In keeping with talking about our Universe, I would like to offer a few concepts for consideration, because they may offer wonderful and benevolent assistance and joy. For some there is almost too much information out there, especially for skeptics: UFOs, crop circles, reincarnation, ghosts... There are certain things that will resonate with you, as they do with me, and others you will disregard, or reserve judgment on because you feel they do not immediately impact your life. There are those that passionately believe in and spend much time dealing with UFO visits or experiences. I for one do not feel I have had that experience, though I do not dismiss it (especially after a recent visit to Sedona, Arizona where I may have been the only one there who hasnt seen a UFO). I also am aware of the crop circle phenomenon which is claimed to be a manifestation of our powerful Earth vortex magnetism, and possibly UFO activity. Someday I may go to England, wait by a field (hopefully not for too long) and see the wheat lay down. That would be fun. What I want to share with you is something that resonates with me: Earth Consciousness. Just as you can acknowledge, clear and release negative memories and energies, so our Mother Earth has a consciousness and must do these things. This is partly the source of the destructive process that so many fear. But our Mother Earth is striving to attain consciousness, just as we are, and to do it with as little harm as possible. In addition, our planet can respond to the lack of respect and, sometimes rape, of her flesh. We all feel this consciousness, though it is hard to accept or fully perceive because it is not 3rd dimensional consciousness we are accustomed to. Yet on an emotional and feeling level we know and love our planet, and that love is reciprocated--it is the source and reflection of ourselves. Is it difficult for us to fathom Earth Consciousness? Is it any more difficult than going to the Grand Canyon and trying to comprehend the 300 Million years that it took to create those beautiful strata formations (the numerous seas, deserts, oceans, swamps and volcanic eruptions that contributed to their creation)? And, of course our planet was in existence many millions of years before those formations were created. Can we even fathom one million years? Yet scientists by their carbon dating have told us that those time periods are correct. In a sense it may even be impertinent for us, recent physical beings by Earth standards who are here for a relatively short time, to deny what has been here long before we came and will be here long after we leave this particular lifetime. Although it is hard for us to comprehend, is it any more far fetched than believing there is a God-Spirit/Creator of all these things? Truly our Mother Earth has a consciousness and she loves us. You may therefore send healing light and visualizations to our Mother Earth and she will hear you. Also, as was known to Native and aboriginal tribes, stone and plants possess a consciousness. At a time when there were no hospitals, and someone was sick, or there was a problem that the shaman or elders could not answer, a sensitive or mystical person would find the answer on the land, and speak to the stone people, or even a tree. Stone was, and is, perceived as a living conscious entity that communicates, at a certain level, living at a different vibration (living hundreds of millions of years). It possesses the electricity of love and light of our Universe. Pick up a stone, touch it, lie upon a rock, hold it in your hands and be held, feeling the rush of energy. It is communicated on a feeling level. You know it. Even further, certain psychics and channels can speak to and through the stone and impart much wisdom and advice from our grandfather stone (see suggested reading for more on this). But trust your feeling and intuition--be close to stone and rock, respect it and you may even choose to visualize and, opening up, listen to see if you receive anything from it, with gratitude and thanks. Likewise, many native cultures used, and still use, trees to receive wisdom--believing in their consciousness. When we are among trees, even a park, we do naturally feel better. Trees are the philosophers of the plant world and have an amazing network--regardless of species. Trees fifty years or older (called Grandmother or Grandfather by Native Americans, out of respect) may carry great wisdom and you may, respectfully, ask advice and seek their wisdom which they, if they know and are not too busy, may impart to you in the feeling sense. Please respect and love trees, and all plants. (See suggested reading below for further on this topic). Water--it is recommended for those who wish their process of change to be smooth and comfortable to consume large quantities of water and other liquids, but principally water. Remember to relate to the water, and respect it, as you consume it. There is more consciousness and awareness in water than we may realize, and it will cleanse you and even help you to remove your beliefs (and you may ask it to do so). Water is indeed a conscious force of love. Water (Holy water) has been a symbol in many religions: baptism, Hindu cleansing, ritual anointments, consecrations and ceremonies--Holy Water. The consciousness and cleansing characteristics of water, both literally and symbolically, have been utilized throughout the ages, and we are welcomed to remember and accept its healing and loving consciousness. Air, which gives us life and fills all the space between the more dense substances, also has a consciousness and contains a love and life-force that we must respect and preserve. Consider also, that the wind is messenger, Mother Earths mechanism for transfer. Earth will take soil, dust, as well as energies and wisdom of its beings and blow them for thousands of miles. Consider the classic image of Jesus on the mountain (high ground) or of the Native American praying on a cliff, or Mohammed or Buddha on the mountain, the Monks in Tibet (the high- altitude winds on the highest places on the planet) --Sermon on the Mount, the song Go Tell It On the Mountain and many other examples the origins of which have been long overlooked. If you want to offer a prayer to someone far away, go out on a windy and blustery day and say it out loud, facing away from the wind. The particles of the message will be picked up in the most gentle way for you, and taken with enthusiasm to those to whom you direct it. Maybe more easy to accept is animal consciousness, especially for anyone who has owned a dog or a horse, a bird or a cat, and lived daily for years with one of those wonderful creatures. Animals, too, are souls who have come here to experience existence on that plane. They are a part of us and deserve respect, as do all living things. Some eastern religions believe that the souls of our ancestors can as easily be residing in an ant, or worm, as another person, and they will not kill or harm any form of life. Again, we are all related, we are all One. Animals are more readily one with nature, they do not seem to have the mental process or presumption to doubt their place in creation. We can learn much from them and should love them and appreciate their consciousness and how wonderful it is to share this planet with them. Please note, as an aside that we are experiencing the greatest rate of extinction since the dinosaurs (up to 50,000 species a year). In the United States we have lost over 500 plants and animals since the signing of the Declaration of Independence; 250 of these species have disappeared in the last 15 years. This impacts us all, including for instance the fishing industry. We must bring this to our consciousness and correct this problem both with healing visualizations and by real and physical acts which stop this trend (support the Endangered Species Act and dont let the lobbies roll it back). Well, if any of these concepts do not resonate with you, and you do not feel the consciousness of these things, at least if you remember them I assure you your next bath, or walk in the park, will be more fun. We are all related.