Charles Dickens, penned a famous novel in the middle of the 18th century
titled "A Christmas Carol". In it the character Scrooge is visited
by his deceased business partner Jacob Marley who returns as an unhappy
apparition dragging a lengthy chain, the rattling and clanking reminding
us of his miserly acts and unethical behaviour. Marley's ghost comes
with a warning for Scrooge to mend his mean spirited grasping ways
while there is still time. Roused from the nightmare Scrooge is stirred
into an emotional "awakening" thus rekindling the respect for humanity
that he had so many years ago cast aside.
Dickens defined and illustrated our moral baggage. His story gave
hope that it was possible to make amends whenever we stray from ethical,
honourable pathways. However if that tale were told today the chain
of misdeeds would be much more potent and darkly ominous.
Although Dickens was heated by it during inclement weather, transported
to his talks and lectures by its burning power, and had food warmed
by it, he knew little too nothing of the eventual harm generated by
the burning of coal, a fossil fuel that produces dangerous green house
gasses. Only recently, after seeing the demise of numerous wildlife
species and threateningly observable climate change has the idea of
long term sustainability on our home world, more affectionately known
as "Mother Earth," begun to percolate and filter through our distracted
internalized self indulgent consciousness.
What follows is an exploration and personal quest to provide a perspective,
if only to myself, for sowing the seeds of momentum towards living
an aware cosmically granted life, and to try and weave the notion
of much needed sustainability into the long term human survival equation.
Unfortunately humanities progress is solely measured on the blind
and irrational impulse of cornering societal power and amassing obscene
amounts of wealth. We fracture and mock genuine core ethics through
our actions and lack of planetary manners. Honour and respect for
our earthly mother should be our first priority. Guardianship is the
caring and cognisant role that humanity should have more graciously
adopted, that of being an appreciative enlightened nurturing overseer
to this fertile cosmic jewel.
we began to intellectually separate ourselves from our earthly roots,
we literally lost our way. The great divide occurred during the time
we grasped that the earth was actually in motion around the fiery
sun and, therefore, was not the centre of the universe. Our original
intellectual imaginings of the cosmos had been ones of error. When
we finally realised the truth of our planet's place in the solar system,
we began not only a quest for more technical knowledge but demanded
our thoughts be based solely on scientific reason. As a result we
also pulled out the intuitive umbilical cord that was intimately tethered
to "Mother Earth". This quickly separated human civilisation from
its core insightful underpinnings.
From that point onward, with feelings and inner intuitions gutted
and stripped away from experiences our intellects were left carelessly
out of balance. Sadly we eventually arrived at a point of utterly
disconnecting ourselves from our guiding intuitive insights, and today
without that equilibrium we are well into industrially fabricating
an inevitable brick wall crash reality. Unsustainable greedy human
actions run counter to long term planetary survival.
The more grasping and intellectually wilful among us knowingly manipulate
worldly issues, even to the point of attempting to exert a form of
mind control over the human populace. We sanction the careless and
rapid depletion of earthly resources merely for profitable gain or
the emotionless defiling of landscape and the extermination of so
many earthly creatures. Mega corporations are turning the human race
into nothing less than robot like consumer junkies, creating a drug
like societal dependence for always acquiring the latest in manufactured
We are driven continually towards earning more market share or to
seek out and accrue mere monitory profits. We allow, even audaciously
promote, emotionally barren conceptions of life the freedom and manipulative
will to control and govern everything within our societal borders.
We fall victim to controlling patriarchal "intellectualitis," the
gross misinterpretation and purposeful bending and twisting of basic
core logic, thus distorting and obscuring important intuitive clues
and guides. Even spiritually we strive to fulfil our own greedy wishes
with the often repeated fact that "god in whom we trust" has given
humans the moral and ethical right to be the master of all on this
This inorganically contrived laissez-faire style of existence is unfortunately
accompanied by a reckless grabbing at self betterment that relies
solely on the notion that humans must exert control and seize mercenary
dominance of our little world. Like Scrooge and Marley societies have
become devious and cunning in conviction as well as blatantly dishonourable
in all their worldly actions.
