Our species’ lack of care and reverence for Mother Earth is a reflection of our lack of care and reverence for ourselves. When we don’t think that we are good, whole, and worthy how can we treat the source of all life with the deep love and respect that she deserves? We have been socialized to push ourselves to the limit, deny our deepest needs, ignore our own cries, and trample over our own boundaries. With this as our template for how to live our lives how can we show up for our planet in a way that will safeguard both her body and her soul? Until we learn to honor ourselves as the sacred beings that we are, we will continue to defile the only home we have. We will finally love planet Earth when we learn to love ourselves.