Mimbres Culture, 1100 A.D.GreenWave Relationships / Portland State University
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. You can easily find it there once you know how.
Honor your life by letting your 54 natural senses connect you to the self-correcting life of your Planet.
Gain reasonable satisfactions from the sanity of nature-connected communication and rational passion.
Become a hero. Help yourself and others sensibly tap into Earth's Unified Field. Benefit from bonding your thinking to your sense of reason.
Learn how to create authentic GreenWave moments that let Earth's wisdom, in and around you, to teach you what you need to know.
NOTE: the use of SaneEarth.com is restricted to individuals who acknowledge the following fact:
This restriction prevents unnecessary anguish for some visitors here because the SaneEarth.com mission uses the self-evident, nature-connected intelligence of a 54 Sense Unified Field Equation (GreenWave-54) to remedy an insanity that some folks can't face. They are in denial. They deny that they are stupid or insane because they are addicted to destructive or outdated information that makes them dismiss the value of the Educating, Counseling and Healing with Nature remedy. They have excessively lost touch with their sense of reason.
It is stupid or insane to knowingly destroy one's own life support system.
The dominance of our nature-disconnected stories teach us to make the life of Earth and us suicidal because we learn to treat it as if it is not alive with rights to its life. This abnormality underlies most of the disorders we suffer.
Please consider these facts:
August 2, was Earth Overshoot Day for the year 2017 A.D.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date each year when humanity exhausts Nature's supportive resources for the life of Planet Earth's web-of-life and its biodiversity. This deficiency and its miseries injuriously stress the life of the Planet including humanity. This will continue until "Organism Earth" is protected under an endangered species act as the only one of its species that we know.
Because the life of Nature, Earth and humanity suffers from the stress of of our Overshoot Day insanity Project NatureConnect also identifies that date as Earth Misery Day. It is mentally unhealthy. It produces the runaway environmental, social and personal disorders that we agonize.
Since December 30 1975, each year Earth Misery Day has come earlier in the year. In 2016, on August 8, we were globally almost 150 percent in deficit and counting.
Today we need another planet one-half the size of Earth to hook up with life of Earth to make up our present deficit. Nobody has the slightest idea as to how to make this happen or where to find this additional planet.
Included in our madness is that the experts who study its effects say the source of Earth Misery is unknown and that also unknown is an applicable remedy for it.
The Authors of SaneEarth.com have proven far beyond reasonable doubt that the experts are incorrect.
We warranty that the whole life art and science of Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature (ECHN) is a social technology that not only identifies the point source of Earth Misery, it is a practical antidote for it that anybody can use to reverse disorders. For example, when our society's story identifies evil as Satan and then pictures him with horns, scales, claws, fangs and a tail, ie Nature, we offend the life of Nature and we produce our troubles.
ECHN is a tool that enables us to validate that we are each a unique, story-telling personification and continuum of the Unified Field of the Big Bang Universe as its life manifests itself as the life of Planet Earth, moment by moment. This helps us genuinely connect our 54 natural senses with the Unified Field and reasonably communicate, think, feel and act with the intelligence of its balancing and restorative powers and biodiversity.
We can't be a wise and mutually supportive part of Earth's life system, or any system, if we are not somehow in communication with it. Our 54 natural senses and Earth's life are identical when our inaccurate science and misleading stories do not separate them from each other in our thoughts and feelings.
Until our "experts" demonstrate otherwise, they are affected by and are part of our Earth Misery stupidity. They must learn about and correctly apply the ECHN Equation. Today's authorities are presently in denial of this observation; they need and must receive powerful confrontation to begin to update their mentality.
What the experts and Project NatureConnect agree upon is that we are experiencing abusiveness, climate change, shrinking forests, species loss, fisheries collapse, pervasive corruption, higher commodity prices, economic deterioration, reduced social and environmental justice, increased stress and mental illness and greater civil unrest. They concur that these are overshoot miseries that we increasingly endure and that the environmental, social and economic crisis that we cause without ECHN is the beginning of a major catastrophe.
Earth Misery steadily increases because we can't disturb the life of our Planet without our life becoming more disturbed as part of it, and vice versa. The dominance of our nature-disconnection stories makes the life of Earth suicidal because we learn to treat it as if it is not alive. This abnormality underlies most of the disorders we suffer.
