There are many ideas, technologies, and scientific discoveries aimed at reducing, even reversing, environmental damage and helping human live more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. But Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee says this is not enough. Sustainability is not applicable to just the physical world. Real sustainability includes spiritual sustainability, and we need to include the spiritual if we are to truly help Mother Earth.
In the short video above, Vaughan-Lee talks about how the world, like humans, is a living, spiritual being with a soul called Anima Mundi. We have caused her great damage because most of us have forgotten our sacred role as her guardians. We have disconnected from the inherent sacredness of existence – ours, and hers.
However, human beings possess a divine gift, says Vaughan-Lee. We have the capacity to connect the creator to the creation. We have cut Mother Earth off from her own scared source, but we also have the capacity to reconnect her back to this sacred source.
Have you had a heart to heart connection with the natural world recently? Please share your experience!
And if you are interested in learning more about Vaughan-Lee’s perspective on Spiritual Ecology and reconnecting to the sacred to heal ourselves and the environment click here, and check out more videos and articles here.