ECO Friendly Loving
The climate condition has finally got so bad that all of a sudden society is all ears as to how to protect the environment. ‘Eco friendly’ is the new media buzz word, and the ultra cool ‘I’m not a plastic bag’ carrier designed by Anya Hindmarch, is the new trendy accessory to be seen about town with. Eco Warrior(ess) Chic is in, and dropping litter in the street is well and truly out.
As a lifelong member of Friends of the Earth, I am naturally over the moon about the change in consciousness toward mother earth, I gasped with amazement when the local authority gave us individual recycling compost bins, I jumped for joy when the no smoking in public places ban was announced and I was ecstatic when my friend donated cash to a conservation project instead of giving me a Christmas present.
The one thing that bothers me, for want for a better word, is the fact that this eco revolution has swept through the UK like a surfer riding a wave, due to the promotion of fear. Society is scared that oil is on its way out and that the UK could possibly get so hot that we all might have to immigrate to Iceland. Love has hardily even registered into the equation.
I find it interesting how so many have turned ‘eco friendly’ and are dedicated members of saving the planet, yet most have in fact fallen head over heels out of love with themselves! Charity begins at home, therefore in order to be friendly to the earth, its essential to be friendly with oneself and others around you, before you can even think about anything else!
The fact that the environment is currently in a real state is just a mirror reflexion of what is going on within our own bodies, and within our own lifestyles. It takes for a major incident to happen, before we are automatically thrown into our personal zone of fear, and we are literally forced to seek out alternatives. Believe me, I’m no angel and am talking from personal experience as an ex-Chronic Fatigue sufferer, who used a raw food diet as a medicine to gain back health.
Love is where it is at. If you don’t genuinely love yourself, then how can you love anyone else – the planet included?? The biggest excuse I tend to hear is that of blame. “It’s so and so’s fault” echoing from fully grown members of the so called adult community! Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness – this is the most powerful medicine in the world.
So, if the best things in life are free, why are so many people living a loveless and quite lonely life? The answer, I do believe is all about letting go. Detoxification, in other words. Eliminating those disempowering thoughts, feelings and energies away from the body, and making more room for love. Once you’ve created that extra space, and you’ve got the love genuinely flowing through, then loving and caring for the environment becomes second nature and sooo much easier! It really is that simple, humans just have a funny way of complicating things