In this viscous cycle, we desperately need trained individuals who know how to teach others how to use the anti-addiction ECHN process. Anybody can receive this training. It helps us create moments in natural areas that let Earth teach, that help nature remedy the disturbance of our body, mind and spirit. That disturbance is the source of our dilemmas.
For many people, authentic nature-connections in parks have the power to reverse their discontents because they gain information, guidance and support from the life of our Planet, the fountainhead of authority on how it works to produce its/our balanced and self-correcting natural perfection.
Contemporary humanity is uncomfortably out of balance. This is because our attachments to our inaccurate stories excessively disconnect us from life of Nature's essential gifts to us. This makes us want and become emotionally dependent on short term, non-organic technologies and therapies for satisfaction. As their effects wane, again and again we want and when want there is never enough. This makes us more excessive and further places the Planet in deficit. It is a psychological and organic short-circuit problem that demands ECHN organic psychology treatment. It presently is not getting it.
Our reasonableness and equilibrium have gone mad because although the Unified Field central attraction/love factor that balances and energizes us exists, we have learned to dismiss it from our lives. This makes us ignore nature's contributions to the welfare of all, including ourselves.
For us to honor our lives and all of life, we must honor and engage in ECHN by continually applying its sensory organics to blend with how the life of nature works in and around us and reverse Earth Misery. When we don't do this we are living in some other Universe and acting inappropriately as Earth citizens. Earth Misery demonstrates the effects of continuing this process.
Where is the honor in saying we are trying to be reasonable, to be environmentally and/or socially or spiritually responsible while at the same time knowing that we are not reversing Earth Misery when we could via ECHN?
We are, today, in real life, in far worse shape than were the subjects of the astonishing Milgram studies of 1961 (and Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971). In them a supervisor committed the subjects to administer increasingly painful electrical shocks to people who answered meaningless questions incorrectly. The subjects could listen to the recipients in another room but could not see them. They could hear them cry out in increasing pain and anguish as the experiment progressed and the shock voltage increased, sometimes until the recipient died.
The subjects did not know that the alleged recipients did not actually receive the shocks and that their cries were recordings.
What was not predicted was that although some subjects cringed and objected, most would not stop hurting the shock recipients as the voltage and responding cries increased and the supervisor urged them to continue. The subjects, instead, responded to the authorities. It was as if the subjects were insane, they could not act reasonably.
This experiment was recently repeated and the results were the same.
We are in much greater trouble today than were the Milgram and Stanford subjects and participants fifty years ago. This is because today the authority phenomenon is not a study. It is a real life story. It is true to the lives of all web-of-life members including human infants who are completely vulnerable to them.
The life that our authorities have us shocking and hurting is the life of our Planet and Nature, in and around us. This is authentic. We know it full well and we see and feel the disastrous personal, social and environmental effects, including climate change and rampant species extinction.
We are painfully aware that our 54 senses are subject to stories from profit driven, nature-exploiting authorities, directives and advertisements that unbalance us. They include all the misguided information that induces, pays, corrupts, applauds or addicts us to excessively use products that secretly administer lethal shocks to the life of our Planet and Nature, in and about us, now and in the future.
Who is the Boss of you? What are we teaching and leaving our children?
As part of the life of Nature we suffer the pain we are indoctrinated into inflicting on Nature while, be we administrator, scientist or client, we are in denial. We deny that this is an addiction or prejudice and that a remedy for it is readily available
Our helplessness and its outrageous Earth Misery effects occur because our Society pays and promotes authorities to fire or admonish us for not doing their nature-disconnected biddings. In addition, these "bosses" encourage us not to believe truths that our 54 natural senses convey to us. Instead, these misguided authorities say we must listen to their erroneous messages as well as spend over 95 percent of our time and felt-sense thinking and relating out of tune with how the life of Nature's Unified Field works. When most folks look at their lives they recognize that the world has gone crazy and are not afraid to say so.
"My name is Chellis and I am in recovery from Western Civilization."
- Chellis Glendinning
"America is an insane asylum run by the inmates."- Lester Roloff
Due to our excessive disconnection from Nature we seldom hear, feel, or make sense of the pain and disorders we inflict on the life of the natural world. Instead, unhappily, we endure them or try to pass laws that forbid their continuance.
We become so attuned to being attached to, or "cultural-object" subjects of our authorities that part of our mentality subconsciously takes on the role of the authorities. They become our inner authorities. Then we not only can’t stop listening to real administrators. When they are absent we listen to their images and instructions that we don’t realize we have fixed in our mind.
