Is the Earth alive? Is the Universe sacred?

"The rational mind alone is pathological by its nature."
~Dolores LaChapelle
Research indicates that at the more evolved or expanded stages of human development, ecocentric and cosmocentric, our awareness can reopen to a realization of the sacred living earth and universe in which we live, move and have our being.  While it appears that this awareness has its root in the ancestral animistic awareness common to early peoples, it is in fact an evolutionary twist, a product of a trans-rational or more-than-rational awareness as perceived by the evolving and integrated body~heart~mind. This sensibility, having within it the capacity for interspecies communication is a keystone to creating a sustainable future and a source of energy and inspiration for creating a world that works for us all.
“Everything is alive, not supernaturally alive, but naturally alive. There are only deeper streams of life, vibrations of life more and more vast. For the whole life-effort of humans is to get into direct contact with elemental life of cosmos, mountain-life, cloud-life, thunder-life, air-life, earth-life, sun-life.”
~D. H. Lawrence