is a single,
holistic bio-sphere, complete and perfect within itself. All life
here is interconnected and interdependant.
Bacteria within the
soil of an ancient forest create the perfect conditions for the
strong and healthy growth of just such a forest, which in turn
creates an abundance of leaf mulch and moisture and just the right
conditions for bacteria which creates the perfect conditions for
just such a forest.
The same is true on
every other level of life on this planet. Everything is connected.
All life is part of the same huge web, and if one tiny strand
is plucked or broken the repercussions are felt throughout.
and many Pagans have chosen to personify this global web of life
as Gaia or Mother Earth. Whether we take this literally
or not remains largely a matter of personal belief, but we are
fierce in the protection of our Mother.