Respect for Gaia

Hi There,

September is ushering in hurricanes in Texas and now Florida, perhaps affecting the SE seaboard, (with the ensuing flooding), as well as forest fires on the west coast, Montana and Idaho; resulting in the loss of property, homes, and lives. When you think about it, hurricanes, floods, fires, etc. are all natural planetary events. In our civilization today we have multi-faceted challenges in working with nature, all related to how we are interacting with our Mother:

First, we as humans start many of the fires due to our lack of consciousness or inconsideration (a spark from an exhaust, a campfire not fully extinguished, fireworks used in a dry area, etc.) 100 years ago most forest fires were started by lightning.
Second, we are now so populated in many areas that once what was a natural event occurs, it can almost immediately threaten and affect homes and lives. Some of the most sought-out building sites on or near the ocean are often in the line of hurricane patterns; premier building sites on rivers are frequently within the 20-50 year flood plane; and buildings in many forested areas are now required to have a metal roof.

There’s not an easy solution. It important to remember that Gaia is a living, breathing being. Our ancestors knew and celebrated that their presence here was with her consent. It is clear to me that we have lost this understanding and respect as we became ‘civilized’. She has a natural ebb and flow – blizzards, spring thaws, monsoons, her rivers flood, her forests burn, her ocean has tsunamis, she produces volcanoes and earthquakes, she has hurricane and tornado seasons – all on her own. But with the influence of humans, she has increased droughts and irregular weather patterns. Her ice packs are melting at an alarming rate, her rivers are running dry, her waters are becoming polluted. At the same time she offers beauty beyond measure for all beings who live here and share her body.

What can we do? The solution is global. The answer is individual. We must take individual responsibility and be conscientious caretakers and participants in how we live on Gaia. In order to do that, we have to be conscious and aware of who we are and how we participate in our lives, both inner and outer. As we address and heal ourselves our outer world starts responding differently. Our inner affects our outer. We are able to make different decisions that affect health and wellness for both ourselves and our Mother.

I like to think that each of us on the planet is a cell in Gaia’s body. When enough of us have full health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual), Gaia’s fullness, wealth and beauty will be realized again.

Sending you Light & Love,
Verla and The Living Light Foundation


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