The subject of tending to the Earth is one that can be extremely painful at this time. Many of us find ourselves in a state of despair over what is happening and has been happening to the Earth, not knowing in which way to act.
Many of us wish to nurture, help, protect and support life systems but the damage to the Earth is so severe, we also understand that we may be beyond the tipping point. Because of this, many of our current efforts may feel futile. What can a prayer or making offerings do to help with the climate crisis and extinction rates that are upon us?
In an effort to help those of us who want to stay engaged while remaining aware of the annihilation and collapse of life systems that is currently occurring on our planet, I pondered and asked what we could possibly do to help the Earth from a spiritual perspective. It was tough. I had to push through a lot of grief to even listen for a message, but I did and I was told that co-dreaming with the Earth is one thing that we can do to attend to the spiritual dimensions of this crisis.
It’s time to dream with this planet, collaborate with her, become active co-creators with the Earth. It is more essential than ever to focus on listening to her soul, her dark interior.
The Earth needs our dreaming. Our brains fall into a rhythm during dreaming that feeds the Earth. Humans used to dream collectively and it’s time to begin again.
~Theresa C. Dintino 2019
Theresa C. Dintino is an ancestral Strega (Italian wise woman), Earth worker, and initiated diviner in the West African Dagara tradition. For more than 20 years Theresa has studied and practiced an Earth-based spirituality. She currently helps others reclaim their personal lineages through her divination work. Theresa is the author of seven books which include her Tree Medicine Trilogy. Learn more about her books here.