AS THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BP OIL SPILL DISASTER COMES AROUND, I WAKE UP FROM THIS DREAM:
I am a singer, and I stand on a stage in a nightclub. There’s a wall behind me with a hole in it. Behind that wall, is an opening to the sea. The producer backstage calls out to me from the hole, but his words are drowned out by loud splashing sounds.
A huge pink fish jumps through the hole and jumps into my arms. It snuggles up to me, close to my heart, and I know it has come because it can’t live in the sea anymore. The fish wants me to hold it, to care for it. How can I help the fish survive out of water?
The dream goes on, with the simple variation of different types of sea life rushing out of the hole into my arms and begging me wordlessly to protect them, to nurture them.
This morning I searched for an image online of the pink fish and I found it to be a red snapper from The Gulf of Mexico.
It is just a few days before the second anniversary of The Gulf Oil Spill disaster. The tragedy is ongoing. From the very beginning of hearing about it, I knew, as many others did, that it was going to mean long term destruction of The Gulf. The extent of the damage to the sea, to sea creatures, to the local environment, and to the health and lifestyle of the people has been completely downplayed in mainstream media.
If you want to educate yourself about what’s going on, I suggest looking at Real Coastal Warriors page on Facebook. They are local and have been reporting on the situation from the very start. https://www.facebook.com/RealCoastalWarriors/info “Dedicated to the complete recovery of the Gulf of Mexico due to the BP Oil Disaster. Primarily focused on the Gulf of Mexico, RCW also reports on environmental disasters currently active around the globe.”
After many years of private practice as a healer, practitioner of Chinese Medicine, lecturer and teacher, I have become more and more active in speaking out on environmental issues. All of the forms of natural and spiritual medicine I have studied, practiced and taught are reliant on empowering people to improve their health through developing a deeper relationship with Nature and improving their health through making wiser choices in the food they eat, the water they drink, and the air they breathe. Unfortunately many of my patients thought only about how they could afford to “eat organic,” and “detoxify” themselves, without considering the needs of others less fortunate and being so short-sighted as to not understand that those of can afford to make healthier choices are threatened too, and if they cannot choose to take action for clean food, water and air on behalf of everyone, they must do it for their own sake. Now that vast areas of land, sea and air have been highjacked by corporations as money-makers and the resources plundered, there soon will be no clean food, water or air for ANYONE or ANY LIVING THING (and, in my opinion, there is nothing that isn’t living).
If you live on the continent of North America, you need to know what an inferno the Alberta Tar Sands is, what the extreme dangers are of the proposed XL Keystone Pipeline, and of the ongoing discoveries that are being made of the effects of toxicity of the BP Oil Spill and subsequent “clean up” with Corexit on The Gulf of Mexico.
THE GULF OF MEXICO Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists
April 18, 2012 - New Orleans, LA - “The fishermen have never seen anything like this,” Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. “And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I’ve never seen anything like this either.”
TAR SANDS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5aXo87N6nU
STOP THE PIPELINE https://www.facebook.com/keystonepipeline
An Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva, one of the world’s foremost environmentalist, anti-GM activist and an advocate of ecological farming and sustainable agriculture as a solution to climate change, food security, hunger and peace. The interview was taken on 16th March 2011, during “Grandmonther’s University” a three day course at Navdanya Biodiversity Farm at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India which Dr. Vandana Shiva founded in 1987 to help save traditional seeds. The farm also undertakes research and training, along with the important role of distributing native seeds to farmers in the region.