Planet or Profits—time to get our story straight.

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It’s abundantly clear that our planet has become a dumping ground for our post-consumer trash.

We’ve developed a pretty bad spending habit and easily fall for mechanisms suggesting we ought to buy into the newest this or the next that.

Many of us even charge for our purchases—inevitably paying interest on what’s already an inflated price for something we very likely don’t need.

In layman terms, we are consuming more than we can effectively reproduce without a clear goal for the future of our consequences unless something is enacted globally to halt this trend and reverse it.

We’ve been forewarned—the evidence is literally stacking up. I often wonder why people fear doing what’s right and how common ground lingers right at our feet. Are we seriously doing this to our children? We’re going to let them inherit the error of our ways because we chose convenience and apathy over doing what’s right?

When will we finally step down from our pedestals to become a part of a changing world? The natural world is altered and is changing. We don’t need to kill ourselves off continuing to live this way—Mother Nature will do it for us.

Change is happening but not quite fast enough. In just a short span of time, the industrial revolution has caused untold levels of planetary devastation of which we’ve all lent a helping hand. We have finally entered the post industrialized age—the age of light, robotics and automation, civilian space travel and exploration, a global voice, renewable energy, etc.

The possibility to live in harmony with the entire planet is before us and it’s our job to enact such a reality so that our children inherit a world that is healthy and sound.

Just because the system is one way does not mean we should participate. The law will either bend to the will of man or man will be forced to bend to the will of law.

No government stands tall enough to loom over the vast numbers of people who are inherently good in nature and who would unilaterally choose humanitarian efforts over any profit driven entity which encroaches upon the environment unnecessarily—if the absolute truth was transparent.

Solutions exist but it’s up to the people to choose their fate. It’s not this fall’s election or who wins it that will change the system’s focus from destructive pursuits to humanitarian efforts.

Restoration begins within the individual. We must learn to live from our hearts so that we may hear the cries of injustice being inflicted upon all sentient life—all life. Spirit exists in all things, both animate and inanimate.

It starts with an idea, a motive and finally an action—cause and effect that equates to solutions.

Our vote lies in our buying power. We can use consumerism to our advantage while it’s here. We can buy more and make more from scratch, reducing the amount of post-consumer trash. On the flip side, we can grow more and buy less.

Minimalism is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and has personally led to a happier life absent the pyramid of needless things I used to hold onto so tightly. Learning to let go has taught me the value of sharing and giving without expectation of receiving in return.

Voting with our dollars let’s industry know what we expect instead of being marketed to. Informing ourselves is crucial to being an active member of this planet. Every day, I throw something away and I am conscious that I am still part of the problem—the pandemic.

Truth in advertising = truth in sales. If we demand to know where our products come from and what they’re made of, we can choose to support that particular industry or shift to one who is conscious of planet over profits.

Slowly but surely, I’ve learned to source locally in various ways like buying produce from the farmer’s market—supporting my regional organic growers instead of a monopolized mono-ag company who sells chemically-laden GMO products.

I don’t like pesticides. I want organic. Stop putting chemicals in my food. I want my clothes made here at home. Why do we not have a better recycling infrastructure? Stop telling me what I need through suggestion. People are not as easily manipulated once they realize that they have been—so long as they’re not fooled twice. It requires our discretion and intuition to trust in the choices we make absent what some labeling would suggest we buy into.

This requires independent leadership from every human being. To embody our independence we must become more fully conscious. There is indeed a revolution in consciousness and it’s not too late for us to shift the direction of our focus.

The planet and all of its inhabitants love us and want us to share in equilibrium. Are we fighting an old, outdated system or are we willing to participate in a new era of true freedom and prosperity—a humanitarian movement? The choice is ours.

 

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