I Got Lazy.
CWG says that everything…everything…is an opportunity to decide, declare and to demonstrate who we really are. Even, and especially, the things that seem most devastating and tragic. Such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Over on another of the CWG sites, The CWG Helping Outreach, we had a discussion about what messages, to us as individuals, and the world, might be gleaned in the wake of this still only “apparent” crash.
We discussed several things. Transparency, or the lack thereof, of governments and their agencies immediately after the disappearance. (CWG says we should live in a world of transparency.) The need for updated tracking capabilities in aircraft. (It would seem you and I can be more readily tracked via our cellphones than can an airplane!) How the media handles such things. (Can we say speculation and sensationalism?) The Spiritual knowing that no one does anything that isn’t, at a soul level, of their own choosing, including dying. That we all, those of us observing, and those of us who participated in the event, may now decide who we are in connection to it.
It would appear that one reason they haven’t been able to find the flight, and the reason it is still an “apparent” crash, is because the searchers were sidetracked by all of the trash we, as a human race, have thrown into the ocean.
An article in CBCnews Technology & Science describes the extent of our ocean trash.
“‘Basically, the world’s oceans are plasticized,” says Marcus Eriksen, executive director of the 5 Gyres Institute, a conservation group that researches the amount of plastic pollution in the planet’s seas.’”
“Oceanographer Charles Moore, who works with the Algalita Marine Research Institute in Long Beach, Calif., estimates there could be 200 million tonnes of plastic debris floating in the seas. This calculation is based on the belief that 2.5 per cent of the world’s plastic lands in the ocean.”
“These estimates don’t include the detritus that’s sitting at the bottom of the oceans, which, as he says, is “virtually unknown.”
Also from cbcnews/ World, this graphic is disturbing to me:
There is overwhelming evidence of the destruction to marine life caused by our trash. Yet we continue to thoughtlessly consume and dispose.
I must now make a confession. I got lazy. I lived in Taiwan and Denmark, and each of those countries charged for plastic bags, so I got into the habit of either reusing those bags, or bringing my own, reusable, bag. I carried them with me in my purse at all times. Then, after moving back to my home country, the U.S.A., I gradually got out of that habit.
So I have decided, and am declaring, that I will now recommit myself to always having at least one reusable bag in my purse, and always have a bag of reusable bags in my vehicle…my demonstration of who I am. This is one of the remembrances I have been caused to notice because of flight MH370.
I will, further, encourage all others to do so, both with my words and with my actions. I will also agree publicly with those who wish to charge for plastic bags. I will continue to support organizations and people who wish to create a change in how we use and dispose of our resources.
It is my feeling that one of the reasons the Malaysian flight was created and agreed to, on a soul level, by these wonderful souls, was to cause us to look at what we are doing to our world. The end of their lives is, realistically, just a blip on the radar of human experience, but…drawing attention to what is contributing to the possible end of the entire human race would give immense glory and meaning to these deaths. Perhaps, if we let it, this flight might just be looked at in history books as the beginning of true environmental change.
That is what I have come up with, so far, regarding the “meaning” or “purpose” of the disappearance of flight MH370. What have you decided? Remember, nothing has any meaning, save that which you give it!
(Therese Wilson is a published poet, and is the administrator of, and Spiritual Helper at, the global website at www.cwghelpingoutreach.com She may be contacted at: Therese@TheGlobalConversation.com.)