The Green Heart within each one of us resonates with and augments the vibrant Green Heart of Gaia. I’m using the term “Gaia” here to designate the vast, purposive, homeostatic, ever-evolving planetary organism that enfolds and embodies the Earth on all levels. Gaia encompasses all human and non-human beings, all planetary processes and elemental forces, every natural ecosystem and human community. Everything is part of Gaia. The heart of each human being is part of Gaia’s heart. Therefore, every human heart must be attuned to the Earth’s organic Green-Heart field, in order to fully express its real nature.
Gaia is constantly playing a symphony of life and diversity, of birth, growth and change, of death and rebirth, of returns and regeneration. If our heart defines itself only with reference to the human-created world, and is oriented only to loving and caring for human beings, it is participating merely in one narrow subset of the symphony’s music. We could say that the human-centered heart is responding to Gaia like a little toy piano—the one in the old Peanuts comic strip comes to mind. But our heart has a much larger and deeper capacity to join in with our planet’s entire orchestra and make its music even more beautiful. We wouldn’t assent to remaining like children playing toy pianos if we really knew what the full beingness of our heart could express and co-create. [Read more…] about Foundations of Green Heart Magic