It feels incredible to be out here. I am alone in the sand, just me and the ocean tide. Out here, nothing else matters. Out here I am small, and consumed by the majesty of Mother Earth. The sun feels warm on my skin and I can finally breathe. With the dark shadows consuming our society, it feels good to be in a place where the only darkness is at the bottom of the sea.
Sitting here, though, also breaks my heart. I can’t help but think of the wrong we have done and are continuing to do to our beloved planet. The place that has provided us with life and opportunity. We should bow down to it’s current, but instead we try to control it. And by we, I mean humanity as a whole. Although each of us does individually play a part in this madness. Every single one of us is accountable for our actions. Where we spend our money, where we leave our trash, who we give our trust to… We are all to blame. But we are all the solution as well. I know it may seem like there is nothing you can do, you’re just one small person in this big and bountiful world… but the choices you make do have an effect on our future. Every single action you make, and I mean EVERY action you make, has an impact. Every word you choose to say sends vibrational energy into the atmosphere to be received by others. Imagine a waiter who treats you like gold and offers a compliment, versus a waiter who does not check on you and hardly gives you the time of day. How are you going to feel when you leave? Rejuvenated after a wonderful lunch with pleasant company? Or irked at the fact that your food was undercooked but nobody seemed to care. I know it may seem challenging to put on a happy face toward others when you may be dealing with personal battles that you can’t escape from, but my advice… fake it till you make it. I promise you will feel better than if you perpetually take your frustration out on others.
It curdles me inside to think about the way our species treats life on this planet. Not just people, but plants and animals too. Do your realize that without trees we would not breathe? Do you realize that without bees, our entire food chain would cave and the resources would deteriorate? And do you realize that by polluting the air at the rate we are going, will not only cause extreme climate changes, but will also damage the ozone layer which protects us from burning to extinction? Do you think this is a joke?
When did human beings become so entitled, that we have completely lost sight of the divine? (Well, I can tell you that, but I will save that history lesson for another time). My point is, humans did not create the earth. We did not create the winds and the tides, or the sun and the moon. We did not create the land in which our crops grow or the water that brings life to our cells. We are part of a creation, and we must coexist and co-create in order to sustain civilization.
And not to mention that it feels good to do good. No, it feels great! Amazing! We all carry around such heaviness and weight, because we make poor choices for our wellbeing and we allow the judgment and criticism of others to penetrate our minds. We get so caught up in what our lives “should” look like, rather than enjoying the pure fact that we are alive at all. And now we are facing nearly irreversible damage that could spark the end of our kind. If you think human beings are immortal as a civilization, let me just give you a reality check. We are not immortal. There is so much about the planet we live on that we absolutely NEED to survive, and not only are we taking it for granted, but we are making choices in our every day lives that add to it’s demise.
So as I sit here, basking in the sun and thanking the universe for all it has done for us, I can’t help but feel a certain sadness, and I fear it’s length of stay. I am well aware of the fact that horrifying times are ahead. We are reaching a world wide crisis, and it must be acknowledged. I feel it, and I feel it deep. If you don’t feel it now, you will soon enough. So please, I encourage you to do your part. Take ownership of your actions. Be kind to people. Take the extra time to go the extra mile, before it’s too late. If you think your time is too valuable to recycle your trash, or to lend a hand to a friend in need, just remember that time is on your side, and the more you give, the more you will get in return. Believe that you can make a difference, and you will. For humanity’s sake, just do it.