Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

In 1970, an annual event known as Earth Day became a national and later an international day of recognition of environmental issues for our planet. Held every April 22nd, it is obviously, a wonderful idea to bring awareness to the colossal issues that Mother Earth
faces.  What is astonishing to me, however, is that we give only one day a year towards being mindful about this big blue marble we all live on.

In the book The Tenth Insight, James Redfield presents a fictional follow-up tale to his bestselling book The Celestine Prophecy.  In it he discusses how historically the Europeans were meant to come to the Americas to learn from the indigenous peoples on how to honor Mother Nature by giving it the Spiritual context it deserves. That may have been how it all started, but then fear took over and manifest destiny was born.  It was clear to me when I read this story, that though told in a fictional way, this was absolutely a message given to all of us from the Universe. We have been taught to take, take, take and this ideology is no longer sustainable.

With this week's revelation by NASA that chem-trails are indeed a reality, not to mention the damage multiple corporations are causing for our Home, it is no wonder that the natural beauty that was once prolific on our planetary milieu is ever-increasingly diminishing.  For example, earlier this month, it was announced that the San Joaquin River in California is the most endangered river source in America.  Over sixty miles of fresh water is in jeopardy. It's not just the water that is affected.  This is the place where salmon are supposed to spawn.  Without the water, they cannot do so.  Furthermore, the land of over 10,000 lakes, Minnesota, now has 3,600 lake and river sources that are at risk.  These are just two examples of the pervasive water depletion that is taking place around the world.  

We have a symbiotic relationship with water.  Indeed, we are over 70% water ourselves. We not only need it to replenish us, the plants and other animals require it, as well. Considering we consume plants and animals, it is imperative that we get this situation under control.

One of the most informative, if not heart-breaking, documentaries I have seen on this subject is called HOME.  Narrated by Glenn Close, this spectacle will undoubtedly raise the level of awareness to all who watch it.  

That being said, in celebration of Earth Day, I have listed below various images taken from our Home.  It seems to me that these places behind the photos are all worth saving—and this saving starts with YOU, ME and everyone else. This cannot be shoved off onto the other guy, nor can we wait for some undetermined date in the future. Each individual does make a difference.

So, plant sustainable vegetation, eat organically and locally, don't give stock support to companies like Monsanto. It is time to replenish all the goodness that is a part of our natural existence—before it's too late. Earth Day is not just about one day, it is about a way of living.

Thank you for reading about my Organic Bliss!

The following images are all posted on the Amazing Earth Images page on Facebook. 

Fairy Pools at the Top (Isle of Skye Scotland)


1500 year old Oak Tree, South Carolina
Photo by Natalia Viana and Dilce Lucchesi

Monument Valley by Stephin Carolin

Iceland by Riya Angel and Dulce Concon

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Lavender Field, Sequim, Washington, USA Photographic Print by Janell Davidson

Zhangye Danxia Landform - China by Yanii Dornett

Sunflower Valley, Valencia, Spain

Corral Reefs by Editha Baldueza Guevarra

Monet's Garden - Giverny, France