Standing out on a clear winter night away from city lights, I feel a sense of awe and humility at the same time. The grandness, the beauty and unfathomable scale of the Universe is mind=boggling to me. Knowing full well that I have no control over any of it and aware that my insignificance is overwhelmingly evident, I bow my head in prayer and gratitude feeling blessed to be witness to such glory. Maybe that is my place in it all, as a witness to Creation, acknowledging Creator's magnificent magical and mysterious work of art.
I miss these nights under the stars now that I live in the city, am too old to venture out on a cold winter night and my eyesight is not what it used to be. So I say to all... take advantage of your youth and health and take time to be a witness to Creation. Don't forget that what humans have built will fall away but the Earth and Nature will remain and renew itself.
Humans have put themselves at the top of the food chain, exalted themselves above all life and as a result feel entitled to do what they want with life. This morning I listened to a radio show on CBC, about how the "Wall" that Donald Trump is imposing on the landscape will affect the wildlife. It will cut off the trail to the Rio Grande River that many animals travel to get a drink. It breaks my heart to think of the ignorance, unconsciousness, greed and arrogance in such an undertaking. When it affects the animals, it affects us all.
What can we do to bring consciousness to people like that? Not much! But I can do what I came here to do, to learn, live and practice sacredness by walking a path of balance, presence, and circular living, knowing that all life is inter-connected and all that we do has far-reaching consequences. Even little acts like recycling and composting make a difference, to me more than anyone else. The act of doing these things, keeps me aware and conscious of how I impact the world around me. It reminds me to pray and ask for forgiveness for all of humanity.
As I stand under the night sky or watch the sun rise or set, I am reminded of my insignificance but also how powerful I am in the sense that I can bring change by the small choices I make in my everyday life. It may not be evident on a large scale, but if everyone did a little bit, we can make a huge difference.
We cannot sit idly by and watch humanity self-destruct, yet we cannot change the tsunami of destruction that is in full swing. We can only be true to ourselves and hope that when we come face to face with Creator, we can say we tried our best. I know that I love Mother Earth and she feels my love, I have tried to walk in balance and sacredness and will continue doing my best at any given moment. I can take time out to look at a snowflake or flower and marvel at the beauty of cartoon and nature while it lasts.