Monthly Archives: September 2013

Living with Gaia’s Menopausal Symptoms

Gaia the mother planet we call home is getting on in years, at 4.54 billion years it’s safe to say that Mother is indeed middle aged and is facing all things female in some form or other, namely menopause.

It would seem that currently her emotions are running high with unpredictable mood swings sparking fires great and small around the globe. Thankfully her incontinence helps to quell fires here and there but when her hot flushes peak incontinence doesn’t help, instead firefighters and volunteers work around the clock in dousing and cooling her down.

You really know when Gaia is having a doona day, first there’s the calm before the storm – so far so good, then it gets a bit tricky as her stormy mood gathers in strength until it becomes a super storm with torrential rain falls, cyclonic winds, unpredictable mudslides come down hills and mountains, and sink holes open up, her anger morphs and triggers massive tornado’s, and then she stops. Exhausted. For now. If unpredictably angry enough she will give you the silent treatment, and when that happens expect a drought because she ain’t talkin’ until she’s good and ready, or she might never shower you with refreshments again if annoyed enough.

In her prime she was flirtatious and fertile, alas and alack now her fertility is irregular with many lands and waterways toxic, dried up and definitely…well…infertile.

Mating is out of the question too and her libido level now sits at around zero. Not only that Gaia’s mate Uranus lives too far away to have some sexy orbital fun with. Sol was interested in her for awhile but turned out he was too hot to handle and quite frankly, Gaia wasn’t interested, her desire to procreate dried up eons ago.

The old girl is tired; tired of the destruction, the pillaging, and the raping of her wondrous bounty some call the environment, nature, or natural resources, all of which she tended to, nurtured and produced. This is all very depressing for her and has cried rivers and lakes of tears – it’s a wonder her tears haven’t dried out, but that is yet to come.

Her crowning glory the rainforests are thinning rapidly and soon she’ll be wearing man-made fixes sitting as wigs beneath her crown.

Her nights are restless for she feels the stabbing pain through processes called fracking and drilling. “No rest! No rest!” she moans and groans with irritation, and as she does so, she rolls over this way and that until the movement produces a ripple within the earth’s plates, now moving, rumbling, and grumbling with annoyance at the lack of rest.

Because of her sleeplessness, she has become a little confused, and unable to concentrate properly at the job at hand. Seasons are changing ever so slightly, blossoms blooming earlier than before, rainy seasons a miss and hit affair. All in all, the weather patterns are a little askew and some might say Gaia’s memory ain’t what it used to be.

Our beautiful Gaia is also gaining weight though we can’t blame this one on her menopausal symptoms. Approximately 40,000 tonnes of space debris lands on her each year, and thus her weight gain can be excused as a natural evolution of her life.

Gaia - our home

Gaia – our home

Volcanic eruptions large and small around the globe are signs of her bloating and allergies; a normal symptom of menopause which Gaia herself suffers from.

Her land is becoming brittle, thinning, dried out, and is feeling rather apathetic about it all. However this too will pass and once her symptoms settle down, she will spring into action once again. How she will spring into action is an edge of the seat thriller for it will work in her favour, not ours.

Gaia has the gift of prophesy and has shown to mankind through visionaries what the future holds if steps are not taken now to reverse the damage. Most have not yet listened, but a movement has begun and like a wave of water, is accelerating rapidly. Maybe the tipping point, our event horizon has not yet been reached and it’s not too late for healing and renewal of Mother Earth.

Of course what the planet is experiencing could be taken as quite normal. We’ve only started officially recording the weather in the last two hundred years and we are 4.54 billion years old so we only have a sketchy idea what the weather was like back in the day.

Still, I like my version better 😉

 

 

 

In days of old it was accepted that children would be children

In days of old it was accepted that children would be children.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were spirited and mischievous.

In days of old it was accepted that some children liked spending quiet time alone more so than mixing with others.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were loud, excitable, exuberant, and sometimes difficult to control.

In days of old it was accepted that some children worked better academically than others.

In days of old it was accepted that some children worked better with their hands than others.

In days of old it was accepted that some children had vivid imaginations and often talked to their invisible friends.

In days of old it was accepted that some children experienced a full and rich spiritual life.

In days of old it was accepted that some children had more than others, in some cases, much, much more.

In days of old it was accepted that some children went without the love, nurturing, and support of a close family.

In days of old it was accepted that some children would remain free spirited and never be tied to one thing for long.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were highly strung because there were problems at home which no-one talked about.

In days of old it was accepted that some children would focus on one thing and one thing only until they became bored and were onto the next thing that captured their attention.

In days of old it was accepted that some children would grow up to be stable, predictable, comfortable.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were disruptive in class.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were driven to achieve their goals.

In days of old it was accepted that some children were so laid back it was puzzling as to what would become of them.

In days of old it was accepted that all children were unique and gifted in their own special way.

In days of old it was accepted that children would be children.

They were the days of old and the reality is it was not accepted how children were because now we have labels and drugs for them which I believe will eventually change:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Seeking Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Learning disabled
  • And more…

Irrespective of race, colour, or creed, the vibrant mix of personalities we are blessed with is what makes our world interesting, challenging, at times downright dangerous and deadly. Personalities also make our world a place of mystery, learning, harmony, peace and love.

As the species at the top of the food chain and stewards of Earth I believe it’s up to all of us to embrace the uniqueness of the little ones following and to be the strong mentors, teachers, leaders, and spiritual advisors they need in order to use their uniqueness for the good of all when it’s their turn to step into the shoes of being a steward of the Earth.

(If unsure on what to teach, how, when or why start doing some research, check the internet, there are literally thousands of therapies, coaches, meditations, get feedback from others, and use your intuition to guide you)

Giving our children our precious time, gentle guidance, showing them new ways of doing things better, teaching them tolerance, compassion and understanding, as well as understanding the consequences of their actions, is not an easy task or fix by any stretch of the imagination. It’s also more complex than this post, so the journey will most probably be long, fraught with setbacks, highlights, down times, and great achievement, and depending on the child’s personality it might take patience to the extreme, and will occasionally highlight personal shortfalls – all of which are hidden opportunities for continued learning. The end result of all this?  Growth. Growth for both child and adult 🙂