Secret Agent of Green Compassion Mission 001 - April 18, 2015
Good Morning Agents!
As secret agents of green compassion, we are part of a conspiracy with nature. Conspiracy comes from the Latin meaning "to breathe together," which is literally what we do with nature.
We take in her substance in various ways and she takes in ours in reciprocity. We conspire together to express life on earth.
But just what is this conspiracy to which we belong? And how are we conspiring?
To help us answer these questions, David Spangler, free-lance mystic and a member of the International Kindness Team braintrust, has designed an exercise for us to complete over the next four days.
Take a sheet of paper and draw a small circle in the center, just big enough to write your name inside. This is you. Next, draw a vertical line up and down from this circle, and a horizontal line right and left from it, dividing the paper into four parts. Label these four parts Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit. Over the next four days, you are going to draw more circles in each of these quadrants, and by the end of the week have lines connecting these circles with each other and with the central circle that is you.
Day One : Body
In this quadrant, draw a circle for each of the ways you feel connected to and part of nature through your body. In other words, create circles for all the ways you can think of that your body "conspires" or "breathes together" with nature. These circles represent specific physical experiences. For instance, one circle might be "Breath" for the air you breathe. One might be "Water." Another might be "Food." "Sensations" might be another circle, but you might want to be more specific. The "feel" of a tree, the touch of grass under your feet, the caress of a breeze, and so on are more precise.
Choose one of these circles and conceptualize a way for you to complete a compassionate act in acknowledgement of it. As an example, if one of your circles is "Breath," you could plant a tree today, knowing that trees help clean the air.
Throughout this week, we are encouraging you to share your experiences onTwitter with the hashtag #LoveThisPlace2015. And, please, in celebration of our conspiracy of positively expressing life on earth, use this link to share a photo of a place you love and why you love it.