This is my favorite time of year, though here in the Rocky Mountains we don’t always get a true fall, however I remember them vividly as a child. The beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows sprinkled throughout the vibrant greens that were trying to desperately hold on for just a little longer. As a little kid I remember thinking to myself that time would fly so fast and I would wish it would just slow down, that I could live in fall forever. Sadly that is not an option as we need the seasons to teach us about the ebb and flow of life. As one leaves another enters and so continues life.

Living in the Rocky Mountains and watching Climate Change over the last 34 years that I have lived here, has been heart-wrenching to my soul. We used to have actual seasons and there was a distinct pattern to the way of things, that has changed sadly. While I understand that change and growth are good things, I also believe that we have been too careless with the way in which we humans have gone about said change. We have literally trampled the planet and raped her of her resources without any care as to what would happen to her or to future generations. I have learned so much while living on this beautiful planet and the one thing that I know beyond all else, is that regardless of what we may or may not continue to do to her, mama earth will out live us all. I awoke 5 years ago from the zombie-like sleep I had been in and what I have seen in these past years cannot be unseen. The time to take action is now. I had no idea that when I started this post, that this was the turn it was going to take, however as we come to a close on the first fall of the twenty-twenty’s and the end of the destruction we’ve lived through these last four years, we must truly take a step back and ask ourselves if this is how we really want to continue? If our extinction and the destruction of our beautiful planet is worth all that we continue to do to her? What can you do today, even the smallest of things can make a difference, to help reverse the terrible damage we have caused our precious planet?

I actively am working to shift things in my life so that I can live more sustainable, including cutting back on plastic use, learning to grow my own fruits and veggies, I use Reiki and imagine the planet being wrapped in a ENORMOUS Hug of White light that’s sending healing light and love to her. There are so many little everyday things that we can shift to make the BIG changes we desire. What will you do today to make the 1st step?