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Gaia’s psychic scream: why ecological destruction leads to human conflict

(NaturalNews) Can you feel it? Something isn’t right with the world. Viral pandemics, wars, droughts, escalations of violence, irrational behavior, corporate greed gone wild, open border conflicts, media madness and more…

Clearly, something has shifted away from balance. At first, I thought these events were lining up just by coincidence, but now I’m convinced there’s a common cause behind it all. Something, in other words, is driving humanity into a state of madness. But what is it?

I’ve pondered this issue at great length, and I’ve come to the conclusion that we, the more sensitive members of the human species, are sensing and reflecting what might be called “Gaia’s psychic scream” — the reverberations of an intricate web of life experiencing extreme suffering as human civilization plunges the planet toward ecological collapse.

Pandemics, droughts and “natural” disasters are mere symptoms

All the superbugs and viral pandemics coming out of the woodwork are merely a symptom of that ecological collapse. The extreme droughts, earthquakes, floods and sudden sinkholes are yet more signs that humanity has pushed this global ecosystem beyond its natural limits.

Humanity has poisoned the oceans with mercury, blanketed the land with remnants of radiation, devastated genetic diversity with monoculture farming, strip-mined the hills and valleys for industrial metals, over-fished the oceans into a state of near-collapse, sprayed deadly chemicals on crops that have nearly wiped out honey bee pollinators, and bulldozed endless acres of rainforest to make way for GM soy fields.

The resources of the planet are dwindling. Fossil fuels, fossil water, old growth forests and natural artesian springs are all disappearing by the day. The shocking loss of living species has scientists declaring our planet to be in its “Sixth Great Extinction” event. Genetic pollution from biotech agriculture is now irreversible, and mysterious diseases are sweeping through banana crops, orange crops and even the horse populations of central Texas.

Because we are connected with nature, we feel this devastation in our hearts and minds

I believe we are all connected with nature. As nature suffers and dies, we feel the pain in our hearts and minds. We feel the suffering of the aquatic ecosystem as more agricultural chemicals are washed downstream and empty into the oceans. When life dies around us, those of us with empathy and compassion feel that pain.

It is my belief and observation that humans are becoming more agitated and frightened today precisely because the death and destruction of our natural world has reached a breaking point. The destruction being unleashed upon our world is sensed in our own hearts in the same way a pocket radio device can tune in and sense a broadcast station many miles away.

Gaia’s “psychic scream” is becoming so loud and so urgent that each day more people are affected by it. For some, they feel uncertainty and fear. Others feel anger and agitation. Still others experience sadness and depression. It is important for us all to recognize that because we are tuned in to nature, we are sometimes pained by its suffering. Yet the ability to feel compassion and empathy for the living world around us is a great gift… and a great burden. Having heard the desperate cries for survival, we are simultaneously burdened with doing our best to help protect Mother Nature from the poisoners of our world who are destroying her.

We cannot be at peace with each other unless we are first at peace with nature

Because the natural world is full of conscious, self-aware beings, their experience is ultimately inseparable from our own consciousness. When the natural world suffers pain and death, we feel an echo of that same pain and death. And it hurts us deeply if we dare to stay tuned in to the natural world around us. While some people can close their hearts and promote pesticides, GMOs, herbicides and other deadly chemicals, those people actually feel intense pain in their own hearts, and they quite literally seek the destruction of the world as a way to lash out from their own self-hatred.

That is why people who are not in balance with the natural world can never be in balance with themselves or others. In other words, we cannot be at peace with each other unless we are at peace with nature. The idea of attempting to achieve geopolitical peace while all our nations are waging aggressive chemical warfare against nature is ludicrous.

War between humans is a reflection of humanity’s war against nature. The kinetic weapons of human warfare are merely the physical counterparts of the chemical weapons deployed against Mother Nature each and every day.

Chemical agriculture is chemical warfare against Mother Nature

As it is practiced today, chemical agriculture is the aggressor against nature, poisoning her rivers and oceans while destroying that delicate ecological balance that once brought us “abundance” in the form of cheap food, free water and rich soils.

Now the price of food is skyrocketing, the water is disappearing and the soils have been chemically sterilized or nearly blown to dust. The abundance we once took for granted is rapidly evaporating, leaving behind a barren wasteland wholly unable to support sustainable human life. In desperation, we humans drill deeper for more water and oil, clear-cut more lands for increased profits and spray triple or quadruple the chemicals to combat the superweeds which have arisen from our foolish shortsightedness. Even in this, we utterly fail to realize the problem is not that we haven’t yet exploited enough natural resources; the problem is that we treat this planet as if we were an invading enemy force seeking to destroy it.

If we destroy our natural world, we will destroy ourselves. The process, in fact, is already well under way and may be too far along to reverse. Those who can hear Gaia’s psychic scream are very likely the last chance for human survival on an unimaginably rare and valuable planet that we have foolishly forsaken.