Even I, worshiper of the heat, is feeling that things are just a teensie weensie bit hot, and I’m up in the mountains, feeling very sorry for the lowlanders, especially those under threat of fire. Global warming seems very real at times like this but it isn’t really the best name for the phenomenon, climate change is a better term, as it is talking about extreme weather, and can sometimes be describing extreme cold.
I don’t really understand the science behind it all, but I have heard that the other planets in our solar system are also experiencing climate change, so it does seem as though there might be a bigger picture that we are missing. According to Gregg Braden the ancients have described just this type of change happening before, he says that we are coming to the end of a very long cycle, 5,000 years or so.
He also says that it is the cultures that responded cooperatively to the situation that managed to survive, the ones who had the idea to grab what they could and stuff everyone else, were the ones that disappeared. I think you can see that I am finding even more ways to go on about my favourite subject, the importance of community and connection with each other.
Whatever you might believe about climate change, there is absolutely no doubt that we have to do things differently if humanity is to survive on the planet. In ‘The Hobbit’ Gandalf explains his choice of Bilbo for the dwarves adventure, by explaining that it is the small actions that ultimately make a difference, being compassionate to yourself and to others, the small kindnesses, as opposed to the great battle against evil. How we behave in our everyday lives is what determines the outcome on a larger scale, so please never discount the importance of the role that you have to play.
I encourage you to listen to both parts of this video, it seems to have been put together from a few different talks and not always well-edited, but it is a great summary of the shift we are currently going through. I am not asking you to believe anything, just be open and consider possibilities that may or may not be new to you. For me this information really resonates and I am feeling the changes in my body very strongly, and doing my best to step into my fullness!