Mary’s message today is all about turning off your technology when in Mother Nature. How can the trees calm you, the ocean heal you and the breeze of the wind make you feel better if you have your technology on. Scott and I have always gone to Mother Nature to calm and heal ourselves even before we met each other. We just found such healing and comfort in nature. We are the last age group that remembers what is was like before technology—going to the beach without your cell phone or walking in the woods with no smart phone to check. What is so important that it can’t wait a half an hour. Leave your device in the car or turn it off. Scott and I only take his cell phone for car emergencies. It is usually off. When we are in Mother Nature we don’t want to be distracted. We are heading to the ocean this afternoon for a walk on the beach and Scott’s cell phone will be off.
A while back we were just finishing a nature walk in a city park when we noticed a family waiting with a couple of helium balloons about to be launched into the sky. We were shocked that anyone in this day would actually use those horrible things knowing they end up polluting the ocean and choking the wildlife that live there. So of course we confronted them as they were doing it. They had smaller children with them so we did it as very peacefully. Turns out they were celebrating the loss of a loved one. We told them we were so so sorry for their loss but what they were doing was wrong. The man said it was only a seagull. I didn’t think of it then but I should have said how does your loss make it ok to create another loss– a duck or seagull. Hopefully next year they will find a different way to commemorate their loss. Mary’s message today is to protect Mother Earth by reducing the things we throw away. Watch what we consume. So I thought of this story.
What are you putting into our waters? Mary’s message today is asking you to think about what chemicals and wastes you are putting into our oceans, lakes and streams. Mother Nature has become a dumping ground for toxic chemicals, garbage and untreated waste. This is going to affect us all. We are part of mother nature living on this planet we call earth. The Native people know this and have always protected her. So don’t kid yourself you are affecting us all by polluting our waters. Stop polluting our ocean, lakes and streams and we will heal our earth together.
When was the last time you weathered a storm? What type of storm was it? A snow storm perhaps? A tropical storm? A typhoon? A thunder storm? It may have been intense, or it may have been mild, but I think we have all weathered a storm or two in our lifetime.
During the storm did you experience anxiety, maybe even fear? I think that’s normal. And how did you pacify yourself? Were you able to keep yourself calm?
In a recent message from Mary she wanted us to relate our experience of weathering a natural storm, to weathering the emotional storms in our lives. Hopefully we can transfer the coping skills we use during a natural occurrence to what we experience in living the day to day.
She recommends looking inward. Try breathing to help us focus and calm ourselves. Look to our heart for direction, for balance and to help guide us as we work through our problems. If we find ourselves frozen with anxiety, try breathing to calm ourselves and to clear our mind. Use the love within us to help us through the storm. And use the love of others to help comfort us and keep us safe.
In a recent message from Mary I saw a fishing boat heading in one direction…the next image was that of a sea turtle heading in the opposite direction…they were essentially on a collision course.
The message seemed loud and clear…up until about 75 years ago we were able to manage our ocean resources (and manage is probably not the right word to use here…we didn’t know how fragile our ocean stocks were back then….we just didn’t have the means to overfish the way we do now). Now we send out huge trawlers to harvest everything in their paths. They may be out fishing for a certain stock of fish, but anything else caught in the nets would be considered collateral damage.
The technology of today not only grabs what it can from the ocean, in many cases, it destroys the ocean floor and the ecosystem that was in place…causing major damage to the environment and those fish stocks left behind.
It’s sad, it’s scary, and this doesn’t even take into consideration the amount of toxins and waste that is dumped into the ocean on a daily basis.
Mary has asked us to think about our natural resources and conserve where we can. Think about our waste and our consumption. Look inward and make decisions based on the good of the planet.
Love yourself…love the world! And this is according to Mary!