In the comments recently, Robin and I remarked on the utter fabulousness of our Mother planet. Because, duh: nature!
And then this morning, a mere few hours after I’d fallen asleep, the images I saw literally woke me from my VERY sound slumbering. I witnessed great harm being done. It was painful.
The truth is, all of us try. We do what we feel is best. We attempt to make a difference. And it DOES matter, but again, we’ve been given a nudge.
Do what you can,
love your Mother.
By parking my car, going by bike, and the bus, I am not only helping our beautiful planet, I’m also making a statement. If **I** can do these things, others could, too.
Much like how in the past I have seemed harsh when it comes to the commercialization of that date 10 days from now. If YOU enjoy it? Well, by all means, carry on. And truly, have fun. If YOU want to (and feel that you can) make a significantly eco-minded change in your life? Please, do so with my blessing.
However, don’t for a second think that I’m demeaning or disparaging anyone else’s decisions. That’s pretty much what “choice” and “freedom” are all about. And believe me, I honour and treasure both.
Who said “even if I don’t agree with your statements, I’ll defend your right to make them?” Because that’s the point here. We merely do what we can. On our own terms.
As we continued the regular rotation around our card altar this afternoon, I was very pleased with what came up. Reminiscent of yesterday, also entirely pertinent for right now.
You are being urged to examine the traits you don’t like in others and, rather than merely judge them as bad or avoiding them, look at what they reflect within you.
Developing a compassionate attitude will help you realise that often the judgments we make about others are judgements we make about ourselves.
All relationships are a mixture of positive and negative – they help us broaden our understanding of life and love, and help us to see more of who we are.
I love and accept myself as I am.
I love and accept the world as it is.
Deep in my heart I know, that beyond my perceptions of good and bad, only love exists.”
Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
includes this view from our neighborhood wander earlier (in the rain).
I may not be using numbers any more, but Dan’s maps are still fun to look at. THIS is where our route took us.