.