Hello again, Moon:

The reflexive pronouns -- in this case, ourselves -- reflect the subject.

In this case, the earth is the subject. The reflexive pronoun referring to a singular inanimate thing is itself.

Thus, the sentence would have to be

  • The Earth is supporting itself.

    To use ourselves, a sentence would have to be

  • We have to support ourselves on the Earth.

    Your original sentence is correct. The earth is not supporting itself, and we are not supporting ourselves; instead, the earth is supporting us.
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