HJ: Natural disasters are typically given negative connotations, which is totally understandable in the context of the associated loss of life and injury that can and do often occur. But looking beyond that, what is the larger, overarching theme of a natural disaster? Is the event itself actually a ‘disaster’ or are the associated loss of life and property actually the proverbial ‘disaster’? Upon closer observation we find that the latter is the case. As will be explained below in the article by Carolina Myss, natural ‘disasters’, which are actually simply major geological events, are the expressions of a living, breathing organism upon which we all live, known simply as Earth or Gaia. Just as we reach to scratch an itch or stretch to relieve tension, so too does the Earth metaphorically move in similar ways, albeit on a much larger scale with much more impressive force involved. When viewed from this perspective, we can begin to see natural ‘disasters’ for what they really are — the balancing actions of a living, breathing planet seeking to express itself much in the same way we do.
Now, a word on the loss of life and injury in the associated events. While it can be difficult for the survivors, one must always remember that events in which serious injury or loss of life occur are always preordained and chosen on a soul level. Yes, they are extreme ways of learning, but our higher selves will call these experiences into our lives if there is a lesson within them that we desire to learn. It may not always be obvious why someone has made this choice and it may be very difficult to accept it, but one must remember that this is always the case. There are no coincidences in this universe — only synchronicity and chosen experiences. This is one of the most important realizations on the spiritual path and it may not be easy to digest if you are not yet ready to hear it. For those who need a more in-depth explanation and understanding of it, it’s effect in our lives and the implications for us both collectively and individually, I highly recommend the seminal book The Nature of Personal Reality By Seth/Jane Roberts
Is Mother Nature Angry?
A chaotic world seeks balance. How to heal our beloved Earth.
By Caroline Myss | Heal Your Life