“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” – Eckhart Tolle
“That is part of how we all have inherited the disease of disconnected consciousness. We are connected to everything that ever has been, everything that is, and everything that ever will be — positive and negative. And this is true whether you look through a spiritual, philosophical, or scientific lens. Ultimately my greatest and most authentic power lies in how I am connected, not in how I am disconnected.”
-Julia Butterfly Hill
To start, we may look to the environment. See what GreenPeace (USA) is doing to help keep the earth green (we all know it’s not easy). There are many other organizations which try to help keep this planet alive. Take a look at them too.
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On the political side, you may want to look into the Green Parties of north America. The statement by the California Greens sums up their philosophy, which I agree with. But politics in this country can never make the difference that is needed to fix the wrongs we have done. We need more of a ‘spiritual infusion’ upon this culture to begin to reconnect with Mother Earth.
Are you concerned about over-population? There is much talk about the “holding capacity” of the earth. Obviously, we can’t continue to double our population every few decades, but for some reason, we keep trying. We are the only species which can alter its environment to the point where we can artificially inflate our numbers beyond any natural limit. Check out what concerned scientists have to say.
For a truly inspiring and beautiful story of a very courageous woman who put her life aside to do what she believed in, please see this site for the Julia Butterfly Hill tree-sit story. Here is her blog with thoughts, feelings and poetry. Also see some of the organizations she created or helped create at Circle of Life (no longer active), What’s Your Tree. From the What’s Your Tree website:
What is it that calls you to stretch beyond what is comfortable into places that are uncomfortable, and to realize that you are more powerful and more magical than your mind could have believed?