Over here it feels like life is pulsing through each and every fiber of nature lately. Spring is visiting and the flow of energy is clearly sensible. The mood is lifted and the whole system gets a power boost. When I was on a walk today I saw the first storks arriving at their homes. What a feeling since they are one of the clearest signs of spring to me.
I thought how thankful I was for that circle of life. Or actually, that we can witness every year again that after the darkness the sun dawns again. That the those quiet, cold, and dark periods are meant as a break only to pour out all the colors and light which had time to rejuvenate and break out like a tsunami of endorphins.
That made me ponder… How important that rise of the sun is for us. But also how important it is to have the darkness before in order to take that deep breath and appreciate the power of nature with all our senses. Isn’t it in the dark times where we collect so many insights? Those lessons can bring us to the edge of the bearable but in our natural urge to survive we are still motivated to pull through. Once the valley is crossed or we reach the end of the tunnel all of those experiences can be applied while dancing gratefully in the sun with even more power and an unexpected zest for life. I am sure we all experienced the liberating feeling when we could drop the heavy coat or break the oppressing shell around us. In those moments we feel our own greatness multiple times more. Sometimes we need the limiting circumstances in order to remember how great we actually are.
But I also thought of something different, of nature itself. And here comes a little twist in my post. What if one day that circle of life is interrupted? What if one day there is no renewal and regeneration anymore? What if the storks don’t return? I am aware that I am living in a paradise over here. The mountains, the meadows, the clean air, the flora and fauna,… what if one day the sky will remain grey and the quiet, cold, dark periods won’t end anymore? We need to be more thoughtful regarding our planet and we need to be it right away. As scientists are warning, we have only 12 years to limit climate change before it becomes irreversible.
Let’s use the power nature gives our bodies and minds to do something for nature to stay powerful or become even more powerful again. This world is our home. Who would poison their own houses deliberately or break them down? Not everybody can change the world dramatically but everybody can make a dramatic change in their own world. Even the finance industry reflects on that issue and there are regulatory changes coming up within the coming 1 – 2 years. Investment instruments will be rated regarding the grade of their sustainability. For example, the rating for investments regarding cars or oil might not be very representable other than investing in renewable energy.
Let’s do something now. Let’s keep up the insight of how much needed a spring after a long winter is. Let’s save our planet. Let’s save ourselves.
Because nature will survive…
but maybe only because we won’t be there anymore.
In Love and Light