Heaven and hell are states of mind. We create them every day in every moment. In each moment we can choose whether to fall down the rabbit hole of fear or slip into the bliss of love. There is so much that needs to change about the unsustainable way humans are using and abusing our environmental resources. There is no doubt about that, but I believe that we can change the world if each of us as individuals start to think global and act locally with an intention to heal the earth. It starts with self-care and self-love. One cannot save the world without taking care of oneself on a soul level first. I have learned this by trial and error. Trying to save the world without taking care of oneself – on all levels- body mind and spirit tends to lead to burnout or some other form of ill health, which of course means that you can’t be a superhero anymore.
Healing the earth sounds like an insurmountable task, but it is possible to begin the shift when we start with ourselves. We can help by becoming more conscious in our everyday choices and finding simple things we can do to help heal the earth around us in our immediate environment, in our everyday lives. Choosing to live this way creates ripples in our pond which can move on out to help shift the bigger picture. Starting small we affect the whole. The intention of this blog “Earthnotes for hope” is to share examples of ways to do this, and positive stories of people and organizations who are doing it in whatever way they can. In this way, I hope that this blog will become a resource by connecting people and initiatives working for a common cause… and by doing this, connecting the dots on the road map to hope and change. Connecting the dots was the name of an environmental TV series I scripted. I hoped to have it become a reality. It has now been morphed by a collaborative enterprise I have joined called Mycelium Media Collab into something called Re-Nature.
I am Helena Kingwill, I work as a free-lance journalist, documentary researcher, independent film-maker and I am the founder of my own content creation/ multi-media company: Earth Shine Productions. (E.S.P.)
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