“The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,…The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being’s difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

During last Thursday’s Group Healing “check-in” – where each participant briefly lets me and the group know what their healing requests are, one woman said “I don’t suppose we can get help with the weather.” Last week, Texas was in a deadly frozen crisis – and they are sadly still struggling. And here in California, we desperately need more rain.

I did not directly work with the weather last week, but her words planted a seed. Yes, we can work with the weather energetically. We can pray, we can visualize, we can connect with the elements and energies of rain or sun or… My problem is this is – who am I to decide what the planet, or Texas, or California, needs?

What I do know is that our states and our planet need healing. Need love. Need care. And – need balance! If we can help our planet come into more balance, she will heal herself. And only she knows what balance is for her.

These bodies of ours are part of Mother Earth. That means that as we find more balance within ourselves, we help create more balance on the earth. We can balance our body, mind, emotions, spirit. We can take good care of our bodies with healthy food and water, movement, sleep. We can feel our feelings and express them when we need to, let them move through us. We can connect with and feel the world of spirit, and get to know our own spirits. We can use our minds in healthy ways – to learn, think, create…

We can learn to balance work and play, activity and rest, awareness and letting go, doing and being…

We can be grateful and honor our lives on this amazing planet, and ask to walk and live in balance. And in the process, we are helping our planet to heal.

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” ― Hermes Trismegistus

“To light a candle is to cast a shadow…” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea