A Day in Planet Earth

Yes in Planet Earth. Not on Planet Earth. For are we not walking within the relatively minuscule top layer of a complex living system? A system that shields us from the rays of the sun, bathes us in the air to feed our lungs, the warmth to soothe our hearts, and the rain to water our souls.

On suggests separation. As if we had somehow landed on a foreign piece of solidified magma hurling through space, and decided that it would make for a good home, a good place to use for a while. As if we were here by chance, isolated and self-sufficient. Alienated from the whole, and thus entitled to our anthropocentric utilitarianism.

Yet nothing could be further from the truth: we are not separate. But how connected do we feel? And I don’t mean how connected through the internet, our many devices and social networks. I don’t even mean how connected to other humans. How connected do we feel to this natural world which breathes through us, day in, day out, whilst we go about our lives mostly ignoring that it is there?

Isn’t it remarkable that by virtue of living in the planet, namely between the earth’s crust and the ionosphere, we are living within the standing electromagnetic wave of the Earth, the base frequency of which – the Schuman frequency of 7.8 Hertz – corresponds to the frequency of our brains when we are in a state of deep meditation (at the border between the Alpha and Theta states)?

Mere coincidence? I don’t believe so. And I would go so far as to say that by tuning into nature – by refining our awareness and sending out feelers into the unexplored depths of our connection – we have a mechanism at our disposal to drop effortlessly into a state of deep relaxation, conducive to rest and regeneration.

And yet, everywhere we turn, antennas are popping up like mushrooms (look at this map for example). The devices we carry against our bodies breed like there’s no tomorrow. We swim in an electromagnetic soup of gargantuan proportions, the implications of which we have not even started to acknowledge (see the documentary Resonance: Beings of Frequency, which brings up some interesting questions).

How can we still feel our connection to nature through this fog? How can our bodies find rest and restoration when they are constantly subject to electromagnetic stress? No wonder more and more people suffer from insomnia, migraines, mental agitation, and a host of other “unexplained” symptoms. How do we even know what’s “normal” anymore, when all of us are immersed in the soup, when the control group has practically been eliminated?

And suddenly I can see the famous frog sitting in a pot of slowly heating water. The temperature has become uncomfortable. The lid is off. Freedom is at hand. Yet the frog doesn’t jump out because she has forgotten the ecstatic bliss of living in cold water.

The skeptics will dismiss all of this, demanding more evidence. The disenchanted poets will mourn the loss of a system that pulsated in unison, singing odes to the synchronistic beauty of a time long past. But what about us? What will we do, as we sit in our warm pot, reflecting on ways to use technology that do not harm our well-being? Will we yearn for another taste of cold water?

Perhaps, just perhaps, we will hear the faint voice of the Wild Woman of the forest, calling us to her remote confines. Through her eyes, we will watch the evening sun draping the world in a golden glow, and remember the softness of our relationship with Life. The mountains will suddenly seem closer, the trees shine more brightly, as a bird’s call echoes through our hearts. We will surrender to the flow permeating all things, and merge into the sheer beauty that embraces all.

And then, she will ask: Can we take the risk and responsibility of continuing to act as if we were living on the planet?

The answer is no.

  7 comments for “A Day in Planet Earth

  1. Claudia
    July 22, 2014 at 19:43

    Thanks Nicole for this article. I watched the Resonance: Beings of Frequency documentary and am shocked: the question that went through my mind is obviously: what can we do? How can we put our health (and that of the planet and all other species) before economic interests?

    • Nicole
      July 22, 2014 at 19:59

      Yes that is THE question. And even if the documentary is taken with a pinch of salt, it is still beyond worrying… It seems that it is only when we loose our health that we really start valuing it. That is one path, but it is the hard one. Yet I believe there is another path and it starts with awareness. There are a number of organizations who are starting to work on this – for example Robin des Toits in France. On a more practical personal level, to limit one’s exposure, there are a number of more or less effective things one can do – perhaps I can write a follow up post on that…

      • Claudia
        July 22, 2014 at 20:07

        I have started looking around for information. Already, no more WiFi on when not needed, no more useless electronic devices at home, and I plan to get a good old wired phone to substitute my home cordless…

        • Nicole
          July 22, 2014 at 21:12

          Yes, those are the basics: wifi off at night; no electronic devices in your bedroom; avoid to carry your cellphone against your body. There are now more and more companies offering devices to harmonize electromagnetic smog from internal and external sources, and it’s really a mixed batch. But the area where I have seen the most convincing and consistent studies is around cell phone chips, simply because in that case it is relatively easy to link source and effect, with and without a chip and measure impact.

  2. malcolm
    July 26, 2014 at 12:14

    Interesting, and appears to carry on a discussion that has been going on for the last 30+ years. These days it is personal low power technology such as blue light (and yet another work about working night shifts in the last couple of days), and 30 + years ago it was the effect of high power overhead lines (http://www.emfs.info/What%20are%20EMFs), which seems to have fallen off the radar (Gaah Microwaves!?!?!?) these days.
    Sadly I may have to record a personal fail, having read this on my IPad whilst in bed, having a lie in, on a Saturday morning.

  3. July 29, 2014 at 16:06

    Yes to “in Earth”..I often say “of Earth,” as well. But why do you say “between the earth’s crust and the ionosphere,” rather than “between Earth’s crust and the ionosphere?” We never say ‘the Venus’ or ‘the Mars’–and we always capitalize them. Earth is our planet’s proper name.

    As for the Resonance film, I had seen it before and sat through it again at your suggestion. I got my protective e-wall cellphone case on the web, shipped from London, only use the phone for emergencies or in travel slip-ups; have no cordless phone and my computer on (A)DSL. High frequency readings show my desk area to be completely free of e-smog! And the microwave ovens in houses I rent go straight into closets. If you absolutely believe yourself unable to live w/o wi-fi, at least drink a good pint of raw green smoothies a day!
    Green Smoothis Girl online has lotsa yum recipes.

    • Nicole
      July 29, 2014 at 20:44

      Yes, I agree about Earth, though I have to say that in French, I like the fact that there is an article as it is feminine: La Terre, bringing in the essence of the feminine force of creation of all Life, and thus calling forth images of Gaia and the Pachamama – Mother Earth.

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