“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
~ancient indian proverb
Let me tell you
a message I have been gifted……
While in the tropical islands, I had decided to go on a pilgrimage for a couple of hours. Walking through green, lush and flourishing jungle, with thick moist soil under my feet, the plants were living and breathing beside me. The smell was green and damp with the jungle’s spirit.
In the distance powerful surges could be felt by the ocean rolling its way onto the sands.
I was following a path where everything was tingling intensely with life. Birds were chirping their call, while fire ants were lining the path to collectively build their communities.
Quietly, a space of awe was created within me, becoming a part of this ecosystem.
I looked around me within such breathtaking beauty to see plastic bottles and garbage littering.
Collecting, accumulating, not decomposing.
In such natural wonders, I had to question why?
It brought up sadness within me, for what we are doing to our beautiful earth. After witnessing so much pollution, and the unconscious way that our earth is being dumped upon and taken from.
My eyes starting watering, tears dripping down into the dirt,
and then I heard loudly from
“If things continue to transpire this way, I will become nothing more than a ravaged wasteland.
I am giving you a warning:
Humanity will be forsaken, if you don’t learn to work with me,
do not underestimate my power to cleanse you and your destruction from me.
This is my cry for help to you, little one
Take my message through your weeping to all those who will heed and help.
There is not much time to undertake the undoing of what has been ruined.”
I call upon you humanity,
this is beyond crisis,
and world calamity,
this is us being a parasite upon which we are reliant.
Our waters are polluted with chemicals and sewage, making our oceans and freshwater lakes ruined.
Lands are strewn with plastic and inorganic material, leaving the earth more waste. Animals and wildlife are becoming extinct, the way we treat them is sometimes sickening.
Our air is tainted with the highest CO2 levels on record, that level is rising. Without regulations, people are sick in third world cities from the high levels of pollution in the air.
Heavy metal toxicity in our soil is preventing us from gaining proper nutrients in our food.
This list can go on and on, yet focusing on the problems will not solve them.
“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
~ Albert Einstein
Whatever you believe in, the state of humanity and our Earth is in peril.
Corporations due to consumerism, are ravaging their marks upon our Earth.
While half as much is not being replanted, restored or recycled.
This is far beyond sustainability, its time for us to reclaim our earth for the future of humanity.
An old Native American adage says that
“Whatever is taken from the earth, is to be given back.”
And still I hear~
“It’s not my problem or issue”
If we keep taking that kind of stance, what kind of world will be left for our future generations?
There are soulutions, and ways to undo this.
With technology comes responsibility, the responsibility of educating properly.
If we are these powers, then let’s set an example for the world. It’s up to us first world countries to teach and implement new systems of cleaning the air, cleaning the water, and planting more trees ad foods, taking care of the earth and her creatures.
Living sustainably upon her.
Worldly, consciously, a reciprocal approach, for we are all students and teachers upon our Earth.