I felt the urge to write today after everything that is going on in the world and right here in our own backyard. I feel like the work that we do and the messages that we have to share about looking after our earth, are so important now more than ever. And what is being seen in the world is that mother nature is in control. We have civil wars happening but this recent series of natural disasters remind us of our vulnerability, our impermanence and our need to really take stock of our lives and how we exist.
What do we value? What are our beliefs about how the world should be and how do we exist on this planet?
I feel for those in Japan right now. The media presents sometimes a conservative view of the effects on human life, perhaps to not instill fear in the people but the reality is right in front of our eyes. There is major loss of life, no doubt about that. And I think more and more around the world people are realising that we need to care and love each other and we need to care for our earth.
And my thoughts still go to those of our own whanau and friends in Chch who are trying to rebuild their lives and I can only imagine that this recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has brought back some not too good memories from Feb 22nd.
I feel for our people all around the world and I feel for the land also, for Papatuanuku and I hope that from now people will wake up and understand that we have to let go of our egos and reconnect to who we really are at our essence and that is love – aroha.
The photo is of a rock I painted on the day of the Christchurch earthquake.