…natural phenomena, including climate change
If there is one thing that is constant in life, it is that the Earth is changing. Earth changes have been unfolding since the dawn of time, from tectonic plate shifts to asteroid impacts and cataclysmic volcanic activity. These changes have resulted in a diverse range of climatic conditions, transforming earth and sea levels. The changes have forged and influenced the flora and fauna of the planet and the evolution of life. Earth changes are nothing new.
You can see this in astonishing detail via this interactive map (to use the map: type where you live in the top-left corner and then select the time period from the top of the screen) – discover how where you live looked millions of years ago – be amazed.
Our ancestors have survived and adapted to these momentous Earth changes from the cataclysmic volcanic eruptions of Toba in Sumatra 70,000 years ago that reduced the human population across the globe to an estimated 2-3,000 human beings, to the mini ice ages across the millennia. These ancestors evolving from the rift valley in East Africa are both tenacious and ingenious in equal measure. Collectively, they are our ancestors.
Across the globe, from indigenous cultures to up-to-date science, there is a unified agreement that changes are predicted. Traditional wisdom, from Native American wisdom keepers to Eastern spiritual masters, have for many years been saying that huge changes are predicted.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report predicts that we have 12 years from now to make the changes necessary to avert catastrophic climate change. Indeed, there are whole websites dedicated to sharing information regarding the scientific data, two notable ones being: scientistswarning.org and dahrjamail.net. Moreover, Netflix recently collaborated with one of our most respected and beloved natural Historians, David Attenborough on a series which highlights the existing effects of climate change upon the natural world and the astounding data regarding the decimation of species in the past 50 years due to human activity.
There are no doubts, humankind is making a BIG impact!
At EarthTime.org you can view a collection of computer models ranging from city growth to sea-level rise (for sea-level rise, based upon temperature increase, go to https://earthtime.org/#stories – it’s the last one in the Stories section).
So, the question is ‘knowing this, what do we do?’ We appreciate and understand that these overwhelming facts and figures about the earth changes happening just now and those forecasted predictions, evoke sometimes overwhelming feelings of terror, anger, guilt, grief, shame and fear. The imaginalCollective, aware of all these factors, are determined to evoke a spiritual and cultural revolution to create a beautiful future today, for all the childrens’ tomorrows. When we say a beautiful future, we mean a future in which we respect all of life and appreciate our relationship with nature, each other and our original nature. When we talk of the children’s tomorrows, we mean all of Earth’s children whether human, animal or plant. We are all Earthlings.
It’s a simple vision of…
- activating those who want to take part in making a difference
- supporting/providing a platform for those who are already pollinating their inspirational ideas and stories of a different way of living more lightly on the Earth
- collaborating with individuals and organisations who realise that we, none of us, can do this on our own.
It is an invitation to take action today, in the spirit of joy and love, with integrity and courage – to take whole-hearted responsibility whilst acting together.
The imaginal Map (iMap) and iC community pages allow us to see ourselves as part of (and cultivate a sense of belonging to) a collective power focused on creating a beautiful future today, for all our children’s tomorrows.
“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”Sitting Bull – Hunkpapa, Lakota Sioux