" I remember when I once too, stood on the edge of awakening. It felt scary, but I knew if I did nothing, nothing would be done. " ~ S.S.
Whether you have been guided to this site accidentally, or with purpose, there are gifts for you here. As my very unglamorous journey unfolds, this living document will as well. Sharing with you truths longing to be told. Truths of a mistreated earth, and resources taken for granted. We have reached a time here on this planet where we can no longer look away from such truths without poignant and quite often deadly ramifications.
Learning to make a difference cannot happen for the better through fear or guilt. Rather importance and value will only be absorbed through love and a loving mindset. I have chosen a path of learning through love in order to teach through love, all that I know.
Something I know now more than ever is that this is the time to be creating dialogue and asking ourselves the relevant questions. How can we ultimately create a stronger bond with one another and the natural world around us while deepening our value for this wondrous place? And how can we create this Maternal/Paternal relationship with the world around us in order to protect, salvage, and heal what is remaining? For all is not lost and every little bit adds up to something larger. We know this to be true when looking backwards with our plastic debris filled oceans, it took every little bit to get to where it is now. The ocean is riddled with plastics of all shapes and sizes, and at every depth. Though this is frightening to think about the prospect of not thinking about it is even more frightening. However by maintaining active hope we are capable of shifting our perceptions of this journey, our capabilities, and how we operate in the world around us. Please, take some time and be led with your heart on a visual tour of compassion. And allow one more beautiful question to ring within you. . .
"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver
Plastic ocean debris washed ashore and collected in Cannon Beach OR. There are many kinds of plastic in the ocean, but the average plastic bottle can take 450 years to break down, some plastics thought to be much longer, and although they turn into micro plastics it is believed it never fully biodegrades. To produce these "recyclable" plastic bottles one in a half million barrels of oil are used each year. And 90% of plastic bottles alone are not recycled.
Please see my Resource Page for ideas on reusables and sources.
Ocean Ropes in Healing Crystal Lotus. I place these ties that bind our ocean in the center of this lotus ( meaning a rising from suffering ) with loving, mindful, healing prayers that anything in the way of our planet finding optimal balanced health and well being be transmuted and cleared through out this life and all who's lives come after. And so it is.
The sea, vast and wild as it is, bears thus the waste and wrecks of human art to its remotest shore. There is no telling what it may not vomit up.
Quote attributed to Henry David Thoreau; Cape Cod (1855-1865), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 115, Houghton Mifflin (1906)
Let your soul light shine, you are the only one who can either extinguish your flame or ignite it.
" In truth the oceans are the vital life force of our planet, I would even go so far as to say, resounding, they are the heart beat." ~ S.S.