The earth is a living and breathing organism, just like you are. It supports you with the oxygen you need to breathe and the food you need for nourishment. You need the earth to survive, and it’s imperative you treat it as such.
This is why the mother earth pillar is a cornerstone of the Happy Life System. Our mother earth is important, and we are responsible for what we consume and what we dispose of here. How can you strengthen your connection and shift your mindset towards living in harmony with mother earth?
Furthermore, how do you teach your children to embody this pillar as a key priority in their life? It requires intentional awareness, giving instead of just taking, and four key elements. Let’s dive into the mother earth pillar and how this pillar is instrumental in living a life of happiness, balance, and harmony.
Becoming One With Earth: The Four Elements
Mother Earth is the mother that houses us humans. It protects us, loves us, and gives us the foundation to live. There was a time when we lived in connection with the earth. We were living in harmony with the skies, the soil, the animal kingdom, and the plants that give us life.
Now we are building concrete jungles and stuck on screens all day, oblivious of what mother earth needs from us and how we can contribute. However, it is not too late to bring back alignment with mother earth and nature.
You need to be an active participant in building an incredible friendship with mother earth. Your child needs to be an active participant. Contribution and participation with mother earth are key elements to this pillar.
Through active participation, you can create harmony and balance with the planet that sustains your life. Furthermore, once you begin to take an active role in mother earth, you will expand your awareness and life. Your life is more peaceful and happy when you are in harmony with the elements and energies around you. This includes being in harmony with our one true home: EARTH.
Some great simple ways to start participating in living in harmony with mother earth are:
- Practice not wasting resources
- Regularly do something to make the earth better, such as planting a tree
Show your children how all parts of the earth are interconnected. How your family, as humans, are interconnected with mother earth. Once this connection is established, fostering a desire to participate in mother earth’s survival will come naturally.
Recognition is another key element to the mother earth pillar of the Happy Life System. It is impossible to work on or fix something that you don’t recognize in the first place. Recognizing where you fit into mother earth and what impact you have here is vital to establishing a harmonious relationship.
Take a moment to reflect on the following: What am I consuming on this planet? Where can I support this beautiful planet? How does this planet support me and my family on a daily basis?
By taking the time to reflect on these questions, you will gain recognition of where you fit in and where you can help. You must work on being in tune and connected to the beauty of your Mother Earth.
The beauty of our planet is visible and evident in everything you do on a daily basis. You just need to take a moment to pause and recognize this. Some great ways to start strengthening the recognition element of the mother earth pillar are:
- Take a nature walk to see how mother earth contributes to life
- Learn something new about the earth every day
- Practice seeing how mother earth makes your life better every day
It’s truly amazing what you will find right in your own backyard. The life cycle of a bug, a budding flower, or a plant is the way the sun creates shadows as the earth rotates into the evening time.
These things are awe-inspiring and should be recognized and acknowledged on a daily basis. Work towards figuring out where you fit into this planet and where you can better help support it. But more importantly, create a structure and space for your child to discover the same.
Do you feel grateful for the planet that you live on? Do you appreciate all the elements of life mother earth provides you? Mastering the mother earth pillar includes being grateful for the abundance of resources you receive from the planet on which you were given life.
So how can you expand your life into being grateful for the planet that is sustaining you? A great way to start is by showing gratitude for the resources you are receiving. Acknowledging what you are provided and doing your best not to be frivolous with these precious resources.
In addition to refraining from waste, you can show your gratitude by giving back. How can you give back to mother earth? What can you do to show your appreciation for the resources you are so amply supplied with?
Some fun and mindful ways to explore this element of the Mother Earth pillar are:
- Practice not damaging plants and flowers
- Practice being kind to animals and nature
- Be mindful of your actions and practices when living, traveling, and enjoying mother earth
When you take the time to show gratitude to another being, you get that back with abundance. Mother Earth is a living being just like you are, just like your loved ones are. The more appreciation you show your planet, the more abundance you will get back to your own life.
Participation is about connecting with the earth and taking an active role in its survival. It is vital for you to have a connection with your planet and to get your children to participate in this.
So, how can you shift your kids into the mindset of participating with the earth? The first step is to free your consciousness from being trapped in modern society’s “norms.” Screens, long work hours, video games, and endless routines. None of these things connect you with mother earth. You are not participating with Mother Earth when you are merely consuming and sitting inside, scrolling and streaming on your devices.
When you participate with Mother Earth, you will feel happier and more in balance. Getting outside and engaging with the planet is good for your soul. So how can you enhance your life through the mother earth pillar? How can your child enhance their life? Some great ways to actively participate within the Mother Earth pillar are as follows:
- Practice recycling your trash
- Practice not littering
- Practice turning off the lights at home
- Practice limiting your dishes
- Practice conserving water when you shower or wash your belongings
The Happy Life System involves teamwork and partnership. We need to partner with Mother Earth and incorporate teamwork toward mutual survival. This beloved planet matters to us all. Ask yourself, “What can I do to matter to my planet?”.
The Enemy of Our Planet Earth
The enemy of the Mother Earth pillar is destruction. If you don’t take responsibility for your decisions and the resources you use on our planet, it will literally deconstruct. Destruction of your own life, the animal kingdom, and the resources you need and use will inevitably lead to the destruction of the planet.
You must practice honor and pride in caring for Mother Earth, or it can and will deconstruct. A lack of awareness or a lack of care are huge contributing factors to destruction.
Your child can be a leader and master of this planet. They can be a powerful contributor to a lasting and healthy planet for many more generations to come. So take a minute to ask yourself, “What can I do to take better care of my planet?”.
By becoming intentional and aware of Mother Earth and her resources, you will strengthen your Mother Earth pillar and find more balance and peace in your life.
Loving Our Mother Earth
The Mother Earth pillar will bring awareness to your child about loving and caring for their planet as if it was one of their best friends. How you treat mother earth has direct repercussions on your life. These can be good repercussions or negative ones – that is up to you.
Within the Mother Earth pillar, it’s important to teach your child the dangers of overconsumption and the repercussions of non-participation. You are living in mother earth’s world, not the other way around. Attaining that awareness brings connection and happiness into your everyday life here on this beautiful planet you call home.