NATURE, a POWERFUL FORCE, Respect her & learn to live in Harmony with her!
There is no question that Mother Nature is one of the most powerful force in the Universe. We must respect her and at the same time learn to live in Harmony with her. In less than 24 hours so many lives where totally changed forever.So many lives lost on SANDY’S path from the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti all the way to the shores of New Jersey. 110 plus homes entirely destroyed with all the precious belongings. Some with much sentimental values, pictures, gifts that are irreplacable.
As I watch the news and read stories about the devastation caused by this powerful SUPERSTORM. I am inspired to go within and reflect and ask questions. The devastation in New York and New Jersey could of been in Florida had the storm decide to curve a bit. My thought is that it is really time for humanity to re-evaluate what is really important, our priorities must be adjusted to meet the challenges of this new world that we live in. In the last few centuries we have seen an immense rise in consumption. We Buy, Buy, Buy things that if we really think about it, we did not really need or want. We always want More or Want what the other has. These choices and actions, created so much more demand for companies to produce more,many times in an unstainable manner which created so much more pressure on our planet.
This time I urge and encourage all of humanity to look deeper and re-evalutate our priorities, what is really important as we rebuild our homes, our lives in the affected areas. There are many lessons to be learned in the devastation caused by SANDY. Everyone worldwide can learn from this tragedy. Time to wake up and pay attention!
Simplicity can release from within you great spiritual powers which are currently numbed by mindless over-consumption. Let’s change our focus from mindless consumption to social compassion, love and respect for our natural world and promote peace on planet earth. I leave you with a really inspiring poem from St. Franis of Assisi.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Water, who is very useful and humble and presious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the Stars, in the heavens you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Be praised my Lord, through Brother Wind, and through Air and Cloud and fair and all Weather, by which you nourish all that you have made.
Be praised, my Lord, through bother Fire, by whom you light up the night;he is beautiful and merry and vigorous and strong.
Be praised, my Lord with al lyour creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is day and by him you shed light upon us. He is beautiful and radiant with great splendor, of you, Most Hight, he bears the likeness.
Peace and Blessings to All.
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director
Operation Green Leaves Inc.