In Balance With Earth:
The Global Wellness and Unity Activity
To discover immediate outcomes of treating Earth, nature and our innernature justly and with respect.
1. To learn how to obtain a natural area's consent for us to visit it.
2. To enjoy the benefits from obtaining a natural area's permission to visit it.
1. Notice how you feel right now. Then, go to something in nature that you like, that you find attractive.
2. Thank the natural attraction for being there for you and safely activating a good feeling in you. Thank it for consenting for you to enjoy it, and vice versa.
3. Recognize that, justifiably, this natural area or thing desires and has a right to exist, build beneficial relationships and grow. Decide that you are going to respect its integrity.
4. Ask this natural area for its consent for you to be there and do this activity there.
5. Sense the area for 10 seconds or more in silence and respect. Be aware of signals of stress, discouragement or danger from it.
A. Note if the area still feels attractive or has become more attractive.
B. If this part of the natural area no longer feels attractive, thank it for its guidance and simply select another natural part that feels attractive to you. Repeat the gaining permission process.
6. As soon as you gain a natural attraction's permission to visit, genuinely thank it for giving its consent.
7. Now compare how you feel about being there with how you felt when you first arrived at it.
Write down if you obtained good feelings or rewards from doing this activity.
Be aware that nature exists in people, too. We are part of nature and deserve to relate through consent.
Learn to trust the process and sensations in this consensus experience.
- Jane Anne Jeffries
"Many times I have forced myself to back away from the deadlines and details of the our super demanding lives and return to nature. In every case I have found the same welcoming feeling of self. In fact, I had to stop today (a particularly stressful day) and gain permission contact from a beautiful maple tree outside of my office window whose leaves are just popping out of their buds. People often ask me how I stay so calm while they are all running around like crazy. When I try to share the ideas of this activity, so many people look at me as if I was the crazy one."
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APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
Dr. Michael J. Cohen, Director
A GIFT FOR YOU