When I woke up today, the question that I was guided to answer for you on the pages of my eco-journal was: “What is eco-intelligence, and are you using yours, to sustain life and health within your body and the earth?"
Eco-intelligence is a term that I’ve coined in my work as an Eco Intelligent Lifestyle Mentor. And, if you’ve never heard me talk about it before, I'll offer you a short definition that I hope will resonate with you:
Eco-intelligence is the innate intelligence that you, and I, and all living things are born with that guides us to live in ecological balance and harmony, and make choices that protect, sustain, and nourish life within our bodies and the earth as a whole.
So, tell me? Are you in touch with your eco-intelligence? Do you call on it in your everyday life to make healthy choices for yourself and the earth? Do your friends and family do the same?
When I look out upon the earth today, I see the beauty of eco-intelligence at work in the natural world, everywhere I look. For instance, I see it in the intelligent behaviors of animals and in the intelligent growth of plants. I see it in all of the the eco-systems that keep on working to keep life alive. Where I don't see eco-intelligence, is in the behaviors of modern man, which, for quite some time, have been hurting the earth's ability to sustain life, as well as our own human ability.
If we pause to study the earth's current state of health, we can no longer deny that man has played a role in the melting of the ice caps, and the destruction of the rain forests, and the extinction of thousands of life species, and the dangerous warming of the planet.
Like the planet itself, whose health problems serve to define the condition known as "environmental illness", we humans are also now dealing with the symptoms of environmental illness.
The human form of this illness can be seen in many of the modern day disease conditions that we suffer from, which are the direct result of living out of harmony with nature. We are consumers of lifestyle products whose productions dumps tons of toxins into the earth's body, and we can't expect that we will escape their poisonous effects, given the fact that we live within a closed system of life!