Earth Day was last week and it threw me into pondering where us, Earthian are at, as‘supreme’ species in terms of consciousness and all. More like, where I am at in my soul’s spiritual evolution. Am I inkindergarten, did I already graduate high school or am I writing my doctorate on the spiritual plane?
While thoughts sped through my mind at lightning speed, I couldn’t help but notice the many phrases in our language that start with the verb ‘take’ . We take a meeting, take the train, take the money, take a class, take the freeway, take a shower, take a bath, take advantage, take part, take a walk, take a trip, take a photo, take a job, take a holiday, take a life, take a chance.
It feels like all my life I have been a ‘taker’ and through my life I have met many‘takers’. I have taken water from the planet, I have taken animals and plants to eat, I have taken many breaths – of course it’s my birthright – or so I believe. Today, my soul cried out: it’s time that I should give back, it’s time that we all should give back so there’s enough left for future generations, for our children, for their children; enough clean air, enough water, enough food, enough beauty, enough nature with all it’s species.
Much trouble permeates the news and the world today: Nepal, Syria, Lybia, Palestine, Nigeria, climate change, famine, drought in Africa and in our own backyard, overfishing, deforestation, animals on the verge of extinction – we all know and talk about it and post horrible images on social media. There are the ones who talk the talk and there are the ones who walk the walk, the ones who help and give. I want to challenge you all or welcome you all to pick a cause close to your heart, fight for it, donate into it, so not only you but your neighbor or fellow human on the other side of the world can live a better life. There are so many ways we can give, we are so creative on many levels. I have faith in all of us.
We can all start by taking one minute showers, riding a bike to yoga classes –please wear a helmet! -, recycle plastic containers, buy dinner to the homeless, buy random people books they can learn from, give strangers a smile, a compliment, feed expired meters even if they are not yours, turn your lights off when you don’t need them – and yes, your dog is fine in the dark- my dog is blind, so I know.
This is an incredibly short list. If you don’t have time, just pick a cause, there are so many and give a buck and give a fuck. You can skip your latte one day a week. We can get so creative, so incredibly resourceful on how we can still turn things around TOGETHER to make sure that this earth and and all her species will be here for all our children and their children.
…and have Earth Day every day
My mind is still working at the speed of the McLaren MP4/4 while I ‘take a meeting’ at the Soho House, talking about changing the world and consciousness one person at a time so we can ‘give’ chances and we can ‘give’ lives.
Originally Posted on May 1, 2015