Meanwhile our 54 natural attraction senses scream, "Stop your shocking behavior." This is because on natural sensory levels our inner nature is aware of what is happening to the whole of nature's life, in and around us.
We can't realistically enjoy full trust and satisfactions from relationships that are not honorable because we sense that they and we are not in balance. Even the best of researchers are not immune to this phenomenon. They can discover a truth and at the same time act as if it was not true.
If you don’t believe our crazy attachment to destructive authorities is addictive, just try and stop it.
The process of the ECHN helps us remedy our shocking madness when our intelligence chooses to use it.
ECHN empowers us to safely plug our 54 natural attraction senses into the life of nature’s immediate and powerful, Unified Field, backyard or backcountry. There, sane, mutually produced and attractive “Thank you for your love and care,” good feelings are always available from the Unified Field.
The Unified Field is not imaginary. It is the Field that Albert Einstein scientifically predicted in 1935 and that the Higgs Boson verified in 2012. Most folks have experienced it. It is the essence of life attraction field, the conscious attraction of a thing to survive, to continue, that calms us and helps us think and feel better when in a natural area. It's what drives the life of nature to recycle and purify itself so it may survive.
Our connection of our 54 senses to their natural attraction origins in the Unified Field reasonably revives, restores and energizes our senses organically as well as frees them from their destructive attachments in Industrial Society. We become more sensible, healthy and open to change. Excessiveness, drug use, conflict, crime, stress, pollution and illness subside as a result.
As demonstrated by the sensation of thirst, on cellular and molecular levels, sensors (senses and their sensations) in the body are receptors that are attracted to detect stimuli. When the information that they register is out of balance, they become the main homeostatic driving force for change that promotes life. Their detection process is a fundamental source that functions on large or minute mechanical, thermal and chemical levels as it strengthens survival. When not adulterated by defective stories the senses are as self-evident and dependable as the time and space that produces them in the moment.
THE WHOLE LIFE ART OF ECHN.
Making Unified Field sensory connections in a natural area enables our genetics and psyche to recycle and regenerate our injured or depleted 54 senses and sensibilities. As we experience and become self-evident aware of nature’s attractive callings there, we increasingly help our 54 senses, in congress, compost and transform the pollution, pain and excessiveness of our psyche into lasting, reasonable, constructive and attractive personal and global relationships. That helps reverse Earth Misery and most other problems that hurt us.
ECHN guarantees that it attracts the authentic unifying balance and beauty of the natural world to help us beneficially transform our faulty education and relationships. It lets the life of nature itself teach us how to increase our well-being by increasing the health of the Web-of-Life. Only then can our advanced science, technologies and economics sensitively make our life better in a balanced way, rather than destructively by omitting our 54 natural senses as "Subjective".
It is not reasonable, rather its detrimental, for "objective sci-tech" to omit 85 percent of the sensory information it registers as "subjective" and then offer the results as a healthy way for us to relate to our living planet, each other or ourselves. The adverse results speak for themselves.
Through distant or on-site learning, caring individuals can be paid to help interested people everywhere learn, teach and benefit from ECHN, while reducing Earth Overshoot and its miseries. The ability to live in peaceful equilibrium results.
We invite and support you to add this training to your life and livelihood.
You are identical to and part of the life of your Planet. Your life is lovingly conceived and supported as a unique 54 sense continuum of Nature's Unified Field and its self-correcting attraction relationships. Stories that misleadingly disconnect you from the Unified Field produce the unbalanced and addictive relationships that you and the web-of-life experience. You can at any time bring all things back into balance, including yourself, by reconnecting your 54 natural senses to the attractive essence of the web-of-life.
WHERE TO START
While you are reading links of interest above, sign up for our online Orientation Program. It helps you instantly experience first hand the self-evident truths in this article. Why wouldn't you want to honor your soul and your sense of reason by supporting them www.ecopsych.com/orient.html
OTHER WEB PAGES ABOUT CONNECTING TO THE UNIFIED FIELD:
* Introduction Letter: http://www.ecopsych.com/greenwave.html
* Grange Resolution: http://www.ecopsych.com/grange.html
* Overview: http://www.ecopsych.com/journalechnstory.html
* Equation: www.ecopsych.com/journalaliveness.html
* Grand Jury Inquiry: www.ecopsych.com/grandjury.html
* Einstein Origins: www.ecopsych.com/journalgut.html
* Resource Depletion www.ecopsych.com/zombie2.html
* Open Letter to Bill Maher:www.ecopsych.com/billmaher.docx
* Relating as if Planet Earth is not Dead. ...www.ecopsych.com/earthaliverelease.docx ...
