The Earth is Alive
Everyone has heard that the Earth is Alive. The trees grow, the flowers bloom, and hundreds of species of animals live on the planet breathing, mating, and living there lives. This is a common enough concept. But what if the planet was truly alive? Not just in the sense that living things exist on it, but it was actually a living organism just like you or I, but remarkably different? What if all of the living things in the planet were microorganisms, living within a much larger organism. Imagine all of the life on the planet, sentient and non-sentient playing the role of cells and nerves for the body of the Earth. We know that our cells play a vital role in being the makeup of our nerves and body, there collectively collectively living and dying within us, so that we can experience life itself, our own consciousness. What if the very life on this planet was actually functioning similarly to this, and therefore providing the Earth with collective experiences, creating a collective consciousness of billions and billions of microorganisms contributing their existence for the consciousness of something much larger? This perspective gives new meaning to the concept that the Earth is Alive. An even larger question is, does the Earth have thought?
Is planet Earth a conscious living organism, much like us but on a grander scale? What if the Earth was experiencing its own life much like the way we experience ours?
The human body is a single living organism made up of billions of individual living cells with different roles and functions within our body. Are they really us or are they separate micro-animals living and dying to provide us with the experience of life? What if the people on the planet acted like the cells in our body adding to a collective experience, only larger? That billions and billions of cells contribute their individual experiences for one consciousness, one being, planet Earth. By observing our inner-verse, the micro-world within us, it is possible to see a similarity between our cellular life, our nervous system, and the potential role we play to that of the Earth.
At first glance this comparison could seem far fetched, but let us look at some of the similarities between our body's and the Earth. Our bodies are complied with roughly seventy five percent water and twenty five percent mass. The planet ironically is also formed of about seventy five percent ocean and twenty five percent lands mass. The human body regulates a precipitate temperature at all times. The Earth, which is floating in space at subzero temperatures is also regulated at a consistent temperature.
One could almost imagine that all of our communications, from the internet to the satellite, are like neurotransmitters, and thoughts of a much larger brain, a much greater consciousness. Is it possible that the human race with all of its collective experiences play the role of the central nervous system of the planet? Knowing that our cells contribute to our consciousness, is it so hard to imagine we are part of the Earth's consciousness?
If all of the species on the planet make up the micro life of the planet, how would that micro life relay its experiences, its data, to create thought?
In 1940 there was a study in the Philippines concerning monkeys and a food shortage. The scientist began feeding the monkeys sweet potatoes. They would throw these sweet potatoes to the monkeys and they would fall to the ground and land in the dirt. They found that the monkeys would eat some of the potatoes spitting out the dirty part and only eat the inner core. They observed that one of the baby monkeys had accidently dropped the potato in the water there before learning to wash it. The other monkeys that played with the baby monkey learned to wash their souls also. The mothers learned from the babies how to wash their potatoes and the males that were the mates to the females learned to wash them also, so on and so forth until all of the monkeys on the island had learned this new skill. This took about a year and a half for approximately one hundred monkeys to learn how to wash their potatoes on an isolated island. What is truly amazing is that within a span of about two months, monkeys in captivity from the Americas to Asia, had taught to wash their food instinctually. The question is how was this possible?
Imagine that the monkey's brainwaves had a certain frequency that was unique to their species. Like radio stations, 103.7 or 104.9. When enough monkeys have the same thought on the same frequency their collective thought ripples like a stone in a pond creating a "thought ripple" that encompasses the entire planet. This collective thought unique to the frequency of the particular species is a small example of the planet and the flow process of information, experiences, and thought. We could say that each species on the planet from whales, dolphins, birds and even humans have a collective energy consciousness that is constantly moving through the planet. This energy is the collective consciousness of the planet.
Referring back to the human body we see again the similarity between our cells and their collective contribution to the whole. We can see how the cells that make up the nerves that send the signals to our brain is bringing in data to us, collectively acting to provide us with our sentient experience. Likewise, the Earth is using all of the collective experiences and thoughts of the micro life of the planet, its cells and nerves to relay thought and experiences for its singular consciousness. Perhaps it's just another day in the life of Earth.