Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Touch The Water - Heal Our Land

I am a woman of strong opinion. At times, I can let my voice be heard a bit louder than possibly I should. My passion for the cause gets the best of me and the ignorance of some at times is more than I can stand. For this reason I have tried to stay away from topics that have the possibility of taking me to this point. Yet I feel that there are times when such things should be put aside and regardless things should be said. Spoken out as they truly are not how they are being told to us.

I speak of the tragedy which occurred on April 20th 2010 and still continues today. The explosion in the gulf which killed 11 men (of which you hear very little of) and started the contamination of our waters saddens me beyond words. This is not an oil tanker which eventually runs dry of its contents and although massive can at least be analyzed and determined to some degree the destruction it has caused. This is a hole in the floor of the ocean. The magnitude of the damage that it has the ability to cause is unimaginable.

Even if it were to be stopped today and no more oil would shoot from its mouth, the destruction would be monumental. This is our world, our ocean. It is our responsibility to do something. In the end this will not just touch those who live in the states which border the Gulf. In time it will affect the world. Whether it be the contamination of a food source, the extinction of ocean life, or any of the other hundreds of mishaps, this one incident will eventually affect all.

We have but one world to live in. We have but one world to share with our children, grandchildren and on. We have but one world to call home. It truly is everyone’s responsibility to do their part to make a difference. Over at Old Baggs 'N Stuff Shirts Linda speaks of the cutting of your hair as a means to help. Although at times the cleanup of the spill looks to be a worthless cause, still we can’t falter. Any help that we can give; any effort put forth is something.

Hannah at Divining Women also had a wonderful idea. For us who love the world and recognize her for who she is and what she means to us, Hannah offers this aid. Saturday, June 12th, the new moon is upon us. At this time she asks that we go to the water. Any water will do, as it is all connected as one in the end. Place your hand into the cool water and pass on your strength, and your blessing. It is but another way to give of ourselves. And although there may be many who think this foolishness, there are many of us who know that the belief of many can truly do wonders.

So I ask that you commit yourself to this endeavor, and that you pass the word on to others.

Don’t let this continue…
 Make a difference…
Give a damn….
 Do something….

16 comments:

AkasaWolfSong said...

I do give a damn...and have been praying for the families of those who lost their lives to this senseless raping of Mother Earth's Blood, and for the destruction this oil spill has caused in the years to come as this is going to be far reaching.
I pray for the plant life and the animals who are losing life...I just continue on a moment to moment basis to pray, and will continue to do so.

Thank You for your words of wisdom and I will be joining you and countless others...

P.S. I had heard last week on the news that they are no longer using hair as a means to clean up.

Blessings and Healing...
xoxo

Not Hannah said...

Thank you, lady.

Tamara Dozier said...

I'll be there and I'm posting a link on my blog back to you, you've said this so well.

Bridgett said...

Gives me goose bumps! I'm so happy you've decided to speak about this issue on your blog. My heart has been breaking everytime I see photos from the Gulf.

Much love to you!

Linda in New Mexico said...

The hair thing is a no go. Sorry I was going on what I had heard. But I will, with the rest of you be laying my hands in water and putting my healing and helping intentions into the universe. Thanks Janie for your fire. Our Mother needs us and there you are lovely, leading the pack. Yeah for us.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Just found out that today is World Oceans Day.. how appropriate...

faerwillow said...

~thank you for sharing this...i have been making my way around this morning and think this is a beautiful way to come together...my hands will be joing this weekend...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Julie Kendall said...

I will be there with you all and will post a link back to here, your words carry so much strength....
Julie
xxx

Wendilea said...

I will be adding my blessings to the water as well. Like you I try to stay away from talking about this issue as I get so enraged, but this suggestion is about empowerment which is a positive alternative. Thank you so much for posting this brilliant idea!

mermaiden said...

it amazes me how hard humanity tries to devastate its mother. if the majority would only try in the same measure to preserve her...

RA said...

Happy World Oceans Day! :)

Crystalrainbow said...

I will be there too as will most of the women in my group here in Cornwall x x x

Dede said...

You know I will be there! A powerful post. Wishing you a wonderful evening.

(((HUGS)))

TickleTeckla said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I will be joining you on the new moon. I have made a video about it and mentioned this blog in the information bar. Here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWJdNVO1xck

TickleTeckla said...

Thanks for sharing. I will be joining you on the new moon. I have made a video about it and mentioned this blog in the information bar. Here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWJdNVO1xck

Miekushun said...

These oil spills, air pollution, trees being cut down, people littering, letting animals die from the poisons and the wrappers that choke them....... need to be put to a halt! I have had enough! In one of my exams at my school, for English, I was reading an article on Earth pollution and I read every word. I usually just read the question and look for the answer int eh passage but, I read that whole thing, and that passage was true and made me sick! Since no one wants to listen, we need magick to help us.

Blessed Be!
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