“Ever consider and think upon the world as being but one living substance, and having but one soul, and how all things in the world are terminated into one sensitive power; and are done by one general motion as it were, and deliberation of that one soul. And how all things that are, concur in the cause of another being, and by what manner of connection and concatenation all things happen.
“What art thou, that better and divine part excepted, but as Epictetus said well, a wretched soul, appointed to carry a carcass up and down?” ~Marcus Aurelius
The Earth is indeed a being. Whether you call her Gaia or Mother Nature doesn’t matter. She is just as much a living being as you are. But while we all know of Nature’s physical body, few stop to consider her mind, spirit, and soul.
The Gaia mind is made up of the collective thoughts of all earth people. Not only those still living, but the dead as well. This mind resides in the energy band around the planet known as the Van Allen Belt. This mind, which is not recognized by materialistic science, controls much of the planet. So when we fill it with thoughts of fear, hatred, and divisiveness, we get hurricanes, floods, and earth quakes. Don’t blame Nature. She gets it from us.
As for her spirit and soul, trying to explain those is pointless. If you have awakened your own spirit and soul, you already understand. If you haven’t it can’t be explained in words.
But just as there are many beings living on Earth, there are being higher than the Earth.
Solar System Being
The sun is the next higher level of being above the planet. Just like the Earth, or the other planets, it has a body, mind, and spirit. In the case of the sun, we don’t know nearly as much about its physical body as we do the planets. Some scientists will say otherwise, but the truth is, there is significant opposition to the belief that the sun is nuclear in nature.
Specifically, there is a group that includes some reputable scientists claiming that the sun is electrical in nature. In essence, they are saying that the sun is like a great ball of lightning. And they have a good amount of evidence to back up that belief. Whether they are correct or not, I don’t know. The point is, we don’t know as much about the sun as we think we do. We know even less about it on the mental and spiritual levels.
Since the sun is the center of the solar system, it is also the main being of the system. And it is a living being just as the Earth is.
Higher Collective Beings
There are several levels higher than a star system, but let’s just jump to the universe level. He physical universe is a being also. Its body is all matter and energy in the universe. Its mind is the mind of all the stars in the universe. And all those stars are linked together by an energy exchange network that keeps them in touch with one another.
The Greatest Being
The physical universe is not the highest level, despite many who talk about it as if it is. There are several dimensions higher than the physical. There are being in those higher dimensions. The highest of all the beings, the one from which all others originated, is that one most all God. This is not the old man sitting on a cloud as in some cartoon. It is not even a giant man as in some other works of art. God is consciousness and energy. His body is all that exists on every level. He is all beings, and is the source of all life. Yet we are still individuals in the same way that a brick in a wall still maintains its identity as an individual brick.