Humans, heartless in their affairs often lack the capacity to have
their intellectual abilities judged and challenged by their intuitively
based inner conscience. An emotional conscience or the required hardwiring
existing between the mind and psyche to formulate an honourable perspective
to life is simply absent. While we admire and diligently test literal
intelligence, bestowing great importance to cold technical reason,
we pay absolutely no attention to our warming foundational core, our
guiding intuitive emotional faculties.
humans may currently be setting the agenda but we are in no way isolated
from our cosmic and earthly surroundings or from the other life forms
that also inhabit this living realm. Unchecked intellectual thought
advances the notion that there is a separateness between the real
world and the artificially conceived human one. The idea that the
plants, animals, and humans are not tightly woven and intertwined
in an embrace of complete oneness, is a gross and moral corruption
of our core being. It is a distortion of basic reality that reflects
how twisted and demented we have permitted our thinking streams to
gravitate, and how we collectively have allowed our core intuitive
wisdom to become so tainted with internal mould and rot that it carelessly
drifts and meanders light years from its true cosmic course.
discerningly powerful and eventful real world that exists out beyond
the back door of the artificially staged human world is one of tangible
land, forest, water, sky, and numerous animal species as well as the
fundamental ecosphere supporting the life principles of creation,
preservation, and destruction.
It should come as no surprise that the human concocted, falsely contrived
existence playing out in our materialistically forged disrespectful
realms of commerce, entertainment, and faith collide literally head
on with the natural cycles and the as of yet still unfolding core
intuitive reality. While some of us may believe that we fully understand
planetary fragility intellectually, most of us do not seem to realise
that we are literally clinging onto life; firmly surface bound on
a very small lifeboat-like water world. A tiny sphere that is adrift
in a vast expanse of a non-life supporting vacuum of an outer space
Life and its continuance for the human species actually means living
long term and doing it successfully within the living microcosm of
this planet, truly our only home. Interstellar distances are simply
far too great at this point in our all too brief existence, we literally
do not have enough developmental time stretched out in front of us
to imagine the possibilities, conceptualise the necessity, and then
forge the technology that will allow us the opportunity of possibly
starting over on another world many light years distant, if we could
even find one that is within our grasp.
Whether we realise it or not, we are at that point of industrially
producing even ruthlessly fabricating a global habitation deterioration
and rapid decline, by aggressively forcing a planetary bio-diversity
meltdown of epic proportions. We have allowed our fragile planetary
symbiosis to become fouled and corrupted by our thoughtless ways and
total lack of respectful planetary actions. Exactly what kind of irrationally
motivated organically founded species would continue to act against
their own better interests by defiling their habitat and permitting
a detrimental boom and ultimate crash consequence to heedlessly play
out on their only known source of long term survival?
We know that existence in evolutionary terms is one continuous cycle
of creation, maintenance and then ultimately destruction only to have
it all begin again. The stronger more easily adaptable species, the
ones able to change and adjust to new and difficult conditions will
ultimately be the survivors. We humans are a resourceful collection
of individuals that will find a way to thrive no matter what state
or condition the planet evolves itself into under our careless tutelage.
Could this be the clue to understanding why we have the intelligence
to know how indecently we are treating our environment. Knowing full
well that our continuing actions will eventually make it a much more
difficult place to inhabit. Yet we take little or no action to stem
the oncoming hardships that we are certainly forging and shaping for
future human and wildlife generations. Are we prepared to simply turn
a blind eye to the realisation that we are also causing the ruination
and ending of so many other innocent earthly species?
The unseemly fact is most of our commerce and industry, as well as
our governments have placed themselves at the end of our planetary
life boat that carelessly disrespects and disregards fundamental wisdom.
By purposely stripping away and long rejecting their core emotional
beacons they are free to literally gorge themselves in a staged commercial
banquet from the perceived limitless rations contained in Earth's
Over the past countless centuries of human life, virtually little
in the way of genuine intuitive insightful significance has been nurtured
and encouraged to evolve. We all take our early cues and formulate
reasoning cast strictly from a materialistic viewpoint that pervades
and suffocates our immediate environment. Perhaps in some respects
humanity's greatest weakness is not to be found in our technical inability
to fully explore the galaxy, but more in our lack of realisation and
conviction in real world intuitive intelligence. Without our emotions
taking their rightful place at the centre stage in our lives and our
civilisation, we simply do not have a hope of joining the dots of
intuitive awareness and making that fundamental leap between our individual
or collective daily behaviours and the future and the well being of
the entire planetary biosphere.
