past foibles are now upon us and we suffer with our planet
from the faulty decisions that affect our worlds' future.
The magnitude of our global environmental crisis has brought
us to a critical juncture in our evolutionary history. Advancing
humanity has worked hard to control nature and to make it
serve our desires excluding all else. Exclusion has destroyed
thousands of years of evolution of plant and animal species
critical in balancing earth’s ecology in a short time.
It is clear that the environment is itself an endangered
species. As the earth’s ecosystem erodes, the life
force within humanity erodes forging forward at great speed
our own extinction. We are in the effects of our creation
and our presently closed and non-generating system does
not allow the planet to regenerate quickly enough before
it is surpassed by more disruptive actions.
rabid modern existence is also reflected in our discriminating
symbiosis with the natural world. Developers' clear forestation
and animal habitat for their vision of more strip malls,
more asphalt roads and concrete highways. When animal habitats
are cleared they no longer have any protection and they
run into the streets of civilization where we see them smashed
on the asphalt as we nonchalantly drive by considering them
a nuisance. Land is cultivated into sterile living communities
that defy natural landscaping reflecting our sterile minds.
As population increases, consciousness remains the same,
unforgiving to the notion that humanity requires a natural
ecosystem to survive. All efforts embark on discriminating
cohesion with the natural world, than creating a balanced
ecosystem. How much havoc do we think is possible before
we asphyxiate ourselves and life's species bringing collapse
and extinction? Where is the wisdom?
choices that we make today reverberate for decades if not
longer shaping humanities destiny and at large, the universal
body. While we are always enfolded with choice we must not
misdirect our energies by placing blame on technological
innovation for our impending disasters. Energy is neutral
and it is a matter of how our mental energy is directed
- the way our mindsets are focused upon actions that are
closed from the unity of life, of hearts and minds that
builds to destroy. All greed destroys and humanity's extraordinary
power of thought and action has become the dominant force
on this planet in both creativity and destruction. Experience
has reflected human err and errors need correction. The
correction for our immaturity as a human race requires a
spiritual transformation, a quantum leap in awareness into
the underpinnings of our psychology that constitutes the
great illusion of the human family.
choice must be made and anchored into our personal lives'
that creates an exchange and transmission of energies of
equal value. One that is reflective of an approach to life
that experiences an intimate connection with all that exists.
Our no longer imposing our wan tan ways upon nature means
that we cut back on our consumptive habits by living simply,
lightly and sustainably upon Mother Earth. Living in harmony
with Nature begins by achieving a balance between what we
consume and what we return to her. I invite you to embark
on this heroic journey back to nature - to at last be "One"
with the precarious symbiotic relationship and balance that
innately exists between ourselves and all plant and animal
life on Earth.
Also see Eco-Feminism.
By Alisa Battaglia ©