Just a few moments after deciding with Lisa to use the above quote for today, I was listening to the Gulf Call to Sacred Action with hundreds of others. We were led by Lynne McTaggart in an Intention Experiment to heal the gulf, to end our dependence on an oil economy, and to see this crisis as a gift to us to wake up and transform humanity to be more in synch with our beautiful planet and all the life that exists here. It was an amazing experience to join so many in these prayers and intentions. Then, Jean Houston spoke eloquently about the opportunity we have to reinvent how we interact with each other and all living things, including our lovely planet, calling this moment a “masterpiece of possibility.” She referred to the Gulf crisis as the “crucifixion of the world”. Having our quote in my mind, these words had a profound impact on me. I have pierced our planet, scraped her skin, ripped out her trees, polluted her waters and fouled her air. What have I given in return?
But this is not a time for guilt. This is a time for action. Guilt only causes our energy to become stagnant. Accepting responsibility, at any level I can, is what I am called to do for the ‘resurrection’ of our planet to a state that honors and supports all life….a planet where I give as much as I receive….a planet with clear water, clear air. I will start by holding an image of a vibrant Earth, as in the one I received in an email today...
So be it.
Not only is water the blood of the Earth, but also of us and of all things. I can’t help but think about the Gulf oil spill when I read this quote and quite honestly, I makes me a little sick. I feel that when looking at life in general we are always presented with lessons that force us to stop ourselves and grow in a positive way. A lot of times we gain a bit of insight from the uncomfortable feelings that arise from our lessons, but in the end we come around a little bit wiser and more on track than we were. We grow and blossom into a more sentient being. With this oil spill, as well as, all “catastrophes” big and small, far and close, we have the opportunity to use them as our own personal lessons. With each one we can stop and think about how we can change for the better, to nourish not only ourselves, but the world as a whole.
Water is important, very important. Life requires water. We are water. Our Earth is water. Right now we are way too dependant on oil in order to function in our lives. I hope that we see a shift in that in our lifetime. I hope we can lessen our reliance on oil and give our Earth the recuperation time she needs. I’m sure somewhere along the line you have heard people tell you to treat others in the same manner that you wish to be treated…lets do the same for our planet.