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Our Living Planet Earth

Our Living Planet Earth

Our Earth is a living planet. As per the Gaia hypothesis living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. Organisms co-evolve with their environment. They influence their abiotic environment, and that environment in turn influences the biota by Darwinian process. Abiotic environment includes all the nonliving factors and processes in an ecosystem. Sunlight, soil (with its parameters-like acidity), water, wind, humidity, for example, are all important abiotic factors that interact with each other and affect living organisms – including animals and plants.Changes in the biosphere are brought about through the coordination of living organisms. These conditions are maintained through homeostasis. All lifeforms are considered part of one single living planetary being called Gaia. The atmosphere, the seas and the terrestrial crust would be results of interventions carried out by Gaia through the coevolving diversity of living organisms.

Earth is a self-regulating complex system involving the biosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrospheres and the pedosphere. They are tightly coupled as an evolving system. This system as a whole seeks a physical and chemical environment optimal for contemporary life. Many processes in the Earth's surface essential for the conditions of life depend on the interaction of living forms, especially microorganisms, with inorganic elements.

The field of biogeochemistry has also observed the existence of a planetary homeostasis which is influenced by the living forms. Similarly the field of Earth system science is also investigating this phenomena. The homeostatic balance is actively pursued with the goal of keeping the optimal conditions for life. Homeostasis refers to stability, balance, or equilibrium within a cell or the body. It is an organism's ability to keep a constant internal environment.

Earth System Science is a relatively new field of study that focuses on the operation of the whole Earth, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. These four spheres can be thought of as four machines or systems that are connected together to make one larger machine -- the whole Earth system.

Our planet has a rhythm playing a major role in governing the evolution of life. We don’t just live on the Earth. We live inside it. We live in the unique cavity that is formed between the Earth’s surface and ionosphere. And within that cavity we swim in a veritable sea of invisible energies and oscillating fields. The smallest changes in one intertwined area carry over turbulence into others. Every second, a multitude of pulses travel around the world in this unique, resonant chamber between the Earth and the ionosphere, sending colluding signals to all microorganisms. These signals couple us to the Earth’s magnetic field. These are called Schumann Resonances (SR) drive the harmonizing pulse for life in our world. We all march to the cadence of this terrestrial drummer — our planetary heartbeat, which sets the tempo for health and well-being.

In the system of Sri Anand Yoga (SAY), we consider our planet Earth as a living planet. She is our mother as our birth is out of her soul and our destination is also her soil. She is constantly nourishing us in various ways, just like the biological mother does for her baby. Through various practices and kriyas we re-establish our relationship with our mother earth and create a strong bond which functions as a nourisher and sustainer of our life.


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