The following are also linked in the text, above.
1. Albert Einstein’s unified field equation. Journal of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology, 2. Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/journalaliveness.html
2. Cohen, M. J. (1993) The training ground of a nature-connected expert. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/mjcohen.html
3. Cohen, M. J. (1995). Thinking and Learning on All Nine Legs, 1. (4). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/nineleg.html
4. Cohen, M. J. (2008). Educating, counseling, and healing with nature. Illumina. Retreived from http://www.ecopsych.com/ksanity.html
5. Cohen, M. J. (2013). Nature as higher power. Amazon. Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/insight53senses.html
6. Cohen, M. J. (2015) With Justice For All: A Remedy for the Key Omission in Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/grandjury.html
7.The hidden organic remedy. Journal of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology, 1. Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/nhpbook.html
8. The impossible dream: Journal of Organic Psychology and Natural Attraction Ecology, 1. Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/journalwarranty.html
9. The state of planet earth and us. (2001). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/zombie2.html
10. Nature Connected health and wellness research (2014). Retrieved from from http://www.ecopsych.com/2004ecoheal.html
11. The anatomy of institutions. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/journalinstitution.html
12. The great sensory equation dance: Albert Einstein’s Grand Unified Field (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/journalgut.html
13. Evaluation: a survey of participants. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.ecopsych.com/survey.html
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Although we are part of nature, 99 percent of how we think and feel is prejudiced against and disconnected from nature's self-correcting and restorative ways. .
It is the duality of our stress-producing separation from nature's unifying sanity that underlies our runaway problem and disorder madness.
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"We cannot win the battle to increase the well-being our planet's life, including our lives, without strengthening our innate, Unified Field ability to love all of life. We must recover and restore our missing 54 natural attraction sense bonds with Nature, in and around us, for we will not fight to protect and preserve what we do not love enough."
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This applied ecopsychology website supports those who recognize that the madness of Industrial Society habituates us to think in prejudicial ways that destructively conquer and exploit the well-being of nature, in and around us.
We suffer because we rarely learn to identify, benefit from and strengthen the regenerative powers of nature that flow through us and the environment. The process of Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature (ECHN) helps us remedy this hurtful omission in our education and thinking.
If you are not using ECHN, you are probably caught in the madness of contemporary thought and disorders. Do you know its source and how to address it? Do you and yours suffer from its stress and unreasonableness?
Earth is sane because the unifying flow of natural systems that sustains our planet's web of life, including us, consists of self-correcting, purifying and renewing attraction powers.
Our planet's natural attraction energies enable the web-of-life to enjoy balanced optimums of life, diversity, cooperation, beauty and wellness without producing any garbage.
Nature's intelligence seldom produces our excessive pollution and disorders or abusive and unreasonable relationships. We genetically inherit this intelligence but are taught to bury it, frustrated, in our subconscious.
Each of us is part of nature's global ecosystem. To be part of any system, one has to somehow be in communication with the system and vice versa. Otherwise, we unknowingly injure the system and it, us.
We each inherit 54 natural senses that give us the ability to register and communicate with natural systems via ECHN.
We suffer many disorders because, during more than 98 percent of our lifetime, Industrial Society pays us to conquer and subdue our natural senses rather than how to think and relate sensibly with them in conjunction with natural areas, backyard or back country.
Project NatureConnect teaches you how to benefit from the collective intelligence of your 54 natural senses. We help you make genuine sensory contact with the balancing process of the web of life. This enhances your ability to make sense.
Summary: To increase personal, social and environmental well being, SaneEarth.com empowers you with an organic form of psychology and education. Via peak facts and your 54 natural senses, it helps you revive your innate abilty to connect and think in balance with nature and its renewing flow within and around us, not against nature as is our habit in Industrial Society.
If you are born on Planet Earth you are automatically a citizen of it. Have you learned the hidden PeakFacts about how it works so you can benefit from it while strengthening it? Aren't the facts you have learned to date destructively stressing Earth and you?
