Year of Balance – We Are All Connected

Like it or not, we truly are all connected. As I have pointed out in previous postings, the things we do, or in some cases, don’t do, can have far reaching impact. There are many people who are rising up and trying to drown out those who are warning us of global warming. Sensing the impact if the “greenies” take hold, they are bringing all guns to bear. They are trying to refute global warming and claim it is junk science, despite the evidence we can see with our own eyes. The glacial range in Glacier Nation Park has been receding. The polar ice cap has been melting. The weather has been strange. Those who are trying to drown out the voices of those who would try to bring awareness to the problem, point out that we have had some very serious snow storms. They point to that and say there is your proof, we have had more snow than ever, how can we be warming? Well, scientists have all ready told us why. They told us that the weather patterns would change and we could have more serious consequences. The severe snow storms experienced recently are more a sign that global warming is intensifying. I can hear some of you say it, Huh? I don’t’ get it. The planet is warming up so we get deeper more powerful snowstorms? Well, think for a moment, where does snow come from? It is the moisture content in the air that releases and because the air is cold, freezes on the way down. Where does the moisture come from? Evaporation. Grade school science told us that the earth is warmed and it releases its moisture into the atmosphere through evaporation. As it gathers in the sky, it creates the clouds and when the clouds become saturated, it releases the moisture back to the ground in the form of rain, sleet or snow. So as the earth heats up, it releases even more moisture in the air, which creates larger, more powerful storms. Now if the polar ice cap is melting and the large bodies of water like the Great Lakes are not freezing over like hey used to, there is even more water to be released into the atmosphere. As more moisture accumulates, there is more to be released. So the snow storms and come spring, the rain storms, will intensify. But of course, our grade school teachers were only teaching junk science so no worries right?
The other disturbing thing I am seeing is more and more commercials telling people we need to drill for oil in this country. They will tell you that we have a lot of untapped resources. Resources that those nasty groups, World Wildlife Foundation, The Sierra Club, and many other “green” groups besides our own government won’t let them access. They tell us that getting at the oil is much more important than preserving wildlife habitat. Reminds me of the people from Avatar, doesn’t it? In the movie, they wanted the resources that were under where the indigenous people lived. I could draw some other parallels to the fate of the many indigenous cultures all over the world, but I don’t want to stray too far. Now one place that has been pointed to as a potential resource is Yellowstone Park. Now can anyone tell me what a caldera is? From Wikipedia: A caldera is a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption such as the ones at Yellowstone National Park in the US and Glen Coe in Scotland. Now there is an active volcanic feature sitting there in Yellowstone National Park. That is why there are so many sulfuric acid pools and geysers in the park. They want to drill in that area. From what I have been told, if that caldera blew, the ash and dust would blot the sky all the way to the east coast. Do you really want to play around in that area? Yet those who are blind with dollar signs don’t want to hear “junk science”.
The other thing that is disturbing is the increase in commercials lately for “clean coal”. Trust me, there is nothing clean about coal. Slapping a label on it and putting it in front of as many people as you can so that they equate clean with coal, does not make it so. From the very mining of it, which can leach arsenic and other heavy metals into the streams and rivers in the surrounding communities, to the level of CO2 that is emitted from the power stations that utilize this stuff, it is no way near clean. I all ready have spoken about the ramifications of the mining for coal and uranium has had on their local communities.
The point is that we have to stop destroying everything to get our energy. Even if you don’t believe in global warming, you have to at least believe in breathing cleaner air, having safe water to drink, being able to eat the fish you catch in your local streams. In the movie Avatar, the people who wanted the resources under the land, did the same thing we did to many of the indigenous people around the world and, sad to say, still are. They cut a swath through the forest as they headed to the indigenous peoples land. They destroyed everything in their path. The plan was to destroy their home so they will move. They did just that. There was a big difference between the movie and real life though.
The major difference is that where Tecumseh and others failed, the indigenous people came together as one to fight back. Not trying to slight my Native American friends, but in the movie they remained connected. I wish I could remember more details of the movie. All I know is that I saw so many parallels to what happened to the many indigenous cultures around the world. Most of them lived in harmony and balance with their world. They even gave thanks to the animals that gave of their life so they may eat. I could see why the Church and powers that be don’t like the movie.
What was most disturbing was this beautiful world that was being destroyed just so the corporation could reap profits from the resources on the world. Not much different than what is going on in this one. We are all connected. We can change the world for the better. What it will take is for all of us to understand that we are all connected.
Let me leave you with one more thing. Studies that were done regarding our ability to influence things were done using RNG (Random Number Generator) machines. These machines could generate a zero or one 50/50. They then brought people in to try to influence the machine and they found that we can alter the outcome. When they brought in two people, the result just about quadrupled. When they brought in related pairs, husband-wife, husband-daughter, son-mother, they found a ten time increase. They added other studies around prayer groups and found that they did have an influence. This is the power of connection. This is the power we all possess. We can come together as one people just as they did in Avatar. We can bring about that beautiful world that we all dreamed about. We can demand that our leaders find alternative, safe, energy sources. We can demand that corporations start putting people before profits. Or we can, stay disconnected from each other and allow those who are in power because we gave away ours, destroy this world in order to line their pockets. We can have the power of connection. We have the power of numbers. All we have to do is reconnect. In doing so, we can move towards that world of beauty, harmony, and balance.
My heart to your heart, one heart, one spirit.

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About Emma Morgaine Croft

I have been called many things on my journey, Professor, White Wolf, Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Walker. I had a blog on blogger.com for a number of years. I think the last post was when Papa passed back in 2012. I had also written for World Wide Hippies online mag for a year or so and even won a Golden Note for online writing. I got burned out writing and decided to stop for a bit. The only writing I did was comments on things I shared on Facebook. Unfortunately, that often got into a lot of angry and ugly talk. I try to maintain my cool, but there are just some unreasonable people out there. I found it emotionally and spiritually draining. I saw my niece's blog on here and thought that maybe it was time to resurrect Thoughts On A Cloudy Day. These are my thoughts and meanderings. You can accept them or walk away. I hope that in some way, these thoughts can spark other thoughts and sharing by people around the world. My dream is to make the world a better place for all people. My heart to your heart, one hear, one spirit.
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