Saving the PlanetI I have always been in love with nature. My earliest memories are filled with gullies, the lake, ocean , woods. They were all my playground. In 2010, I moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where the adjective “lush” was born. Beautiful tree lined streets and roads were everywhere. It seemed like nature found her way into every nook and cranny available. I was so in love. Fast forward to 2018. Wilmington has been raped and pillaged by insensitive developers who seem to have no concern for the impact on the local environment. Over the past 8 years, I have watched such a beautiful city lose so many ecosystems as developers prefer their plan to working around what is already here. They have torn up vast woods in so many places that I have lost count. I have cried many tears over the devastation I have witnessed-tears for the wildlife that has been killed or misplaced, tears for the wild spaces that made this city so beautiful. It is hard to drive anywhere without seeing the sad impact.
I was just reading Pat Conroy’s book, The Prince of Tides and the section about his brother, Luke, really spoke to me. In this story, developers buy up all the land and islands in their home area for some nuclear development site. The whole town is dismantled and all of its citizens are moving out of the area. The main character’s brother just happened to have been a Navy Seal and decides to try to save their birthplace by using his military skills to prevent the development. He goes to great lengths to stop the development and does gain support from interested parties but unfortunately he is taken down by a sniper. I cried after this passage as I realize that it often seems there is little we can do. I have been a staunch advocate for the environment since I can remember. Oh, the letters I have written, the political individuals and agencies I have spoken to! I have gone on marches and talked to as many people as possible to gain the momentum to make change. I have sewn hundreds of cloth bags and given them out in multiple stores in hopes of convincing people to stop using plastic. I guess where I am going with this is that it sometimes feels that all of the people who have done what I have done may feel that we haven’t made much of an impact.
Years ago, I had a past life regression that took me back to a lifetime where I was an oracle in Delphi meaning that I could make prophecy by seeing into the future. The most important message I received from that lifetime was the sense of the strong pulse of the earth beneath me where I sat. I immediately started sobbing because of the beauty and the power of that pulse. That was the purpose of the regression for me, to remind me that the earth’s energy used to be so strong and now, with all the pollution, raping and pillaging of the planet, the pulse has been weakened and only we can change that by taking positive action in multiple directions. I pray that everyone who reads this feels the call to take action. Thank you for listening. Namaste.