I am having diffulculty understanding your question, but science has shown that there is an energy field. It is real and it is powerful.
My take on it: It is not "a" being. It is "being". From it you self-create and manifest your beliefs as your world.
Insane? No. It's testable to your own satisfaction. What is insane is the god of the bible.
'A man of the Lord could... 'help the earth form'? I'm not sure I understand the premise or the question, but I'd say this: In my animistic world view - every person, every indeed every creature, impacts the Earth and all of creation.
If you don't come in and eat... your going to get weak........