Are you someone who feels like doing good things for the environment is kind of like doing charity work? Like you’ve done your good deed for the day if you pick up some rubbish on the footpath?
My professional background is in environmental management, where I spent 11 years in the corporate world working as an environmental manager. Most of my experience is in mining, where I learnt very early in the piece that there are a lot of people in the workforce who do not really care about the welfare of the environment, let alone want to protect it.
I have just finished doing a three day fast for the purpose of detoxing. It was a ‘water only’ fast, but I did cheat but having a few herbal teas and one coffee (I was driving a long distance and didn’t want to fall asleep. Funny thing was, I almost felt like I got a hangover from that coffee so I won’t be doing that again in a fast). I'm still pretty proud of my achievement though.
Do you ever get a guilty feeling when you go shopping? Not the one where you have spent the last of your money set aside for bills on the raddest shoes that you have ever seen (but will likely never wear because of their out-there colour which won’t go with anything you own, and their complete lack of comfort).
I have been surrounded by people who care much less about nature than I do for most of my life, so I’m mindful that many people may not as drawn to earth healing as I am. In the corporate world, I am often criticised for being a ‘tree hugger’, ‘hippie’ or ‘greenie’. On the social front, many of my friends won’t go anywhere near the great outdoors, instead opting for fashion outlets and city engagements. But earth healing really has something for everyone, whether they are interested in healing and the environment, or not.