Feeling earth’s pain?

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When I see trees being cut down, water being wasted, and earth’s resources being wasted and depleted, I feel a lot of emotional pain. It’s like I’m channeling mother earth (I don’t know a better way to describe it) Have you felt like this?

February 19, 2012 at 12:15 am
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Moni (8) (@moni) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

All the time. <3

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Josh (19) (@yoshknows) 5 years, 10 months ago ago


I feel the pain of everyone…

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R.V. Star (151) (@rickvonstar) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

No, humans using the earth’s resources is no different than birds using twigs and leaves to build their nests.

If we use too much then we’ll be killed off when the earth gets out of homeostasis and can’t support life anymore

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Kristian (81) (@lordcat) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

Well I am an…Animist? (Is that the right term?) So I do believe we on some level are connected to the earth. Possibly with the earth being the beginning. Sorrow from the earth must trickle down to the lower levels.

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Anonymous (2,653) (@) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

No. You can’t breathe with someone else’s lungs or say, “I feel the pain in your leg.” :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw

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Morgan (17) (@m17lee) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

I’m a Pagan, so we see the earth as sacred and see every connection. After all humans are just animals. One of the most painful things to watch is the oceans. All the shallow coral reefs dying because of polution. Things like that make me wonder if we even deserve to be here and wonder why no one cares.

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Robyn-Lia (6) (@robynlia) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

Absolutely, if you believe in vibrational energy–pretty much the entire aspect of physics–then being able to feel the Earth’s pain is logical. Paganism and the beliefs of aboriginals are based on the earth’s divinity and mother Earth. They’re two very ancient, very strong belief systems.

I completely feel it. Perhaps it’s an emotional attachment and certain people are more sensitive, so not everyone is able to attach or be sympathetic towards these issues. But there definitely are people who can feel it, and I am one of them.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

I don’t feel emotional pain, but I feel thankful for the amazing thing that is nature and what it provides to me. I love cooking, building, and drinking, and all of those things require me to take from the earth. But the best part about it is that I pee and shit, so a lot of it will make it back and feed trees and animals that I will eat and cut down and pee and shit and eat and cut down and pee and shit……

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Anonymous (2,653) (@) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

Too much vibrational energy between humans’ imaginations can create such strong beliefs. Just saying. You only see the pain of other people. Imagine if you’re living alone on Earth. What would you feel then ? The need for pain of others ? That’s what I believe. And the word “pain” is not appropriate. You cannot hurt energy.

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Morgan (17) (@m17lee) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

@Sasho not so much hurting energy, but transfering emotions through energy. and you say too much vibrational energy as if it’s a bad thing. I’m not sure I understand all the thought processes through what you said.

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Anonymous (2,653) (@) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

I’m saying you only hurt yourself.

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St Emilion (2,991) (@manimal) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

I’m with Sasho on this one. I’m pretty sure you guys are just creating the pain in your head.

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stonedragon (142) (@stonedragon21) 5 years, 10 months ago ago

im reading a lot of compassion here . it could be that they truely feel the pain in their hearts manimal and not just as ideas in thier heads.
the suffering of change, its a deep thing,
it is painful for all of us here on this planet and always has been.
but then what is pain.. just the suffering of change that is all.
good that everyone takes notice of this.

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Morgan (17) (@m17lee) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Nice Stone.

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daveb (119) (@daveb) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

George Carlin said it best – “The Earth will be fine. It’s the Humans that are fucked”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw. I am big into reduce/re-use, grow my own food, buy local . . . but I don’t Worry about it.

I need all my energy for positivity and taking action, I see no point in suffering or experiencing pain. Does this empathetic pain motivate you to take better care of the earth?

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1.61803399 (246) (@drunkmonkmeth) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

the heart feels naught.. all the pain IS in their head. If you choose to care about these things it’s going to bother you.

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Mike Wuest (509) (@mikeyw829) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

I agree with Sasho. It would be so easy to convince yourself that you feel the pain without even knowing you are convincing yourself

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Mike Wuest (509) (@mikeyw829) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

maybe if you ‘recognized’/became aware of earth’s pain? I could maybe believe that. But if you feel it emotionally I’d say it’s all in your head

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jm (23) (@kkylekittell24) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

I do not see anything wrong with that emotional pain. The earth should be respected, we shouldn’t suck it dry or until it reacts like we are an infection. People are not a parasite or some kind highly developed bacteria that can consume and do as it pleases without realizing the concept of harming their environment. There should be a decent amount of empathy for your home and the need to take care of it. We are harming an enormous amount of ecosystems around the world and I do think it is extremely important to work to take care of everything this world has to offer.

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Eric (1,818)M (@blankey) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

No, but I think it’s fucked what we’re doing to our own habitat, which is funny because humans essentially are their environment.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Delusion or evolution? or both?

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EEL (5,363) (@mindlessfreak30) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Agent Smith from The Matrix: “I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.”

I’ve always liked this quote and in a way it’s kind of true.

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Michael (30) (@mikey) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

Yea I am with Sahso and Manimal. We are animals that create our habitats. And simply put the world has such high numbers we can never go back to simply living off the land. Which is a bummer IMO.

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jm (23) (@kkylekittell24) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

@ Michael, that is not true, who says that is true? And if it were we are fucked. We are not a virus, humans are mammals, we just have not been able to find that balance. I am not about to except the fact that we cant live here without destroying it.

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Daniel (315) (@qwuakeup) 5 years, 9 months ago ago

The only thing that hinters the harmony of our existence is simply GREED.

Greed separates Human Beings with other animals. Much like what @lee quoted from the Matrix. We are a virus, a virus consumed by greed.

Until the whole of humanity overcomes the love of Greed, then are we able to live in harmony with nature.

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