“I believe that the universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. … The whole is in all its parts is so beautiful, and is felt by me so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it and to think of it as divine.”-Robinson Jeffers
ECHN Course Participant Reports:
"I'm absolutely loving the nature sensitivity online Orientation course and my study group, and am truly reconnecting! I'm having lots of "ah-ha" moments which intersperse my usual tainted moments of doubt, worry, future negative projection and past regret! It's good to discover that far too many stories have welded themselves and veil my psyche with their clever thought - it makes healing and letting go in a good way far easier, once you recognize them!!"
Through this activity I asked permission to be in this natural area and I felt that I was welcome. I said thank you. I have never thought to say thank you before and it made me think how inappropriate it would be to be given a gift under any other circumstances and ignore the gift giver. When in nature such as I was for this activity I am given gifts all of the time. By expressing my gratitude it increased my sense of belonging. I saw the birds with their vibrant colors against the white of the snow and it filled me up with pleasure. I said thank you so much for this gift. I walked down to the lake which is surrounded by evergreen trees. Everything was so still except for the large white snowflakes that were falling. The sight was so beautiful and I said thank you for this. Showing appreciation made me feel as though my relationship had become reciprocal. It was a though nature was grateful that I was appreciative and I was giving back. I felt as though I were surrounded by a bunch of good friends. It was very fulfilling and the activity makes it doable forever.
- Project NatureConnect Participant
Planet Earth has the unique ability to correct and purify itself. It produces its optimums of life, diversity, balance, peace and cooperation without creating garbage, pollution or our excessive stress, competition, abusiveness and isolation. Earth's ability to do this is a global web of life sanity that all of life, including us, naturally inherits.
Our lives are a seamless continuum of the natural world's intelligent beauty and perfection. Together we and it are the life support systems that sustain Earth and us.
Contemporary society socializes us to think and feel that for our survival, profit or progress we must separate from, conquer and exploit the balanced ways of nature.
We are paid and otherwise rewarded to fight an undeclared war against Earth and its natural processes within and about us. This is sheer madness. It is insane to knowledgeably injure the magnificent integrity of the natural world, our personal and collective life support system. Our stressful discomfort from the irrationality of this assault on our senses and sensibility spawns most of the disorders and troubles we suffer.
SaneEarth.com offers practical, sensory science methods and materials that help us increase our personal and environmental well being. It enables us to remedy our misguided thinking and bring nature and society into a happy balance by learning how to create moments that let Earth teach.
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Less than one percent of contemporary society today has the environmental and social consciousness needed to help restore the missing flow of natural systems in our personal and collective psyche. Subsidized training is available to support and empower this small but highly significant group. It gives them the natural sensitivity strengthening tools necessary to help themselves and others increase personal, social and environmental well being. This is critical for the health of our lives and all of life as we know it.
Things To Think About.
When we don't use Organic Psychology, even when we visit a natural area the challenges of our relationships, technologies and economics habitually fill our mind. We continue not to think in tune with the way nature sustains well being, and our problems continue.
Information alone does not produce the behavior and health improvements we desperately need for personal and global wellness. For example, the information on a cigarette package warning label seldom reduces the bonds that keep us smoking. These destructive sensory/emotional bonds consist of nature-disconnected, disrupted and misguided natural attractions. However, being an essence of natural systems, these bonds do respond to the powerful self-correcting flow of natural system attractions and sensations.
Organic Psychology is a profound social technology. Being organic, it provides our thinking and feeling with the means to reconnect with and benefit from the renewing "higher power" of authentic nature's purifying ways.
Organic Psychology is an accredited, subsidized conflict resolution, ecopsychology tool that strengthens peace within and around us. Readily available via the Internet and books, it enables our intellect and spirit to increase personal and global well-being.
Explore it. Try it. Experience is the best teacher. http://www.ecopsych.com/naturepath.html
"Human behavior is rooted most deeply in nature's intentions and desire. The rhythms of nature underlie all of human interaction: religious traditions, economic systems, cultural and political organization. When these human forms betray the natural psychic pulse, people and societies get sick, nature is exploited and entire species are threatened."
In industrial society we personally and collectively betray the natural psychic pulse. We erode our ability to sustain well-being and peace by eliminating more than 98 percent of the sensory expression and "know how" of natural systems that would otherwise register in our consciousness. This profound loss desensitizes our psyche and limits our thinking. It underlies the great troubles we suffer (1, 4) while it economically supports the therapy and medical professions.
"We are dysfunctional socially and environmentally because we are cut off and isolated from the world of nature and the natural."
-Albert Gore, Vice President, USA Author, Earth in the Balance
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."
"Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people."
- Albert Einstein.
"This program offers an environmentally sound, educational process that reduces apathy, catalyzes peace and promotes mental health. It fulfills our personal and economic needs, deeper ideals and spirit; it deserves the attention of every person who seeks to reverse our troubles."
-Dr. Robert Muller
- Assistant Secretary General Emeritus of the United Nations.
- Recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Peace Prize and UNESCO prize for peace.
- Chancellor of the University for Peace, United Nations.
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Reports From Online Organic Psychology Course Participants (continued from above)
"Language gets in the way of direct relationship with nature as far as I am concerned. There is nothing that words can express that is not already present in unspoken sensory connecting attractions with nature. I notice that when people label these attractions, they become attached to the labels. And when labels conflict, so do the folks attached to them and we all suffer.
To do this course activity, I am on the beach with my dogs. It's a very windy day so I sit with my back to the wind on the warm sand. I touch the sand and feel the wind and the heat of the sun on my face, tossing my hair about, I see into the vastness of the sky and watch the trees and grasses dancing in the wind. I repeat the word attraction and this word takes me beyond my experience into our experience, our experience of each other and everything. The simple science and truth of this word awakens me to how language can contribute. Attraction is a natural system vibration rippling out from the core of our connecting. Other words did not work for me. This is a step beyond God being a story and my worship of that story. It is an experience, a direct, conscious, sensory contact with the eons that registers and enables me to transform my stress into attraction relationships with people, places and things.
I focus in the clumps of long grasses that are perpetually being massaged by the wind, the play of the light on their long flowing limbs, the aliveness in the freedom of this dance. What feels good to me is the rootedness and stability that support the freedom of the dance, the joy, the relentless motion and the ease of surrender to the play of the wind.
My experience in nature shows me that I am a person who gets good feelings from my attraction to the dancing grasses. Witnessing the mutual support of stability & freedom, roots and branches, gives me a sense of wholeness and meaning. I love experiencing my inner dance of freedom reflected in the natural world. It is as satisfying as my own dance, in fact it is my own dance.
Later, when I read over this statement I have written I am instantly brought back to the experience, the sensations come alive again within me and I can feel a cellular freedom.
This activity is very healing for me because it re-unites me with my Environment, giving me a deep sense of belonging. By sensing with my whole body, a somatic empathy, I sense my sensual connection with the world and the web of life.
I am reminded of the weather last winter (nearly 4 feet of snow in the first few days) I rarely ventured far from home, rather I spent my days outside-snowshoeing along the cliffs, wandering through the woods, building snow caves, or often just sitting looking out across the ocean, watching the sunset, feeling the wind caressing my face. I noticed a transition during my time there-for the first week or so I found myself very scheduled, feeling the need to always be "doing" yet the longer I was there the more I found myself able to relax and flow with the more natural rhythms around me. I had arrived there feeling very unbalanced, depressed, unsure of my next step and what direction to head. Nature taught me how to relax, how to breathe.
I remember going out on the porch after several days of storms and in the stillness that surrounded me I felt this amazing sense of calmness enter me. In having time to simply be fully present, I became aware of so much beauty that would have been lost in a more rushed existence, the way the wind mingled the scents of salt and wood smoke, how fresh snow balanced on the pines, or the contrast of the red sapling's new growth against the whiteness of the ground. Not only did I find a deeper connection to nature during my time there, but I also, for really the first time truly connected with myself and who I was/am. I also came away with an amazing sense of balance that these activities help me sustain and renew.
I strongly identified with what Alice wrote in her email: "The course activity and experience in nature showed me that I get good feelings when I allow nature to calm me through the comforts of melodic sound that was produced by the river following it's journey to the ocean. The melody it created from pushing it's way through the rock beds communicated to me the inherent wisdom of nature itself, and as I am part of nature I need only to listen to the whispers of the river to realize that wisdom in myself. The sound was not one of repetition, as I could hear subtle differences in the rhythm, volume level, and tune as time passed by. This made me aware of the communication and connection that was happening between all the living things (including myself) and the water. There was such a sense of peace and security that I felt that I was watching time slow down. My mind and body did not fight this concept but accepted it, which allowed room in my mind for even more communication. I thanked the river and the comforts of the bank that I sat on for connecting my to a sense of belonging and security that had been missing from a day that had consisted of trying to meet the unrealistic demands of an unrealistic society.
The whole of nature is sensitive, it works that way, it connects in that way, it sustains itself in that way. I do too, I sense and connect and sustain myself in a similar way. However, I also think in a different way than natural systems do; I have been conditioned to think in the abstract, outside of the moment, through symbols, not through chemical and energy attractions. Thus, I may suffer from the difference of information from these two sources because I think, feel and relate in duality and the stress of its conflicts. Which one should I trust in the case of difference?
Through this course I am learning to find consensus; I wait and obtain consent to gather more information from 54 natural senses, including a further analysis from my abstract intellect. Doubt simply means that more information is needed; you can say it is a natural attraction through frustration to find more natural attractions and gather more information in order to reach consensus. So I mistrust nature at times in order to feel compelled to sense more. In looking through the list of 54 natural senses I can see that this is my sense of reason being called into play. No surprise, it feels sensible.
Here is my response to other emails I have received from course members:
Sally, I never thought before about how severe weather forces everyone to notice nature. I have frequently thought of running for my activity but couldn't figure out how to ask permission from the natural area since I would be moving from place to place, how genius in its simplicity to just ask the whole area for permission. I share your feeling of wanting to stay so often, yet I don't. I return to the concrete playgrounds and have to remind myself to look up.
Chuck, Wow! It was really amazing to read the description of you in place of the rock's description, how powerful.
Jane, I'm sitting in a coffee shop working and until I read your entry I didn't even notice that I'm basically surrounded by houseplants. I can feel their warmth and you have reminded me once again that my breath is a gift to them as theirs is to me. Thank you!
Robert, I love your line about not dying, It made me laugh aloud. Sometimes I pretend the traffic is the ocean waves crashing, it helps me when I'm feeling particularly boxed in. Your ability to listen to the messages around you never ceases to amaze me. I love that you can hear what's calling you and are not afraid to answer back. Your experience was inspirational.
Sandy, its so hopeful to hear you say "I like nature leading me. I am noticeable more relaxed, I drive the speed limit."
Andy, although I don't have your disorders, your introduction, below, gave me confidence in doing this course with you:
"I'm Andy Prescott. Poet. Wombed in Nature disconnection. Mom smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. As did Dad. He was also emotionally distant.
"Let him cry," the doctor who delivered me told my parents --as doctors did in 1953-- when I wouldn't stop. After 2 weeks of this, doc figured out I wasn't getting milk from mom. 6' 2'' and 143 lbs. when I got to high school. A type-one (insulin-dependent) diabetic at age 18. Diagnosed Bipolar with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and panic attacks, unable to sleep in 2002. Sex and love addict since age 12. First poem: "Let's Get Drunk Together."
Unable to stop acting-out in my addictions even after 3 inpatient treatment-centers lasting a year and a half--and a care-home, I returned home to get my papers out of storage to finish my book. I came upon a brochure for Project NatureConnect I had gotten at our local Ecology Park. I'd ordered our RECONNECTING WITH NATURE text and HOW NATURE WORKS. I noticed a very high addiction recovery rate was reported for severely at-risk students who'd taken the first online course. Unheard of.
I took the "Orientation Course." Obtained the longest sobriety ever. Developed the best blood sugars of any of my doctor's patients: Averaging 130. Reduced my anti-psychotic, sleeping-disorder, panic attack medication from 600 mg./night to 50 mg./night. No longer required my Lamictol Bipolar medication.. Currently getting the most positive reactions of ANY of the artists in city-wide Art Extravaganzas. Beyond all my wildest dreams are coming true."
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The History of How, Why and What to Do
The Core Problem
Sources and Effects of Dysfunction
Basics of Natural Systems
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Results of Thinking and Feeling With Nature
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Core Starting Course
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The Web of Life Imperative
Reconnecting With Nature
Nature as Higer Power
Well Mind, Well Earth
Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature
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1 Cohen, Michael, Editor (2001) The State of Planet Earth: Results of Ecozombie Thinking (http://www.ecospsych.com/zombie2.html)
2. Cohen, Michael, Education and Counseling With Nature: A Greening of Psychotherapy. Interpsych Journal of Mental Health. March, 1995, Vol 2 No. 4 (http://www.ecospsych.com/counseling.html)
3. Cohen, Michael, Nature Connected Psychology: Creating moments that let Earth teach Greenwich Journal of Science and Technology Vol 1 No 1, June, 2000 (http://www.ecospsych.com/natpsych.html)
4. Cohen, Michael, How to Treat Natural System Dysfunction (NSD): The Restorative Powers of Organic Psychology. (http://www.ecospsych.com/articlensd.html)
5. Cohen, Michael, An Introduction to Organic Psychology (http://www.ecospsych.com/2005organicintro.html)
6. Cohen, Michael, The Organics of Psychology (http://www.ecospsych.com/insight2005.html)
7. A Survey of Participants: Reactions to NSTP and Studies of Effects, The Web of Life Imperative, Victoria, B.C. Trafford.
