Why is the process of healing the planet also the healing of ourselves? It is because the sickness of the Planet, its miles and miles of woods made barren by logging and its mountains laid bare by strip mining are mirrors of our sick and barren minds. In essence, we have made the planet into an image of ourselves. Perhaps we are mirrors of a dying planet that is moving towards a rebirth? Or, perhaps we are simply the walking dead as the Native American Kogis saw us when we first set foot upon the soils of their ecosystem several centuries ago.
Look around at the city streets you live upon, the miles and miles of cement where trees are often lined up as soldiers alongside a meandering road. Go into a classroom and see children sitting in lined up desks learning from standardized textbooks and a standardized teaching syllabus. It's all about robotic control. As a programmer gets a computer to do marvelous things based on the instructions given by its user, our children are being programmed into being good little slavers for low benefits and wages. Yet they are also being trained by the media into being good little consumers lining the pockets of those for whom they work and slave. Yes, we work we slave and then we pay the enslaver by buying his goods! What a wonderful system for the slavers! How long do we keep this up?
This scene, as well as our stripping the Earth's of Her resources, is a mirror to our own mind. As any woman or man that has been raped knows, a rape is not about love, it is about power over. It is this same cognition, "power over" that is destroying our planet. Nature is being raped in just about all facets of our world. For example, even in science, the idea is to "control" variables in getting at truth. In psychology, it is told to aspiring students that the primary purpose of psychology is to "control behavior." Control over others is the primary desire of a rapist. Rape is not about joining with another person. It is about control and domination.
Domination may as well be reframed as damnation.
The term psychology emerged from the term Psyche. In ancient times, Psyche was identified as the Soul. Psyche is us. She is our Nature; our Essence. Yet, She has been knocked unconscious of Her power. She has been knocked unconscious by Her surface level fears of being independent of "The Man", i.e., the corporate/government structure that enslaves Her. To reclaim Her power, She must taste the lips of Love (Eros) Himself, who is often seen as the first born Son of Sophia-Marie meaning the Oceanic (Marie) Wisdom (Sophia) from which all are born, sustained and dissolved, including this moment. Yes, even as you read this line, you have engaged in the process of absorbing the light of these words and conceiving them in your mind. You then ponder them and eventually allow them to sink into the depths of your mind".where they exist as a future potential, much like an egg exists as a potential person.
Unfortunately, we have been willing slaves who listened to the literalized lies of "The Man" who took the creation myths from throughout the world and either (a) said they were literally true; or (b) said they were a lie. The fact is, when one reads the creation myths, one is going into the beginning of this moment. So, when Genesis 1:2 of the Bible states "And the Earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the Deep," it is speaking to this moment. Tehom, the original Hebrew term for the Deep, is Marie because the term Marie means Ocean. Thus the "Word made flesh" of John 1:14 of the Bible is simply a repeat of Genesis. Is Genesis 1:2 any different than the theory of physicist David Bohm who states the universe is grounded in the Unmanifest Implicate Order which exists like an infinite Sea filled with an infinite array of possibilities interacting with the now manifest world.
Perhaps physics is just now catching up to the wisdom of the ancients? The story is told throughout the world. For example, the Keres Pueblo have Spider Grandmother who is sometimes identified as Thinking Woman. It is Thinking Woman's thoughts that become the world at the same time the Bible's John 1:14 Word is made flesh. What are thoughts but vibratory waves within the Psyche which then become solidified upon our perception?
What is within Marie or Thinking Woman? As a woman's ovaries contains eggs that are potential human beings, in the Unmanifest are an infinite array of possibilities that can come into manifestation by the actions of the external world, i.e., the Man. As Sleeping Beauty is kissed awake by the kiss of Her beloved, we too must allow the kiss of Love to awaken us to our true Nature.