Weekly Musings: Oceans of Love


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“Hope is important, because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Two weeks ago, the World Economic Forum, an influential Swiss non-profit committed to improving the state of the world, released a sobering industry report. With the use of plastics expected to double in the next 20 years, the group concludes that by 2050, pound for pound, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. Whoa! Imagine the indignation you would feel if someone dumped trash on your front lawn everyday! Suppose there was so much it started coming in your front door? And finally forced you to move?

Ocean trash presents a huge global problem, but because no country owns the oceans, no one is willing to fund the clean-up. While millions of pounds of trash eventually wash up on the world’s shorelines becoming someone's responsibility, the Pacific and Atlantic garbage patches, as they are called, continue to grow in size annually. In addition to the visible litter of bottles, packaging and abandoned fishing nets, millions of pounds of tiny floating plastic pieces that never entirely disintegrate but just keep getting smaller, are continuously shifting throughout the oceans by winds and waves. One Australian study concluded that nearly all of the world’s seabirds have eaten plastic, and plastic injestion has become unavoidable to marine life.

About one third of all plastic produced is improperly disposed of, most ending up in waterways. The problem is two-fold: careless waste disposal and overuse of plastic. But you can do something about this problem. Yes, your personal efforts at recycling and buying less or buying more sustainable products really do make a difference. Buy the product with less packaging whenever you can, buy less, buy second-hand, re-use items instead of “throwing them away.” Nothing gets thrown away; it all goes somewhere. Every little thing you do contributes to the whole, just like every minuscule piece of plastic has turned into floating trash islands in our oceans. It all matters.

Something else each person can do is to spend more time in nature. The more humans that are plugged into nature every second of the day, the better chance we have of waking up and recognizing that Earth is alive! Our survival depends on a healthy Earth. Get outside and plug into what’s going on in the natural world, which harmonizes your vibrations with Earth. The more harmonious we are with Earth and each other, the less likely we are to be destructive.

The Winter 2016 "Curriculum of Hope for a Peace World” newsletter offers these inspired quotes for motivation in whatever you do, but are especially applicable to cleaning up our planet:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

“See opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” — John Wooden

Carol Bedrosian is the publisher of Spirit of Change holistic magazine. Email carol@spiritofchange.org.

See also:
EarthTalk: Plastic Bag Bans
The Number One Thing Each Of Us Can Do To Protect Biodiversity

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February 24, 2020

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With Kacey O’Donnell  Start Date: February 23, 2020   Come explore the spiritual path of Wicca! Discover more about nature, energy, magick and yourself. This 12-month course...

Cost: $1195 (Early Bird $1095)

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Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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The Basics Of Using Essential Oils Presenter: Kay Judge CCA Are you curious about how essential oils work and how to use them safely? This class will provide a basic understanding of the...

Cost: $25

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Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Telephone: 413-242-4069
Contact Name: Kay Judge
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

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VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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A Fundraiser for Lucy’s Love Bus Monday February 24th at 5:30pm (Snow date: March 2nd) Join us for complimentary appetizers, free door prizes, drinks, fun music, a raffle and auction with...

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Crave Restaurant
10 Water Street
Amesbury, MA
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Telephone: 857-277-1984
Contact Name: Kerry
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With Anna DeWitte Mondays—starts 1/27 Our next new class! Join Anna (one of our recent grads) for her mild heat class! The temperature will hover around 80 degrees which helps to loosen...

Cost: $17

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State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

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Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Telephone: 617-694-0994
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

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Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 2 of 3 Discussion of the process of writing and channeling. Continued writing practice and connecting practice and exercises. Discussion of...

Cost: At door $20; online reg. $15

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The Healing Power of Flowers — Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Join Life Coach Cheryl Richardson and her husband, Michael Gerrish, a psychotherapist and gifted intuitive, for a special evening designed to help you upgrade your life!  During this event,...

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Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, #1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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February 27–29 Annie Appleseed Project: all-volunteer cancer nonprofit helps people make informed decisions on lifestyle issues, complementary therapies and holistic treatments....

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15 minutes for only $25 with some of our most popular readers! Plus, all merchandise will be 10% off too! Genevieve Hackett - Tarot or Mediumship Readings Renee Walsh - Destiny Divination...

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Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, #1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Kundalini yoga and Naad yoga (the yoga of sound), are powerful tools that help us to cope with challenges, change our state, and lift us into an elevated experience. We all know what it is like...

Cost: $35, $40 at the door

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Yoga At The Ashram
368 Village St.
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

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407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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