As Earth Citizens, we have all
witnessed that the Planet and its inhabitants are in trouble. An exploding
population, the devastation of natural environments, outdated and ineffective
governmental structures, dwindling resources, and rising costs are a few symptoms
of an unbalanced system. And yet, we are not victims. We are merely
experiencing a perfect reflection of our individual and combined consciousness
manifesting in form.
method to shift the current paradigm is simply to assume responsibility on a
number of levels. Nothing is happening to us—we are creating
as we go. First and foremost, it is imperative we be personally
responsible for our thoughts, words, and actions for they indeed instantly
shape our present circumstances and ultimately mold our future existence.
Next, we carry that personal integrity into our immediate and extended family
relationships. When family associations and communication lines function to
support the loving actualization of each member's full potential, the
well-being of our generational lifeline is galvanized. Thirdly, we take the
family structure and extend it to the communities in which we
participate. Communities function as living interconnected networks that
support the advancement and perpetuation of education, technology,
spirituality, human growth, culture, and life itself. These vital, dynamic, and
complex organizations—human, animal, vegetal, mineral, and all others—synergize
to create the patterns that comprise our Planet, our Solar System, our
Universe. By taking full responsibility for our personal lives, we ensure the
preservation and maturation of all systems that our lives touch, which,
ultimately, are all systems that exist.
is a living Being and many of us have lost connection with her. The
survival of the human race depends on co-creating with the Planet in the ancient ways—getting
in touch with Earth rhythms, feeling the flow of the Planet's life currents,
building in a manner that honors natural materials and bio-systems, and
respecting all of Creation.
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