Gaia is the living, evolving, enduring body of Mother Earth. She comprises the physical and spiritual manifestations of our planet: the forests, mountains, oceans, rivers; the animals and plants, the fungi, bacteria and viruses, from the immense to the microscopic; as well as all the spiritual beings and realms of the Sacred Land.
Thus, Gaia inevitably includes humanity, in our creative greatness and our misguided destructiveness: humanity in our perilous present; ancestral humanity from the past; and humans of the future, wherever it is that we’re headed.
Gaia is continuously engendering all these levels, all these strands, to be in a dynamic state of balance, to maintain the healthy, resilient wholeness inherent in the earth’s deepest being and our own.
We can participate in this balance as we learn to loosen our attachment to the human-created world and attune with the regenerative Green World of Gaia, which illuminates our own most authentic self.