Climate Change: Humanities Greatest Opportunity

Climate Change: Humanities Greatest Opportunity.

A Scientists' Take
"The primary cause of global warming is from humans, mostly burning of fossil fuels to drive cars, generating electricity, and operating our homes and businesses. Within the next fifty to one hundred years, the Earth may be hotter than it has been in the past million years. As oceans warm and glaciers melt, land and cities along coasts may be flooded. Heat and drought may cause forests to die and food crops to fail. Global warming will affect weather everywhere, plants and animals everywhere, people everywhere." ~ Ashiq Hussain

"The throwing out of balance of Nature throws out of balance the lives of men." F.D.R.

How have we gotten to the point where we are looking at the possibility of human extinction? We have tried to control life on Earth. Yet, by the results, we see that we've failed miserably.
In our attempts to control life, rather than recognizing that everything we need is provided, we perpetuate the belief, that just to survive, we have to struggle.

"In complete control.
Pretending control, with dignified authority
We are charlatans...
Or maybe just a goats' hair brush in a Painters' Hand" ~ Rumi

I believe this poem has answers for us. I believe that being the "brush" means that we are the "tools" through which this "painter" creates their art.  We are like Pinocchio and Gepetto is the universal force beyond us, pulling the "strings". And when we let go of control and align with this infinite force we feel expansive, alive, and inclusive.
 We've all felt it.

"There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for. ~ Hopi Elders, Arizona

There is a flow to life of great beauty, where synchronicity and magic are the norm. To align with this "flow", we must know how to recognize it.  Lean into the voices of inspiration, intuition, and love. Abandon all investment in the thoughts that tell you that to get by you need to push, lie, manipulate, hide the true you, or become rich or famous. These fear-based concepts have no place in this flow.

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."                         ~ Howard Thurman

The balance of our planets air, water, and soil has been trashed. As we are moving closer to the "precipice" of environmental destruction (and our very existence), we are seeing beyond our perceived differences, to recognize that we are one family. We are learning that each person has skills, gifts, talents, and ideas, unique to them that can be a contribution to the well being of life on this planet. We are stepping out of fear and isolation, into Love.

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