Oops, Japan. Big, big oops. I think it would be safe to say that the Japanese and the Chinese are doing an exceptional job of fucking up the planet for the rest of us. How is Japan going to compensate for killing the Pacific? About 400 tons of poisonous water is leaking into the ocean every single day. Who is going to be held accountable here? Someone better had be held accountable. It is HUMAN error that built a reactor next to a tsunami. Who is Japan to cry about a tsunami washing it away? Nature will do her business and she will make her statements and she will not ever be answerable to man. Ever. He should mind his own business of raping her every facility and realise that the more he infringes on her territory, the more she will protest his presence on her planet. Her animals – every single one of them – is held captive in one way or another, under human control. She accepts that in a world this small, that must be the case. What she does not accept is the way a lot of these animals are forced to live and die.
A handful of people died as a result of the Fukushima disaster. Five, I think. Five human beings for the Pacific? No. I don’t think so. That is a very serious imbalance. Nature likes the scales to be balanced. Please understand that, if you understand nothing else. She will work at equilibrium until she has it perfected and whichever way that goes for the humans is the way it goes. Do not make the mistake of thinking that she feels sad about the plight of the humans. She does not. She is intrigued, perhaps. Disappointed. That is all. Nature is more concerned about sharing her legacy with a future she can anticipate than she is mankind’s eventual extinction. She has the ears of the gods and for now, she shares that legacy with them. Nature still has so many secrets to tell you about yourselves. Don’t kill her.
Fukushima adds to the extensive debt Japan already owes Nature. When they have killed their connection to her entirely, and their very small country becomes uninhabitable – because it will – where, then, will they live? Where will the Chinese live when their pollution and their demons chase them out of the cities, themselves? I think the Japanese and the Chinese will find out then that the rest of the countries on this planet are full-up. They will not be welcome, anywhere. Sorry, the world will say, no space for people like you. It is coming to that.
Love never fails. That is what to take from the lesson on the left. In an ideal world, love would guide everyone. It doesn’t. Also, it would be everywhere. It isn’t. This world is far from ideal. However. There are those who have it, and those who do not. It is clear to see those who have it. They walk around like the Dalai Lama with a heart open, oozing pure love. Feeding the environments – both physical and mental – with positivity, like prayer flags feeding the breeze. To be able to do that takes a lot of practice, and it takes an extraordinary amount of personal work. You don’t get to be the Dalai Lama by accident. To him, love comes naturally. Love is breathing. Alive.
To understand that we are a reflection of this love is to achieve perfection with your life. Unfortunately there are a great many obstacles between realising perfection and achieving it. But obstacles are just that. They are in the way, they are not insurmountable. They are sent our way to challenge our complacent ideal, our idea of life. We are all affected by our externals, those naturally-occurring factors that shape our realities. Realise that reality is pretty reactionary. It responds to you. It is a pity we cannot control every one of our externals. Nature has the element of surprise on her side. She is never complacent. She is in her same cycle of hot, cold, hot, cold. At the moment she is heating up again. Her path is prescribed. She rolls around as does spring, summer, autumn, winter. Each time, the same. Nature knows what to do. What she did not anticipate was the rush of humans on the face of her earth. There are too many of us. That fact is not worth panicking about, but it is a reality worth waking up to. Who are you to have more than a handful of children? A handful is enough in any culture.
Be aware, too, that you do not need to keep children as contingencies. You do not need your genes out in the world over and over again. These days be prudent. A reasonable number of children should satisfy family needs. How hard must some parents try to get it right? Or is it that a breed of women just do not care that they are breeding creatures rather than people? For that is what they are doing. There is a breed of women with five children by five different men who are not around. What does that say about society? It says society is failing. What can a teenager teach a child? Life experience is what you share with a child. I have seen these mothers swearing at their kids so many times it becomes unremarkable. I do not believe that it is productive for a child to grow up being sworn at. That is like being spoken at. It is rude. From the other side – would you want to be trapped as a dad (and keep in mind a dad is different to a father) as a teenager? Not a chance. These teenage mothers are a problem. The solution? Girls should keep their legs together when they drink or learn to use contraception. They should stop the rush to motherhood. It is not an escape.
Consider that when your energy moves from this incarnation into another one, your journey continues. Your starting point is where you left off. You do not escape your fate. Each time we leave we take with us our learning and when we return to adopt a new embodiment we face upon our paths further trials that will teach us to respect the mistakes we have made during the cycle of our lifetimes. Understand that should you be bound back to earth, or choose to return time and again, each time you come back to take human form you commit to a life of learning. This is no small undertaking. The only way to extract yourself from this natural cycle is to kill yourself, and the flow of life does not look favourably on those who patently refuse to learn. Life is not precious about who it teaches, what. It has plenty to show us, so much to share with us. You need to connect with your life, open to it, in order to receive its gifts. If you are closed, you receive nothing. You receive nothing because you are giving nothing. Life is an energy, a living force, a history in motion. We are the sum of our histories, the picture of our pasts. You are not a snapshot, happening. You are in continuum. It is important to remember that life happens for us, not to us. We should appreciate its show. Also, know that life is not personal and therefore it should not be taken personally. Death is not personal, either. It just is. When your due day is approaching, you may know about it, you may not. You should not know exactly your last moment. That is not for you to know. Think – if you know about it you are taking big risks. You are throwing down a gauntlet. When you take your own life you are stealing breath from Nature’s lungs. Nature does not like thieves. She does not understand how a human being cannot honour living by showing trust – no matter how drastic a depression or challenging one’s circumstance. Hers is the life-force and it does not know how to stop striving to keep us all alive. Should you cut short her transfusion to you, you will suffer the outcome of that severence. That outcome is a lonely place to be. Nature moves on with her business. She does not loiter in the shadows, begging for alms, pleading her case or yours. She takes stock and she moves on towards equilibrium. We should realise that we are all on her path to equilibrium. Each of us. We should sit back and happen, watch ourselves act, trust in her guidance, because it is what will get us to the other side. The other side is where we exist, at perfection. Each of us. That place perfection is real. There are those who have achieved perfection with their lives. Not many, but there are those. Utopia does exist. Living and dying are equally likely to find you a place there. It just depends how you live, and how you die. You must be sure when you die that you have all your ducks in a row. You cannot die with business unfinished. When you take your life you are taking yourself out of the equation and leaving unfinished business. Nature does not like unfinished business. She will insist that you return to pick up your own mess. No one is in charge of your life, but you. Nature was in charge of your birth. She is in charge of your death. Trust that she knows best your moment to go. Take that privilege from her and you will find yourself lost on the other side without a ready guide. That is Nature’s way. Should you wish to take her on, you will see that she will simply transform you. She transforms herself, all the time. To transform us is her job. She doesn’t take lightly to having her job dictated by humans. She will collect you when she is ready, not before.