You'll find it in pretty much every store, every household, nearly every landfill and unfortunately, in pretty much any waterway. You'll find huge floating islands of it out in the oceans. You'll find it in the stomachs of sea animals and the bloodstream of your children. Plastic is prolific.
Do we really need so much plastic? What's inexcusable is how a lot of people tend to dispose of it. Recycling should not be viewed as something some people do - it is something we ALL should be doing. It is our duty, our responsibility as citizens of this planet. There's no excuse for schools, companies, airlines or sports arenas (just to name a few) to not recycle.
The following TedEd video is very eye opening. I had no idea that there was more than one garbage patch until I watched the video. It spells out for us what happens when we do and don't recycle. It's a fantastic video that is worth 4 minutes of your time. Please pass this along to your family and friends - it's one way to do your part to help our health and our environment. Love, Adrienne :)
As I was driving one day, I noticed a mountain that was being strip mined - the site of it absolutely jarred me. It is unfathomable to me how man can be so destructive as a means to an end - that end being greed. The floating garbage patch, the destruction of our forests, endangered animals needing armed guards to protect them from poachers, factories violating our air, land and water with their toxic chemicals - where is consciousness? It does no one any good to put blinders on and pretend that "it doesn't affect me." Guess what? If you live on this planet - it affects you, it affects all of us. The U.S. government requires that my mattress must be labeled telling me what it contains, yet I can't know what's in my food. People tend to cite studies that this or that is safe, yet the studies they're citing were funded by the corporations themselves who are promoting it - that alone should raise some red flags. All you have to do is open your eyes and observe - look at what's happening around you. Use your power of observation, question and think for yourself.
They say, that which we resist, persists. For years, I've found myself disheartened and angry about how our planet, our home and its inhabitants are being treated. I've signed petition after petition and have locked heads with people of opposing views. Lately, mainly through what is known as Abraham, I'm learning a new way. Instead of focusing so much energy and attention on the the destruction, we need to visualize how we would like the world to be. Focus our energy on the positive. I choose to see a world full of healthy forests and their ecosystems. I choose to see humanity living sustainably using renewable resources. I choose to see a civilization living in compassion instead of greed. This is a practice that resonates with me.
For those who are tired of the damage and destruction and would like to implement change, here are 6 steps we can take to help make this world a better place:
1. Be aware and acknowledge what's going on - take the blinders off.
2. Educate yourself and then share that information with others - do your due diligence with research.
3. Change your habits - how are you contributing to the destruction? Can you reduce, reuse or recycle more?
4. Let your voice be heard - it does matter. Let your wallet also speak for you. Walk your talk.
5. Visualize - take time in meditation and envision a world that you would like to live in (clean air, clean and abundant water, nutrient rich land, one where we are compassionate with all beings on Earth, etc).
6. Practice compassion - towards every living being and most especially towards yourself. Through compassion we open our hearts - with open hearts we can create miraculous change.
These steps are very doable. Change starts with each one of us. As we raise our vibration, it will inspire others as well whether consciously or subconsciously. I'm already seeing more positive change and awareness - let us focus our energy there. Love, Adrienne :)
It's hard for me to fathom that people still negate that we are destroying the planet we live on. Denying it doesn't change what's still happening right in front of our noses. Unless we all start doing our part - well, I hate to think of what the outcome will be. I love the comics that I've included in today's post. If anything, they beg for a moment of reflection. The biggest lie we can tell ourselves is that "it doesn't affect me." The destruction of our planet affects every living organism including the planet herself and we are all contributing to it whether we realize it or not.
Just last week, 3 MILLION gallons of wastewater escaped from an abandoned mine in Colorado contaminating the Animas and San Juan rivers which have now been declared disaster areas. Perhaps you've seen the photos of the orange rivers? How long and to what degree will this latest man-made/caused event affect Nature as well as drinking water? While this does affect a large area and a lot of people, the vast majority won't care as "it doesn't affect them."
Thankfully, social media is bringing what's happening to more and more people's attention. Those who are inspired then act. Some sign petitions, others join organizations, while others make more conscientious decisions. Conservation International has put out some very interesting videos where Mother Nature speaks from "her perspective." What do you think about this take on our role and that of Nature? Love, Adrienne :)
A wonderful friend of mine and I were talking the other night. We were discussing letting go and moving forward. She proceeded to hold out her hand and said, "imagine I'm holding a pencil. It's light, not a big deal. Now, imagine how it feels to hold it for a long time - it gets heavy. So, what do you do? You let go." I'd heard of this analogy before and it's a great way to understand that the longer we hold onto something - the heavier it gets. With all of the work I've done with releasing trapped and blocked energies, I get it. But, truth be told, there are just some things that are really hard to let go of. It could be our greatest desire to let go, but there's something that's holding us back from dropping that pencil. My wise friend said, "that's easy, the key to letting go is to reach for something else." Light bulb moment: reach for that which brings your heart joy.
I'll admit, I have some issues that I have not been able to let go of. Even with the box of tools I have to release this kind of stuff - I still couldn't get there. Using these tools have helped lessen the grip, but there's still a grip. While working with people, I've noticed energetic shackles that we've actually had to unlock and take off of their feet or wrists. These "shackles" had to be removed before the clearing could take place. Recently, I found myself going through the following steps to let go of a persistent issue. It involves visualization and actual motion:
So, if you're looking to let go of a stubborn issue remember to R.E.A.C.H. (Release Energetic Attachments by Choosing Happiness). When you make that conscious decision to choose happiness, it will be easier to drop "the pencil" and take the necessary action to obtain that which brings you joy and happiness. If you give this process a try, let me know how it goes.
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.