A recent UN report says that we must immediately commit to reducing greenhouse admissions since we’re rapidly reaching the point of no return. Given that emissions were once again on the rise this past year, I’m concerned that we will have to do a 180 and that we lack the political and social will to make the necessary changes in the time frame required. The UN report states that the next 12 months will be crucial if we are to have a hope of turning this around.
The US will be in the midst of a presidential election within the next 12 months. I’m hoping the world will move forward without us and make these necessary and unprecedented changes next year while we’re distracted with the election.
But what if they don’t? Do we just brace ourselves for the inevitable?
I don’t think so. We don’t have to give up yet but we do have to get serious about what our options are.
The physical solutions focusing on greenhouse gas emissions and recycling are just not likely to reverse course in the time frame needed.
What we’re left with is the unlikely event of a miracle.
Here’s how I see it. We either sit on our hands, hope for divine intervention, and prepare to go into survivalist mode.
Or we actively try to make a miracle happen.
I realize that we may be long past the age where we believe in tooth fairies and miracles, but do we have any better options at this point? Does it hurt to try?
I’m no expert on miracles. I can barely create miracles in my own life. But I do have a channel to the divine and I’ve been guided to make people aware that we have more power than we think. We’ve been leaving a lot of cards on the table when it comes to the climate crisis, and if we use all of our resources, not just the physical ones, to bring a solution we might actually be able to create enough of a miracle to help turn things around.
I’ve been talking for several weeks now on my Foundation blog about this notion that we’re in an emotional and spiritual relationship with Earth, and that it’s reciprocal. I realize that many people believe that Earth is a dead thing that we can take from endlessly. That is clearly not the case, because if we’re talking about environmental collapse as the worst-case scenario for climate change, then it would stand to reason that Earth is not dead. Yet.
To those who believe Earth will survive this, but we may not, I say that I choose to take action now to provide for my sons and future generations. We owe it to them to not give up on the viability of our species when there is more we can do.
If we assume Earth herself is part of the living ecosystem within which we live, then it stands to reason that, as a complex and brilliant species of one, that she has her own energy, and possibly consciousness and intelligence. Quantum physics has been pointing to the notion that all matter has consciousness, it’s not just this crazy intuitive’s belief in this.
So, let’s assume for the sake of argument that Earth has consciousness and she’s alive. While in Western thought we may think this is ludicrous, many indigenous and Eastern cultures have for millennia regard Earth as a sacred being. I’m not saying that we necessarily need to worship Earth, but I do believe that Earth is our most precious loved one, and that we should care for her as such.
While I was caring for my beloved late husband Christopher before he died, I realized he needed emotional and spiritual care to supplement the medical and nutritional. He needed a will to heal, and a motivation to do so. If I was indifferent or cruel to him while he was sick, he would be unable to bring the full capacity of his healing to the table. I believe we have the same opportunity now for Earth, for us to get on board with providing emotional and spiritual support for Earth healing.
This is work that cannot just be done by a few. As a species, we have to collectively decide if we’re going to provide the right conditions for Earth to heal. I cannot do it by myself. But just imagine if millions, or even billions of people were to pray or meditate each day for Earth’s healing, what could be possible?
What could be possible if each day we played or sang a song or painted a picture celebrating Earth and our love for her?
What could be possible if we all were present and noticed different aspects of Earth’s flora, fauna, and mineral, every time we stepped our looked outside?
What could be possible if we each picked up trash when we were walking outside?
What could be possible if we commit to bringing our own straws, water bottle, or to-go containers instead of generating waste that goes into our oceans and waterways, Earth’s circulatory system?
What could be possible if we were to express our thanks each day to Earth for providing shelter, sustenance, and inspiration?
What effect would this have if we were talking about a human loved one instead of Earth?
According to the Pew Center for Research, we are still a country that believes in God. Why don’t we collectively ask for God’s assistance? What if we each promised God that we’d take better care of Earth going forward if he were to help her heal on our behalf? And then followed through on our promise?
I’m the first to state that I could be wrong. But I will also be the first to say that I could be right, and if so, this could be a game-changer.
I figure we don’t have anything to lose, and everything to gain right now. Literally.
Unlike the political and technological solutions, the above strategies cost no time and no money, and they do not require that you elect someone in 2 years to make it happen. It starts with a simple decision on your part to do these things, and to invite others to do them with you.
If nothing else, environmental psychology shows that it’s good for you mentally and physically, and it seems we all could use a little help in those areas these days.
In other words, there’s no downside to doing this. And we cannot afford to be wrong on this.
I believe that the UN report is also right with regard to the fact that it is decision time. At some point it’ll be too late for even a miracle. We don’t have forever to decide. I don’t know how long we have, but I think it’s safe to say that the sooner we get on board with this the better.
I hope you understand the importance of this message and decide to help me to create a miracle. Please share this with all your friends and family, and ask them for their commitment. Follow through on your own commitment and encourage others to do the same.
Help me make a miracle right now. We can’t afford to wait any longer.
Help yourself. Help your fellow human, animal, and plant. Help Earth.
It’s the right thing to do. Right now.