We just had Thanksgiving.
Over the holiday I watched the movie Before the Flood. Have you seen it? It profoundly impacted me and my heart is still aching about it.
It is a Leonardo DiCaprio movie on the topic of climate change and global warming.
I could really feel the sincere heart and mind that DiCaprio put into the film. I watched it with tears flowing down my cheeks. And all that I kept thinking was, “How can we do this to Life?”
It’s so painful to watch. Too painful. Yet everyone must watch and see how we are so heartlessly destroying Life on this planet. All forms of life – from land to sea to sky, animals, people – how could anyone do this? To injure life is to injure oneself. Why can’t everyone feel this?
I really didn’t know what to do after watching it. My heart was over-flowing but my body was just sitting cozily by the fireplace, on a mountainside next to the Pacific Ocean, doing nothing. I wanted to talk about it after the film. I wanted to process. But nobody wanted to talk. Perhaps nobody really knows what to say or do.
So, I thought I would at least write about it today, to all of you. Because, the least we can do is get educated and feel it. We have to FEEL it. Then we can say that we are human. Making choices and actions for it can come later. At least we must feel it first and face our feeling.
This planet needs human beings to wake up. We have to wake up. So, although I am not an environmental activist, I do the work of helping people to wake up their senses and to really FEEL. That’s what I have dedicated my life to. In hopes that if we all feel, then with putting together all of our amazing brains collectively, solutions will emerge. They must. That is the principle. The answer is within us.
A long time ago I heard that Ilchi Lee said that the Earth is dying for human beings spiritual growth. I won’t quote that because I didn’t hear it first hand, but it certainly makes sense to me.
So, I would like to ask everyone reading this to go ahead and watch Before the Flood and feel and choose and act.
For starters, I’ve decided to not eat beef anymore. I watched this movie with Kate and my brothers and their father and everyone decided to not eat beef anymore. We felt it was at least the place to start. I am not usually the person who does such a thing but I strongly feel it’s time for me to step up my participation level towards a solution. If you watch the film, you will understand my choice.
In the spirit of this year’s Thanksgiving I would like to give my thanks, from the bottom of my heart, to this magnificent Earth and all of her bounty. Her bounty which she shares so unconditionally with us. Even though we keep hurting her. She gives us everything.
And if I have a wish, it is for all of humanity to wake up.
No more greed.
No more selfishness.
No more sleeping.
We can do better than this. With the light of our Souls shining brightly in our hearts, let’s do better.
Thank you to all of you who read this and watch the film. And to those who make one small change and one small action in your one small life to help the whole ~ thank you.