Thankfully there are some fully rounded real world human beings, who
are acutely aware of their time and place in this cosmos. They understand
that all human striving at betterment must be based on the fundamental
core principle that bestows honour and respect for other life forms
and in no way interferes with the planet's bio diversity or the wholeness
found in long term evolutionary trends. They act with care for this
living realm, leaving the smallest respectful survival footprint that
is organically possible.
These aware individuals are those cognisant humans positioned at the
other end of our planetary lifeboat. They are anxiously attempting
to halt or simply bail out the looming and coming human created calamity,
trying to keep the tiny lifeboat of Earth viable and a float for a
little while longer. All the time being jeered and even sneered at
by the patriarchal testosterone based masses and in general being
yawned at and ignored by the rest of humanity.
As I intuitively perceive it, what is played out on a minuscule scale
in our personal lives, will ultimately be reflected by society in
general and will certainly have an impact and consequence to the planet.
Society, that greater collective of us all, should be even more aware
of the fact that everyone, indeed absolutely everything on the planet
is very closely interconnected and intertwined in a symbiotic procession
that is dancing around the Cosmically stoked fires of unfolding wholeness.
Personal judgement, human societal insight, as well as a conscious
recognition of the grander infinite cosmic realm, all depend for continued
healthful progressive durability on the survival and endurance coding
found within the domain of "intuitive core wisdom." This fundamental
motivating guiding authority helps to influence and mature, aiding
in the growth and development of one's personal inner cognisance.
This same foundation bedrock of worth is also a clue leading us to
an even grander Cosmically aware mastery of life. In a truly enlightened
cosmically mindful world the core values of compassion, responsibility,
and commitment would always be part of any governing actions.
However even on an individual level it is difficult not to become
engrossed in and be virtually swallowed up by artificial societal
conventions. Our need to find acceptance, to be worthy of praise and
acclaim sends us down paths we might question as undeserving if we
were only aware to think of them. It is easy to give a voice to ideals.
It is quite another matter to actually physically live a respectful
and worthy life. While most of us might acknowledge that they are
somewhat aware of the planet's problems and who on this earth would
admit to not caring, we have not resolved the need to transform this
cogent knowledge into meaningful learned behaviour.
Only by infusing tolerance with a mutual respect for all earthly life
into our collective behaviours can we become part of a positive consequential
result. Although no two humans see the world in exactly the same way,
many of us can agree on those essential ethical codes of conduct to
anchor and guide our lives. Those core values are universal in nature
and work on many levels. They do not change with time, they cross
all borders, and all styles of thinking modes.
By blending an intuitive emotional awareness and intellectual understanding
we come to realise that everything on the planet is intertwined in
an eternal symbiotic dance of unfolding oneness. Therefore every human
action counts, none being thought of as too small or considered too
insignificant. We should realise that it is truly an honour and privilege
to be born and live a life on this planet, that we humans have the
potential to grow into a sentient life force that fully understands,
working within the frame work of the endlessly evolving primordial
process of ongoing creation. Possibly maturing to a completely evolved
intellectually and emotionally mature organic species, one with a
highly developed sense of Cosmic mindfulness. Perhaps given enough
time to eventually mellow into an "enlightened" life force, one that
is truly worthy of this purposeful happenstance of universal existence,
a species ready to explore and chart the grander cosmos.
In the end when all is said and done, it should be noted that we at
least tried to make amends for our early on careless actions, attempting
to do so while there was still time left. Could we be like Dickens'
Scrooge waking up one morning knowing with certain resolve how to
live and become worthy of the privilege of sharing in the prime reality
on this little planet. With courage we should dare to look out past
the edge of our limited finite human bound horizons and follow our
conceptualisations far beyond comfortable but in truth present day
very badly managed realities. Each one of us, individually makes the
choice to honour our personal life through an intellect that is emotionally
enriched, as well as paying honour and respect to the grander cosmos
by being part of the earthly resolution brought about through a sustainable
code of earthly being.