Let’s make every day #EarthDay

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Gibraltar Bay Beach, St Ann, Jamaica

Greetings,

Happy Earth Day too… or is it? I’m not so sure. If you’re new here, welcome… great to have you here for this moment. I woke up a few hours ago and remembered that the world celebrates earth today. The first thing that came to mind is Psalm 24, which, interestingly enough, is the first Bible passage I was taught as a child. The first verse of which reads:

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1

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What a view from the (Sligoville Baptist) Church — St Catherine, Jamaica!

By now everyone should know that I’m a humongous nature lover/tree hugger. I’m all about earthing and absorbing natural energy, organic practices and the preservation, proper use and management of natural resources. I also really love animals, and I strongly believe that everything is connected. We all belong to the same earth, we share the same space and everything on earth serves a purpose, whether or not we know what it is. There are some plants that have very similar genetic make-up to humans, animals too… neither of which are coincidental. Plus, if the earth is the Lord’s and we are all spiritually linked with the divine source of all that is, then we not only belong to spirit, we also belong to the earth and everything within it… it’s all about symbiosis and interconnection, really. This is why we need to take better care of our space.

This is something I care very deeply about, hence the rant I just did on my Twitter account, which I’ve decided, for the purpose of spreading the message, to also share with my readers here. Check it out:

Today is earth day and there are a number of influential persons/accounts posting ‘Happy Earth Day’ images, which is great but…using the voice of influence to do more would be better.Give waste disposal tips, talk about pollution, fracking, deforestation, air quality, conservation, animal cruelty — food industry evils, animal testing, generally abusing animals — over fishing, the palm oil industry…Recycling etc. there’s a lot of wrong happening, we need to educate people more on what human practices are really doing to the earth.

There are lots of people who just don’t understand, who feel as though they aren’t really being affected directly, so why bother to care? Knowledge is power and clear, useful, relevant information is a great way to inspire action and caring. I’m going to do my part as well. We should all let this earth day serve to inspire us not just to ‘big up’ the earth and it’s beauty, but to understand that WE ARE THE EARTH. We need to understand the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, and the fact that the ecosystem needs balance. No sense in depleting our natural resources for financial gain and then what happens to us? By the time I have kids there’ll only be roaches left…because those fuckers are apparently bionic. At this rate, the ‘Wall-E earth’ isn’t looking too far fetched. We need to stop. Now.

Here endeth the reading from #Earthday rant 2015, the Tami edition. Let’s try to make every day Earth Day. I’ll do the same.

MJ knows…

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3 thoughts on “Let’s make every day #EarthDay

  1. We live on the earth, eat from the earth, and when we die, we return to the earth. It really is a symbiotic relationship and it appears a lot of people don’t fully grasp that concept. You are spot on! Why celebrate the thing that we’ve degrade our beautiful earth to, instead of thinking of ways to get back there? Can you imagine how beautiful the earth was before the industrial era?! If we think the earth is beautiful now . . . o.O can you imagine?!

    Lovely pics of St. Catherine and that beach btw! Amazing! And yes, roaches will outlive us all. They are an unfortunately indestructible species :/

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