8. Thomas, Janet (2005) On All Nine Legs - Teaching Outdoor Love to an Indoor World, Taproot, SUNY Cortland, NY, Journal of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. (http://www.ecopsych.com/2005taproot.html)
10. Cohen, Michael, books: The Web of Life Imperative and Reconnecting With Nature, Minneapolis, MN. Ecopress http://www.ecopsych.com/books.html
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"Human behavior is rooted most deeply in nature's intentions and desire. The rhythms of nature underlie all of human interaction: religious traditions, economic systems, cultural and political organization. When these human forms betray the natural psychic pulse, people and societies get sick, nature is exploited and entire species are threatened."
In industrial society our excessively nature-separated lives mold us to betray the natural psychic pulse. We learn to block from our thinking over 95 percent of the wise sensory callings and fulfillments we normally receive from natural systems and their eons. Our hurt and frustration from the severed disconnection of these senses underlies our greatest troubles.
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"Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people."
..- Albert Einstein
"We have repressed far more than our sexuality: our very organic nature is now unconscious to most of us, most of the time, and we have become shrunken into two dimensional social or cultural beings, aware of only five of the hundreds of senses that link us to the rich biological nature that underlies and nourishes these more symbolic and recent aspects of ourselves."
...- Norman 0. Brown
"The human need for nature is linked not just to the material exploitation of the environment but also to the influence of the natural world on our emotional, cognitive, aesthetic, and even spiritual development."
- Edward O. Wilson
Harvard University Pulitzer Prize Recipient
We seldom live and think organically. Most of us unnecessarily suffer from Natural System Dysfunction (NSD) because we live excessively nature separated lives. Over 95 percent of our time is spent indoors. Over 99 Percent of of thinking is out of tune with the restorative workings of natural systems within and around us. Fortunately, Organic Psychology enables us to reverse this disorder
..- Michael J. Cohen
"Our religion keeps reminding us that we aren't just will and thoughts. We're also sand and wind and thunder and rain and the seasons. All those things. You learn to respect everything because you are everything. If you respect yourself, you respect all things."
...- Least Heat Moon
"The environmental crisis is an outward manifestation of a crisis of mind and spirit. There could be no greater misconception of its meaning than to believe it is concerned only with endangered wildlife, human-made ugliness and pollution. These are part of it, but more importantly, the crisis is concerned with the kind of creates we are and what we must become in order to survive."
...-Lynton K Caldwell
"Nurture your felt love for nature. Never deny it. That love is nature's voice, our origins in nature, the eons, the purifying intelligence, beauty and diversity of natural systems sustaining us in the spirit of their perfection and wellness."
...-from The Web of Life Imperative
"He looked upon us as sophisticated children -- smart but not wise. We knew many things, and much that is false. He knew nature, which is always true."
...-Saxton T. Pope (said of Ishi, America's ...last hunter-gather Native}
"It is quite clear to me after several years in the environmental movement that all physical problems of man's impact on the environment - pollution of the air and waters, the desecration of the land, the contamination of the food chain - all start within the environment of man's mind."
Founder: the United Nations Environment Program
Co-Chair: U.N. Commission on Global Governance
"Our task must be to free ourselves from (our) prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
...- Albert Einstein
"In order to achieve more effective environmental protection and conservation, internal balance within the human being himself or herself is essential."
...- Dalai Lama
"Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace."
...- Albert Schweitzer
...Nobel Prize recipient
"At root, ecology is an erotic attitude of closeness, relatedness and care. We have made it into a rational/activist project and lost sight of its heart."
...- Thomas Moore
"Sensory experience, we might say, is the way our body binds its life to the other lives that surround it, the way the earth couples itself to our thoughts and our dreams. Sensory perception is the glue that binds our separate nervous systems into the larger, encompassing ecosystem. For the senses are our most immediate access to the more-than-human natural world."
...Author, Spell of the Sensuous
"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries."