The Extinction of Earth Spirits

by Shannon O'Hara

As I write this (May 2017) I am in the northern most island of the Malaysian archipelago. The weather is hot and steamy and it has rained heavily every day of the week I have been here. The jungle is electric with the shrill of insects and the trees themselves seem to emit a sound that is more like a wave of energy than a noise. It is so alive here that nothing would remain uncovered by the jungle if left unattended for longer than 2 days.

This is one of the places that is still inhabited by old earth spirits. Always in more natural places (old forests) usually in older cultures that have not fully industrialized, like Malaysia. The jungles of the planet not only house a wide spectrum of diverse flora, fauna, insect and animal life but also the long forgotten, out of this reality spirits who nurture the trees and live unseen by man. Well, most men 😉

All older cultures have their spirit folklore which is really the history of spirits before the spirits were banished from the world of men.

Why have nature spirits faded into the brink of almost extinction and man emerge as the dominator of the planet?

There was a time in the not so distant past where men respected, worshiped and sometimes even feared the spirits of nature, even working with them. But we emerge now in a time where nearly all of the civilizations on the planet work against the ways of nature and its spirits. Disbelieving them or placing them in a realm of such

un-necessary significance and formality they are completely out of reach to society.

Fast forward (July 2017) I am staying in one of the shiny, sophisticated high rises Tokyo is so famous for. I can see the thick green tree canopy of the Imperial Palace from my towering hotel room. The thick deep green of Palace gardens is surrounded by a sea of grey cubes as far as the eye can see. The man made industrial sprawl has completely altered the natural terrain of forest, waters and hills that used live here before Tokyo was Tokyo.

On my drive to the airport in Munich (on my way to Tokyo yesterday) my Uber driver pointed out a big new technology park that has made property prices in Munich really sky rocket. I asked him what used to be there before the big new shiny tech park and he said ‘nothing’. I asked ‘trees?’ and he said yes. Apparently, trees are nothing now.

Back to Tokyo: If you have ever been to Japan you have seen the exquisite natural Shinto temples that appear so often throughout the urban and agricultural terrain of Japan.  You can turn a corner in extremely urban Tokyo and there looming quietly will be the most elegant shrine to Shinto, always accompanied by at least one tree. And no matter how small the shrine or big the temple the presence of spirits remains.

The nature spirits still live in these spaces the Japanese culture has designated for them and since the Japanese spirits are polite like the rest of their culture, they of course honour the rules and stay in their little shrine or big temple leaving the city for the men.

Traveling throughout Asia you will see many similar shrines for the spirits. Always building a place for the spirits to live since they can’t live in the trees anymore because the trees got cut down.

We don’t see this in the west at all. We have little to know honour of the spirits let alone build little houses for them to live in. And even if we did would it be enough?

As we lose the old forests of the earth, do we lose the spirits that live in them? Where do the spirits of the forest go when the forest is no more? Do they disappear or do they go out wondering home less?

Would you like to rebuild or create a greater connection with the magical spirits of the earth?

My Entities of the Earth Clearing Audio will dynamically change your relationship with the earth spirits, allowing them to be a participant in the creation of your life and the world.

I've also created an advanced specialty series called Spirits Of The Earth, this class will assist you in acknowledging your own capacities with communicating and receiving from the earth spirits as well as encourage your awareness and abilities in co-creating a happier, healthier planet. Would you like to invite these magnificent beings into your life and back to power on the Earth?

What contribution can you be to these brilliant spirits of the earth? I know they would love to contribute to you.

 

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