Our Planets Anatomy and Physiology

British scientist James Lovelock and quantum theory present Planet Earth as a living intelligent entity. It is sustained by the five basic elemental forces of nature – air, water, fire, earth, mineral - the tangible component parts which make up our world. 

But there are also the intangible currents of vitality essential to health. These include faith, hope, creative imagination, our level of consciousness, and above all, love. Our thoughts, words and deed - how we conduct ourself in the world - they too impact the planet as well as our individual life experience and that of others.

Crucially, every vital function in the human body may be found in the earth. It too has its own anatomy and physiology. Like the human body, the earth is made up of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues.  It converts energy, digests food, excretes waste, takes in oxygen and reproduces itself.

With symbolic sight we can perceive the anatomy and physiology of the planet, and discern where the deterioration in Mother Nature’s organ systems, regenerative, protect and defence functions act as a mirror image of diseases and dysfunctions in the human body.

The human body is maintained through the efficient workings of its six major functional systems – digestive, respiratory, excretory, circulatory, nervous and reproductive.[1]  Together with the immune and endocrine systems they ensure homeostasis, or equilibrium, in the body and seek to create optimal conditions for health and wellbeing.

When our body is thrown out of balance by an excess or deficit in energy or oxygen, or has to withstand an intolerable level of stress, it makes every effort to get back into balance as quickly as possible; so does the earth. Our bodies need to break down in order to return to balance; the earth decays before it can regenerate.

            No organ or vital system in the body functions independently. When disease overtakes any organ, it will automatically impact on the effective functioning of the whole body; without remedial action the entire mechanism will deteriorate and begin to die, as does the earth. When the earth dies in time it will spring back into live; we do too - as a new civilization.

            To understand what is happening inside our very bodies, we only have to look at its reflection in the external world – it is there if we search for it. The next post will check out how the incidence of respiratory diseases finds its mirror image in the decimation of the lungs of the earth.

[1] Siegfried, Donna Rae. Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies. Wiley Publishing Inc.

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