Grief becomes a Path for Action I walk to the bus, with grief, as these thoughts come.

As you plan and you look out across the pathway of your day – what do you see? What concerns arise?

In your day, when you look up at the sky, do you also see the mounting Climate Crisis as we climb towards 450 ppm of CO2 when the safe amount is 350 ppm?

When you look down at your feet do you perceive the dying of biodiversity, the species forced out of existence?

Along the periphery of your gaze do you see the flames burning the precious Amazon forest upon which we depend?

Are these part of your day as you make choices? Converse with colleagues and friends?

Would you spend an hour each day for the Earth? To live to change our culture into an Earth caring/connected one?

In that hour can you reflect? -–

Can you say No to your next airline travel plans?

And say No to your investments or to your support of fossil fuel companies?

Can you say No to military spending and corporations with whom 50% of tax money goes for 50% of US fossil fuel emissions?

Will you join and support the work of an Earth caring organization?

Can you aim to cut back your fossil fuel use by 50% in the next few years as the IPCC report asks?

Can you walk or take the bus instead of hopping into the convenience of your car?

Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone and stretch for the Earth and children of all species?

In that hour, can you step into a caring relationship with nature/a tree/the Earth/another being –and care. Can you learn from Indigenous cultures the importance of understanding our interconnection?

Can you appreciate what you have and let it be enough?

Can you start giving TO the Earth and let go of expecting Her to give to YOU so much at such a high cost?

The Earth thanks you for spending an hour giving her your caring attention in action.

 

Bonnie Sundance, October 25, 2019 Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Executive Director, Our Sacred Earth, www.Our-Sacred-Earth.org

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